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,…
Picture of carafe and glass of clean water

Working to achieve a clean water supply for all

03 July 2016
Many parts of Georgia still suffer from irregular water supply, with a significant impact on the lives and livelihoods in the towns and villages affected. Now, with EU support through a water infrastructure modernisation project, the taps are beginning to run again, delivering clean water to homes…
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…
Politician shakes hands with public

Becoming more European comes with a price

01 July 2016
Over the past decade, European integration has become a permanent source either for inflaming false debates, or for spreading exaggerated expectations among the Moldovan public. With the encouragement of the visa-free regime with the EU, the number of Moldovans visiting Europe has increased.…
Azerbaijani and EU flags, with brochures

Azerbaijan and the European Union: 25 years of cooperation and vision for the future

01 July 2016
In 2016, Azerbaijan and the EU are celebrating their 25th anniversary of collaboration: their first contacts date back to 1991 in the framework of the technical assistance programme to the Commonwealth of Independent States - TACIS.
Fairy tales to heal family wounds

Fairy tales to heal family wounds

13 October 2013
They came from orphanages, foster families and deprived backgrounds. Twenty eight teenagers from four different countries gathered in the coastal village of Koblevo, Ukraine, for a ten-day workshop organised by a project funded under the EU’s Eastern Partnership Youth Window. The workshop was aimed…