EU opens organic production educational centre in Armenia

EU opens organic production educational centre in Armenia

25 July 2017
A new hub for Armenian farmers interested in growing organic food has been opened in Asharak, Aragatsotn province with the support of the European Union. The hub, called “Agrolog Organic Educational Production Centre”, aims to promote organic agriculture in Armenia and to share experience in this…
Schools in Minsk Region embrace the principles of organic farming

Schools in Minsk Region embrace the principles of organic farming

25 July 2017
Two Belarusian schools have embraced organic farming to grow environmentally safe products for schoolchildren’s meals. Located in Smaliavičy district, Minsk region, these are the first two schools to take part in the pilot initiative within the EU-supported project aimed at transition to a green…
With the EU’s support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?E

With the EU’s support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

25 July 2017
In June this year, 30 Ukrainian cities simultaneously became signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative designed to make cities and towns more energy efficient. “While expectations of the initiative may be somewhat different in Europe and in Ukraine, this is an initiative from…
EU project supports opening of buckwheat processing factory in Armenia

EU project supports opening of buckwheat processing factory in Armenia

25 July 2017
A second buckwheat processing factory has been opened in the border community of Bavra in Shirak in the framework of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). The factory opening is a continuation of the assistance ENPARD-Armenia has provided to…
New EU  platform to share stories of Young European Ambassadors

New EU platform to share stories of Young European Ambassadors

24 July 2017
The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) initiative, implemented  by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, has launched a communication platform where young people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and EU Member States can share their ideas, knowledge and experiences about the…
EU sends Expert Mission to Armenia to assist with production and controls in the wine sector

EU sends Expert Mission to Armenia to assist with production and controls in the wine sector

24 July 2017
EU experts will visit the Armenian capital Yerevan between 24 and 28 July to help the country to better understand EU requirements on the common organisation of the wine market as regards support programmes, trade with third countries, production and controls in the wine sector. The visit is being…
EU opposes two new death sentences in Belarus

EU opposes two new death sentences in Belarus

24 July 2017
The European Union has said that it is “strongly opposed to capital punishment” and “expects that the legal right to appeal for both convicts will be fully guaranteed”, following the handing down of two death sentences by Mahilioŭ Regional Court in Belarus to Ihar Hershankow and Syamyon Berazhny…
Mogherini and Hahn comment on recent electoral legislation amendments in the Republic of Moldova

Mogherini and Hahn comment on recent electoral legislation amendments in the Republic of Moldova

24 July 2017
“Thursday's vote of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova to implement changes to the country's electoral system goes directly counter to the recent recommendations of the Venice Commission and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights,” said EU High Representative Federica…
EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels

EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels

24 July 2017
The 4th bilateral Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and the Republic of Belarus was held on 20 July in Brussels. As an extensive exchange of views on the situation of human rights both in Belarus and in the European Union, this year’s dialogue focused in particular on the freedoms…
EU supports energy efficient urban mobility in Belarusian city of Polack

EU supports energy efficient urban mobility in Belarusian city of Polack

21 July 2017
The Belarusian city of Polack now has its first cycle route, 12 bicycle parking spots and a free mobile application for public transport, thanks to the EU-supported “From energy efficiency to urban mobility” project, which was recently concluded. The project is the first project in Belarus in the…