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EU supports Ukrainian cities in the area of energy management and efficiency

15 January 2018
In Ukraine, more than 160 cities have joined the European Union’s ‘Covenant of Mayors East’ (CoM East) initiative, which aims to support local and regional authorities to reduce СО2 emissions by around 30% by 2020 and become more energy efficient. A recently published article quoting energy…
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EU supports opening of organic farming consultancy centre in Moldova

15 January 2018
The EU has supported the establishment of the Organic Farming Consultancy Centre on the banks of the Dniester river in Moldova. Thanks to the opening of the centre – an initiative of four specialised associations – farmers in the area will now benefit from professional advice on the reduction or…
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EU-supported expert mission to assist reform of education inspectorate system in Ukraine

15 January 2018
On 22-26 January, experts from Portugal and Romania will visit Ukraine to share their countries’ experiences on the functioning of education inspectorates. The purpose of the expert mission will be to assist the country’s State Inspectorate of Educational Institutions in reforming the national…
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Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

12 January 2018
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Do you care about the environment and want to gain experience in the field of energy? You…
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Moldova: EU project approves 32 grants for businesses funded by migrant remittances

12 January 2018
The Moldova-based, EU-funded ‘PARE 1+1’ programme has announced the approval of 32 grant applications submitted by companies created by Moldovan migrants or their relatives. According to estimates, about 90 new jobs will be created thanks to these new grants and cumulative investments in the…
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“United We Stand Strong”: Opening ceremony marks beginning of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency

12 January 2018
On 11 January, EU leadership gathered in the Bulgarian capital Sofia for the inauguration ceremony of the country’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Bulgarian Presidency began on 1 January 2018 and will last 6 months as per usual practice at the Council of the EU. Before…
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EU supports local energy efficiency and infrastructure projects in Ukraine

11 January 2018
Ukrainian local authorities can benefit from European Union assistance for implementing infrastructure and energy efficiency projects as part of the Ukraine Municipal Infrastructure Programme (UMIP). With total funding of €400 million, the UMIP provides financing for municipal infrastructure…
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Armenia: EU-supported video shows first solar-powered bus stops in Yerevan

11 January 2018
The European Union has supported the creation of the first solar-powered bus stops in the Armenian capital Yerevan. A video released by the EU Delegation to Armenia shows how citizens can now charge their mobile phones while waiting for a bus in the city. Each solar-powered bus stop can fully…
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EU4Energy: Energy Community to assist Georgia in gas market reform

11 January 2018
On 9 January, the Energy Community Secretariat launched another technical assistance project in Tbilisi, Georgia, under the EU4Energy Governance Project. The project will contribute to opening the gas market, attracting investments and increasing the security of gas supply in Georgia. A new draft…
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Georgia: EU supports modernisation of Enguri hydro power plant

10 January 2018
On 10 January, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced the allocation of a €28 million loan for the modernisation and rehabilitation of the Enguri hydro power plant, the largest electricity supplier in Georgia. An additional €7 million grant was allocated by the European…