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EU Mission donates off-road vehicles to help Ukraine police reach remote communities

15 December 2017
The ability of the National Police of Ukraine to protect and serve communities in remote and difficult to reach areas has been strengthened following the recent donation of 30 off-road vehicles by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM). These resilient vehicles should help improve safety and…
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EU reviews results after four years of support to agriculture in Georgia

15 December 2017
On 13 December, the EU Delegation to Georgia announced a third phase of the EU’s assistance to the country’s agricultural sector. This assistance will be provided through the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), which in the last four years (2014-2017)…
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EU to support development of electronic communication regulatory framework in Georgia

14 December 2017
On 12 December, the EU announced the launch of a new Twinning project to support the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) with the development of its electronic communications regulatory framework and operational capacities in line with the EU regulatory framework. During its 18-…
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Twenty Belarusian cities join EU initiative for climate and energy action

13 December 2017
Twenty Belarusian cities have become new members of the EU-funded initiative “Covenant of Mayors East”. The official ceremony of the signature of the agreement took place at the regional conference “Covenant of Mayors: joint actions in the field of climate and energy” on 13 December in Minsk,…
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Kindergarten in Ukraine saves over 75% on energy bills thanks to EU project support

13 December 2017
Kalynka kindergarten in the Ukrainian town of Slavutych is now saving over 75% on its energy bills thanks to energy efficiency measures implemented with EU support. Thermal insulation works also mean children at the kindergarten will enjoy warmth and comfort this winter. The kindergarten, known as…
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EU boosts support to small businesses in Ukraine with new finance

13 December 2017
On 13 December, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – announced the signing of a guarantee agreement with the Ukrainian bank ‘Oschadbank’ to support €50 million in loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country. This…
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Culture and Creativity Programme summarises its impact in Eastern Partnership region

13 December 2017
The EU-Eastern Partnership (EaP) Culture and Creativity Programme, which is coming to an end in January 2018, has presented its achievements in its six countries of operation: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Over three years, from February 2015 to…
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EU launches Young Experts Scheme in Armenia

12 December 2017
Last week, the EU Delegation to Armenia in partnership with the country's government announced the launch of the Young Experts Scheme Armenia (YES) project that will offer opportunities for young people to gain experience in the country’s civil service. The EU together with the Government of…
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Ukraine: opportunity for internships in NGO sector

12 December 2017
The National Exchange Programme, supported by the European Union in Ukraine, has announced a call for mini-internships in the country’s public sector. The potential participants are invited to apply for an internship with one of 31 NGOs involved in a wide range of activities, from supporting people…
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New energy efficiency testing labs opened in Belarus with EU support

12 December 2017
Sixteen energy efficiency testing laboratories were opened with the EU’s support at the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification in Minsk on 11 December. Seven laboratories will assess the energy efficiency of buildings and a further nine laboratories will test the energy…