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“The Wooden Anniversary of Crimean Annexation” – new issue of Disinformation Review

22 March 2019
This week’s Disinformation Review reflects on the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Published by the ‘EU vs Disinfo’ website, the review mentions how the disinformation outlets continue to attempt to depict the illegal land-grab as something noble.…
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Ukraine’s 25 regions lead the way in reforming skills development

22 March 2019
The Torino Process comes to Ukraine this week. On 21 March, the Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science, Lilia Hrynevych, opened the fifth round of the European Training Foundation’s flagship assessment of progress in skills development at an event in the country’s capital of Kyiv. The event…
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EU-Ukraine Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Kyiv

22 March 2019
On 21 March, the EU and Ukraine held a Human Rights Dialogue. It was the fifth meeting since the signature of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in 2014. The event took place in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Both sides reiterated their grave concern over the continuing deterioration of the…
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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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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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Ukraine: EU water management project to draw attention to state of Dnieper River to mark World Water Day

21 March 2019
On 22 March, the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine, together with the European Union Water Initiative Plus (EUWI+), will organise the Open Space World Water Day. The event will engage with local youth on water quality issues related to Dnieper River Basin. During the event, young people…
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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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Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission conducts pre-election training for police in Odesa

21 March 2019
This week, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) conducted a training session for police officers in the Ukrainian city of Odesa on how to deal with violations of electoral law. It was part of the series of trainings in the Odesa region supported by the EUAM and was aimed at over 250 police…
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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…