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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

14 December 2018
'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 Community highlights opportunities of low-carbon transition at COP24 in Poland

13 December 2018
On 10 December, the Energy Community Secretariat held a side event to the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, entitled “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond”. The event, chaired by Connie Hedegaard, former EU Commissioner for Climate…
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Celebrating 10 years of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi

13 December 2018
Hosted by the Georgian Parliament, the 10th Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took place on 10-12 December in Tbilisi, Georgia. The three-day event, entitled “Leading the Way Towards a Democratic European Future” focused on how to further sustainable, democratic development and…
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Azerbaijan hosts national workshop on coordination of international emergency relief operations

12 December 2018
International emergency relief operations were the focus of a workshop in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on 10-11 December, organised by the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations. The workshop was a follow up of the training of trainers seminar organised by the EU-funded Programme on…
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Azerbaijan: EU launches “We are different but equal” video project

10 December 2018
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, marked on 3 December, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan collaborated in the production a film called “We are different but equal”. The film was produced in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF,…
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EU steps up action against disinformation

10 December 2018
On 5 December, the EU presented an action plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond. The plan was developed in view of the 2019 European elections, as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020. Taking stock of the…
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Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2018
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then. The EU remains a staunch supporter of civil…
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Eastern Partnership: Promoting stronger economies and societies for the EU’s six Eastern Partners

06 December 2018
On 6 December , the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the European Commission, is hosting the 5th Eastern Partnership Business Forum in Vienna. This will be followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring…
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EU and its Eastern Partners discuss better cooperation to tackle transboundary animal diseases

06 December 2018
On 5-6 December, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv hosted a multi-country workshop on transboundary animal diseases. Organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), the event gathered representatives from the responsible veterinary authorities…
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EU sets target to get almost a third of its energy from renewables by 2030

05 December 2018
By 2030, the EU will have to get 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an “energy efficiency headline target” of 32.5%. The new targets are set out in a revised directive on energy efficiency and a directive on renewable energy, both of which were adopted by the Council today. The…