The cabinet on Thursday approved a bill outlining the Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Armenia and the 2019-2022 Plan of Actions proposing implementation procedures.
To ensure the consistent enforcement of the conceptual provisions and principles, the strategy will be aimed at establishing and developing institutional groundworks and creating the image of a conscientious and law-abiding public servant. The key provisions require also further effort towards lowering double standards, ensuring transparency and participation (on a regular basis) and increasing the efficiency of disclosing corruption schemes and confiscation of illegal property.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said they have also proposed a capacity-strengthening concept for the National Security Service (NSS) to vest it with serious in-depth and substantial functions. ″This bill is expected to make the NSS a more powerful body by giving it very serious leverages to avert potential threats,″ he said, promising further capacity strengthening measures also for the Police.