Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance

Introduction for IPA

IPA and NPAA Unit within the Ministry of Finance is part of the of the Operating Structure of the Decentralised Implementation System (DIS) for management of funds from the first Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance  Component (IPA) - Transition Assistance and Institutional Building (TAIB) for the period 2007-2013. IPA Unit coordinates all activities for decentralized management of the projects of the Ministry of Finance, financed with resources from IPA TAIB. More specifically, the Unit coordinates processes of programming – planning and preparation of the projects of the Ministry of Finance financed through IPA, technical implementation and monitoring of the project implementation, in line with EU rules for decentralized management of IPA funds.

Projects of the Ministry of Finance financed by IPA TAIB

IPA TAIB 2009

Within the National Programme for IPA Component 1 - TAIB for 2009, Ministry of Finance appears as beneficiary of the following projects:

  • Project for strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Finance for macroeconomic analysis and policy formulation in order to improve policy making and meet the criteria for EU accession. The realization of this project will contribute to improving the analytical capacities of the Ministry of Finance for creating coherent macro-fiscal framework in the medium and long run. Project started to be implemented in December 2012, through twinning contract concluded with Twinning Partner - consortium from Finland and the Netherlands.  Planned duration of the project is 24 months.  Total amount of the project is EUR 902,500 (excluding VAT), EUR 855,000 out of which are provided through IPA, while EUR 47,500 are provided by national co-financing. Regarding this Project, there is ongoing implementation of Project for Installation and Adjustment of Application for Macroeconomic Analysis, in the total amount of EUR 17,350 (excluding VAT) provided trough IPA.
  • Project for support to NAO/NF for strengthening the supervision role over the management and control system of the Operating Structures for different IPA Components. Project implementation commenced in February 2014 and lasted by April 2015.  Total amount of the Project is EUR 250,187 (excluding VAT) provided through IPA.

- Office supplies and equipment for the Ministry of Finance and SEА were procured, the total amount of which is EUR 16,931 (excluding VAT) provided through IPA.

IPA TAIB 2010

Within the National Programme for IPA Component 1 - TAIB for 2010, Ministry of Finance appears as beneficiary of the following project:

  • Project for further Harmonisation with EU acquis in the Field of Movement of Capital and Payments and Financial Services - Securities Markets and Investment Services. This project is aimed at ensuring better regulation of the operation of all capital market participants, at the same time contributing to more efficient, fair and legal functioning of the capital market, as well as more successful inclusion of the country in SEPA. Project implementation has started in February 2015 through service contract with duration of 18 months. 

IPA TAIB 2011

Within the National Programme for IPA Component 1 – TAIB for 2011, Ministry of Finance appears as beneficiary of two projects that will be realized as part (component) of the Sectoral Fiche “Reforms in the Public Administration and E-Government”:

  • Project for building up the capacity within the department dealing with central government budget and local government budgets and strengthening medium term policy making capacity.  It covers activities for developing capacities for preparation of multi-annual budget (organization of budget process and preparation of annual budget and budget circular), as well as designing coherent Medium-Term Expenditure Framework. Project implementation has started in December 2015 through twinning contract with duration of 24 months. 
  • Project for upgrading the existing application e-Budget in line with the newly established multi-annual budget process.

IPA TAIB 2012-2013

Within the National Programme for IPA Component 1 - TAIB for 2012- 2013, Ministry of Finance appears as beneficiary of the following projects:

  • Project for enhanced capacity for effective management and audit of EU funds. Project is aimed at strengthening the capacities of NAO, NF, CFCD and Operational Structures for Effective Management of EU Funds, as well as for management of new instruments to be established under the new EU Regulation and Financial Framework for the period 2014-2020. Project would be implemented through a twinning contract with a duration of 24 months, the beneficiaries of which are NAO, the National Fund and CFCD, and an supply contract for procurement of equipment, and vehicles for on-the-spot control for the needs of the National Fund. Twinning contract for the project is in phase of tender procedure, while for the supply contract is ongoing preparation of tender documentation.
  • Project for support of the Tax and Customs Policy Department for further harmonization with the EU Acquis in the field of taxation legislation. Project is part of the Sectoral Fiche for Private Sector Development and it is planned to be implemented through service contract.There is ongoing preparation of tender documentation for this project.
  • Project for support of the Financial System Department for further harmonization with the EU Acquis in the field of insurance (Directive 2009/138/EC) and increase of the market operations.  Project is part of the Sectoral Fiche for Private Sector Development and it has started in March 2016 with implementation through twinning arrangement with duration of 18 months.