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European Parliament hosts urgency debate on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners

19 July 2019
On 18 July, the European Parliament held a plenary session urgency debate in Strasbourg to discuss cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners. “The European Union has repeatedly…
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Armenia to host blueberry festival

19 July 2019
On 20 July, the Armenian village of Margahovit, in the Lori province, will host a blueberry festival. The event will include a fair of agricultural products and handmade goods. Guests will be able to participate in different activities throughout the day, such as a blueberry workshop, interactive…
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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019: More than 3,200 participants attend events in Brussels

19 July 2019
This year’s edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place between 17 and 21 June, with a series of events organised in Brussels, across the EU Member States and in the Eastern partner countries. More than 3,200 people participated in the events in Brussels, where 90 policy sessions…
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Belarus: “Green class” initiative launched at Nadezhda Children’s Centre

19 July 2019
On 11 July, 140 students and 10 teachers took part in a “green class” at the Nadezhda Children’s Rehabilitation and Health Centre in Belarus. The children enjoyed participating in interactive games, excursions, lessons on environmental monitoring, discussions and competitions. The green class…
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European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

19 July 2019
Yesterday, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being…
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Announcement about the fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week

19 July 2019
The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, as announced by the Commissioner Ms. Marianne Thyssen, will take place from 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training, both from the European Union and its neighbouring…
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Opportunity for creative ideas from organisations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

18 July 2019
Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian organisations with civic initiatives focusing on arts, culture and creativity are invited to participate in the third edition of the Startup Support Programme run by the Trans Europe Halles network. This EU-supported network unites people who believe that…
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EU-supported wool factory to open in Shirak region of Armenia

18 July 2019
On 19 July, the Armenian province of Shirak will host the official opening of the Amasia Wool Factory. With the EU’s support, an entire value-chain development approach for woollen products is being restored in the Amasia municipality of Shirak province and the surrounding eight communities. The…
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Ukrainian entrepreneurs transform their businesses through the EU programmes

18 July 2019
After studying in Lithuania under the EU-supported Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, two entrepreneurs from the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia opened a beauty salon and a co-working space for businesspeople in their home. A new article shared on the Facebook page of the EU Delegation to…
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Belarusian cities organised more than 400 events at EU Sustainable Energy Week

17 July 2019
Belarusian cities organised more than 400 energy events in the framework of this year’s European Union Sustainable Energy Week. 35 cities that participate in the EU-funded Covenant of Mayors East initiative hosted events including environmental forums, ecological festivals, bike rides, sports…