Energy and Biomass Project

EU helps Moldovan school and kindergarten switch to biomass heating

27 April 2017
The EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project has helped a school in Brătuleni, in the Moldovan district of Nisporeni, to install a biomass heating plant. This year, the local kindergarten will also be provided with biomass heating equipment and hot water produced by solar collectors. “Now we heat the…
EU project reports on progress of integration of Syrian Armenians

EU project reports on progress of integration of Syrian Armenians

27 April 2017
The “Promoting Integration of Syrian Armenians” (PISA) project, a joint project of the European Union and the Armenian Red Cross, officially ended on 26 April. The project has successfully established the right path for economic and socio-cultural integration of Syrian Armenians in the regions of…
Georgia: EU supports integration of national minorities by producing textbooks

Georgia: EU supports integration of national minorities by producing textbooks

27 April 2017
The EU/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Civic Integration of National Minorities in Georgia and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages” has produced new bilingual textbooks for kindergarten children. The textbooks have been handed out to kindergartens in the Marneuli, Ninotsminda…
New EU initiative “Mayors for Economic Growth” to support local economies

New EU initiative “Mayors for Economic Growth” to support local economies

27 April 2017
The new “Mayors for Economic Growth” (M4EG)  was officially launched on 20 April in Tbilisi, Georgia. The EU-funded project will be operating in six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, until December 2020 with a total budget of EUR 5 million.…
Azerbaijan: journalists from the regions learn EU freedom of expression standards

Azerbaijan: journalists from the regions learn EU freedom of expression standards

26 April 2017
On 18-21 April, the EU-Council of Europe joint project “Freedom of expression and media freedom” organised three training sessions, together with the Azerbaijani Press Council, on freedom of expression and privacy. About 90 journalists and representatives of civil society from three regions of…
EU Monitoring Mission contributes to stability and security of Gali district

EU Monitoring Mission contributes to stability and security of Gali district

26 April 2017
The EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) participated in the meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) which took place in the city of Gali in Georgia on 25 April. The meeting was dedicated to issues relating to education, agriculture and personal documentation for the local…
Ukraine and Poland agree on readmission procedures with EU

Ukraine and Poland agree on readmission procedures with EU

26 April 2017
The Ukrainian-Polish protocol for the implementation of the agreement between Ukraine and the EU on readmission of persons was signed on 24 April in Warsaw. The protocol was signed during an official visit by a delegation of the Ukrainian State Migration Service (SMS) to Poland. Ukrainian…
EU climate change project reports back on support provided to Eastern Partner countries

EU climate change project reports back on support provided to Eastern Partner countries

25 April 2017
The EU-funded Clima East policy project organised a closing conference in Brussels on 25 April. Representatives of the ministries of environment, ecology and nature protection of the project’s six partner countries participated in the conference, as well as European Commission representatives. High…
EU and Russia ʺhave a different assessment of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimeaʺ

EU and Russia ʺhave a different assessment of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimeaʺ

25 April 2017
EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on 24 April. During a joint press conference, Mogherini stated that the EU believes in “constructive, open dialogue” despite its “different assessment of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and…
Green economy: aiming to bridge the gap between business and financial institutions

Green economy: aiming to bridge the gap between business and financial institutions

25 April 2017
A round-table discussion on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) financing in Georgian SMEs will take place on 26 April in Tbilisi. It aims to address possible ways to bridge the gap between companies and financial institutions for financing and implementing green technologies in…