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Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine among 58 countries to join forces to stop trade in goods used for torture & death penalty

20 September 2017
On 18 September, four of the EU’s Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) joined the international Alliance for Torture-Free Trade, which was launched during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York. “The initiative – a joint effort by the…
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EU4Business launches new website

20 September 2017
The EU-supported EU4Business initiative, which covers all six countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood, has announced the launch of its redesigned website. The portal offers “a new user experience based on improved communication flow, easier access to information, and enriched content – a one-stop-…
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EU energy saving project reached remote regions in Armenia

20 September 2017
The EU-supported Civil Society Local Energy Network (CLEEN) project has launched its first activity in Mets Mantash, a remote village in the Shirak region of northern Armenia. The project has distributed a questionnaire among village residents to collect information about their level of knowledge…
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“We started out in garages but, thanks to the EU, we have reached a new level of quality”

19 September 2017
Ludmila Abramciuc and her husband Ivan Damaschin launched their business in 2008, back when biofuel was a novelty in Moldova and a market for it didn’t exist. So began one of the success stories of the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project. As of 2017, their business can produce enough biofuel to…
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EU “Mayors for economic growth” initiative gaining momentum in Belarus

18 September 2017
Around 50 representatives of regional and local authorities, international organisations and civil society met at the Technopark Mahilioŭ in Belarus on 8 September for a national workshop organised as part of the new EU-funded “Mayors for Economic Growth” initiative (M4EG). The participants…
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Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič visits Ukraine to discuss country’s energy policy

18 September 2017
The European Commission's Vice-President for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, visited Ukraine on 15 September. Šefčovič met with high-level members of the Ukrainian government and spoke at the opening of the 14th Yalta European Strategy annual meeting on the geopolitics of energy policy. During his…
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EU helps Azerbaijan make student admission examinations more transparent

18 September 2017
Experts from the Slovenian National Examinations Centre will visit Azerbaijan next week to support the introduction of an e-marking system in student admission examinations. The event is being organised through the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission…
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Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

15 September 2017
EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Are you a young professional active in the field of foreign policy? If you wish to improve your skills, the Policy Advisers…
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Europe in Armenia: Yerevan hosts first multi-sectoral and investment fair dedicated to EU companies

15 September 2017
From 15-17 September, Armenia will host the first multi-sectoral investment fair dedicated to EU companies. Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia together with the European Business Association and the EU Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, the event aims to increase the trade…
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Ukraine moves forward with historic education reform

15 September 2017
The Ukrainian national parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted a new framework law on education that brings the system closer to European standards. The new law was developed by the country’s government in close cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF) and experts mobilised by…