Photo: Unsplash.com

Ecopartnership announces social media challenge for Energy Days 2020 in Belarus

04 June 2020
Ecopartnership, official supporter of the EU initiative ‘Covenant of mayors for climate and energy’ in Belarus, has launched a social media challenge dedicated to the Energy Days. The challenge will be held between 5 and 12 June and will focus on promoting useful environmental and energy efficiency…
Photo: UNDP Armenia

EU supports poster competition in Armenia for World Environment Day

04 June 2020
The EU and the United Nations Development Programme in Armenia invite young Armenians to take part in the poster contest ‘Time #ForNature’. The contest is dedicated to World Environment Day, marked on 5 June, and is organised within the ‘EU4Climate’ project. The contest topic reflects the theme…
Photo: European Union

EU and partners urge for safe, peaceful, free and fair elections in Belarus

04 June 2020
On 3 June, the European Union and other international partners issued a joint statement on the upcoming presidential elections in Belarus. “We, as friends of the Belarusian people and supporters of the sovereignty and independence of Belarus, welcome the progress achieved in our relations over the…
Photo: Unsplash.com

EU4Energy: Gas distribution tariff in Ukraine may cause unauthorised offtakes

03 June 2020
The national energy regulator of Ukraine, NEURC, may withdraw its earlier decision to increase the gas distribution tariffs in Ukraine. This may result in unauthorised offtakes of natural gas, weakening the financial stability of the new transmission system operator and putting gas sector reforms…
Photo: European Union

EU develops communication guide to help civil society organisations during COVID-19

03 June 2020
To help civil society organisations face the challenges around communications and COVID-19, the EU Delegation to Ukraine has developed a guide with templates, messages and tips. The guide covers the following topics: crisis communications; promotion of healthy behaviour; mobilisation of help…
Photo: European Union

European Training Foundation launches Innovation and Skills Award

03 June 2020
In May, the European Training Foundation (ETF) launched the Innovation and Skills Award. The aim of the award is to identify examples of good practice in the development of digital competences. The competition is open to all vocational schools, universities, training centres and providers.…
Photo: European Union

EU4Youth: teachers and students in Belarus learning new techniques with EU support

03 June 2020
During the autumn and winter of 2019-2020 experts of the EU4Youth project have been actively working on the creation and testing of new training programmes in Belarus. Today the first programmes are ready to be rolled out and serve as a basis for teachers participating in the project, in their work…
Photo: European Union

EU supports energy efficiency programmes for public buildings in Ukraine

03 June 2020
On 2 June, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine signed a cooperation agreement on advisory services to support the preparation of Ukraine’s ‘Public buildings energy efficiency’ project. The project aims to increase energy…
Photo: European Union

European Commission publishes report on good practices for reducing energy sector risks during a pandemic

03 June 2020
The Commission has published a report on good practice examples for addressing energy sector risks during a pandemic, collated from EU experts, energy companies and network operators. The document was compiled following a videoconference of EU energy ministers on the preparedness and recovery of…
Photo: European Union

EU Air Safety List now includes all airlines certified in Armenia

03 June 2020
On 2 June, the European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, which contains all airlines currently banned or restricted from operating within the EU due to failure to adhere to international safety standards. Following further assessment of Armenia’s safety oversight capabilities, the list…