EaP CSF holds first Steering Committee meeting of the year

04 February 2016
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) held its first Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the year aiming to define the working programme and main priorities for 2016, reports the Forum’s Secretariat.   During the meeting, the SC elected its co-chairs of the year: Krzysztof Bobiński…

Ukraine: Head of EU Delegation disappointed about resignation of Minister of Economic Development and Trade

04 February 2016
The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski, expressed his disappointment about the resignation of the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavicius, reports the Delegation’s press office. The Head of the EU Delegation…

EUMM Georgia: confidence-building through language

03 February 2016
The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia reports that its Field Office in Mtskheta distributed Georgian-Ossetian dictionaries to local authorities in Ksovrisi as a means of building confidence between Georgian and Ossetian communities. The action is funded by the Confidence Building…

EU Delegation to Ukraine: second edition of Euroquiz now open

03 February 2016
The EU Delegation to Ukraine has announced the launch of Euroquiz – an annual online game aimed at raising awareness about the European Union. Running from 2 February to 2 March, the quiz is organised by the “Youth Alternative” NGO in the framework of an EU-funded project, entitled “EU: The Choice…
Belarus: OSCE Representative condemns attack on journalist and calls on authorities to ensure media freedom

Belarus: OSCE Representative condemns attack on journalist and calls on authorities to ensure media freedom

03 February 2016
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has condemned police violence against a journalist in Belarus last week. The statement, issued by the OSCE’s Representative on Freedom of the Media, Ms Dunja Mijatović, calls on authorities to ensure journalists’ safety. The case…
EU welcomes Ukrainian Parliament’s vote on constitutional amendments related to the judiciary

EU welcomes Ukrainian Parliament’s vote on constitutional amendments related to the judiciary

03 February 2016
The EU looks forward to the swift adoption of constitutional amendments related to the judiciary to be voted on by the Verkhovna Rada, declared the EU spokesperson.   “The vote [..] is an important step towards strengthening the judiciary, improving its efficiency, safeguarding its independence…

Ukraine: EU helps people caught on the frontline

02 February 2016
As part of an EU-funded humanitarian assistance project, residents of Svetlodarsk in Ukraine are receiving electronic vouchers to purchase food and hygienic items in local supermarkets, reports the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The vouchers, which…

Agroforestry in Moldova: EU funded programme presented on Agro TV

02 February 2016
The advantages of agroforestry and its contribution to sustainable development as well as the EU’s role in helping Moldova to address the issue were in focus of a TV programme in Moldova. The Country Coordinator of the EU-Funded Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Programme (FLEG), Aurel Lozan,…

Armenia: €51 million from EIB to upgrade strategic transport infrastructure

01 February 2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) reports that it is lending € 51 million to Armenia to finance the rehabilitation of the country’s strategic M6 interstate road, which serves as a transport corridor with Georgia. The EIB funds will support the rehabilitation and upgrading of infrastructure along…
Situation in Moldova: EaP CSF Steering Committee sends open letter to Commissioner Hahn and High Representative Mogherini

Situation in Moldova: EaP CSF Steering Committee sends open letter to Commissioner Hahn and High Representative Mogherini

01 February 2016
The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) has addressed an open letter on current developments in Moldova to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and…