European Union

EU and Georgia adopt revised Association Agenda

23 November 2017
The EU and Georgia have adopted a revised EU-Georgia Association Agenda for the period 2017-2020. According to the EU Delegation to the country, the new document builds on the previous Agenda for the 2014-2016 period and establishes a set of jointly agreed priorities towards further implementation…
European Union

Revealing “myths" about the Eastern Partnership

23 November 2017
As heads of state and government from EU Member States and the six Eastern Partner countries prepare to gather in Brussels on Friday for the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, the event is receiving more and more media interest in the region. With this in mind, the European External Action…
European Union

EU call for proposals: Cross border cooperation initiatives in Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania invited to apply

23 November 2017
The EU has invited organisations working in border regions of Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania to submit project proposals to strengthen relations, increase capacities and share experience among people and organisations in the regions. On 22 November, the EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme…
European Union

Humanitarian community urges stronger action on crisis in eastern Ukraine

23 November 2017
International and local humanitarian agencies in Ukraine gathered in Berlin on 22 November to draw the attention of the international community to the humanitarian crisis in the east of the country. The EU-supported conference “Ukraine: A Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis in Europe?” held a…
European Union

Belarus: EU project supports climate education for schoolchildren in Braslaŭ

22 November 2017
Braslaŭ, the first climate-neutral municipality of Belarus, is hosting its Energy Week. Various themed events are being organised with the EU’s support, including climate lessons for schoolchildren. During the lessons, young people are learning what it means to be climate neutral and what the…
Covenant of Mayors

Kindergartens in Ukrainian cities of Zhovkva and Zhmerynka fit for winter thanks to EU project assistance

22 November 2017
Children in a kindergarten in the Ukrainian town of Zhovkva will be able to enjoy this winter in a warm, energy-efficient building. Thermal insulation and renovation works have been undertaken in the kindergarten as part of the town’s participation in the EU-financed Covenant of Mayors…
European Union

EU Advisory Mission helps promote gender awareness among law enforcement agencies in Ukraine

21 November 2017
Representatives of five agencies from the Interior Ministry of Ukraine last week attended a training seminar on gender awareness. The event was organised by the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine as part of its efforts to support a new organisational structure created under the Ministry to promote…
European Union

200 Young European Ambassadors selected to continue connecting youth from the EU and Eastern Partner countries

21 November 2017
Following an open call for applications, more than 200 ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) have been appointed. The YEAs were selected jointly by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, the European Commission, the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) East StratCom Task Force and the respective EU…
European Union

EU to continue supporting small businesses in Moldova

21 November 2017
A new EU-funded project to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the Republic of Moldova will be launched in 2018, the EU4Business initiative has said in a press release. Referring to the challenges of economic development in the country’s regions, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and…
European Union

European Council grants extension to EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine

21 November 2017
On 20 November, the European Council extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until 31 May 2019 and approved a budget of €32 million for the next 18 months. The European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) has been…