Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

13 December 2017
The European Union supports small Ukrainian towns to decrease their CO2 emissions, improve living conditions for their citizens, and substantially save public funds which can then be re-invested for the benefit of all. But how does it do this? Zhmerynka, a small town of 35,000 population in…
How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

08 December 2017
Over the course of many years, the EU has been supporting Ukraine on its path towards energy efficiency. Ukraine's economy depends heavily on imported energy resources. Yet, at the same time the level of energy consumption is three to five times higher than in other countries with a similar climate…
With EU4Business help, Georgian companies expand their businesses

With EU4Business help, Georgian companies expand their businesses

27 October 2017
Most businesses in Georgia are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 94% of businesses and 43% of all jobs. Yet they contribute only 18% to the country’s GDP, meaning there is significant room for growth if ways are found to unlock and tap into their potential.
From innovation to social entrepreneurs: how EU4Business helps SME development in Armenia and how the country’s entrepreneurs respond

From innovation to social entrepreneurs: how EU4Business helps SME development in Armenia and how the country’s entrepreneurs respond

25 October 2017
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Armenia feel that their main problems start at their own borders, with the taxes and customs regulations applied by the Armenian authorities. However, few of them raise these issues, as most entrepreneurs are concerned about confidentiality and the…
‘You have seen my fall, now watch my rise’ – Moldovan wine industry rises from the ashes

‘You have seen my fall, now watch my rise’ – Moldovan wine industry rises from the ashes

24 October 2017
“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” This quote describes perfectly the wine industry of the Republic of Moldova, which slowly but surely has found the strength to recover after the Russian Federation’s embargoes, imposed first in 2006 and then in 2013.
Stronger together: youth brings Azerbaijan and the EU closer for a stronger future

Stronger together: youth brings Azerbaijan and the EU closer for a stronger future

16 October 2017
Differences in languages, culture and traditions do not prevent young people from different countries from finding a common language, becoming friends and bringing the European Union closer to all its partner countries, including Azerbaijan.
How to do more with less – Georgia taking steps towards a Green Economy

How to do more with less – Georgia taking steps towards a Green Economy

11 October 2017
How does a small business owner make a long-term business development plan work when the immediate concern is survival? This is the kind of question that small business owners in Georgia often ask themselves. So, what is the least a businessman can do in such a situation? Efficient use of energy…
How is the lady with the umbrella doing or how did the living sculptures/statues from the Botanical Garden “fall asleep”

How is the lady with the umbrella doing or how did the living sculptures/statues from the Botanical Garden “fall asleep”

02 October 2017
Do you still remember her? The lady with the umbrella. Right next to the piano player. Both of them were standing close to the scurry of mischievous squirrels. 
Earthquake, chemical leak, floods… EU MOLDEX 2017 exercise brings together rescue teams from nine countries

Earthquake, chemical leak, floods… EU MOLDEX 2017 exercise brings together rescue teams from nine countries

02 October 2017
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on then Richter scale occurs in the Vrancea Mountains, 255 km away from Moldova’s capital city, Chisinau. It causes the collapse of buildings in Cojusna and Ialoveni and the breach of a dam resulting in the flooding of Ghidighici Lake, while a leak at the “Aroma” Factory…
EuroSchool 2017: inspiration and incentives for the youth of Azerbaijan

EuroSchool 2017: inspiration and incentives for the youth of Azerbaijan

22 September 2017
The second edition of the summer EuroSchool in Azerbaijan offered an opportunity for its participants to better understand the European Union, visualise the prospects of Azerbaijani-European partnership, learn more about educational and career opportunities provided by the EU and meet new,…