COUNCIL OF EUROPE WILL APPLY SANCTIONS AGAINST ARMENIA IF PARLIAMENT
DOES NOT ACCEPT REMARKS OF VENICE COMMISSION, THINKS VARDAN POGHOSIAN

YEREVAN, JUNE 1. ARMINFO. The Council of Europe will apply sanctions
against Armenia, if all the remarks of the Venice Commission of the
Council of Europe regarding constitutional reforms are not accepted.

According to him, Armenia's continuing the democratic way of
development much depends on conducting of constitutional reforms,
otherwise the country will imitate its presence. In Poghosian's
opinion, the draft constitutional amendments proposed by the United
Labour party is the most successful one of the three projects. In spite
of that MPs gave preference to the draft amendments proposed by the
coalition. "Now we became witnesses of sharp statement and negative
estimation by the Venice Commission concerning the draft amendments of
the coalition", Poghosian said. He expressed an opinion that such a
reaction expresses the clear policy of the Venice Commission, general
dissatisfaction with the political processes taken place in Armenia
since 2000.