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EU promotes cooperation in Eastern Neighbourhood for monitoring and reporting on climate action

25 February 2020
Government officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met in Vienna last week to review their progress on implementing their national climate actions. The meeting focused on a set of measures aiming to collect data on greenhouse gas emissions and…
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Council extends mandate of EU Special Representative for South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia

25 February 2020
On 25 February, the Council of the EU extended the mandates of six EU Special Representatives (EUSRs), including Toivo Klaar – the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia. Klaar’s mandate has been extended until 28 February 2021. He was first appointed in…
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EU report reveals figures on unregistered crops in Ukraine

25 February 2020
Some 4.3 million hectares of Ukraine's fields are not registered with the state cadastre. These lands yield a harvest worth over €3 billion each year. The regions of Mykolaiv and Odesa have the biggest shadow markets for agricultural products with almost 800,000 hectares of unregistered crops.…
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EU helps Belarusian students study promising crops

24 February 2020
Onion is one of the most popular and sought-after crops grown in Belarus. A varietal onion growing experiment will be held in 28 rural schools of Homieĺ, Viciebsk and Minsk regions from February to September 2020 as part of an EU-funded project. As part of the experiment, the participants are…
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EU helps to strengthen communication and trust between media and police in Ukraine

24 February 2020
The EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine co-organised a workshop for the local media and the police in Lviv, Ukraine, aiming to strengthen the communication and build trust between the two institutions. A communications expert from EUAM Ukraine shared tips and good practice examples with journalists…
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Belarus: ‘School Garden’ unites generations for regional development, with EU support

24 February 2020
On 15 February, schoolchildren of the Svietlahorsk District, their parents and teachers gathered at Dubrovsk school for the Rushnik festival, in an event organised as part of the EU4Youth Programme. Rushnik is a ritual cloth embroidered with symbols and cryptograms of the ancient world that is…
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EU to share good practice on personal data protection with Ukraine

24 February 2020
On 27–28 February, experts from Austria, Germany and Poland will visit Ukraine to hold a workshop on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The aim of the workshop is to acquaint national officials in Ukraine with good practice examples on data protection from Europe, and help the country…
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EU helps Armenian companies take part in international trade fair

24 February 2020
On 12–15 February, seven Armenian companies participated in a leading international trade fair for organic products in Nuremberg, Germany. The businesses are beneficiaries of the EU project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to trade’, which is part of the EU4Business initiative. The Armenian companies…
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Ukrainian homeowners associations can apply for EU grants for energy efficiency

24 February 2020
The Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) in Ukraine has announced a call for applications, inviting homeowners associations from across the country to apply for grants to make their apartment buildings more energy efficient. The grants are provided under the EEF programme ‘Energodim’, whose application…
COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

24 February 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232…