“The EU is willing to expand and deepen cooperation with Armenia,” says Mogherini

“The EU is willing to expand and deepen cooperation with Armenia,” says Mogherini

24 May 2017
The EU and Armenia welcomed the end of the negotiations on the EU-Armenia comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement during the Cooperation Council which took place on 23 May. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and an Armenian delegation led by…
EU to put culture at the heart of international relations

EU to put culture at the heart of international relations

24 May 2017
On 23 May the Council adopted conclusions on the approach to culture in the European Union's external relations. The conclusions follow a joint communication from the High Representative and the European Commission. They provide guidance on the EU's strategic approach to international cultural…
European Parliament holds open and frank dialogue with Azerbaijan

European Parliament holds open and frank dialogue with Azerbaijan

24 May 2017
Members of the Committee on Foreign affairs (AFET) of the European Parliament, chaired by David McAllister, visited Baku on 22 May. The delegation of MEPs discussed the advancement of negotiations on a new EU-Azerbaijan agreement. The delegation met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev,…
EU officials visit South Caucasus to promote peace, security and trade

EU officials visit South Caucasus to promote peace, security and trade

23 May 2017
A Foreign Affairs Committee delegation from the European Parliament will travel to Azerbaijan on 22 May, Georgia on 23 May and Armenia on 25 May to meet Presidents, Speakers and Parliamentarians, as well as opposition parties and civil society representatives. Members of the European Parliament…
Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP)

Eastern Partnership local authorities have a "good chance" to improve energy efficiency and democracy before Summit in November

23 May 2017
Regional and local authorities from the European Union and the EU's Eastern neighbours met on 22 May in Minsk. Participants of the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) debated on energy efficiency and job creation, as part of the broader preparation by…
EU-Ukraine civil society denounces continued impunity for crimes against journalists in Ukraine

EU-Ukraine civil society denounces continued impunity for crimes against journalists in Ukraine

23 May 2017
The 4th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held in Brussels on 22 May. The meeting aimed to assess progress in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The discussions were focused on environmental protection, media freedom and the first year of the EU-…
“Changing Skills for a Changing World”: new web tool for VET professionals

“Changing Skills for a Changing World”: new web tool for VET professionals

23 May 2017
The European Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new website ahead of the ‘Changing Skills for a Changing World’ Torino Process conference on 7-8 June. The website allows policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders to easily extract and compare facts, figures and trends on vocational…
Belarus: Polack to host Energy Days ahead of EU Sustainable Energy Week

Belarus: Polack to host Energy Days ahead of EU Sustainable Energy Week

23 May 2017
From 25 May to 25 June, the Belarusian city of Polack will host a series of ‘Energy Days’ ahead of the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week. The activities in Polack are being organised by the EU-funded PubLiCity project, which will install modern and energy-efficient street lighting in the city.…
EU4Business reports on results and achievements

EU4Business reports on results and achievements

22 May 2017
EU4Business held its first General Assembly and published its first Consolidated Report of Activities on 17 May. Partner institutions and national governments came together to discuss the key achievements of the initiative and the way forward for the future, particularly in terms of strengthening…
EU trains experts from Eastern Partner countries in civil protection and disaster relief coordination

EU trains experts from Eastern Partner countries in civil protection and disaster relief coordination

22 May 2017
The EU-funded Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries (PPRD East 2) conducted training courses for relief experts from the six Eastern Partner Countries on 14–20 May. The course addressed mechanisms for coordination…