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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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CyberEast: Pilot judicial training in Ukraine

10 December 2019
Last month, a group of around 30 judges from across Ukraine, together with staff and trainers from the country’s National School of Justice, received training on cybercrime, electronic evidence and online crime proceeds. The pilot course was organised in the framework of CyberEast, a joint project…
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
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Ukrainian judges invited into Irish homes as part of judicial exchange programme

09 December 2019
The EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) is teaming up with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to deliver an ambitious two-week exchange programme in Ireland. The programme will give three Ukrainian judges from the High Anti-Corruption Court the opportunity to study the Irish judicial system…
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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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Georgian film nominated for EU human rights prize

05 December 2019
On 6 December, the Amirani Cinema in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi will host the screening of a Georgian film entitled ‘Negative numbers’. The film has been nominated for the EU prize for ‘Human Rights in Film Award’ at Tbilisi International Film Festival, taking place on 1–8 December. Find out…
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Tool for assessment of civil society in Eastern partner countries presented in Brussels

05 December 2019
On 3 December, a presentation of the new CSO Meter for civil society organisations (CSOs) took place in Brussels. The CSO Meter is a new tool to monitor and assess the environment in which CSOs operate in the EU’s six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic…
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New EU Twinning project to help Ukraine improve telecommunications

05 December 2019
A new EU-funded Twinning project to improve the quality of service and market access in telecommunications in Ukraine was launched on 29 November. The project involves a consortium of Lithuanian and Latvian regulatory authorities, in cooperation with Ukraine’s National Commission for the State…
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Commissioner Várhelyi discusses future of Eastern Partnership with civil society representatives

05 December 2019
On 5 December, the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, participated in the Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum “EaP4EU: Joining forces for a win-win partnership” in Brussels. The forum brought together over 200 civil society…
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Georgia: Young European Ambassadors to take part in European Youth Parliament conference in Kutaisi

04 December 2019
Between 19 and 23 December, the Georgian city of Kutaisi will bring together around 150 bright-minded people from approximately 15 European countries. They will gather for the 14th National Selection Conference of European Youth Parliament (EYP) Georgia, and the theme of the conference will be “…