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Industrial design exhibition showcases work of leading designers in Armenia

18 June 2018
Between 15 and 24 June, the Armenian capital of Yerevan is hosting an exhibition on industrial design. The ten-day event, supported through the EU-funded “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project, aims to explore the innovative and continued appeal of the contemporary design and…
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EU supports media monitoring ahead of 2018 presidential elections in Georgia

18 June 2018
On 18 June, media monitoring was launched in Georgia ahead of the country’s presidential elections, with the support of the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The monitoring will last until the immediate aftermath of the elections, covering thirty-seven TV, radio, print and…
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EU helps strengthen policy and management of research and innovation in higher education system of Azerbaijan

18 June 2018
On 20 June, experts from Romania and Lithuania will visit Azerbaijan to help the country’s Ministry of Education better understand policy-making and management in the research and innovation sphere in the EU. During their three-day visit, the experts will also direct the Ministry in the process…
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Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions by one year

18 June 2018
On 18 June, the Council of the EU extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019. The measures apply to EU persons and EU-based companies. They are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol. The sanctions…
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High-level delegation of MEPs visits Armenia

18 June 2018
On 18 June, nine Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) arrived in Armenia to take stock of EU-Armenia relations and reform efforts, ahead of the Parliament’s final vote on the new EU-Armenia comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement in July. The delegation of MEPs, headed by Foreign…
"CivicTech4Democracy", a global competition

Be part of #CivicTech4Democracy: digital tools bringing democracy closer to people

18 June 2018
In the run-up to International Democracy Day, celebrated every year on 15 September, EU4Democracy's campaign this year is entitled "CivicTech4Democracy", a global competition for citizen-led projects using new technologies to promote democracy. The campaign will run from June to September 2018, and…
A new European Peace Facility (EPF)

European Peace Facility - An EU off-budget fund to build peace and strengthen international security

17 June 2018
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its…
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European Parliament: Russia must free Oleg Sentsov and all other illegally detained Ukrainian citizens

15 June 2018
On 14 June, the European Parliament issued a resolution in which it demanded that the Russian authorities immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and more than 70 Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia and on the Crimean peninsula. The resolution was…
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference on Neighbourhood and the world

Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini at the press conference on Neighbourhood and the world

15 June 2018
(...) In the world of today there is a growing demand for a strong, reliable, predictable, and active European Union at a global level. This is why we propose a budget for external action today of €123 billion for the next 7-year period and that is an increase of more than 30% compared to the…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

15 June 2018
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…