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EU provides further humanitarian funding for Ukraine

14 December 2018
On 13 December, the EU announced that it has allocated an additional €4 million to continue delivering much-needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. This brings the EU’s humanitarian assistance in Ukraine to €116 million since 2014. The conflict has affected over 4…
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EU disburses €20 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Georgia

14 December 2018
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has disbursed €15 million in loans to Georgia under the first instalment of its new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme. The grant component of €5 million will be disbursed in the coming days, bringing the total amount of this instalment to €20…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

14 December 2018
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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EU-Belarus Coordination Group meeting: EU reaffirms its commitment to work with the country

14 December 2018
On 12–13 December, the EU-Belarus Coordination Group came together in Brussels for its sixth meeting. The EU reaffirmed its commitment to work with Belarus, in line with its policy of critical engagement, to support a stable, democratic and prosperous future for Belarus, directly benefiting its…
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Energy Community highlights opportunities of low-carbon transition at COP24 in Poland

13 December 2018
On 10 December, the Energy Community Secretariat held a side event to the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, entitled “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond”. The event, chaired by Connie Hedegaard, former EU Commissioner for Climate…
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European Parliament awards Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov the 2018 Sakharov Prize

13 December 2018
Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director being illegally detained by Russia, is this year’s winner of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award ceremony was held in Strasbourg on 12 December. Sentsov was not in Parliament to collect his award in person, as he remains…
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Federica Mogherini on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with Ukraine

13 December 2018
On 11 December, the European Parliament (EP) held a plenary session on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. Addressing the Parliament, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini referred to the awarding of the Sakharov Prize to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg…
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Georgia’s progress in reforming energy sector in line with Energy Community Treaty discussed in Vienna

13 December 2018
On 12 December, Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy Natia Turnava visited the Energy Community Secretariat, where she had a meeting with Director Janez Kopač. The meeting focused on Georgia’s progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the country’s obligations under the Energy Community…
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Armenia: Young European Ambassadors invite citizens of Gyumri for a cup of coffee to mark Human Rights Day

13 December 2018
On 15 December, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) in Armenia will visit Aregak bakery and coffee shop in the country’s city of Gyumri. Known as the very first barrier-free, inclusive coffee shop and bakery in the country, Aregak was supported by EU. YEAs will offer free coffee to visitors of…
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Celebrating 10 years of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi

13 December 2018
Hosted by the Georgian Parliament, the 10th Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took place on 10-12 December in Tbilisi, Georgia. The three-day event, entitled “Leading the Way Towards a Democratic European Future” focused on how to further sustainable, democratic development and…