Moldova: PARE 1+1 – encouraging migrants to return home

Moldova: PARE 1+1 – encouraging migrants to return home

13 October 2016
Despite migration in the last two decades, which saw hundreds of thousands of Moldovans leave the country, some people decide to return home and are motivated by the idea of launching their own business. PARE 1+1 is a programme designed to attract remittances into the economy and is financed by the…
Armenian house with EU poster in front

European type cheeses from Armenian marzes

12 October 2016
European-type cheeses will soon have a ‘Made in Armenia’ labels and have the chance to appear in European markets. The EU-funded ENPARD Armenia project is supporting Armenian farmers from different marzes to produce new types of cheese and find new markets. 6 high-value cheese-production facilities…
Spending, European style: What stands in the way of transparent Ukrainian municipal budgets?

Spending, European style: What stands in the way of transparent Ukrainian municipal budgets?

12 October 2016
Did you know you could track local government expenditure online, thanks to EU funding of budget transparency programmes? Support for greater accountability is, however, only half the task: the public needs to take an interest in how their tax money is spent. 
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Belarus, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, highlights the importance of the EU’s partnership with Belarus, and how cooperation is making a real difference on the ground

Common history, common interests, and common global challenges: why Belarus matters to the EU

29 September 2016
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Belarus, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, highlights the importance of the EU’s partnership with Belarus, and how cooperation is making a real difference on the ground What are the important values promoted by Europe, which you believe are shared by Belarus…
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, explains in an interview why Armenia is so important to the EU, and highlights the significant impact of cooperation on the ground

For the EU, Armenia is not just a neighbour but part of the European family

06 September 2016
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, explains in an interview why Armenia is so important to the EU, and highlights the significant impact of cooperation on the ground What are the important values shared by the EU and Armenia? Armenia is part of the…
The departing Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński, highlights in his farewell interview Ukraine’s huge potential, as it takes responsibility for its own future

Europe needs Ukraine to understand its own destiny

31 August 2016
The departing Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński, highlights in his farewell interview Ukraine’s huge potential, as it takes responsibility for its own future Which are the values that Europe is promoting in Ukraine, which are shared in this country? The…
Singers in traditional costume

Belarus-EU: hopes, expectations, and reality

06 July 2016
What do Belarusians hope from cooperation with the EU, what is expected and are there reasons to expect more?
Boy holding EU balloons

There is no alternative for European prospect in Armenia

04 July 2016
Although Armenia declared its commitment to European values as far back as in the 90s, joining the Council of Europe in 2001 and other European organizations later, Armenia has no shortage of people trying to undermine the said commitment. Some of them oppose Europe to Armenia’s ally - Russia,…
Georgian dancer against backdrop of EU flag

Georgia’s bid to be a European neighbour

02 July 2016
It is now quite widely believed that Georgia’s European integration is irreversible, and that Europe is where Georgia belongs. Yet people in Georgia still often ask each other what are the benefits of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA), signed in June 2014. The short answer is Georgia’s…
Church with flag of EU Days in Kyiv

Money from Brussels - target or tool? How Ukraine should not lose EU aid

01 July 2016
In early 2012, a scandal flared up in Ukraine. The European Union announced the suspension of sectoral aid, which for the previous 15 years had been granted to Kyiv. Diplomats informally explained: Brussels had a reason to believe that the European grant in the field of energy actually went to the…