International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

23 April 2019
As we celebrate the first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on 24 April, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding commitment to international cooperation and the rules-based international order with the United Nations at its core, to peace and security, to human…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

19 April 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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Azerbaijan: Third Euro Tolerance Film Festival to open in Baku in May

18 April 2019
Between 1 and 14 May, the Azerbaijani capital of Baku will host the 3rd version of the IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival. More than 30 feature and documentary films on the themes of tolerance and diversity will be showcased during the event. The festival will be one of the events to mark the 10th…
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EU helps improve access to micro-financing services for women in rural areas of Azerbaijan

17 April 2019
On 16 April, a new flagship project on Empowering Women for Sustainable Development was launched in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. The one-year project aims to improve access to microfinance services for rural communities in Azerbaijan, focusing on women and other vulnerable…
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EU-supported project to tackle climate change launched in Azerbaijan

16 April 2019
On 15 April, Azerbaijan joined the new EU-funded regional initiative “EU4Climate”. The initiative will be implemented until 2022. It will address a number of climate-related challenges facing the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood region, including Azerbaijan, from water and energy shortages…
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New EU project to support community-based value chain in mountainous regions of Azerbaijan

15 April 2019
On 11 April, the EU launched a new project in Azerbaijan to support community-based value chain enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area of the country. Implemented by the Slow Food Association, the project will work closely with local authorities, civil society groups and other…
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Role of fisheries in economic development discussed at conference in Georgia

15 April 2019
On 6 April, representatives of the fishing industry gathered in the Georgian city of Batumi for a conference entitled “Fisheries for the Economic Development of the Country”. The participants included representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations from Georgia, Ukraine,…
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Eastern Neighbourhood: Registration for 2019 EaP Civil Society Hackathon is now open

15 April 2019
Civil society activists, web designers and technology professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will have the chance to participate in the 2019 EaP Civil Society Hackathon that will take place on 14-16 June in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.…
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EU to facilitate financing for small businesses in Africa and the European Neighbourhood

15 April 2019
The European Commission makes available €4.2 million under the External Investment Plan to help banks in Africa and the European Neighbourhood better assist underfinanced sectors. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed this support agreement last week in…

Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

11 April 2019
The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on…