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EU bank agrees loan to upgrade water supply in Georgia

02 August 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has directly financed a company in Georgia for the first time. The EU bank will provide a €21.47 million long-term loan to Tbilisi’s water utility – Georgian Water and Power (GWP) – to support its water and wastewater infrastructure development programme. The…
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€105 million available for clean energy research under Horizon 2020

02 August 2017
Applicants still have until 7 September to submit project proposals aiming to demonstrate innovative renewable energy technologies under the EU’s Horizon 2020 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' Work Programme. The total available budget is €105 million, divided between the following nine topics…
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Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

28 July 2017
EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This time, the focus is on energy and environment! The International Energy Charter Secretariat is currently offering…
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Belarusian farmers embrace organic production in line with EU standards

27 July 2017
Several farmers and agricultural producers  in the Belarusian regions of Hrodna and Minsk have joined an EU-supported pilot initiative on organic production. Thanks to this, farming practices in the Smarhonski and Ašmianski districts of Hrodna region and the Valožyn district of Minsk region now…
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EU helps the Republic of Moldova to draft Customs Code

27 July 2017
On 31 July, an EU expert mission will visit the Moldovan capital Chișinău to assist the country’s Ministry of Finance and Customs Service in examining and revising the draft of its Customs Code. During the five-day mission, the EU experts will also help their Moldovan counterparts to verify that…
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Three more Armenian cities join Covenant of Mayors initiative for climate and energy

26 July 2017
Three more Armenian cities have joined the Covenant of Mayors initiative for climate and energy. In June this year, the cities of Masis, Gavar and Ijevan, with a total population of over 60,000, became signatories of  the initiative. In doing so, the Armenian cities voluntarily took on the…
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EU opens organic production educational centre in Armenia

25 July 2017
A new hub for Armenian farmers interested in growing organic food has been opened in Asharak, Aragatsotn province with the support of the European Union. The hub, called “Agrolog Organic Educational Production Centre”, aims to promote organic agriculture in Armenia and to share experience in this…
Schools in Minsk Region embrace the principles of organic farming

Schools in Minsk Region embrace the principles of organic farming

25 July 2017
Two Belarusian schools have embraced organic farming to grow environmentally safe products for schoolchildren’s meals. Located in Smaliavičy district, Minsk region, these are the first two schools to take part in the pilot initiative within the EU-supported project aimed at transition to a green…
With the EU’s support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?E

With the EU’s support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

25 July 2017
In June this year, 30 Ukrainian cities simultaneously became signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative designed to make cities and towns more energy efficient. “While expectations of the initiative may be somewhat different in Europe and in Ukraine, this is an initiative from…
EU project supports opening of buckwheat processing factory in Armenia

EU project supports opening of buckwheat processing factory in Armenia

25 July 2017
A second buckwheat processing factory has been opened in the border community of Bavra in Shirak in the framework of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). The factory opening is a continuation of the assistance ENPARD-Armenia has provided to…