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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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EU-organised workshop in Armenia on liberalisation and regulation of electricity market

23 January 2018
On 25-26 January, experts from Croatia, Germany, Lithuania and Spain will visit Armenia to conduct a workshop on the introduction, development and regulation of a well-functioning electricity market. The event is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information…
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EU opposes two new death sentences in Belarus

23 January 2018
On 23 January, the European Union denounced two new death sentences given to Vyachaslaw Sukharka and Alyaksandr Zhylnikaw in Belarus, saying that “the death penalty does not serve as a deterrent to crime, and errors, inevitable in any legal system, become irreversible”. The EU statement refers to…
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EU green energy project helps hundreds of pupils at school in Moldova stay warm in winter

22 January 2018
A school and kindergarten in the village of Cotul Morii in Moldova have been connected to biomass heating systems, thanks to the support of the EU-financed Energy and Biomass Project. As a result, more than 250 children and teaching staff at the two institutions, both of which were rebuilt after…
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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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EU boosts Armenian civil society with additional support

19 January 2018
On 19 January, the EU announced that it is providing new support to Armenian civil society to implement activities in the sphere of promotion and protection of human rights and active citizenship. Five new civil society projects aim to stimulate Armenian civil society organisations to take the…
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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 €…