the MainCRO, the Ministry of Finance and the State
Treasury discussed the current
state of reformation of public
financial management system and ways of improvement of work on coordination in
this direction at the “round table” with representatives of the European Commission on
the 6th of October, 2009.
Commission was presented at the meeting by Robert de Koning Team Leader on PIFC, Directorate-General on Budget of
the European Commission, Joop Vrolijk, Principal
Administrator, Financial Control and External Audit, SIGMA-OECD Programme, Eleonora Nikolaichuk, Sector Manager on Public Finance,
Twinning, TAIEX, SIGMA. The National Academy of Finance and Economy of the
Netherlands was presented by Jan van Tuinen, Senior
Coordinator, Team Leader of the project “Education
of Civil Servants in the Public Finance of Ukraine”, which operates under the
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine; Resident Twinning Advisor Vilhelm Reutersward
was also present at the meeting.
The meeting was
opened by Deputy Chairman of the MainCRO – Project Leader
Ihor Stefaniuk, who noted
that the meeting was very important, especially in the context of completion of
cooperation within the framework of the Twinning project.
During the meeting
the current state of reformation
of public financial management system was presented by Maryna
Barynina, Head of the Public Internal
Financial Control Harmonization Department and Yulia Futoranska, Director of the Department of the Budget System
framework of a two-hour dialogue the following issues were reviewed and
discussed: first results of the Twinning project implementation, the necessity in
further reformation, the nearest next steps and also probable directions for
further assistance from the European Commission.
concentrated chiefly on the necessity of development of legal providing of PIFC
reform, study of the current state of coordination with other projects and
institutions, training programs and certification of future internal auditors.
In conclusion, Joop Vrolijk noted that the MainCRO is on the right way, but a lot of work is needed
for achieving its objectives, in his turn, Deputy Chairman of the MainCRO Ihor Stefaniuk
thanked foreign colleagues for the interesting meeting and expressed a wish to
continue such a fruitful cooperation.