YEREVAN. – Since the revolution in Armenia, public expectations in the areas of social, economic, and democracy have changed regarding Implementation of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Armenia and the European Union (EU). Larisa Minasyan, Executive Director of Open Society Foundations-Armenia (Soros foundation), said this at the launch of the program, entitled "Civil Society Monitoring of the Implementation of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between Armenia and the European Union."
According to her, the new Armenian authorities have found an opportunity to make sense of what the previous authorities have declaratively adopted by supplementing them with three strategies: the judiciary, human rights, and the fight against corruption.
Minasyan, however, expressed a regret that the reforms that Armenia had to implement within the framework of CEPA have remained on paper, and furthermore, other goals were implemented under the implementation of these principles, and as a result, instead of transparent elections, the Armenian society became more controllable during election campaigns, and instead of an independent judiciary, a body was formed that serves the interests of certain circles.