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10 years of the Eastern Partnership: EU report takes stock of achievements and draws recommendations for civil society

23 May 2019
A new report on “Advancing Eastern Partnership: 23 Civil Society Ideas for the Policy beyond 2020” has been published by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF). The report is the result of six focus groups coordinated by the EaP CSF, which brought together experts and members from…
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Europe Day in Armenia: Beethoven by country’s State Symphony Orchestra

22 May 2019
On 21 May, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (ASSO) and the EU Delegation to the country organised a Europe Day concert. Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, including its best-known "Ode to Joy" in its fourth and final movement was performed. To welcome the guests, the EU Ambassador Piotr…
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EU to assist Eastern partner countries with digitalisation of energy sector

22 May 2019
Digitalisation of the energy sector was in focus at an Eastern Partnership workshop in Minsk, Belarus, on 21 May. The workshop was organised by the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the European Commission. This event was the 8th annual…
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EU Council adopts "Clean energy for all Europeans" package

22 May 2019
The EU has completed the overhaul of its energy policy framework, which provides the regulatory preconditions for the transition to clean energy and sets the EU on the path towards achieving its Paris Agreement commitments. The Council today adopted the four remaining files of the "Clean energy for…
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EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World: Eastern Neighbourhood country reports for 2018

22 May 2019
On 21 May, the EU presented its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2018. Its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) have been covered by the report. As regards Armenia, the report says that peaceful mass…
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EU-Armenia Partnership Implementation Report finds the EU is a crucial partner for Armenia's reform agenda

22 May 2019
On 21 May, the EU issued a report on developments in Armenia and EU-Armenia relations between June 2018 and early May 2019. The report comes ahead of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council on 13 June. It finds that Armenia has stepped up its efforts to reinforce and enhance its partnership with the…
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EU4Business: Armenian entrepreneurs learn about best practices in fruit drying to strengthen exports

21 May 2019
On 20–21 May, Armenian entrepreneurs learned about new technologies and trends in fruit drying during a workshop in the country’s capital of Yerevan. The seminar aimed to introduce Armenian dried fruit producers to advanced methods for fruit treatment before and after drying. It also focused on…
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EU assists with strengthening asylum and migration management system of Moldova

21 May 2019
On 27–31 May, experts from Romania will visit the Republic of Moldova to provide expertise to the country’s asylum and migration authority to further strengthen its capacity to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for an efficient and high-quality national immigration system. The expert…
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Register now: 2019 Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference

21 May 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference, which will be organised in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on 25–26 September. This year’s theme of the conference is “Connecting with Culture”. The event is aimed at policy makers, research managers and…
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Cyber-attacks: EU Council is now able to impose sanctions

20 May 2019
On 17 May, the EU Council established a framework which allows the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to deter and respond to cyber-attacks which constitute an external threat to the EU or its Member States. Such threats may include cyber-attacks against third states or international…