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Results of EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement: Three years on

16 December 2019
With its third anniversary approaching, the EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement has allowed half a million Georgians to access visa-free travel to the Schengen zone, participants learned last week at a conference in the country’s capital of Tbilisi. The event gathered policymakers and…
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Belarusian and Ukrainian teachers test the methods for creating rural tourism programmes

13 December 2019
On 7-8 December, representatives from Belarusian and Ukrainian schools gathered for a workshop on “Rural Tourism through the School Garden” at the Ecology and Health Centre in Krukaushchyna village near Smolevichi in the Minsk region, organised by the EU4Youth: “School Garden” for Agricultural…
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EU4Digital: eSkills network workshop in Tbilisi

12 December 2019
On 17-18 December, an eSkills network workshop will take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi within the framework of the EU4Digital initiative. The main goal of the seminar is to enable the Eastern partner countries to exchange insights and latest developments in the field of digital skills…
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Eastern Partnership: Young journalists and online influencers discuss strategic communication and the role of independent media

11 December 2019
Around 200 young media professionals, online media influencers, civil society activists, and EU officials met in Helsinki, Finland, on 11-12 December for the “Stronger Together - Eastern Partnership Media Conference" organised by the Finnish Presidency, with the support of the European Commission…
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EU supports green finance in Georgia

11 December 2019
On 10 December, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched its new Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) programme in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Green Economy Financing Facility will be co-financed by the EBRD, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and Green Climate Fund. The…
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Georgia: EU supports environmental protection and disaster risk reduction in Khulo municipality

11 December 2019
In November, the Georgian municipality of Khulo hosted a training session on environmental protection and disaster risk reduction. Supported by the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), the training programme was aimed at representatives from the natural…
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Ukraine: EU equips radioactive waste storages with modern monitoring system

10 December 2019
The EU has helped install an automated system for environmental radiation monitoring at 45 radioactive waste storage facilities in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv and Odesa. The system will allow radiation conditions to be monitored and documented, and help to identify radiation…
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EU-backed e-procurement tool saves Republic of Moldova €25 million

10 December 2019
MTender, an electronic public procurement system supported by the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has helped the Republic of Moldova save €25 million since it was launched in late 2018. The savings represent the difference between the budgeted value of…
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New digital platform launched to support small businesses in Ukraine

09 December 2019
A new digital platform to support thousands of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been launched in order to boost businesses’ development opportunities through access to vital information. The digital initiative, supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and…
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BIOsens wins Expo 2020 competition with green energy device

09 December 2019
A Ukrainian start-up, BIOsens, became the winner of one of the most prestigious competitions in green energy, the Expo Live’s Innovation Impact Grant in the framework of the Expo 2020 Dubai. The company also won the EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Climate Innovation…