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New Head of EU Delegation arrives in Baku

15 September 2021
On 14 September, the new Ambassador of the European Union to Azerbaijan, Peter Michalko, handed over the copy of his Letters of Credence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov. During the meeting, both parties highlighted the relevance of the existing…
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EU publishes 2021 EU4Business Report on SME Support in the Eastern Partnership

14 September 2021
On 14 September, the European Commission published its annual report on the EU4Business initiative, covering all EU support to SMEs in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The 2021 report provides detailed information on EU assistance across the programme’s three priority areas: access to…
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Belgium offers research vessel to Ukraine to monitor the Black Sea

14 September 2021
On 13 September, the Belgian government signed an agreement for the transfer of the legendary research vessel Belgica to Ukraine to reinforce its monitoring of the marine environment in the Black Sea region. The vessel has been a flagship of Belgium’s environmental monitoring in the North-East…
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EBRD support for Electric Networks of Armenia

14 September 2021
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of US$ 70 million to Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA), the country’s sole electricity distribution company and long-standing client of the Bank. The funding will support the large-scale modernisation of the power…
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Ukraine: EU sanctions over territorial integrity prolonged for six months

13 September 2021
On 10 September, the Council of the European Union prolonged the sanctions targeting those responsible for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine for a further six months until 15 March 2022. The existing restrictive measures provide for…
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Ukraine: EU and its partners nominate experts to Independent Selection Commissions

13 September 2021
On 10 September, the international partners (EU, USA, Germany, UK, the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine, UNDP, and EBRD) presented to the Acting Chair of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine two joint lists of international experts for their selection and appointment to the Ethics Council for…
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Collaborate for Impact: EU to support social businesses

13 September 2021
On 11 September, the EU-funded project ‘Collaborate for Impact’, implemented by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and Impact Hub Yerevan, was launched in Yerevan. The aim of the project is to promote social entrepreneurship and the ecosystem for further expansion. “Impact-…
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EU provides Ukrainian police with new vehicles and state-of-the-art equipment

13 September 2021
On 10 September, the EU-funded PRAVO Police programme delivered 18 patrol police cars, 40 public order support vehicles, nine defibrillators, state-of-the-art servers and data storage systems, as well as a bomb suit and related equipment for the National Police of Ukraine (NPU). This equipment,…
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Armenia: call for CSOs to support jobs for vulnerable groups

09 September 2021
The EU’s COVID-19 Solidarity Programme is launching a call for partnership in Armenia to empower local CSOs to influence longer-term policy developments with a focus on inclusive employability for targeted vulnerable groups (unemployed, women, youth, people with disabilities, and displaced people…
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New SME funding for green transition in Armenia

09 September 2021
Armenia’s private sector will benefit from new resources for green financing thanks to an US$ 8 million financial package put together by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in cooperation with the European Union and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The funds will promote the…