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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day

22 March 2019
On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU…
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Armenia: EU project supports public consultation for Hrazdan and Sevan basin management

21 March 2019
Between 12 March and 12 April, the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia is conducting its first public consultation on the water challenges of the river basin district. Organised with support from the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+ 4…
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Deputy Secretary General of European External Action Service visits EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia

21 March 2019
On 20 March, Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response of the European External Action Service, visited the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia. Serrano met with the Mission’s senior management, addressed the EUMM’s staff and joined…
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EU project supports public consultation for Khrami/Debed River Basin management plan in Georgia

21 March 2019
On 21 March, the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia gathered experts and water stakeholders to seek their views on the future management of the Khrami and Debed river basins. The event is part of public consultations, organised by the Ministry with support from the…
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EU to finance large-scale energy efficiency measures in buildings in Armenia

21 March 2019
On 18 March 2019, Lawrence Meredith, Director for Neighbourhood East at the European Commission, and representatives of leading International Financing Institutions (IFIs) met with key government Ministers and sector experts in Yerevan. They discussed policy priorities and sustainable investment…
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EU Declaration on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2019
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international…
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström visits Georgia and highlights close trade ties

20 March 2019
On 18-19 March, Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade, visited Georgia.  She met with President Zourabishvili, Prime Minister Bakhtadze and Minister Kobulia, as well as civil society organisations. Commissioner Malmström also met with the business community to hear about their…
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EU to assist establishment of EU TUMO Convergence Centre for Engineering and Applied Science in Armenia

20 March 2019
On 19 March, the EU, in partnership with the Tumo Centre for Creative Technologies, launched in Armenia the EU TUMO Convergence Centre for Engineering and Applied Science. The centre will be a hub for research, education and startups, bringing together local and international partners to bridge…
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EU rolls out its rural development support in Georgia by launching new project in Tsalka Municipality

20 March 2019
On 19 March, the EU officially launched a new rural development project in the Tsalka Municipality of Georgia. The new “EMBRACE Tsalka” project aims to provide support to smallholders, entrepreneurs, women, youth and other local actors by improving access to knowledge and innovation. It will…
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Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme

20 March 2019
Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe's future, in knowledge and new solutions to maintain and improve the European way of life. That is why the Juncker Commission has set a new level of ambition to deepen Europe's innovation capability, provide lasting prosperity and preserve…