European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU agree €50 million financial guarantee to boost renewable energy in EU Neighbourhood

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU agree €50 million financial guarantee to boost renewable energy in EU Neighbourhood

23 January 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at scaling up investment in renewable energy in Ukraine and in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood with a particular focus on Jordan, Lebanon and…
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EU and Energy Community help to increase knowledge on energy-related topics

22 January 2020
On 20 January, the Energy Community announced the call for applications for the fifth annual Energy Community Summer School. The summer school offers participants the opportunity to understand the science, policy and regulation of energy markets in transition, as well as the challenges behind…
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EU funds renewable energy supply chain in Telavi Municipality, Georgia

22 January 2020
On 17 January, Telavi Municipality in Georgia received energy-efficient equipment for collecting and processing waste wood from vineyards, as part of the EU project ‘Biomass Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies as Sustainable Energy Solutions for Georgian signatories of the Covenant of Mayors…
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EU supports energy-efficient technologies for supermarket chain in Ukraine

16 January 2020
The European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supported the Ukrainian supermarket chain ‘Novus’ in becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The loan was part of the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC). The new LED…
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EU statement on Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran

13 January 2020
On 11 January, the EU issued a statement following the crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 in proximity to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 8 January 2020. “The European Union acknowledges the statements made by the Iranian authorities taking responsibility for the crash of Ukrainian…
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EU expert mission to Armenia on ensuring access to environmental information

09 January 2020
On 20–24 January, experts from Lithuania and Romania will visit Armenia to discuss how the government can ensure access to environmental information for its citizens. The EU specialists are meeting with representatives from the country’s Ministry of Environment, the National Assembly’s Standing…
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EU to help Ukraine improve maritime accident investigations and preventative measures

08 January 2020
On 13-15 January, an expert from Bulgaria will visit Ukraine to discuss topics around maritime accident investigation with representatives of the country’s State Service for Maritime and River Transport. This expert mission is part of a series of four events on technical investigation in the…
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EU welcomes signing of new gas transit contract between Ukraine and Russia

08 January 2020
Following a political agreement reached on 20 December 2019 between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine, the new gas transit contract has now been signed by the respective companies in Russia and Ukraine. The European Commission has welcomed the signature, with Vice-President Maroš…
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EU4Energy: Green for Growth Fund marks 10 year anniversary

06 January 2020
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) is celebrating ten years of working to advance climate finance in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Fund was one of the first specialised vehicles to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in these regions and…
EU4Monitoring Drugs: Bursaries for students from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for the 2020 European Drugs Summer School

EU4Monitoring Drugs: Bursaries for students from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for the 2020 European Drugs Summer School

06 January 2020
Professionals, academics or experts from European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries will have an opportunity to participate in the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS) in 2020, thanks to five bursaries being offered through the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project. The deadline for applications is…