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EU releases local statement on the detention of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Aliyev

08 September 2017
On 6 September, the European Union released a statement in which it expressed its deep concern over the detention of Mehman Aliyev, a prominent Azerbaijani journalist and Director of the Turan news agency, on 24 August. “Aliyev has been detained initially for a period of three months on charges of…
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One week to go: apply now to become a Young European Ambassador

08 September 2017
There is still one week to go for young people aged between 18 and 25 to apply to become Young European Ambassadors (YEAs). The initiative is open to active and enthusiastic young people who are fluent in English and are citizens of the EU or of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic…
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Erasmus+ opens Info Centres for youth in Eastern Neighbourhood region

07 September 2017
The EU-supported educational programme Erasmus+ has announced the opening of Info Centres in six Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) and Russia. The Info Centres will share information about opportunities for young people and…
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EU project in Moldova offers free training for operators of biomass heating plants

07 September 2017
The EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project is providing free training courses for 200 operators of biomass heating plants. The 40-hour courses will be conducted between September and November 2017 at the Operators’ Training Centre, which has been established in Moldova with the EU’s support. The…
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Belarus: EU promotes energy efficiency in Čavusy

06 September 2017
The “Water and Energy” public information centre has been opened by the EU Covenant of Mayors –Demonstration Projects programme in Čavusy. The centre uses demonstration stands to inform people about the importance of energy, water and heat savings for increasing efficiency. For example, the “Energy…
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EU organises rural development meeting in Georgian municipality of Khulo

06 September 2017
The European model of rural development will be presented at an information meeting in the Georgian municipality of Khulo on 13-20 September. The event, which is being organised as part of a project funded by the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), will…
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EU project on energy efficiency invites journalists to press tour in Zhmerynka

06 September 2017
Journalists working in Ukraine are invited to take part in a press tour to Zhmerynka in the Vinnytsya region of Ukraine on 12 September to see the results of the EU’s assistance to energy efficiency in the town. Journalists who would like to participate can apply until 8 September. The journalists…
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E-governance in Eastern Partnership countries to be discussed at EU conference in October

06 September 2017
How the EU’s Eastern Partner countries use information and communication technology to promote the transparency of government processes and ensure the safety and security of cyberspace will be the focus of an EU-organised conference in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on 4 October. The conference…
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Opportunity for civil society leaders from Eastern Neighbourhood – apply now

05 September 2017
Young civil society leaders from the six Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are invited to apply for the Eastern Partnership Civil Society fellowship programme and increase their leadership capacity. Supported by Eastern…
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Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Programme to host debate at Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój

05 September 2017
The EU-funded Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-border Cooperation Programme will host a debate during the 27th Economic Forum in the Polish town of Krynica-Zdrój on 7 September. The thematic panel, entitled “Stagnation or progress? Over decade of Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian cooperation on the EU…