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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

11 October 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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Energy start-ups Carbominer and EcoTyre will represent Ukraine at the ClimateLaunchpad competition

09 October 2019
Greencubator organised the Ukrainian finals of the global ClimateLaunchpad competition on 21 September in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ten teams out of 35 finalists have presented their green business ideas. The jury has selected two winners - Carbominer and EcoTyre. They will both represent Ukraine at the…
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Ukraine: Konotop kindergarten will save energy and money with EU help

08 October 2019
More than 120 children in Konotop, Ukraine, are benefiting from better conditions in their energy-efficient kindergarten. The building was refurbished as part of the EU-financed initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects.’ The works included the insulation of the facade, basement,…
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New EU rules make household appliances more energy efficient and sustainable

08 October 2019
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and reduce energy bills for European consumers, the Commission adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the eco-design of products contributes to…
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Armenia: EU expert mission on monitoring the quality of water intended for human consumption

07 October 2019
Between 14 and 18 October, experts from Croatia and Czechia will visit Armenia to provide guidance to the country on the implementation of EU Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption. The representatives of  Armenia’s Ministry of Health’s National Centre…
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Ukraine: Upgrading energy-inefficient district heating systems

07 October 2019
The EU-financed Horizon 2020 projects UgradeDH and KeepWarm have made upgrading inefficient district heating systems easier. New handbooks and training courses have been produced that will help the operators of existing district heating systems to understand the opportunities of improved energy…
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Green for Growth Fund gets additional €25 million for energy projects

07 October 2019
The Development Bank of Austria (Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG – OeEB) has increased their investment with the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), of which the EU is a donor, by providing an additional €25 million in senior shares. This will help the fund continue to develop renewable energy…
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EU expert mission on monitoring and forecasting capacities for weather and climate hazards in Armenia

03 October 2019
From 8 to 11 October, an expert from Italy will visit Armenia to provide assistance to the country on strengthening its monitoring and forecasting capacities for weather and climate hazards. The expert will focus on relevant legislation and standards for creation, development and maintenance of…
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Maritime authorities from Black and Caspian Sea regions discuss search and rescue operations

02 October 2019
On 25 and 26 September, representatives of maritime authorities from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine joined their colleagues from other countries of the Black and Caspian Sea basins for a seminar on search and rescue on sea. The participants reviewed international legal framework in the sphere,…
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Danube River protection was the focus at the meeting in Ukraine

02 October 2019
On 2 October, the Working Group on the Economy of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River held its 19th meeting in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The Working Group deals with the economic aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive and contributes to the development of…