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Finland to share experience counteracting corruption risks at customs with Belarus

12 December 2017
On 13-15 December, customs officials from Belarus will visit Finland to learn about the country’s experience in counteracting corruption risks while carrying out customs checks and services. The visit has been organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange…
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EU programme invites proposals to strengthen cultural bridges in Ukraine

12 December 2017
The EU-funded Culture Bridges programme, newly launched in Ukraine, has invited the country’s cultural operators to apply for funding to carry out cooperation projects involving participants from at least two non-neighbouring oblasts of the country. The programme will provide grants of up to €8,…
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Mogherini after EU-Ukraine Association Council meeting: “Working closely together we can achieve really tangible and positive results for our citizens.”

11 December 2017
On 8 December, the European Union and Ukraine held the fourth meeting of the Association Council. “We met for the first time since the entry into force of our Association Agreement and of visa free travel for Ukrainians to the European Union. And these two achievements show that by working…
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Armenia: expert mission to share EU experience on market surveillance of non-food products

11 December 2017
Two experts from Lithuania and Slovenia will visit Armenia between 11 and 15 December to share the EU’s experience with the country’s authorities. The experts will present EU legislation regulating risk assessment and quality assurance in the area of market surveillance of non-food products. The…
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EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine supports closing down of illegal tobacco factory

11 December 2017
European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) joined the border and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, EU Member States and Europol in their efforts to stop the operation of an illegal tobacco factory in Spain on 5 December. EUBAM experts supported the investigation,…
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EU programme equips Georgian civil society with tools to advocate for rural development

11 December 2017
Around 30 representatives of regional civil society organisations (CSOs) from Georgia met in the country’s capital Tbilisi on 7 December for an interactive seminar on rural development advocacy. This was the final in a series of training seminars organised through the European Neighbourhood…
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Expert mission to help Ukraine join European car and driving licence information system

11 December 2017
Between 12 and 13 December, the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) is conducting an expert mission to Ukraine on the European Car and Driving Licence Information System (EUCARIS). EUCARIS is a multifunctional information and communication system…
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Moldova: 12 best green energy projects recognised in EU-supported Moldova Eco Energetica Competition

11 December 2017
On 8 December, 12 projects in the field of renewables and green energy were announced as winners of the 2017 edition of the Moldova Eco Energetica Competition. Among the winners were wind farms, kindergartens equipped with modern green energy and energy efficiency technologies and private…
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Ukraine: Police in Lviv to conduct bicycle patrols for first time thanks to EU support

08 December 2017
On 8 December, the European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) donated bicycles, uniforms and other equipment to police in Lviv, which will see police patrol the city on bicycles for the first time next spring. A team of 40 bicycle patrol officers will undergo special training in order to…
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Energy efficiency discussed during visit of EU officials to Ukrainian city of Konotop

08 December 2017
Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine visited the Ukrainian town of Konotop on 6 December. The visit was part of the "Building Europe in Ukraine" information campaign, which aims to explain the importance of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, promote…