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Ukraine: Novovolynsk school to become more energy efficient thanks to EU

20 September 2019
A school in the Ukrainian town of Novovolynsk is finalising its refurbishment following works conducted as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. As a result, modern ventilation will be installed and light bulbs will be replaced with LED alternatives.…
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#EUBeachCleanUp: EU organises record number of cleaning actions worldwide

20 September 2019
On beaches across Europe and the world, EU staff are joining hands with local communities to clean up marine litter as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. Launched on 19 August, this year's campaign will run through October, culminating on Saturday 21 September, the International Coastal CleanUp…
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Third round of gas talks between EU, Russia and Ukraine focuses on EU energy rules

19 September 2019
The third round of trilateral gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine is taking place on 19 September in Brussels. The discussions will focus on the long-term transit of gas through Ukraine from next year onwards. Ahead of the meeting, the Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič…
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EU experts to help Ukraine develop winter action plan for fuel and energy sector

19 September 2019
On 18 September, EU energy experts began a joint mission to Kyiv together with colleagues from the United States and Canada. The experts will be assisting the Ukrainian authorities and energy experts to prepare an action plan for the Ukrainian fuel and energy sector for the upcoming winter period…
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EU supporting Bike to Work event in Minsk, Belarus

19 September 2019
On 20 September, the latest Bike to Work event will be held in Belarusian capital of Minsk. The event has been organised as part of the European Mobility Week. The Minsk Cycling Community volunteers will hand out fruit and information leaflets to those opting to travel by bike – an eco-friendly…
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Ukrainian company develops eco-friendly delivery services using electric bikes

19 September 2019
The Ukrainian company Delfast is one of the winners of the Climate Innovation Vouchers programme, a joint EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development initiative. Thanks to the grant it received, the courier company will further develop its delivery service using electric bikes. The…
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High-level policy talk on coal regions takes place in Warsaw

19 September 2019
A high-level policy talk on the subject of “Coal Regions in Transition and the Energy Community” took place on 13 September in Natolin, Warsaw. The event was co-organised by the European Commission, World Bank, Energy Community Secretariat (with the support of the EU4Energy Governance project)…
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Energy Community Secretariat workshop highlights lack of regional cooperation on cybersecurity

19 September 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat hosted a workshop on cybersecurity in the energy sector in Vienna on 17 September 2019. The workshop, which brought together more than 40 participants from ministries, regulatory bodies and operators of critical electricity and gas infrastructures across the Energy…
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EU helps Belarus improve its air quality

18 September 2019
The EU has been assisting Belarus with the efficient monitoring of its air emissions and radiation, supporting the improvement of the country’s environmental management in the process. An EU-funded project implemented in cooperation with the Belarusian Ministry of Natural Resources and…
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Belarus: Ashmyany learns from Novahrudak’s experience of developing green energy

16 September 2019
Representatives of the local administration of the Belarusian town of Ashmyany have visited Novahrudak to learn from the city’s experience of developing green energy technologies for public use, as well as implementing energy efficiency measures in the public sector. They visited a hospital and a…