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On the way to better regulation, better laws and better business

19 September 2012

On 19 September 2012 an EU-funded project improving the regulatory framework in Armenia presented its results at an international conference at the Armenian Ministry of Economy. The conference included local and international experts and practitioners, who introduced the case studies in the fields of regulatory impact assessment and how the legislative process has improved as a whole.
Thanks to EU assistance, Armenia has developed a regulatory management programme which helps to make administrative practices more transparent and to decrease the administrative burden, thereby increasing the attractiveness of Armenia for investors. Concrete outcomes include a concept paper on the regulatory impact assessment approved by the government, numerous manuals, pilot surveys and training programmes for civil servants. ‘Better regulation means better laws and better help to save taxpayers’ money, to reduce bureaucracy and to make the business environment more attractive for both local and foreign entrepreneurs,’ stated Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economy Minasyan. The Head of Operations of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jean-Christophe Gayrand, also expressed appreciation for the efforts of the project, which has improved the regulatory framework in Armenia.
The regulatory impact assessment team of the Ministry of Economy, the direct beneficiary of this twinning project, evaluated a total of 580 new laws and decrees last year with the aim of determining whether they might have any impact in the fields of competition or small and medium-sized enterprises.

The conference was organised through the EU twinning project ”Support to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia: Regulatory management/standard cost model” funded by the EU with a budget of €1 million. It started on 1 February 2010 and finished on 28 September 2012. The EU member state partner of the project was Finland through the HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management.

On the way to better regulation, better laws and better business

On 19 September 2012 an EU-funded project improving the regulatory framework in Armenia presented its results at an international conference at the Armenian Ministry of Economy. The conference included local and international experts and practitioners, who introduced the case studies in the fields of regulatory impact assessment and how the legislative process has improved as a whole. Thanks to EU assistance, Armenia has developed a regulatory management programme which helps to make administrative practices more transparent and to decrease the administrative burden, thereby increasing the attractiveness of Armenia for investors. Concrete outcomes include a concept paper on the regulatory impact assessment approved by the government, numerous manuals, pilot surveys and training programmes for civil servants. ‘Better regulation means better laws and better help to save taxpayers’ money, to reduce bureaucracy and to make the business environment more attractive for both local and foreign entrepreneurs,’ stated Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economy Minasyan. The Head of Operations of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jean-Christophe Gayrand, also expressed appreciation for the efforts of the project, which has improved the regulatory framework in Armenia. The regulatory impact assessment team of the Ministry of Economy, the direct beneficiary of this twinning project, evaluated a total of 580 new laws and decrees last year with the aim of determining whether they might have any impact in the fields of competition or small and medium-sized enterprises. The conference was organised through the EU twinning project ''Support to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia: Regulatory management/standard cost model'' funded by the EU with a budget of €1 million. It started on 1 February 2010 and finished on 28 September 2012. The EU member state partner of the project was Finland through the HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management. [gallery link="file"]