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EU joins forces with Ukrainian bank to support small businesses in the country

17 November 2017
The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed a guarantee agreement with the Ukrgasbank on 16 November to provide €50 million in loans to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine. The agreement aims to facilitate access to…
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Members of European Parliament propose to reward reforms made by Eastern partners ahead of next week’s summit

17 November 2017
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) this week welcomed the significant progress made since the last Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, held in Riga in 2015. They pointed out that some Eastern Partners have made major reforms and that Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova now benefit…
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EU project represented by two Ukrainian towns at UN Climate Change Conference

16 November 2017
The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors East” project was represented by two Ukrainian towns – Kremenchuk and Odesa – at the Global Initiative Day during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which is taking place in the German city of Bonn between 6-17 November. The Global Initiative Day event,…
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EU report: Evaluation of Ukrainian reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation

16 November 2017
A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda in 2017, with several significant successes. However, “Progress in other areas has been less forthcoming, with…
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EU donation allows Ukraine’s first mobile police station take to the road in Khmelnytskyi region

15 November 2017
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine has donated a mobile police station to police in the country’s Khmelnytskyi region. The new police van is equipped with all the tools needed to work autonomously in remote areas and is the first such mobile station to be used by police in the…
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Commissioner Hahn visits Ukraine ahead of Eastern Partnership Summit

15 November 2017
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, is visiting Ukraine on 15 November ahead of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit that will take place on 24 November in Brussels. During his trip to the country's capital Kyiv, Commissioner Hahn is…
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EU projects organise conference to facilitate cooperation between Eastern Partnership municipalities in field of energy efficiency

15 November 2017
The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” and “Covenant of Mayors East” programmes will organise a regional conference for municipalities of the Eastern Partner (EaP) countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – on 13-14 December in…
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New EU-funded programme to support cultural sector in Ukraine

14 November 2017
The European Union and British Council have recently announced the launch of the Cultural Bridges programme in Ukraine. Running between November 2017 and October 2020, the three-year programme will award around 100 grants to fund a range of activities, including international mobility, national and…
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School in Ukrainian town of Slavutych improves energy efficiency thanks to EU project

14 November 2017
A school in the Ukrainian town of Slavutych has been thermally insulated to make it more energy efficient, thanks to the EU-funded Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects programme. The school’s old windows have been replaced with new double glazed upgrades, its facades have been insulated…
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Danish police share their public order practice with Ukrainian police officers

13 November 2017
Senior police from the Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv regions of Ukraine have returned from a European study visit on Scandinavian policing. As part of their trip to Denmark, officers observed the country’s annual tactical public order training exercises. Participants now plan to apply what they have…