ArmInfo. In Armenia-European Union relations, a significant component is environmental and climate change programs. This was announced on February 26 at the hearings in the Parliament of the Republic of Armenia on the implementation of the comprehensive and expanded partnership agreement (CEPA) with the EU, Minister of the Environment Eric Grigoryan stated.
According to him, Armenia is guided by over 10 EU directives. According to the roadmap for the implementation of CEPA, it is planned to carry out more than 100 actions, 80 of which are implemented by the Ministry of the Environment. According to preliminary data, about 60 million euros will be provided for their implementation by the EU. Part of the work is already underway, including a review of water management policies. For 2020, the minister continued, it is planned to carry out 25 actions, the vast majority of which (over 10) relate to environmental impact assessment. A package of these actions is already ready and will be submitted for approval to the RA government in the near future.
In addition, as noted by Eric Grigoryan, Armenia is a party to 20 international conventions, 8 of which are European conventions, within the framework of which active cooperation with the countries of the European Union is also developing.
Recall that the CEPA was signed in Brussels on November 24, 2017, and ratified by the RA National Assembly on April 11, 2018. Armenia became the first EAEU member country to sign such an agreement with the European Union. Currently, 24 out of 28 EU countries have ratified the document.