Energy Charter

EU4Energy: Energy Charter to assist Azerbaijan in developing long-term energy strategy

25 May 2018
On 21 May 2018, two new initiatives under EU4Energy Governance were launched in Azerbaijan. One focuses on supporting the development of the country’s long-term energy strategy towards ‘non-oil growth’. The second initiative involves developing a code of good practice for stakeholder consultations…
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation

24 May 2018
On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The Regulation updates and modernises the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive to guarantee privacy rights. The regulation is an essential step to strengthen citizens' fundamental rights in the…
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Commissioner Hahn visits Ukraine to reiterate EU’s support to reform process

23 May 2018
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, is visiting Ukraine on 22-23 May. According to the EU, he is visiting the country to reiterate the EU’s strong support for the Ukrainian reform process, and to assess progress in this regard. Ahead of the…
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Ukraine: Homeowner associations now able to benefit from IQ Energy programme energy efficiency grants

23 May 2018
Homeowner associations in Ukraine are now eligible to apply for grants within the IQ Energy programme to improve the energy efficiency of apartment buildings. They can use the grants to thermally insulate facades, modernise heating systems and install heat meters and individual boiler stations,…
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Ukraine: New winners of European grants for energy-efficient innovations to be announced

23 May 2018
The new winners of the Climate Innovation Vouchers programme will be announced on 23 May 2018 by the ‘Greencubator’ energy innovation network, the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). These will be the winners of the third round of the…
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Young people from the Eastern Partnership to share views on youth, peace and security at EU conference in Brussels

23 May 2018
On 23 and 24 May, six young people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are attending the EU Conference on Youth, Peace and Security. The event has been organised by the EU in partnership with the United Nations (UN) and various civil society organisations…
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EU4Energy: Teachers in the Chausy district of Belarus learn about energy efficiency

23 May 2018
Teachers in the Chausy district of Belarus learned about energy efficiency at a training organised by the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme on 15 and 18 May 2018. The teachers appreciated the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency and agreed to organise…
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Marginalised people, human rights, and development ethics – focus on the event in Moldova

22 May 2018
On 17-18 May, best practices on the pressing issue of marginalisation and human rights in the Republic of Moldova and Eastern Europe were discussed at an EU-supported conference in the country’s capital Chisinau. The event provided a forum for active dialogue and exchanging of views on…
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Europe Day celebrations reach Armenian regions – some for the first time

22 May 2018
The celebrations for Europe Day 2018 have reached Armenia’s regions. Ijevan marz (region), on 12 May, and Hrazdan, on 13 May, both hosted the pan-European holiday for the first time. Residents of the Tavush and Kotayk regions, which also hosted celebrations, were able to learn about EU-funded…
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Europe Day celebrations reach Georgian regions

22 May 2018
On 19-20 May, the EU Delegation to Georgia travelled to the city of Zugdidi for the first event in a series of regional Europe Days. Under the motto “Our Colourful Europe”, the inhabitants of the city were invited to learn about the history and diversity of the European Union, discover concrete…