EU promotes recognition and preservation of Armenia’s cultural heritage

EU promotes recognition and preservation of Armenia’s cultural heritage

10 May 2018
Armenia, a small and mountainous country in the South Caucasus, is famous for its centuries-old history and culture. Tens of thousands of tourists visit the country each year to see monuments that date as far back as the Bronze age. The preservation and rehabilitation of these monuments has become…
Energy efficiency - a reality in the Republic of Moldova

Energy efficiency - a reality in the Republic of Moldova

27 April 2018
The Republic of Moldova uses a considerable amount of energy for heating, with the residential sector being the country’s major energy consumer (40% of the total final consumption volume), according to a study by the United Nations Development Programme. Regardless of their technical conditions,…
Sustainable media: the key to independence

Sustainable media: the key to independence

27 April 2018
Every year on 3 May, the world marks Press Freedom Day. It’s a day on which we are reminded of the role of free media as a cornerstone of democracy, of the importance of media pluralism, of the significance of objective, quality, ethical journalism in informing citizens and defending their…
The unspent millions: how Ukrainian enterprises are reducing their dependency on Russian gas

The unspent millions: how Ukrainian enterprises are reducing their dependency on Russian gas

27 April 2018
New modern equipment and the replacement of gas boilers has helped enterprises such as Nibulon and Uniplyt to save millions of dollars and cubic metres of gas annually. Ukraine remains one of the most energy consuming countries in the world. For many years, artificially low energy prices…
‘The key is implementing laws in real life’: why Moldova needs energy efficiency

‘The key is implementing laws in real life’: why Moldova needs energy efficiency

26 April 2018
Energy efficiency in the Republic of Moldova is at a very low level. In order to produce goods or services with a worth of €1,000 in Moldova, three times more energy is consumed than in EU countries. The Energy Community, which includes Moldova, decided to assist Moldovan authorities to improve the…
The power of numbers

The power of energy numbers

19 April 2018
Interview with IEA experts Claire Morel and Talya Vatman - EU4Energy Data Workshop Endless queues of cars and people with gas canisters in front of gasoline stations – that’s a well-known scene from the US of 1973, the peak of the oil crisis when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum…
EU helps Villages in the Republic of Moldova Produce Renewable Energy Locally

EU helps Villages in the Republic of Moldova Produce Renewable Energy Locally

23 March 2018
Hancesti district, located in the centre of the Republic of Moldova, can be considered truly green. In recent years, natural gas and coal – associated not only with higher costs, but also with environmental pollution – are being increasingly replaced by biomass and solar energy in the district.…
A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

16 March 2018
Increasing electricity bills in Ukraine has turned energy efficiency – previously a relatively unknown subject in the country – into a hot topic. Insulating buildings not only improves the quality of people's lives, but also helps them make substantial savings.   A number of programmes and…
Five women who are changing Belarus

Five women who are changing Belarus

08 March 2018
When the role of women in Belarusian society is discussed, the talks are often contentious. While some are convinced that everything is fine with women's rights, others believe that Belarus is only at the start of its journey towards gender equality, and that women are still subject to certain pre-…
The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

08 March 2018
If a decade ago biofuel production in Moldova was an unknown sphere, today, thanks to the expertise and financial support of the European Union, it is a growing sector with great prospects. The company “Ecobricheta” SRL from the Bălţi municipality is proof of this, becoming a well-known biofuel…