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Results of EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement: Three years on

16 December 2019
With its third anniversary approaching, the EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement has allowed half a million Georgians to access visa-free travel to the Schengen zone, participants learned last week at a conference in the country’s capital of Tbilisi. The event gathered policymakers and…
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EU4Digital: eSkills network workshop in Tbilisi

12 December 2019
On 17-18 December, an eSkills network workshop will take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi within the framework of the EU4Digital initiative. The main goal of the seminar is to enable the Eastern partner countries to exchange insights and latest developments in the field of digital skills…
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Eastern Partnership: Young journalists and online influencers discuss strategic communication and the role of independent media

11 December 2019
Around 200 young media professionals, online media influencers, civil society activists, and EU officials met in Helsinki, Finland, on 11-12 December for the “Stronger Together - Eastern Partnership Media Conference" organised by the Finnish Presidency, with the support of the European Commission…
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Georgia: EU supports environmental protection and disaster risk reduction in Khulo municipality

11 December 2019
In November, the Georgian municipality of Khulo hosted a training session on environmental protection and disaster risk reduction. Supported by the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), the training programme was aimed at representatives from the natural…
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EU-backed e-procurement tool saves Republic of Moldova €25 million

10 December 2019
MTender, an electronic public procurement system supported by the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has helped the Republic of Moldova save €25 million since it was launched in late 2018. The savings represent the difference between the budgeted value of…
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New digital platform launched to support small businesses in Ukraine

09 December 2019
A new digital platform to support thousands of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been launched in order to boost businesses’ development opportunities through access to vital information. The digital initiative, supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and…
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Tool for assessment of civil society in Eastern partner countries presented in Brussels

05 December 2019
On 3 December, a presentation of the new CSO Meter for civil society organisations (CSOs) took place in Brussels. The CSO Meter is a new tool to monitor and assess the environment in which CSOs operate in the EU’s six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic…
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Commissioner Várhelyi discusses future of Eastern Partnership with civil society representatives

05 December 2019
On 5 December, the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, participated in the Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum “EaP4EU: Joining forces for a win-win partnership” in Brussels. The forum brought together over 200 civil society…
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France to share experience in EU’s core principles of banking supervision with Ukraine

04 December 2019
On 10-12 December, three experts from the National Bank of Ukraine will visit France to gain knowledge and practical experience in implementing the principles of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision relating to banking supervision. The National Bank of Ukraine aims to learn from their EU…
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Georgia: EU stand raises funds for charity at 2019 Winter Fair in Tbilisi

04 December 2019
Georgian tea, honey, wine, whiskey and handicrafts, produced by local EU-funded projects, were among the products on sale at the EU stand at the 2019 Winter Fair held on 30 November in Tbilisi. The Winter Fair is an annual charity fundraising event organised by the International Women’s…