How the Ungheni–Chișinău gas pipeline will help Moldova to gain the energy independence

How the Ungheni–Chișinău gas pipeline will help Moldova to gain the energy independence

28 October 2020
The Republic of Moldova has changed its position in the negotiations with Gazprom on a new gas supply contract. Thanks to the commissioning of the Ungheni–Chișinău gas pipeline, Moldova’s arguments in discussing the purchase price for gas may have gained strength. The 120-kilometer pipeline will…
Tsitsi Shengelia – a young entrepreneur breaking stereotypes

Tsitsi Shengelia – a young entrepreneur breaking stereotypes

21 October 2020
Tsitsi Shengelia decided to turn her hobby into a business in 2017. That’s how a creative studio, ‘By Tsitsi’, was created. It can be found in Zugdidi, where a woman carpenter transfers her own emotions and mood into wooden handiworks; here she feels freedom and happiness born in the process of…
Good, clean and fair  food: How the EU supports agriculture and biodiversity in Azerbaijan

Good, clean and fair food: How the EU supports agriculture and biodiversity in Azerbaijan

15 October 2020
The industrialisation of agriculture and food challenges small-scale farmers to compete with mass production and lower prices. Is it worth sacrificing quality for quantity? Even though industrial food products are cheaper, they include additives and growth accelerators that are unhealthy and lead…
Serving up posh burgers in Gori, with EU4Youth support

Serving up posh burgers in Gori, with EU4Youth support

13 October 2020
Sophio Nozadze is originally from the town of Gori. After graduating from Tbilisi Free University, she returned to her hometown, where, together with her business partner, she became fully engaged in a challenging new enterprise.
Energy-efficient schools and day care centres – a real opportunity for Georgia?

Energy-efficient schools and day care centres – a real opportunity for Georgia?

09 October 2020
One of Georgia’s priorities for 2019–2020 is to increase the energy efficiency of public buildings, including day care centres and schools. On the one hand, this will reduce municipal costs, and on the other, it will lay the foundations for a new environmentally conscious system.
How residents in Novoyavorivsk, Ukraine benefit from energy efficiency

How residents in Novoyavorivsk, Ukraine benefit from energy efficiency

02 October 2020
Homeowner association ‘Lypy-2’ in the city of Novoyavorivsk, Lviv Region, was the first in Ukraine to receive a thermal modernisation grant under the Energy Efficiency Fund project First Movers.
EU boosts use of green and energy-efficient technologies in Armenia

EU boosts use of green and energy-efficient technologies in Armenia

25 September 2020
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are relatively new concepts in Armenia. Some years ago, Armenians were sceptical about both the financial and ecological advantages of green technologies. Now, it is hard to find an Armenian village without at least solar water heaters.
How the Church of Georgia and the EU are helping children find foster families

How the Church of Georgia and the EU are helping children find foster families

09 September 2020
Since the Georgian government started closing down children’s institutions, it has been working on developing better alternative forms of care for children deprived of family environment.
Why EU connection codes matter for Georgia

Why EU connection codes matter for Georgia

04 September 2020
Connection codes are the technical paramaters, which must be adhered to when a facility is switched on the public grid. These codes ensure the safe, secure and cost-effective functioning of a country's electricity system. The European Union's (EU) connection codes aim to unify all of these national…
Electric dreams: planning for a brighter future in Georgia

Electric dreams: planning for a brighter future in Georgia

04 September 2020
Electricity system operators must plan to ensure that grid infrastructure always meets consumer demand. This planning is important as it allows demand to be safely met. It also integrates new challenges like renewable energy and electric vehicles. Such challenges can result in volatile electricity…