European Union

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 Union

Modern tomato growing techniques to be presented by EU in Georgian regions

14 September 2017
On 18 September, the EU-funded European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Georgia will hold demonstration events in two villages on modern methods of tomato growing. As part of the project, organic and intensive tomato growing demo plots have been established…
European Union

European Model of Rural Development introduced in Keda municipality of Georgia

14 September 2017
A new EU project recently launched in the Georgian municipality of Keda will focus on the diversifying local economic activities, improving the investment climate and empowering competitive agricultural and environmental practices.   The new project will follow the earlier EU-supported rural…
European Union

EU commits fresh resources to support small enterprises in Belarus

14 September 2017
Over 200 domestic small and medium-sized enterprises from Belarus will benefit from the expert advice and know-how available through the Advice for Small Business (ASB) programme, the budget of which has been recently boosted with additional funds from the European Union. The news was announced…
European Union

EU project on civil aviation support in Georgia presents its results

14 September 2017
Improved safety and security in the Georgian civil aviation system, assistance with the transposition of the relevant European standards into Georgia’s system – these are some examples of the results achieved by an EU-supported twinning project which has just ended in the country. The 26-month…
European Union

EU-funded project announces Organic September in Armenia

14 September 2017
The EU-funded Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI) project has announced that September will be an organic month in Armenia. The “Organic September” initiative targets farmers, food producers, other agricultural stakeholders and consumers, and encourages them to grow and buy healthy and…
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…
PPRD East

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…