Armenia placed 89th in Democracy Ranking 2012

Armenia placed 89th in Democracy Ranking 2012

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Democracy Ranking 2012 downgraded the quality of democracy in Baltic states, with Estonia dropping 3 points to take 25th spot. Lithuania dropped 4 points to be placed 31st, Latvia lost 4 points to take 33rd spot.

CIS countries were ranked as follows: Moldova (52nd), Georgia (58th), Ukraine (61st), Armenia (89th), Russia (88th).

The top 10 countries are: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, and Austria, media sources said.

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President Serzh Sargsyan said earlier that the Armenian side lost some 800 hectares (around 8 square kilometers) in the course of 4-day.
The parties discussed the situation in the Karabakh conflict zone following the early April's 4-day war and the ways to overcome the consequences.
At the meeting, the parties addressed opportunities to overcome consequences of the 4-day violence in Karabakh in early April.
“There can be no success in negotiations if violence continues, and there can be no peace without a negotiation process,” the statement said.
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