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EU boosts Armenian civil society with additional support

19 January 2018
On 19 January, the EU announced that it is providing new support to Armenian civil society to implement activities in the sphere of promotion and protection of human rights and active citizenship. Five new civil society projects aim to stimulate Armenian civil society organisations to take the…
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Ten Ukrainian companies to receive European funding for energy-efficient innovations

19 January 2018
Ten Ukrainian companies have been selected by the Innovative Voucher Program, a joint programme of the European Union and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to develop technologies aiming at increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. The total sum of funding is €…
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EU on human rights situation in Crimea: international observers must be granted full access to the peninsula

19 January 2018
The EU today issued a statement on the situation in the Crimean peninsula after Volodymyr Balukh was given a three-year prison sentence on 16 January. Balukh, known to have opposed the illegal annexation of the peninsula by the Russian Federation, was sentenced to three years and seven months in a…
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EU assists with waste management in rural areas of Belarus

18 January 2018
On 16 January, the EU donated equipment to improve the waste management system in the Puchavičy District near the Belarusian city of Marjina Horka. A new bulldozer, among other equipment received from the EU, will enable local housing and communal services to eliminate spontaneous landfills in the…
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EU training mission provides export boost for Moldovan entrepreneurs

18 January 2018
The EU’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) recently organised a training session in the Republic of Moldova on international practices to increase the export capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As part of the mission, Tajana Kesic Sapic, Director…
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EU donates criminal investigation equipment and organises public order workshops in south-Ukrainian city of Odesa

18 January 2018
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine, which recently extended its regional presence in the country by opening a new office in Odesa, organised a workshop for local non-governmental organisations on 17 January. The event served as a platform to discuss the issue of peaceful assembly…
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Moldova: More than 5,000 people in Hancesti district have access to renewable energy thanks to EU investments

18 January 2018
Schools, kindergartens and local councils in eight villages in the Hancesti district of the Republic of Moldova have switched to biomass heating systems, replacing the use of coal and natural gas. The switch to green energy was made possible thanks to investments through the EU-funded Energy and…
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EU supports systemic changes to develop opportunities in the craft industry in Belarus and Ukraine

17 January 2018
A new project will teach craftspeople in Belarus and Ukraine to promote their products and provide them with the tools to interact with global platforms to sell artisanal products. This, among other activities, will be the focus of the new cross-border project, recently launched by the EU’s Eastern…
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Event in Brussels to present Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016

17 January 2018
On 23 January, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) will present in Brussels the “Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016”, a publication revealing data and comparative analysis of progress made by the six Eastern Partner (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the…
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Armenia: EU assists small businesses to improve management and increase turnover

17 January 2018
An Armenian fashion company has achieved a 25% increase in turnover and a 30% increase in its customer base, thanks to business advice provided through an EU-supported Advice for Small Businesses programme, implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This is just…