50% OF ARMENIA'S POPULATION READY TO EMIGRATE IF OPPORTUNITY OCCURS

[ Part 2.2: "Attached Text" ]

http://www.aysor.am/en/news/2013/10/31/arcvik-minasyan/
Thursday,October 31

In order to solve the problems facing Armenia, it is necessary to
develop constructive programs, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) parliamentary
faction member Artsvik Minasian said at a meeting with journalists
today.

"As an oppositionist, I criticize government programs, but I would
not like to see in government circles such people who consciously
devastate the country," Minasian noted, stressing the need to join
efforts for dealing with the current problems in the country.

Touching upon emigration problems, Chairwoman of Araza NGO Tamara
Abrahamian considered it important to set up a working group that
will seek ways of overcoming the emigration problems.

"We should have a clear-cut roadmap to combat emigration, otherwise
the programs will remain on paper," she said.

For his part, Director of the Institute for Political and Sociological
Consulting (IPSC) Samvel Manukian said it will be impossible to stop
migration if the economy remains at the same level. "The Armenian
economy today is unable to create as many jobs as needed," Manukian
said.

In his words, sociological surveys show that 50% of Armenia's
population is ready to emigrate from the country if an opportunity
occurs, which is quite an alarming figure.