New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

11 December 2018
Georgia is getting ready to reform its gas market by putting in new energy legislation. The demand for natural gas is increasing each year and Georgia’s gas contracts are expiring. Geopolitics make Georgia’s energy security even more vulnerable, given that the country doesn’t have enough local gas…
Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support - part II

Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support - part II

07 December 2018
On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Declaration celebrates its 70th anniversary. Among the fundamental rights claimed in the Declaration is the right to an adequate standard of living.
Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support (part I)

Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support (part I)

05 December 2018
What difficulties people, who were forced to leave their own homes due to hostilities, encountered? Where they found strength to open their own businesses and how EU helped them? On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year,…
“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

03 December 2018
A little over a year ago, a new social service called “on wheels” appeared in the Republic of Moldova. The idea behind the service is that mobile teams consisting of psychologists, kinetotherapists and social workers visit families that have members with special needs and help them to solve their…
EU support to socially disadvantaged babies in Kakheti

EU support to socially disadvantaged babies in Kakheti

03 December 2018
For 27-year-old Pato Imedashvili, from Omalo village, Akhmeta municipality, morning starts very early. There is a lot of work to do… She has five children, one of which she has to see off to school, two others to kindergarten. Seven-month-old Hamza is the youngest of the family members. Pato’s…
The free legal aid being made available to those who are less fortunate in Azerbaijan

The free legal aid being made available to those who are less fortunate in Azerbaijan

30 November 2018
Her ex-husband does not pay child maintenance and refuses to give his permission for their child to be taken abroad for medical treatment. Meanwhile, her pensioner mother has a severe disability but does not receive adequate benefits.
Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the perspectives of the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the prospects for the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

29 November 2018
On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Declaration celebrates its 70th anniversary. Among the fundamental rights claimed in the Declaration is the right to work. 
A ramp, a social taxi and a new apartment: How the lives of seriously ill children are changing

A ramp, a social taxi and a new apartment: How the lives of seriously ill children are changing

19 November 2018
An EU-financed project implemented by the Belarusian Children's Hospice and British NGO HealthProm aims to create an advocacy system for families who have seriously ill children.
Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

16 November 2018
Georgia’s Enguri Hydropower Plant is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the South Caucasus. Experts assess that Georgia uses 11,9 billion kWh of energy a year. Established in the 1970s, the Enguri Hydropower Plant, together with the nearby Vardnili plant, produces up to 4 billion kWh of…
Belarus: How an EU-supported project is changing the lives of children with special needs in Navapolack

Belarus: How an EU-supported project is changing the lives of children with special needs in Navapolack

06 November 2018
On 1 September, Navapolack school № 8 opened its doors for the new school year. At the school, known as “school № 8”, an inclusive environment continues to be created thanks to a joint project between the EU and the Navapolack City Executive Committee.