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New EU Twinning project to help Ukraine improve telecommunications

05 December 2019
A new EU-funded Twinning project to improve the quality of service and market access in telecommunications in Ukraine was launched on 29 November. The project involves a consortium of Lithuanian and Latvian regulatory authorities, in cooperation with Ukraine’s National Commission for the State…
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Commissioner Várhelyi discusses future of Eastern Partnership with civil society representatives

05 December 2019
On 5 December, the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, participated in the Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum “EaP4EU: Joining forces for a win-win partnership” in Brussels. The forum brought together over 200 civil society…
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Head of EU Advisory Mission calls on law enforcement staff to ‘step up’ in promotion of equality

04 December 2019
On 3 December, a delegation of the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) participated at the second annual conference entitled ‘Leadership: Striving for Balance. Inspiration. Empowerment. Integrity’. The event was organised as part of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The conference…
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EU4Digital: Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine discuss digital transport corridor

03 December 2019
The EU4Digital Facility organised a series of working meetings on the digital transport corridor in Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania on 25, 26 and 28 November. The aim of the meetings was to present and discuss the concept of a digital transport corridor between the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea,…
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Digital transformation in focus at international conference in Minsk

03 December 2019
More than 200 participants learned about the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaP Connect) project and the Belarusian research and education network at an international conference held in Minsk on 21 November. The event was organised by the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

02 December 2019
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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Broadband access is ‘key to digital transformation of Ukraine’

28 November 2019
Broadband access is an essential driver for the development of the Ukrainian economy and society, the head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) told the Digital Transformation Forum 2019 in Kyiv on 26 November. The forum was organised with EU support to discuss international…
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Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

28 November 2019
Mr President, Honourable Members,  Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers down tools. Factories, mines and shops empty as the streets fill up with dance and hope. The historic two-hour general strike in the middle…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…
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Young European Ambassadors to travel around Yerevan in a coffee truck to highlight human rights issues

27 November 2019
On 1 December, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Armenia will take a ‘human rights coffee truck ride’ through the streets of the country’s capital of Yerevan. The truck was created with EU support within the ‘iMigrant Armenia’ project. The YEAs will offer free coffee to passers-by in special…