ArmInfo.At the initiative of the European Commission (EC), a working meeting was held at the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia on the introduction of EU instruments Taiex and Twining, contributing to the development of institutional capacities.
Answering the question of ArmInfo on the framework of the workshop, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia Mane Adamyan noted that during the event the staff of the Armenian state authorities will get more familiar with these tools. <Within the CEPA roadmap, there are a number of provisions for the implementation of which the support of EU experts is necessary. How the roadmap provides for the approximation of the Armenian legislation to the European one. And to achieve this goal, expert support is needed, which will be realized precisely through the implementation of Taiex and Twining tools, which will be widely used in all countries with which the European Union and the EU itself work, "she said, referring to a number of achievements registered in the public sector Poland after applying these tools.
Regarding the timing, the Deputy Minister noted that the implementation process has already been launched, in particular, two programs are being implemented on the Twining tool, 5 are in the preparatory stage. At the same time, there are 15 applications for the Taiex tool, which will soon be launched. "We will fully use these tools to achieve our goal," she concluded.
M. Adamyan also stressed that within the framework of the three-day visit to Armenia, the EU delegation includes discussions on a wide range of issues, in particular, related to the road map of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), bilateral assistance package, budget assistance programs, etc.
To note, Twining is a long-term institutional development program that provides support to EU partner countries through institutional cooperation, the acquisition of the necessary skills and experience for approximation to EU legislation. Participating countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Tunisia and Ukraine.
Taiex (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange) is one of the tools for providing targeted political and legal advice in order to harmonize the laws of the partner countries. This is usually achieved by referring an expert from an EU member state to a ministry or local government of a partner country to assist in solving a specific reform task.