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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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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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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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France to share experience in EU’s core principles of banking supervision with Ukraine

04 December 2019
On 10-12 December, three experts from the National Bank of Ukraine will visit France to gain knowledge and practical experience in implementing the principles of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision relating to banking supervision. The National Bank of Ukraine aims to learn from their EU…
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Georgia: EU stand raises funds for charity at 2019 Winter Fair in Tbilisi

04 December 2019
Georgian tea, honey, wine, whiskey and handicrafts, produced by local EU-funded projects, were among the products on sale at the EU stand at the 2019 Winter Fair held on 30 November in Tbilisi. The Winter Fair is an annual charity fundraising event organised by the International Women’s…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

02 December 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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HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…
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Business “bootcamps” promote innovative rural entrepreneurship in Georgia

28 November 2019
Last week, 40 local entrepreneurs took part in a three-day business “bootcamp” in Chakvi, Georgia. The activity aimed to show participants how to start, run and grow a rural enterprise, as well as to generate creative ideas and find realistic ways of implementing them. The exercise guided the…
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Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

28 November 2019
Mr President, Honourable Members,  Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers down tools. Factories, mines and shops empty as the streets fill up with dance and hope. The historic two-hour general strike in the middle…