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EU in Armenia calls all parties to contribute to a peaceful Election Day to celebrate democracy

18 June 2021
On Sunday, 20 June, voters in Armenia will go to the polls to elect new members of the National Assembly. Ahead of these elections, on 17 June, EU Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin gathered representatives of UNDP Armenia, OxYGen Armenia and two domestic observer groups, Akanates and Independent Observers…
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EU to help Azerbaijan strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary measures 

17 June 2021
On 10 June, an EU-Azerbaijan Twinning Project was officially launched online by the Azerbaijani Food Safety Agency (AFSA), the European Union Delegation, and Latvia and Lithuania as implementing partners from the EU member states. The specific objective of the Twinning Project is to enhance food…
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Ukraine: new EU4ResilientRegions programme to boost local development in up to 80 communities

17 June 2021
On 16 June, the European Union, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), launched the ‘EU4ResilientRegions – Special Assistance Programme Ukraine’. The project is worth €10 million and will support local communities, notably in eastern and southern Ukraine…
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EBRD to support Ukrainian businesses via lending to Ukrgasbank

17 June 2021
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will lend the hryvnia equivalent of €25 million to Ukrgasbank, a key lender in Ukraine. This funding will support loans to local companies to upgrade their processes and equipment. At least 70% of the loan will go to financing investments…
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Ukraine: modern youth sports school in Melitopol opens its doors thanks to EIB loan

17 June 2021
Melitopol now has one of the Zaporizhzhia oblast’s largest and most modern sports facilities with the opening in the city of the reconstructed Sports School No. 3 for children and young people on 16 June. The 30-year-old sports centre was renovated (for the first time since it was built) and…
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#WeStandWithBelarus: heads of EU diplomatic missions meet with family members of political prisoners

17 June 2021
On 16 June, the heads of the EU diplomatic missions met in Minsk with the family members of political prisoners to express their fullest solidarity and deep empathy. According to a joint statement, published on the European Union in Belarus Facebook page, more than 490 persons in Belarus are…
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EUAM: public-order training to raise levels of trust in Police in Ukraine

17 June 2021
This week, a specialised team made up of representatives from Spain’s Guardia Civil, trainers from the National Police of Ukraine, and EU Advisory Mission experts, delivered a first 12-day public order training on European best practices at the Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs.…
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Creative Europe launches call to support publication of literary translations

17 June 2021
The new Creative Europe programme has launched a call for proposals to support the circulation of European literary works. With a budget of €5 million, this call will support projects that will translate, publish, distribute, promote a package of minimum five works of fiction (novels, poetry,…
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EU-funded project to provide new training opportunities for civil society organisations in Azerbaijan

16 June 2021
On 10 June, a new EU-funded project to support modern, innovation driven, and sustainable civil society was launched in Azerbaijan. Implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this €3 million project will help increase civil society organisations’ capacities to engage in policy-…
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Seven IDP families in Berdiansk receive apartments renovated with EIB loans

16 June 2021
Seven families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) this week received the keys to new apartments in Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, thanks to the Ukraine Early Recovery Programme (UERP) of the European Investment Bank (EIB). The apartments are located on the ground floor of the city’s oldest…