EU to support Ukrainian civil society organisations in fighting corruption

EU to support Ukrainian civil society organisations in fighting corruption

26 May 2017
The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) has launched a call for proposals to improve the implementation of anti-corruption policy in Ukraine and to contribute to a reduction in corruption. The programme will support all key anti-corruption institutions in the flow of anti-corruption justice in…
 EU4ENERGY to improve regional cooperation and energy infrastructure in South Caucasus

EU4ENERGY to improve regional cooperation and energy infrastructure in South Caucasus

26 May 2017
The first Regional Energy Summit for key stakeholders from Georgia, Armenia and Turkey took place in Tbilisi on 25 May. The Summit launched the regional dimension of the EU4Energy Governance project, which provides support to countries in the region to identify key regional energy infrastructure…
Georgia: EU helps people with disabilities to find a job

Georgia: EU helps people with disabilities to find a job

26 May 2017
An EU-funded job fair took place on 25 May in Tbilisi. Over 100 jobseekers met with 28 potential employers from the private sector. The job fair followed on from earlier job fairs in the regions and has established itself as a successful networking platform for jobseekers with disabilities and…
Civil society expresses concerns on fighting corruption and supporting media freedom and human rights in Moldova

Civil society expresses concerns on fighting corruption and supporting media freedom and human rights in Moldova

26 May 2017
On 22 May the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Moldovan National Platform issued a report presenting the mid-term evaluation on the implementation of the EU Association Agreement, as well as the results of public policy monitoring within various civil society projects. Moldovan…
“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-…