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Council adopts negotiation directives for modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty

15 July 2019
The EU Council has today given a mandate to the European Commission to begin negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The aim of the negotiations is to modernise the provisions of the ECT so that it takes account of sustainable development and climate goals, as well…
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EU4Energy: Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves forward

15 July 2019
A second series of High Level Policy Talks dedicated to electricity market integration between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova took place on 14 June in Odesa. Bringing together stakeholders from both countries, representatives of the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat,…
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Strategy to mobilise investments in nearly zero-energy buildings in Ukraine

15 July 2019
With the assistance of the EU4Energy Governance project, Ukraine is preparing a strategy and roadmap for mobilising investments to renovate and upgrade existing buildings so they are more energy efficient. Next week, the project will organise the first meeting with state authorities to discuss…
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EU4Energy: Mobilising investment in renovation of buildings in Moldova

15 July 2019
An EU4Energy kick-off meeting took place in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on 15 July. The meeting focused on support in the development of a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the renovation of national building stock of the Republic of Moldova. The event brought together the…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

12 July 2019
'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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Ukraine: Police and civil society share dialogue platform ahead of July elections

12 July 2019
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) this week brought police officers together with civil society groups in two Ukrainian cities, Lviv and Kropyvnytskyi. The aim is to establish dialogue and trust ahead of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections on 21 July. With a few valuable lessons learnt…
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EU helps young people in Georgia return to their home villages and develop their family businesses

12 July 2019
On 5 July, 20 members of Georgia’s Khulo Local Action Group (LAG) visited another LAG in Kazbegi. The aim of the visit was to share experience between the two groups. The programme included visits to local business initiatives, such as a trout farm, ice-cream parlour, dental clinic and gym. All…
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Commissioner Stylianides addresses the 16th Batumi International Conference in Georgia

12 July 2019
On 11–12 July, the Georgian city of Batumi is hosting an international conference entitled “Georgia’s European Way”. Bringing together high-level officials and representatives from academia, the non-governmental sector and business sector from the EU and its six Eastern partner countries, the…
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Donald Tusk reflects on 10 years of Eastern Partnership at opening of conference in Batumi

11 July 2019
On 11–12 July, the Georgian city of Batumi is hosting an international conference entitled “Georgia’s European Way”. Bringing together high-level officials and representatives from academia, the non-governmental sector and business sectors of the EU and its six Eastern partner countries, the…
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Leading Ukrainian pharmaceutical manufacturer Farmak to become energy efficient

11 July 2019
Ukraine’s market leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing, PJSC Farmak, will take a big step forward in its research and development, as well as energy efficiency. Energy efficiency improvements include the introduction of an integrated automation and energy management system. The five-year loan of…