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Eastern Neighbourhood to receive over €960 million from EU to fight COVID-19

08 April 2020
On 8 April, the European Commission and the EU High Representative announced that they will set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. As for the Eastern Neighbourhood region, the EU will provide €80 million of…
Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

08 April 2020
On Wednesday 8 April, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The EU's collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting…
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New EU initiative to help fight organised crime in Eastern Neighbourhood

07 April 2020
On 6 April, the EU launched a new programme aimed to bolster the capacity of Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) to trace and confiscate assets linked to organised criminal activity. The programme will work to improve coordination…
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Energy Community raises awareness about investing in energy efficiency as source of economic regeneration post COVID-19

07 April 2020
The Energy Community Secretariat has announced that it will focus on raising awareness about energy efficiency funding opportunities for its Contracting Parties and their stakeholders. According to the Secretariat, energy efficiency should be treated as a source of economic regeneration after the…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

06 April 2020
'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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#Prepare EaP4Health: New civil society campaign on COVID-19 response in Eastern Neighbourhood

06 April 2020
The EU’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) has launched a campaign aiming to highlight the needs of the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. Titled #PrepareEaP4Health, the…
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Applications for the 2020 EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership are still open

06 April 2020
Do not miss your chance to win the 2020 EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership! If you are an energy efficiency enthusiast with a successful energy project, you have the unique opportunity to tell the world about your success! The EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern…
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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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Moldova temporarily suspends energy procurement process

02 April 2020
The Emergency Committee in the Republic of Moldova has decided to temporarily suspend the ongoing electricity procurement process for three months in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The state-owned trader Energocom has signed a unilateral contract with MGRES (a gas-fired power plant in the Trans-…
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Energy sector at potential risk from COVID-19 pandemic

02 April 2020
As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Energy Community Secretariat has announced that it is making all its resources available to support its Contracting Parties in managing the crisis. The Secretariat has announced that although the energy sectors are currently functioning well in the…