According to Ms Naira Gyulnazaryan, Coordinator of Anti-Corruption Projects of OSCE Yerevan Office, business societies are a great and powerful force in fight against corruption. “I do not want to talk about the harmfulness of corruption in our country and what mechanisms are needed to ibe introduced to reduce it.
I should only say that application of proper systems, the corporate governance and suspension of financial flows caused by the corruption – the “money laundering” is essential for the economy,” she said at the working meeting “Corruption Risks in the Business Sector of Armenia: Recorded Problems and Upcoming Activities.”
Mr. Karen Azaryan. Trade Officer at European Commission – EU Delegation to the Republic of Armenia assured the audience that the EU is not only trying to fight this corruption speaking about it, but also by undertaking clear steps. However, he stressed the importance of raising the issues. According to Mr. Azaryan, corruption is one of the main problems, which hinders economic growth and corruption is the enemy of business which swallows up everything that should be aimed for investments․
Trade Officer at European Commission – EU Delegation to the Republic of Armenia referred to the administrative corruption, noting that there are positive achievements in this direction, in particular the police services sector.
This year, similarly as it was in the past year, such discussions are distinguished by the fact that the business sector also supports organization of the working meeting, specifically, “Arthurs Aghveran Resort” Hotel Complex.
“I really highlights this event in the fight against corruption involving state, business and civil society,” Ms Siranush Kaytsakyane, Director of the complex emphasized.
The working meeting “Corruption Risks in the Business Sector of Armenia: Recorded Problems and Upcoming Activities” is organized in the scope of “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” Project.
The Armenian Lawyers’ Association, in cooperation with the RA Ministry of Justice, the CSO Anti-Corruption Coalition of Armenia and the Freedom of Information Center, organized this event. The event is co-funded by the “Arthurs Aghveran Resort” Hotel Complex as well.