Moldova and Ukraine boost cross-border cooperation

Moldova and Ukraine boost cross-border cooperation

01 March 2017
The Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Support Programme presented the winners of the Moldova – Ukraine Call for Proposals on 1 February in Chișinău. 16 highly motivated cross-border teams will focus their activities on a diverse range of important areas of common interest. Projects will…
Georgia prepares to join Energy Community

Georgia prepares to join Energy Community

01 March 2017
The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr Janez Kopač, met with the Minister for Energy of Georgia, Mr Kakha Kaladze, on 27 February in Tbilisi. The officials discussed the country’s energy reforms, Georgia’s accession to the Energy Community and its adoption of the Energy Law. The…
Belarus: “Sporaŭskae” project improves sustainable management of peatlands

Belarus: “Sporaŭskae” project improves sustainable management of peatlands

01 March 2017
The Clima-East pilot project in Belarus has announced significant achievements in the biodiversity protection of the “Sporaŭskae” peatlands – a unique natural treasure of Belarus. In the framework of the EU/UNDP’s Clima-East project, the “Sporaŭskae” biological reserve received equipment for…
EU encourages transparent and fair electoral process in Armenia

EU encourages transparent and fair electoral process in Armenia

01 March 2017
The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, and members of the Citizen Observer Initiative held a press conference on 24 February to highlight the activities of the EU-funded “Public Oversight over Parliamentary Elections 2017” project and the importance of domestic…
EU agrees to waive visa requirement for Ukrainians

EU agrees to waive visa requirement for Ukrainians

01 March 2017
Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to the EU visa free under an informal agreement made between Parliament and Council negotiators on 28 February. Once the change enters into force, Ukrainians with e-passports will be able to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day period for business…
Moldova: media professionals promote mechanism to stop propaganda

Moldova: media professionals promote mechanism to stop propaganda

28 February 2017
The Council of Europe will hold its annual meeting of regional self-regulatory bodies on 2-3 March in Chișinău as part of an EU-funded project on promoting professional and responsible journalism. Media professionals will discuss problems with media coverage of internally displaced persons and…
Belarus: EU prolongs arms embargo and sanctions

Belarus: EU prolongs arms embargo and sanctions

28 February 2017
On 27 February the European Council announced a prolongation of the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2018. This includes an arms embargo, an asset freeze and a travel ban against four people listed in connection with the unresolved disappearances of two…
EU: Armenia an important partner for future cooperation

EU: Armenia an important partner for future cooperation

28 February 2017
European Council President Donald Tusk met the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on 27 February in Brussels and announced the conclusion of negotiations on the new EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. “We are looking forward to stronger cooperation in sectors such as…
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…