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EU-supported video shows how solar power helps Ukrainians save energy

23 October 2017
A new video produced as part of an EU information campaign tells the story of a house in the remote village of Tatariv in Ukraine which has switched to solar power to produce its electricity. Located 750 m above sea level in the Carpathian mountains, the building is connected to solar panels and…
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Cross-border concert in EaP region showcases unique music technology

23 October 2017
A recent concert showcased the unique music technology being used in Europe and its Eastern Partner countries to help connect performers in different locations. The concert used the technology to connect Estonian and Armenian musicians in Tallinn with a group of Belarusian and Georgian performers…
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EU Monitoring Mission completes its 60,000th patrol in Georgia

23 October 2017
On 20 October, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) conducted its 60,000th patrol in the Mtskheta area of Georgia. An EUAM press release said reaching such a high figure was “a sign of the EU’s commitment to assisting and facilitating a safe and secure environment in Georgia, in particular along the…
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EU-funded media monitoring of local elections points to positive trends in Georgian media

23 October 2017
The preliminary findings of the ongoing media monitoring of the 2017 local government elections in Georgia were presented at a press conference on 19 October in the country’s capital Tbilisi. The findings refer to the critical period of the election campaign from June 19 to October 8. "The EU's…
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EU assists Georgia with integration of rural development into national policies

23 October 2017
Around thirty representatives of the Government of Georgia attended a working meeting in Tbilisi last week to discuss integrating rural development into the national policies of the country. While recognising the challenges relating to rural development in Georgia, the participants focused on the…
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EU facilitates dialogue between Ukrainian police and civil society to find common ground on public order

23 October 2017
Ukrainian civil society groups visited the headquarters of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) on Thursday in order to set out their vision for public order in Ukraine. Public order policing has always been a sensitive topic in Ukraine, in particular since the Maidan revolution in early…
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EU supports re-equipment of recycling factory in Homieĺ region of Belarus to reduce damaging impact on environment

20 October 2017
Thanks to an EU-funded project, harmful dairy waste in the Homieĺ region of Belarus will no longer be transported to other regions for processing. Instead, all waste will be processed locally in the production area of Milkavita recycling factory in Chojniki, which has been modernised with the…
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Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: new report on progress in energy sector reforms

20 October 2017
According to a monitoring report on Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU, the country has achieved progress in the reform of its electricity sector. September’s report covers Ukraine’s progress in the implementation of its Association Agreement with the EU, focusing on the areas of energy…
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EU welcomes report by Georgian Ombudsman which should form basis for future work

19 October 2017
On 18 October, the Public Defender of Georgia presented a special report on ‘Combating and Preventing Discrimination and the Situation of Equality’, assessing developments in the country since 2014. The EU welcomed the report by the country’s Ombudsman service, adding that its findings and…
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TAIEX helps bring Ukraine’s sanitary and phytosanitary standards to EU level

19 October 2017
An expert from France will visit the Ukrainian capital Kyiv next week to provide advice to the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine. The expert’s visit comes in preparation for the accreditation of the State Research Institute of Laboratory Diagnostic and Veterinary Expertise.…