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EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors’ collects resources to help cities fight COVID-19

03 April 2020
COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented global health and economic crisis affecting many sectors, including energy. As a response, the EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors’, the world's largest movement for local climate and energy actions, has collected a number of useful resources to support over 10,…
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Belarus: Bike counter installed in Minsk with EU support

02 April 2020
A large-screen bike counter has been installed in Minsk, Belarus, with support from the EU. The counter tracks the number of cyclists passing per day/year. The device is currently operating in test mode. The information collected by the counter will help the city’s transportation experts assess…
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EU to organise biggest online hackathon for solutions against coronavirus crisis

02 April 2020
Tech activists from the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are invited to take part in the international hackathon ‘The Global Hack’ to find solutions to problems caused by the coronavirus crisis. The EU-supported event is…
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Cybercrime and coronavirus: Warning from EU project

01 April 2020
The EU-funded ‘CyberEast’ project has issued a warning about cyber threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the project, at a time when we all rely more than ever on computer systems, mobile devices and the internet, there is evidence that malicious actors are exploiting these…
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EU project presents online collaboration tools for civil society organisations in Eastern Neighbourhood

31 March 2020
The EU project ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’ has put together a list of digital tools that can help civil society organisations in Eastern partner countries to collaborate virtually. The list contains a series of webinars on the most used tools and solutions for distant work,…
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Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open

31 March 2020
The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity…
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Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

30 March 2020
As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also…
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CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital

30 March 2020
CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field.  The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy…
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EU modernisation project in Polack, Belarus, receives positive feedback from local residents

30 March 2020
The EU-funded project ‘PubLiCity’, implemented in the Belarusian city of Polack, published the results of its latest public opinion survey. More than 2,000 respondents gave positive feedback on the quality of the new public lighting in the city. Almost 60% of respondents think that street lighting…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…