STRENGTHENING THE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION AND STATE AID LEGISLATION IN ARMENIA
EU TWINNING PROJECT
The establishment of coherent policies on competition and state aid control are a priority area for the Republic of Armenia. This is highlighted in the commitments stated in the EU-Armenia European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan. In view of this, two EU Member States - Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and Lithuania, represented by the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania - have established a consortium for implementing a new Twinning project. It is aimed at enabling the State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition of the Republic of Armenia (SCPEC) to completely fulfill its national role, as well as become a more competent and active partner in the wider European setting.
Overall objective of this Twinning-Project is to contribute to improvement of the competition environment in Armenia through enhancing the powers and capacities of SCPEC in enforcing competition and State aid legislation in Armenia.
Specific objectives of the Project are the following:
- Harmonizing Armenian Competition and State aid control legislation with EU standards.
- Enhancing the administrative capacity of the Commission to properly adopt and enforce decisions.
- Raising public awareness on Competition and State aid principles.
The Project implementation team includes the German and Lithuanian Project Leaders (PL), Beneficiary country (BC) Project Leader, Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA), RTA counterpart in BC and visiting short-term experts from respective institutions of Germany and Lithuania.
The Twinning cooperation will contribute to the enhancement of the overall competitiveness of the Armenian economy and will assist the efforts of the Armenian Government to create preconditions for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the EU.
Project duration and funding
The Project commenced its activities on February 1, 2011. It will be accomplished by the end of January, 2013.
This project is funded by The European Union. The funding amounts to € 1.100.000.
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