Josep Borrell and Olivér Várhelyi: An Eastern Partnership that delivers for all

Josep Borrell and Olivér Várhelyi: An Eastern Partnership that delivers for all

26 March 2020
In this challenging time, marked by the coronavirus outbreak, we can see how important international cooperation is. Over the last decade, the Eastern Partnership has brought concrete benefits for people in Belarus and across the European Union’s eastern neighbourhood.
Belarus: The people of Kamieniec in safer hands thanks to new EU-funded fire station

Belarus: The people of Kamieniec in safer hands thanks to new EU-funded fire station

25 March 2020
Ever since the old fire station of the Kamieniec Fire Brigade in Belarus was declared unsafe and demolished in 2017, the local firefighters have been down on their luck.
EU4Energy Babushka

EU4Energy Babushka’s tips on how to be more energy efficient

13 March 2020
The EU supports energy efficiency measures through the EU4Energy programme. EU4Energy addresses energy supply, security and connectivity issues in the Eastern partner countries, and promotes the use of renewable energy sources.
Eastern Partnership start-ups at ClimateLaunchpad event

Eastern Partnership start-ups showcase cleantech innovations at ClimateLaunchpad event

28 February 2020
On 14 and 15 November, the 2019 Global Final of the world’s largest green business ideas competition was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Known as ClimateLaunchpad, the EU-supported competition recognises companies with the greatest potential to combat the global climate crisis through their…
How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

20 December 2019
By joining the EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy’, Belarusian regions are innovating and improving their energy efficiency. But what did the modernisation of the public baths in Hlybokaje and the boiler facilities in Brest mean for the cities?
Belarusian schoolchildren take part in the EU-supported river cleanliness project

Belarusian schoolchildren take part in river cleanliness project

17 September 2019
In the agricultural town of Lopatino, ninth-grade student and avid fisher, Yana Fursevich, once caught a pike in Styr River, a tributary of Pripyat.
Coming to a city near you: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Coming to a city near you: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

13 June 2019
Eastern partner countries eligible for EU Sustainable Energy Awards for the first time. Shaping Europe’s Energy Future is the theme of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which will happen across the EU and in the Eastern Partnership region from 17 to 21 June. Since 2006, the EUSEW…
Ašmiany and Biaroza: How to live better with the help of energy efficiency

Ašmiany and Biaroza: How to live better with the help of energy efficiency

30 May 2019
For years, the European Union has been helping small towns in Belarus to implement their ambitious energy efficiency projects. Within the framework of the new round of the "Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects" programme, a kindergarten in the town of Ašmiany will be modernised, while modern…
How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

01 March 2019
Let us imagine a scenario: You get a new fridge. You know the exact figure – how much energy, in kilowatt-hours, the old refrigerator consumed  each year. With the new one, you can save, say, 200 kilowatt-hours per year, but it costs a little more than the previous one. By simple mathematical…
How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

10 October 2018
What do the Belarusian city of Polack and the French city of Lyon have in common? And how are local residents changing their regions in Belarus? Read on to find out. The European Union and Belarus are currently implementing four joint energy projects, with a total budget of over €3 million. With…