YEREVAN, February 13. /ARKA/. The European Union’s two-year Twinning project called Support to the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia has been successfully implemented in Armenia, Claudia Junker, head of the Statistical Cooperation Unit of Eurostat, said Wednesday at the project completion ceremony.
She said that the project has been implemented by joint efforts of the National Statistical Service of Armenia and the Eurostat.
She said the statistical agencies have managed to make the progress in this area visible, to make statistical studies precise and independent and to bring this area in tune with European quality standards.
Traian Hristea, head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, speaking at the same event, rated highly the EU Twinning.
He said EU programs can establish a closer dialogue between Armenia and European countries, and this will propel development of Armenia’s national statistical institution.
Tigran Davtyan, Armenian economy minister, on his side, said the program is an important instrument for supporting Armenia’s national statistical agency. He said the project had a positive effect on state-governing institutions.
He stressed that the European Union has allocated €1 million for supporting statistical services of Armenia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden.
TWINNING projects launched in Armenia in 2009 as part of the European Union’s European Neighborhood mechanism, which implies institutional reforms in governing agencies and legislative changes. -0-