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EU4Business: Women in Business programme presents results almost four years since launch

17 July 2019
Financing under the Women in Business programme, co-funded by the EU in the Eastern Neighbourhood, has now topped the €500 million mark. The programme is implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to help women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access…
European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

17 July 2019
The 15th of July is UNESCO and UNEVOC Network's World Youth Skills Day: a major opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. According to the UN, today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.…
European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
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EU to assist Azerbaijan with reform of standardisation system

16 July 2019
On 22–23 July, experts from Germany will visit Azerbaijan to assist the country with the development of a plan for its transition from a mandatory standardisation system to a voluntary system. They will meet with their Azerbaijani counterparts from the country’s Standardization Institute to share…
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Council adopts negotiation directives for modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty

15 July 2019
The EU Council has today given a mandate to the European Commission to begin negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The aim of the negotiations is to modernise the provisions of the ECT so that it takes account of sustainable development and climate goals, as well…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

12 July 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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EU helps young people in Georgia return to their home villages and develop their family businesses

12 July 2019
On 5 July, 20 members of Georgia’s Khulo Local Action Group (LAG) visited another LAG in Kazbegi. The aim of the visit was to share experience between the two groups. The programme included visits to local business initiatives, such as a trout farm, ice-cream parlour, dental clinic and gym. All…
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Commissioner Stylianides addresses the 16th Batumi International Conference in Georgia

12 July 2019
On 11–12 July, the Georgian city of Batumi is hosting an international conference entitled “Georgia’s European Way”. Bringing together high-level officials and representatives from academia, the non-governmental sector and business sector from the EU and its six Eastern partner countries, the…
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Donald Tusk reflects on 10 years of Eastern Partnership at opening of conference in Batumi

11 July 2019
On 11–12 July, the Georgian city of Batumi is hosting an international conference entitled “Georgia’s European Way”. Bringing together high-level officials and representatives from academia, the non-governmental sector and business sectors of the EU and its six Eastern partner countries, the…
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“This country is yours!” – EU-supported campaign in Georgia

11 July 2019
The EU is supporting a campaign in Georgia aiming to raise public awareness about civil society organisations, their activities and their role in the country. Entitled “This country is yours!”, the campaign also aims to promote civic values. In a campaign video, Nina Chkareuli, executive director…