Together for free and fair elections in Armenia

Together for free and fair elections in Armenia

24, February, 2017
The Council of Europe organised a conference on 14 February in Yerevan as part of the joint EU/Council of Europe project “Long-term electoral assistance to the election related stakeholders of Armenia”. The conference followed the recommendations of International Election Observation Missions in…
“How healthy is our Black Sea?” First results of environmental surveys announced

“How healthy is our Black Sea?” First results of environmental surveys announced

24, February, 2017
The first results of the assessment of the environmental status of the Black Sea were presented by the EU/UNDP project “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea” (EMBLAS II) in a workshop which took place in Tbilisi on 14-16 February. The assessments were based on the results of surveys…
Ukraine: Trade boosted by Association Agreement with EU

Ukraine: Trade boosted by Association Agreement with EU

23, February, 2017
The Ukrainian State Statistics Service has reported an increase in Ukrainian exports to the EU one year after the entry into force of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The report highlights that the EU is now by far the largest export partner of Ukraine, representing 37.1% of the country’s…
Supporting free trade with the EU in Georgia

Supporting free trade with the EU in Georgia

23, February, 2017
The EU4Business-EBRD credit line has provided several workshops for Georgian entrepreneurs, including nut farmers, wine exporters and meat processors, to explain how to use financing from the EBRD and EU for purchasing relevant equipment, modernising production and improving their services. “The…
EU enhancing financial governance and management in Armenia and Moldova

EU enhancing financial governance and management in Armenia and Moldova

23, February, 2017
The EU and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation Framework is organising two high-level executive training sessions for Armenian and Moldovan mayors and senior local public officials. The sessions will focus on enhancing public governance and management in European cities and will take place…
EU encouraging cooperation among kitchen garden owners in Belarus

EU encouraging cooperation among kitchen garden owners in Belarus

22, February, 2017
An EU project has encouraged networking between 300 households that grow vegetables in their backyards in the Stolin district of the Brest region in Belarus. Participants of the networking activities learned about modern technologies and practices in small-scale private vegetable farming. The…
Police Academy in Georgia to develop distance learning course

Police Academy in Georgia to develop distance learning course

22, February, 2017
The Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the Rector of the country’s Police Academy signed a Grant Agreement on 21 February. This agreement will support the development of a distance learning course for the staff of “Temporary Detention Isolators”. The training programme is expected…
Belarus: EU invests in cultural heritage of Mscislaŭ

Belarus: EU invests in cultural heritage of Mscislaŭ

22, February, 2017
The COMUS project in Belarus has been actively working on the creation of concepts for five priority projects in the pilot town of Mscislaŭ. The project announced the main activities planned for this year on 13 February. EU funding will be allocated to the restoration of the Carmelite church and…
EU promotes best rural development practices in Georgia

EU promotes best rural development practices in Georgia

22, February, 2017
The European Union has completed its series of study tours  in Georgian regions for representatives of local governance, business and civil society. The final study tour took place in Borjomi on 18-19 February and followed earlier tours of Lagodekhi and Kazbegi. The tours aimed to share experiences…
EU helps Ukrainian agribusiness to discover new opportunities

EU helps Ukrainian agribusiness to discover new opportunities

22, February, 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the EU organised a second agribusiness conference entitled “A million from a hectare” in Dnipro on 20-21 February. 200 small domestic farmers and food producers learned…