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EU to support more energy efficient projects in the Eastern Partner countries

23 January 2018
The European Union will allocate more than €10 million to energy efficient projects in the Eastern Partner countries as part of the Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects programme. As a result of a competition organised by the EU in 2017, 14 projects were selected from more than 100…
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New support to entrepreneurs in Ukraine through EU4Business-backed programme

22 January 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently announced that it has provided a Ukraine-based bank with €12 million in guarantees to support loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These Guarantees are provided under the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Initiative East…
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EU assists Ukraine in drawing up road map for country’s association with Schengen area

22 January 2018
On 25-26 January, the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) will hold a workshop in Ukraine to share the EU's experience and best practice with the Schengen system. The seminar is aimed at Ukraine’s law enforcement, border guard and foreign affairs…
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EU programme shares useful tools and resources with cultural and creative organisations in Eastern Neighbourhood

22 January 2018
The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity programme, which is ending in January 2018, has created a list of useful resources with tools and ideas for solving various daily issues for organisations working in the cultural field. The list provides links to publications and useful self-…
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EU organises Euroclubs competition in Ukraine

22 January 2018
On 19 January, the EU Delegation to Ukraine announced the second Euroclubs competition. This year, the EU is looking for the 10 most creative Euroclubs in the country. The main theme of the competition is “How the movement of Ukraine towards the EU changes our country”. Organisations acting as…
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Ten Ukrainian companies to receive European funding for energy-efficient innovations

19 January 2018
Ten Ukrainian companies have been selected by the Innovative Voucher Program, a joint programme of the European Union and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to develop technologies aiming at increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. The total sum of funding is €…
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EU on human rights situation in Crimea: international observers must be granted full access to the peninsula

19 January 2018
The EU today issued a statement on the situation in the Crimean peninsula after Volodymyr Balukh was given a three-year prison sentence on 16 January. Balukh, known to have opposed the illegal annexation of the peninsula by the Russian Federation, was sentenced to three years and seven months in a…
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EU donates criminal investigation equipment and organises public order workshops in south-Ukrainian city of Odesa

18 January 2018
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine, which recently extended its regional presence in the country by opening a new office in Odesa, organised a workshop for local non-governmental organisations on 17 January. The event served as a platform to discuss the issue of peaceful assembly…
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EU supports systemic changes to develop opportunities in the craft industry in Belarus and Ukraine

17 January 2018
A new project will teach craftspeople in Belarus and Ukraine to promote their products and provide them with the tools to interact with global platforms to sell artisanal products. This, among other activities, will be the focus of the new cross-border project, recently launched by the EU’s Eastern…
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Event in Brussels to present Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016

17 January 2018
On 23 January, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) will present in Brussels the “Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016”, a publication revealing data and comparative analysis of progress made by the six Eastern Partner (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the…