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EU condemns violence against peaceful protesters following presidential elections in Belarus

11 August 2020
On 10 August, EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi issued a joint statement on the presidential elections that took place in Belarus the previous day. “The European Union had repeatedly expressed its expectations on the proper conduct…
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EU helps Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with macro-financial assistance to limit economic fallout of pandemic

11 August 2020
On 11 August, the European Commission signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) on macro-financial assistance (MFA) programmes with eight partners in the EU Neighbourhood. The agreements are part of the €3 billion MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, aimed to help them limit…
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Azerbaijan: EU supports training on responding to public health emergencies

11 August 2020
As part of the first phase of the ‘Solidarity for health initiative’ project, the EU recently supported a training of trainers programme at the Public Health and Reforms Centre of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan. The project is implemented by the World Health Organization with EU funding, and…
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Veteran in Ukraine uses quarantine to develop his EU-supported business

11 August 2020
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has shared a story about a veteran of the conflict in eastern Ukraine who used the COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to develop his EU-supported business. Artur Kinosian is a military engineer by education who served in the conflict zone in the…
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EU helps victims of hailstorms and floods in northwest Armenia

07 August 2020
In mid-July 2020, a devastating hailstorm hit the city of Gyumri, Armenia, followed by floods that caused substantial damage to housing and infrastructure. In response, the EU is providing €80,000 in humanitarian funding to assist those most affected by the disaster. This EU funding supports the…
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EU-supported facility in Azerbaijan produces masks during COVID-19 pandemic

07 August 2020
With EU funds, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education of Azerbaijan have procured technical equipment to support the production of medical face masks in Azerbaijan during the coronavirus pandemic. Two state-of-the-art ultrasonic mask welding…
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Local EU statement on 12th anniversary of conflict between Russia and Georgia

07 August 2020
On 7 August, the EU Delegation to Georgia issued a statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Missions in Georgia on the 12th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. “Despite the many global challenges, the European Union’s commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflicts in…
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EU statement ahead of presidential elections in Belarus

07 August 2020
On 7 August, the EU High Representative Josep Borrell made a statement ahead of the presidential elections in Belarus, which are to take place on 9 August. “During the electoral campaign, the Belarusian people have shown unprecedented political mobilisation in favour of free elections and…
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EU and World Health Organization continue supporting Ukraine during COVID-19 pandemic

06 August 2020
On 4 August, the World Health Organization Ukraine and the EU delivered 5,000 gowns, 2,500 respirators, 10,000 masks, 1,000 face shields and 50 goggles to City Clinical Multiprofile Hospital No. 17 in the city of Kharkiv. The essential personal protective equipment was procured by the World Health…
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EU announces third cycle of agricultural grant competition in Georgia

06 August 2020
In July, the EU and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations announced the third cycle of a grant competition to support agricultural initiatives in Georgia. Applications are accepted under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development. The…