Ukraine: EU provides further satellite imagery support

Ukraine: EU provides further satellite imagery support

24 March 2017
On 24 March, the European Commission renewed its support for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The new funding of EUR 3 million will provide timely and focused assistance…
Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

24 March 2017
EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. New fully-funded trainings are available, including a Legal Training Programme for Journalists, civil society advocates and…
EU improves flood risk management in Moldova

EU improves flood risk management in Moldova

24 March 2017
Moldova’s Flood Risk Management Working Group met on 22 March in Chișinău. The meeting aimed to enhance the institutional framework by clarifying the roles and responsibilities of national authorities and agencies in flood risk management. Participants also discussed the requirements of the EU…
EU introduces strategy for sustainable development in historical towns of Georgia

EU introduces strategy for sustainable development in historical towns of Georgia

24 March 2017
The Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia hosted a meeting with national stakeholders, international donor organisations and diplomatic representatives on 21 March. In the meeting, the Ministry presented the progress of the Council of Europe and European Union’s joint COMUS…
The EU turns 60: anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

The EU turns 60: anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

24 March 2017
Sixty years ago, on 25 March 1957, the leaders of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands gathered in Rome to sign the agreements that would create a Common Market in Europe. In two separate agreements, they agreed to establish a European Economic Community, aiming to remove…
Ukraine implementing green agribusiness solutions

Ukraine implementing green agribusiness solutions

24 March 2017
The EBRD is providing a loan to the largest tomato purée producer and exporter in Ukraine. The company will implement a range of high-tech farming solutions to reduce water leakages in the irrigation system and significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste generated during the production cycle…
EU marks World and European Water Day: no-one to be left behind

EU marks World and European Water Day: no-one to be left behind

23 March 2017
On the occasion of World Water Day on 22 March the European Union issued a Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini to reiterate the EU’s commitment to sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, in particular for the most vulnerable groups. “Our commitment to leaving no-…
Georgia implementing EU’s Civic Integration of National Minorities programme

Georgia implementing EU’s Civic Integration of National Minorities programme

23 March 2017
The EU/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Civic Integration of National Minorities in Georgia and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages” handed out updated Greek textbooks and Greek-Georgian dictionaries to pupils of the First Classical Gymnasium in Tbilisi on 19 March. A number…
Azerbaijan: Economic development through small business support

Azerbaijan: Economic development through small business support

23 March 2017
On 22 March the European Investment Bank (EIB) granted a second loan of EUR 20 million to AccessBank to finance projects promoted by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Azerbaijan. In particular, this project is expected to contribute to mitigating the effects of the current credit crisis…
EU contributes to supporting women entrepreneurs in Armenia

EU contributes to supporting women entrepreneurs in Armenia

23 March 2017
The “Women in Business” (WiB) programme has been launched in Armenia, making it one of the first Eastern Partnership country to take part in the programme.  It will promote women’s entrepreneurship and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) led by women. The EU, The European Bank for…