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04.03.2019

Armenian anticorruption expert group’s visit to Ukraine

A group of anticorruption experts from Armenia, including TIAC representatives, paid a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on March 4-7 2019 for exchange of experience. A number of meetings are planned to be held with the representatives of anticorruption bodies, NGOs and international organizations. On the first day of the visit meetings were held with the Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction of the Ukrainian parliament - the Verkhovna Rada, CSO committee engaging with the Parliamentary Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction, the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, as well as National Agency on Corruption Prevention.


04.03.2019

Troika Laundromat revelations make the case for tougher supervision of Europe’s banking sector

As it is well known, Transparency International global anticorruption organization has frequently published press releases about international money laundering schemes based on revelations of its partner - the Organized Crime and Corruption Disclosure Project (OCCRP). This revelation on “Troika Laundromat” refers to money laundering by a Russian investment bank, Troika Dialog. The Troika Laundromat revelations published today by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and partner media outlets reveal the glaring shortcomings in anti-money laundering systems in Europe, and make the case for an EU-wide anti-money laundering supervisory authority, Transparency International said today.


18.02.2019

Call for project proposal development services

TIAC is looking for an expert to support TIAC in fundraising activities. In particular, it is expected from the expert to develop general financing and area-specific project proposals in the strategic directions of the organization’s activity, including public governance, elections and public assets/finance management, as well find funding possibilities with donor organizations and if needed, establish contacts with them. The expert will develop project proposal(s) in cooperation with respective employees and partners.


13.02.2019

Asset recovery in the Eurasia context

On February 12-13, 2019 a Conference on “Asset Recovery in the Eurasian Context: Old Challenges and New Opportunities” was held in Washington, D.C.,  USA, organized by the Open Society Foundations. Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) attended and addressed the conference. On February 12, 2019, Sona Ayvazyan presented the perspectives and expectations of the Armenian civil society on asset recovery during "Asset Recovery in the Context of Political Changes in Armenia" panel discussion of the conference. 


04.02.2019

Anticorruption Agenda for Armenia

This document introduces the recommendations by the Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) to the Republic of Armenia National Assembly and the Government with a purpose to launch effective fight against corruption and to record success.  
The fight against corruption by the new government should set a goal – to achieve the following changes in the next five years:


29.01.2019

EU Commissioner met with Armenian CSO representatives

On January 29, 2019 Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for EU Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations met with Armenian civil society representatives, including TIAC Executive Director Sona Ayvazyan. During the meeting they discussed reform priorities for Armenia, participation of civil society in policy making and increasing civil society capacity and other key issues.


18.01.2019

Kuala Lumpur Statement on Anti-Corruption Strategies

In October 2013, high level representatives of anti-corruption authorities as well as national planning authorities from the South, East and Southeast Asia and anticorruption experts from around the world who gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia adopted the famous document known as “Kuala Lumpur statement.” The statement outlined Guidelines for Anti-Corruption Strategies, addressing the process of adopting the strategies, the structure and content of the documents, as well as their monitoring and evaluation.

We expect that the anticorruption strategy and its adoption process will comply with the standards defined by Kuala Lumpur statement.


08.01.2019

Statement on draft RA Anticorruption Strategy and its implementation action plan 2019-2022

Draft Anticorruption Strategy of the Republic of Armenia and its implementation action plan 2019-2022 (hereafter referred to as the Draft) was posted on December 19, 2018 on www.e-draft.am, which is a unified website of the Ministry of Justice for publication of draft legal acts. The deadline for submitting comments and recommendations on the Draft was January 8, 2019. We would like to proclaim that the process of development of the Draft, as well as its structure and content are of great concern, on which our comments are stated below.  


19.12.2018

On the Position of Civil Society Representatives on Armenia’s Snap Parliamentary Election and Challenges to Be Addressed by the Newly-Elected Parliament in the Near Term

We assess the 9 December 2018 National Assembly election of Armenia as a free and fair election in which the citizens of Armenia freely expressed their will. This free, fair, and competitive election—the first in about 23 years—marked a historic turning point and have immense value from a number of perspectives. Free and fair elections are a key achievement in democratization and proof of a society's political maturity and appreciation of the significance of voting.


11.12.2018

Statement on International Anticorruption Day

December 9 was declared by the UN General Assembly as International Anticorruption Day, and since 2003 it is marked in numerous countries worldwide. In 2018 International Anticorruption Day coincided with the day of snap parliamentary elections in Armenia. It is symbolic that on that day for the first time in many years the people of the Republic of Armenia were given an opportunity to freely express their will and consequently their attitude toward political parties involved in corruption.