European Union

Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič visits Ukraine to discuss country’s energy policy

18 September 2017
The European Commission's Vice-President for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, visited Ukraine on 15 September. Šefčovič met with high-level members of the Ukrainian government and spoke at the opening of the 14th Yalta European Strategy annual meeting on the geopolitics of energy policy. During his…
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Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

15 September 2017
EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Are you a young professional active in the field of foreign policy? If you wish to improve your skills, the Policy Advisers…
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Ukraine moves forward with historic education reform

15 September 2017
The Ukrainian national parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted a new framework law on education that brings the system closer to European standards. The new law was developed by the country’s government in close cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF) and experts mobilised by…
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EU prolongs sanctions in response to violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity

15 September 2017
On 14 September, the European Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2018. “The measures consist of asset freezes and travel bans,” the EU said in…
European Commission

European Commission President: catching the wind in our sails

13 September 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President delivered today his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. Among the…
European Union

EU Advisory Mission helps train Ukrainian patrol police in safe driving techniques

13 September 2017
Forty-eight Patrol Police officers from Kyiv have successfully completed a course in defensive driving which was recently organised by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM). The aim of the four-week programme was to improve professional skills through theoretical and practical exercises…
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Rescue teams from Eastern Neighbourhood to gather in Moldova for emergency cooperation field exercise on civil protection

13 September 2017
A full-scale civil protection field exercise entitled ‘EU MOLDEX 2017’ will be held between 18 and 21 September in the Republic of Moldova. Organised by the EU in the framework of the “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries” (…
European Union

Event in Brussels to discuss Ukraine’s new Energy Strategy and its input into European energy security

13 September 2017
A discussion will be held in Brussels on 18 September to discuss Ukraine’s new Energy Strategy and Energy Security Strengthening Plan, which will run until 2035 and 2020 respectively. The event will aim to analyse the country’s goals in the energy sector outlined in its new energy policy, which is…
European Union

Tackling the challenges for independent media in the Eastern Partnership countries

13 September 2017
More than 350 media professionals and donors from the Eastern Partnership and the EU gather in Kyiv on 13 September for the 2nd Eastern Partnership Media Conference, which aims to shine a spotlight on the growing challenges facing journalists in the EU’s Eastern partner countries. Bringing…
European Union

EU vs Disinformation campaign launched a new website

12 September 2017
The EU’s diplomatic service has today launched a new website which will act as a single comprehensive database and resource for addressing the challenge of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Created with an attractive and clear design and interactive statistics, the website contains over 3,000 cases of…