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…
European Union

EU reacts to the sentencing of Mejlis Deputy Chair in Crimea

12 September 2017
“Yesterday the so called ‘Supreme Court’ of Simferopol sentenced the Deputy Chair of the Mejlis, Akhtem Chyigoz, to eight years of imprisonment for ‘organising mass disturbances’ in February 2014,” the European Union said in a statement issued on 11 September. “The European Union has consistently…
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Newly appointed Head of EU Delegation to Azerbaijan welcomes release of journalist

12 September 2017
On 11 September, newly appointed Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Kestutis Jankauskas, met the country’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and presented a copy of his credentials. During the meeting, both the Foreign Minister and Head of the Delegation…
European Union

Going local: focus on local and regional authorities as key players in the Eastern Partnership

12 September 2017
The key role of local authorities in ensuring the success of the Eastern Partnership will be in focus today, as the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership – or CORLEAP – gathers for its annual meeting in Brussels. With their strong grassroots connections, local…
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Women in Business conference for female entrepreneurs in Belarus

12 September 2017
Around 150 women representing the private sector in Belarus met in the country’s capital Minsk last week for the first national business conference entitled “Business territory: Women’s approach”. Organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of a project jointly…
European Union

Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry to consult the public on the strategy developed with EU support

11 September 2017
Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Ministry has launched its development strategy, which has been put together with the advice of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM). According to an EUAM press release, this milestone organisational strategy will guide the reform activities of the Ministry until…
United Cultures

Azerbaijan: Baku to host ‘Euro Tolerance’ festival in October

11 September 2017
The Euro Tolerance Festival “Imagine” will take place in the Azerbaijani capital Baku between 12 and 20 October. The festival, which is organised by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan in collaboration with the Embassies of EU Member States and the United Cultures organisation, will include musical…
European Union

Inclusive tourist site for birdwatching opened in Valožyn district of Belarus with EU support

08 September 2017
A new, “inclusive” tourist site for birdwatching was opened on 1 September in the village of Zamasciany in the Valožyn district of Belarus. The site is located on the tourist route "Valožyn Hascincy" and, according to a press release by the EU Delegation to Belarus, this opportunity for organised…
European Union

Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

08 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 game-changer eager to make a difference for your community and country? Become a Young European Ambassador…