• Larissa Alaverdyan: Serzh Sargsyan pressurizes employers (video)

    Armenia’s first Ombudsman Larissa Alaverdyan believes that all employers who make deductions from wages to transfer to the mandatory funded pension system are subjected to pressure.

    “I can cite a vivid example. Serzh Sargsyan spoke positively about the pension reform before its enactment. This was surely an example of pressure,” Larissa Alaverdyan said in an interview with A1+.

    She does not pin great hopes on the Constitutional Court which is scheduled to open hearings on the appeal against the pension reform on March 28.

    “This is a real ordeal, an examination for the Constitutional Court and judges which they should pass with dignity,” said the first ombudsman.

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