The European Union has suspended its Twinning programme with Armenia, Armenia Today reported.
The European Commission in Armenia has officially informed the government. The reason is Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union. It is not clear whether the programme is suspended permanently or temporarily.
The Twinning programme has been operating in Armenia since 2009 and implemented about 18 programmes with different departments. The purpose of the programme is reforms in state bodies in accordance with EU standards and models.
Last Tuesday, Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan voiced the decision of the republic to join the Customs Union and take the necessary practical actions and participate in the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the decision and expressed Russia's readiness to fully contribute to the process.
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