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Georgian capital receives over 140 new environmentally friendly buses thanks to EU support

20 December 2017
New environmentally friendly buses are now transporting passengers in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The city acquired 143 new compressed natural gas buses thanks to the support it received through the EU-funded Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) and the European Bank…
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Opportunities in cultural and creative sector for Eastern Neighbourhood countries

19 December 2017
The EU-Eastern Partnership (EaP) Culture and Creativity Programme, which is coming to its end in January 2018, has published a list of opportunities for artists, explorers and creative professionals from the EaP region. The deadline is approaching for those interested in taking part in the…
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EU-supported analysis aims to assist creation of charging stations for electric cars in Ukraine

19 December 2017
According to an EU-supported analysis, the development of environmentally-friendly transport in Ukraine is being held back by the absence of a regulated market for electric charging stations. “If proper infrastructure is to be developed, it is necessary to create transparent conditions for…
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Belarus: EU helps schools stay warm and save money

18 December 2017
Thanks to EU support, 1,670 children at a secondary school in Dziaržynsk, Belarus, will be able to study in warmer, brighter classrooms. In 2016, the school building was entirely insulated as part of its participation in the EU’s Energy Efficiency in Schools programme. Old windows were replaced by…
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EU to help strengthen State Audit Office of Georgia

18 December 2017
Last week, the EU Delegation to Georgia held an event to launch a new project to help strengthen the institutional capacity of the country’s State Audit Office (SAO). The 24-month project, which formally began in May 2017, aims to further enhance the SAO’s independence and professional capacity and…
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EU4Energy: Belarus to scale up investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy fields

18 December 2017
Belarus has adopted a roadmap to attract increased investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the country. The roadmap was adopted as a result of the 3rd meeting of the “Task-Force for Scaling up Investments in Energy Efficiency”, organised by the Energy Charter Secretariat on 14…
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Georgia: Legal aid providers establish cooperation network with EU support

15 December 2017
Eleven Georgian legal aid providers formed a cooperation network to ease access to their services for citizens. One of the functions of the newly-established Legal Aid Network is to maintain the information web portal, which is designed to provide user-friendly information to Georgian citizens…
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EU-funded cross-border project helps Moldovan and Ukrainian youth develop basic life skills and social responsibility

15 December 2017
Moldovan and Ukrainian partners on both sides of the border have launched a project to facilitate people-to-people contact in the social, cultural and educational spheres, with the focus on young care leavers from the two countries. The project aims to contribute to the creation of better…
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Energy Efficiency Week in Belarus: 1,000 children from Braslau participated

15 December 2017
More than 1,000 children participated in thematic lectures and events, organised in the framework of Energy Efficiency Week in the Belarusian town of Braslau. They learned about how to save energy, make the town more environmentally friendly, and help reverse climate change by taking simple steps…
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Energy efficiency in Eastern Partnership municipalities discussed at EU regional conference in Belarus

15 December 2017
The importance of energy efficiency measures for municipalities and existing EU opportunities in this regard were discussed at the regional conference “Covenant of Mayors: joint actions in the field of climate and energy” on 13-14 December in Minsk, Belarus. The conference welcomed municipalities…