Results of Global Corruption Barometer 2013
On July 9, at 11:0-13:00 the Media Center hosted a Press Conference during which Varuzhan Hoktanyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center introduced the results of Global Corruption Barometer 2013.

The Global Corruption Barometer surveys public attitudes to corruption in a range of countries and experiences of people confronting corruption around the world.

Hoktanyan introduced the world numbers first, accentuating the situation in Armenia. 48 percent of Armenians think that the country is governed by a few influential groups.

The majority of countries are of opinion that parties are corrupted, whereas the CIS countries are of different viewpoint.

Juridical and health systems, as well as state officials are considered the most corrupted instances in Armenia. The police are the next after them.

“Only 37 percent in Armenia think that a common citizen can have a participation in the anti-corruption movement. Armenia is on the 104th position of existing 107. 43 percent of the respondents expressed a wish to get involved in the anti-corruption movement, which is a world record. It means that we have a population declaring it doesn’t want to participate.  Perhaps there is apathy in the society, an atmosphere of fear”, Hoktanyan says.

He is convinced that corruption is easy when people’s attitude to their work is conditioned not by serving the society’s needs, but exceptionally earning money. Based on the final results on corruption, Hoktanyan estimated the current situation in Armenia as stagnant.

“People’s indifference is the main concern for me. Of course, authorities have their part of responsibility, but I would refrain from judging them too strictly. The indifference is the darkest spot for me in this anti-corruption context”, Varuzhan Hoktanyan said.

Hoktanyan touched upon the president Serzh Sargsyan's speech on the abusive actions of the RA Control Chamber.

“If the only things we see are numbers, for me personally the words become depreciated. If it is announced that 700 billion suggest corruption risks, it doesn’t mean that the money has been wasted away but that some mechanisms have worked there. In this case it is much more important to know the character of the abusive practice”, Hoktanyan stresses.

The Executive Director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center says he is expecting a response to the published data from the Office of Public Prosecutor and other law enforcement authorities.

Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: solutions offered by elders’ candidates
September 11, Media Center hosted a discussion on Yerevan Elders’ Elections: Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: within the frames of the discussion the candidates presented their suggestions and solutions.
Demand to Release Shant Harutyunyan and Possible Developments
In the last few days discussions about releasing Shant Harutyunyan became heated especially after Harutyunyan’s son’s speech. At a September 6 Media Center discussion Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office, Vardan Harutyunyan, head of center of right and freedom and Hovsep Khurshudyan, head of Free Citizen NGO presented their views regarding the issue.
NA Monitoring. The Results of the 3rd Session period of the 6th Convention of the NA
It is 8 years the NA monitoring has presented the monitoring results of the NA session periods.
“The velvet Revolution sends out the message that now Armenia is more open to the world and for investments”, says the ambassador of Brazil to Armenia.
September 7 this year marks 196th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. On this occasion Media Center hosted H.E. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Brazil to Armenia.
“The key principle of the transitional justice is to establish solidarity in the society”: Avetik Ishkhanyan
September 4, Media Center hosted a press conference on Transitional Justice: Extreme or Necessity” attended by Avetik Ishkhanyan, president of Armenian Helsinki Committee.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events