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Tragic downing of MH17 flight above Ukraine: EU reiterates full support to investigation, calls on Russia to accept responsibility

17 July 2019
On 17 July, the world marks five years since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 above the territory of Ukraine, which led to the death of 298 people on board. On the occasion of this tragic anniversary, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a declaration. “[…] our hearts…
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Ukraine: Kyiv to host European Innovation Council Roadshow

17 July 2019
On 24 July, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will host a European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow. Organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the event will gather the country’s researchers and innovators. With a particular focus on…
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EU4Business: Women in Business programme presents results almost four years since launch

17 July 2019
Financing under the Women in Business programme, co-funded by the EU in the Eastern Neighbourhood, has now topped the €500 million mark. The programme is implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to help women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access…
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EU TUMO Convergence Centre partners with “42” to bring world class coding school to Armenia

17 July 2019
The EU TUMO Convergence Centre has recently announced that Armenia will be part of the “42 Network”. The network includes 20 partner campuses and was launched by the famous French coding school known as “42”. “42 Yerevan” will be located next to the TUMO building in Yerevan, inside the campus of…
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EU supports discussion on zero waste production in Ukraine

17 July 2019
Series of workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine on zero waste production will be organised between 25 July and 31 August. A first seminar will be organised between 25-27 July the seminar in west-Ukrainian city of Rivne, and a second one - from 29-31 August - in the…
European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

17 July 2019
The 15th of July is UNESCO and UNEVOC Network's World Youth Skills Day: a major opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. According to the UN, today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.…
European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
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EU to assist Azerbaijan with reform of standardisation system

16 July 2019
On 22–23 July, experts from Germany will visit Azerbaijan to assist the country with the development of a plan for its transition from a mandatory standardisation system to a voluntary system. They will meet with their Azerbaijani counterparts from the country’s Standardization Institute to share…
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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,…