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High ranking politicians are controlling strategic areas of the Armenian economy

By Messenger staff
Friday, November 28
A representative of international organization Freedom House, Chris Walker, says that the most alarming fact about Armenia today is that its indicators of democracy have not changed over the last few years. “The Armenian Government has not carried out any significant reforms,” Walker noted.

Walker believes many fields in Armenia need to be reformed. Several of these were mentioned in the EU report concerning the March 1 events.

Chris Walker thinks that the most problematic sphere in Armenia is economics. “Despite the economic growth indicated during the last several years, most of the strategic sectors of the economy are in the hands of a few high ranking individuals,” he noted. Walker says this fact gives reason for concern, because economic freedom promotes political freedom.