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EU sanctions: European Commission publishes specific provisions concerning Ukraine

14 June 2021
On 11 June, the European Commission adopted three opinions on the application of specific provisions in the Council Regulations on EU restrictive measures (sanctions) concerning Libya and Syria, the Central African Republic, and actions undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. In the case…
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EU welcomes release by Azerbaijan of 15 Armenian detainees and handing over by Armenia of minefield maps

14 June 2021
The European Union welcomes the release by Azerbaijan of 15 Armenian detainees and the handing over by Armenia of maps of mined areas on 12 June, Josep Borrell, EU High Representative, said in a statement issued on 13 June. These actions were facilitated by Georgia. “These are important…
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Twenty communities in eastern Ukraine now have new brands with EU and UNDP help

14 June 2021
Some twenty communities in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, in government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, have been given unique marketing strategies, visual styles, and brands to strengthen and promote their local identities. The brands have been developed by the United Nations Development…
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Lithuanian President visits Administrative Boundary Line with EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia

14 June 2021
On 10 June, the President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nausėda, visited parts of the South Ossetian Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) with the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM). The Head of EUMM, Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, briefed President Nausėda on the latest security and humanitarian…
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EU-funded project to improve labour and social rights in Armenia

14 June 2021
Three new EU-funded projects focused on improving labour and social rights in Armenia were launched on 11 June. The event was co-chaired by Gonzalo Serrano, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Armenia, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia Ruben Sargsyan, and the Head of…
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Moldova receives COVID-19 vaccines through EU Civil Protection Mechanism

14 June 2021
On 11 June, a new batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Moldovan capital Chisinau. The 100,800 doses are provided under the Team Europe initiative. They were offered by Romania via the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism. The new batch of vaccines will be distributed to immunisation points across…
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European Parliament calls for more sanctions against Belarus following ‘Ryanair hijacking’

11 June 2021
On 10 June, the European Parliament called on the EU to punish those involved in forcing a plane to land in Minsk on 23 May and in the detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega. In a resolution adopted on 10 June with 626 votes in favour, 16 against and 36 abstentions, members of…
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Green Deal for a Sustainable Future: join the European Development Days on 15-16 June

10 June 2021
The 14th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place on 15-16 June 2021 and will be fully digital. EDD 2021's overarching title is ‘The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future’. The event will focus on biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation in the light of…
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Georgia: EU Judiciary Support Project highlights its results

10 June 2021
The EU4Justice ‘Judiciary Support Project’ in Georgia has held its final event to close its activity and highlight its results. The project aimed to bring Georgia’s justice system closer to the best international standards and to increase its accessibility, efficiency, independence and…
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i-Portunus Houses: call for mobility scheme for artists and creators, including from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

10 June 2021
The programme i-Portunus Houses, part of the i-Portunus pilot scheme co-funded by the European Commission and dedicated to testing mobility models for artists, creators and cultural professionals, offers the opportunity for hosting organisations to team up with artists and/or cultural professionals…