The EU and Armenia have successfully completed their joint scoping exercise and identified potential areas for future cooperation, European Neighbourhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn said during a visit to Yerevan this week.
He met the Armenian President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, as well as representatives of the opposition and civil society, and visited a Vocational Education Training project supported by the EU.
The Commissioner welcomed “the good progress made by Armenia as regards the implementation of the Mobility Partnership”, and noted that in near future, negotiations will start on a new EU-Armenia overarching agreement once the respective negotiating mandates are approved.
Hahn said Armenia could count on continued EU support to advance political and social reforms, implement the visa facilitation and readmission agreements and improve the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
The EU-funded Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaPTC) Support Programme has launched a new Q&A section with the answers to frequently asked questions on EaPTC. In addition to FAQs, the section includes information collected during the preparation of project applications under the Call for Proposals in the framework of Armenia-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme.
The section is separated into subsections: “General Questions”, “Financial Questions”, “Partnership”, “Eligibility Criteria”, “Application Form”.
Those who need additional information or have specific questions can contact EaPTC Support Programme experts using the search window. All answers will be sent direct by e-mail.
The Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC) aims to promote and strengthen cross-border cooperation between regional and local state authorities, communities and civil society organisations over developing joint solutions to common social and economic development challenges in the participating border regions. (ENPI Info Centre)
On the occasion of the first meeting EU-Georgia Customs Sub-Committee in Tbilisi last week, a ‘Strategic Framework for EU-Georgia Customs Cooperation’ was signed by Georgian Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici.
As an integral part of the economic and trade dialogue, EU-Georgia customs cooperation is important in facilitating legitimate trade and safeguarding of borders.
The aim of the Strategic Framework is to achieve close convergence of legislation and procedures in line with the strategic objectives of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. The focus will be on the risk management and the fight against fraud, the creation of safe and fluid trade lanes, investments in customs modernisation and improvement of transit.(EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)