European Union

EU supports development of business regulation platform for entrepreneurs in Ukraine

26 September 2017
It is now easier to start a new business in Ukraine following the creation of an online platform designed to help small businesses in their interaction with the state. Launched on 20 September, the new tool is called the Platform for Effective Regulation (PRO). It was created by the Better…
EU4Business

EU4Business: Improving business statistics in Armenia

25 September 2017
On 4 October, Armenian statistics experts, policy makers, representatives of the private sector and international organisations will gather in the country’s capital of Yerevan to discuss the methodology for producing statistical data on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They will also make…
European Union

EU Spokesperson issues statement on the sentencing of journalist Mykola Semena

25 September 2017
“The two-and-a-half year suspended prison sentence handed down to the journalist Mykola Semena today, which includes a ban on conducting journalistic work, is a clear violation of the freedom of expression and of the media,” the EU has said on 22 September in a statement following the sentencing of…
European Union

Commission to confront propaganda in Eastern Neighbourhood meets for the first time

25 September 2017
The Commission to Confront Propaganda, a consultative body for cross-border media complaints, met for the first time on 14 September 2017 in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Its mandate is to consider complaints from any of the seven participating countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,…
European Union

Recommendations and examples on urban adaptation to climate change discussed in Belarus

22 September 2017
The successful experiences of the Belarusian town of Čavusy in climate change adaptation were presented and discussed at a round table in the town last week. Organised within the EU-supported project "Strong CoM – Strengthening the Covenant of Mayors Movement in Belarus", the event also hosted a…
European Union

Young European Ambassadors engage with young people in Azerbaijan

22 September 2017
Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) are visiting Azerbaijan between 21 and 29 September to tour schools and universities in the country as part of the ‘EU Bus Tour’ and ‘School Visits’ , organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan. The activities, which will be taking place in…
European Union

Ukrainians participate in EU4Business exchange to help their compatriots trade in the EU market

22 September 2017
Elvira Sevostianenko is one of seven employees of the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) to have participated in the Business Support Organisations exchange. As part of the exchange, organised by the EU-supported East Invest Academy of the EU4Business initiative, Sevostianenko visited…
European Commission

EU to commit 8% of humanitarian budget to education in emergencies in 2018

21 September 2017
The European Commission announced today it would further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of…
PPRD East

EU MOLDEX 2017 brings together Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine for full-scale civil protection exercise

21 September 2017
The first ever full-scale civil protection field exercise involving the six Eastern Partner countries concluded in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on 21 September. The four-day event was conducted in the framework of the EU-funded regional programme “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to…
European Union

Civil society organisations to discuss priorities in the Eastern Partnership ahead of November summit

21 September 2017
The 9th Annual Assembly of the Forum and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference will take place on 25-27 October in Tallinn, Estonia. The highest decision-making body of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), this year’s Assembly will be conducted as a side event to the…