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Armenia: Clean-up event to mark Sevan Protection Day on 24 August

22 August 2019
To mark Sevan Protection Day on 24 August, the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+) in co-operation with Armenian Ministry of Ecology, Water Resources Management Agency and Sevan National Park will organise a clean-up event in Sevan Lake area. The event will be…
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Ukrainian company Meredot will develop wireless energy transmission technology thanks to EU

21 August 2019
The Ukrainian company Meredot has received a €50 thousand grant, under the EU Horizon 2020 Programme, to develop its technology of wireless energy transmission. The new Meredot product will help users to use their electric devices without any cables. Meredot CEO Roman Bysko says that the grant…
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The leading Ukrainian building material producer Unigran will become more energy efficient

12 August 2019
Unigran, Ukraine’s leading producer of granite aggregates, associated building materials and services, will receive an EBRD loan of up to €8.7 million for the acquisition of a new transport fleet, including railcars and trucks. Up to 70 new railcars as well as specialised trucks will be procured.…
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EU4Energy Governance policy brief: How the new law on energy efficiency of buildings will benefit Georgian citizens

09 August 2019
The EU-funded EU4Energy Governance project is assisting Georgia with the adoption of a new draft law on energy performance in buildings, and in preparing a series of building regulations. The new law will ensure that buildings are more energy efficient and energy waste is reduced. As a result,…
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Georgia: How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

08 August 2019
A new article on the EU Neighbours east website talks about how an EU-funded project helped ensure the rehabilitation of the water supply and partial rehabilitation of the sewage systems in the Georgian city of Batumi, the nearby town of Chakvi and surrounding territories. Funded through the EU’s…

EU-supported study finds regional cooperation vital for protecting Black Sea ecosystem

07 August 2019
Protecting the delicate Black Sea ecosystem was in focus on 5 August in the Port of Batumi in Georgia, as scientists on board the international research ship “Mare Nigrum” presented the results of their regular surveys on water quality and the state of marine biodiversity. The survey’s latest…
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Ukraine: Slavutych kindergarten and school save more than 40% on energy thanks to EU

06 August 2019
The Slavutych kindergarten and school were retrofitted in 2018 as part of the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. Both buildings now consume 44% less energy compared to previously. As a result, the city was able to save almost €33,000 in 2018. All the money saved…
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EU4Energy Governance supports energy reforms in Georgia

06 August 2019
Over the last 10 months, the EU4Energy Governance project, financed by the EU, has worked together with the Georgian authorities to ensure progress in the energy sector. This cooperation has resulted in the development of seven draft legal acts in the areas of energy efficiency, electricity and…
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Gas market reform: more at stake than just the price of energy bills

06 August 2019
According to a new blog post by Energy Community gas expert Peter Pozsgai, the EU4Energy Governance project has been providing vital support to the governments of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in preparing the legislative and regulatory frameworks for gas market reform. According to…
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EU supports eco-friendly entrepreneurship in Belarus

05 August 2019
A Belarusian enterprise near the city of Hrodna has started using a new automated production management system known as “Gulf Stream”, thanks to support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) programme “Advice for Small Businesses”. This support covered 60% of the total…