EU supports smart growth of local communities in Ukraine

EU supports smart growth of local communities in Ukraine

27, February, 2017
A conference on “Amalgamated Hromadas: from Creation to Smart Growth” was held on 24 February in Kyiv. The conference aimed to raise awareness on the successes and challenges faced by newly amalgamated hromadas – a term used to refer to certain social associations in Ukraine – and discuss how they…
EU calls for opening of crossing points in Abkhazia

EU calls for opening of crossing points in Abkhazia

27, February, 2017
The European External Action Service (EEAS) issued a statement on 25 February on the latest developments along the administrative boundary line of Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia. The EU has called for the crossing points to be opened to ensure freedom of movement, including humanitarian…
Armenia: Turning environmental challenges into opportunities

Armenia: Turning environmental challenges into opportunities

27, February, 2017
EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski recently opened the launch of one of the seven projects funded under the EU’s Pilot Regional Development Programme. The “Turning Environmental Challenges into Opportunities: Introducing Construction Materials from Plastic Waste” project will create capacity…
Georgia receives final approval for visa-free travel

Georgia receives final approval for visa-free travel

27, February, 2017
The Council of the European Union adopted the necessary amendments to the EU legal act to grant Georgian citizens visa-free travel to the EU-Schengen area on 27 February. The publishing of the revised law in the official Journal will define the exact date on which the visa waiver will come into…
EU tackling cybercrime in Georgia

EU tackling cybercrime in Georgia

24, February, 2017
The Council of Europe (CoE) is collaborating with the High School of Justice of Georgia to organise a two-day training session for Georgian judges on the effective review of cybercrimes on 25-26 February in Tbilisi. The training is part of the joint EU/CoE project “Protecting Internet Freedom…
Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

24, February, 2017
EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new funding opportunities for individuals, organisations and businesses from the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. In the field of Culture and Media, the Creative Europe Programme currently offers…
Together for free and fair elections in Armenia

Together for free and fair elections in Armenia

24, February, 2017
The Council of Europe organised a conference on 14 February in Yerevan as part of the joint EU/Council of Europe project “Long-term electoral assistance to the election related stakeholders of Armenia”. The conference followed the recommendations of International Election Observation Missions in…
“How healthy is our Black Sea?” First results of environmental surveys announced

“How healthy is our Black Sea?” First results of environmental surveys announced

24, February, 2017
The first results of the assessment of the environmental status of the Black Sea were presented by the EU/UNDP project “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea” (EMBLAS II) in a workshop which took place in Tbilisi on 14-16 February. The assessments were based on the results of surveys…
Ukraine: Trade boosted by Association Agreement with EU

Ukraine: Trade boosted by Association Agreement with EU

23, February, 2017
The Ukrainian State Statistics Service has reported an increase in Ukrainian exports to the EU one year after the entry into force of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The report highlights that the EU is now by far the largest export partner of Ukraine, representing 37.1% of the country’s…
Supporting free trade with the EU in Georgia

Supporting free trade with the EU in Georgia

23, February, 2017
The EU4Business-EBRD credit line has provided several workshops for Georgian entrepreneurs, including nut farmers, wine exporters and meat processors, to explain how to use financing from the EBRD and EU for purchasing relevant equipment, modernising production and improving their services. “The…