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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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Ukraine: EU supports “Melpomena Tavrii 2019” art festival in Kherson

23 May 2019
Between 17 and 25 May, the south Ukrainian city of Kherson is hosting the “Melpomena Tavrii 2019” art festival. This annual event features various activities organised throughout the city, including thematic conferences, street carnivals, gala concerts, and performances by theatre groups 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 launches new EU4Digital programme in Ukraine to improve online services

22 May 2019
On 22 May, the EU launched a new programme to support the digital economy and society in Ukraine. Called EU4Digital, the programme also covers other countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. It aims to extend the benefits of the EU's Digital Single Market to Ukraine and the other Eastern…
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Ukraine: Six medical facilities open in Kharkiv after renovation through EU-supported Early Recovery Programme

22 May 2019
On 22 May, six medical facilities in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv opened following a large-scale renovation and modernisation programme. This became possible thanks to long-term low-interest loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB). As announced at an official ceremony in Kharkiv, the EIB…
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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…