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…
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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…
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College of Europe offers scholarships for university graduates from Neighbourhood countries

20 November 2017
The College of Europe is offering a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies during the academic year 2018-2019. The scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs. The…
European Union

EU joins forces with Ukrainian bank to support small businesses in the country

17 November 2017
The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed a guarantee agreement with the Ukrgasbank on 16 November to provide €50 million in loans to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine. The agreement aims to facilitate access to…
European Union

EU helps public utilities in Belarus to enhance communication with consumers

17 November 2017
Representatives of public utilities in Belarus gathered at an EU-organised seminar in Minsk earlier this month to discuss their communication with consumers. The seminar was attended by representatives of housing enterprises and communal services, relevant departments of the district executive…
European Union

Members of European Parliament propose to reward reforms made by Eastern partners ahead of next week’s summit

17 November 2017
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) this week welcomed the significant progress made since the last Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, held in Riga in 2015. They pointed out that some Eastern Partners have made major reforms and that Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova now benefit…
European Union

Belarus: EU-supported audit shows positive trend in CO2 emissions in Braslau

17 November 2017
An audit conducted with EU support has shown that CO2 emissions in the Belarusian town of Braslau have decreased since 2011. The audit was carried out as part of the town’s participation in the EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. The overall goal of the project is to…
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Biofuel produced in Moldova in accordance with international standards, thanks to European Union support

16 November 2017
Biofuel producers from the Republic of Moldova can access foreign markets due to the quality certificates issued by an accredited laboratory in the country. The laboratory profited from EU financial assistance, offered in the framework of the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, and has the most…
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EU project represented by two Ukrainian towns at UN Climate Change Conference

16 November 2017
The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors East” project was represented by two Ukrainian towns – Kremenchuk and Odesa – at the Global Initiative Day during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which is taking place in the German city of Bonn between 6-17 November. The Global Initiative Day event,…