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Armenia: Fighting back at the ballot box

On March 15th the Supreme Court in Armenia annulled the election results from Precinct No. 17/5 in Artashat, where I spent an unforgettable day in mid-February watching ballots being stuffed while I was physically pinned to a wall by a group of thugs. I never thought such overt cheating like ballot stuffing would happen. After […]

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No Impunity: Armenian politicians duck justice

It is nothing new for Armenians to see their politicians accused of corruption. Usually the accusations have little effect and in a few instances people may change jobs but they rarely get punished. In July 2012, however, a court in the United States returned a guilty verdict against Vardan Ayvazyan, a former environment minister and […]

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What’s going on in the EU hood? Aid linked to democratic reform

Today the communication on the revision of the European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy (ENP Review) was unveiled by the European Commission and High Representative… finally. We at TI-EU welcome the proposal which places a stronger focus on democratisation and the fight against corruption in the context of a changing neighbourhood.

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