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TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange)

Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) is an EU institution-building instrument for short-term assistance to partner countries providing expertise on the transposition of EU laws into their national law, and their subsequent application and enforcement.

It also seeks to encourage greater economic integration and political cooperation between the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument (ENPI) partner countries and the EU.

TAIEX's beneficiaries are:

  • EU membership candidate countries: Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,  Serbia and Turkey;
  • Potential candidates: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo  (*);
  • The Turkish community in northern Cyprus;
  • ENPI countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

TAIEX has been operational since 1996 and is managed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations.

(*)This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.