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EU supports energy-efficient technologies for supermarket chain in Ukraine

16 January 2020
The European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supported the Ukrainian supermarket chain ‘Novus’ in becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The loan was part of the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC). The new LED…
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EU funds training for 80 police officers in Odesa, Ukraine

16 January 2020
The National Police and the Patrol Police in the Odesa region, Ukraine, are undergoing a series of trainings to learn more about public order management in line with best EU practices. The training sessions are organised by experts from the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine. The trainings…
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EU helps to improve food safety, animal health and welfare in Ukraine

15 January 2020
Under the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement, Ukrainian food manufacturers are required to introduce safety control procedures based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. The system serves to identify dangerous products at the production stage and, therefore, avoid…
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Deadline extension: Fellowships for civil society activists from Eastern Neighbourhood

14 January 2020
The deadline for applying for the 2020 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme has been extended until 20 January. The programme is aimed at young civil society activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, who have ideas about improving…
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EU statement on Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran

13 January 2020
On 11 January, the EU issued a statement following the crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 in proximity to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 8 January 2020. “The European Union acknowledges the statements made by the Iranian authorities taking responsibility for the crash of Ukrainian…
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‘House of Europe’ – new EU programme for professional and creative exchange in Ukraine

13 January 2020
The EU has launched a new programme for professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their peers in EU countries – ‘House of Europe’. For the next three years, the €12-million-budget programme will implement over 20 different grant programmes for professional and creative exchange…
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EU report on intellectual property rights highlights developments in Ukraine

13 January 2020
On 9 January, the European Commission published its biannual report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights in third countries. The document identifies non-EU countries, including Ukraine, where the state of IP protection and enforcement gives rise to the greatest…
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EU to help Ukraine improve maritime accident investigations and preventative measures

08 January 2020
On 13-15 January, an expert from Bulgaria will visit Ukraine to discuss topics around maritime accident investigation with representatives of the country’s State Service for Maritime and River Transport. This expert mission is part of a series of four events on technical investigation in the…
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EU welcomes signing of new gas transit contract between Ukraine and Russia

08 January 2020
Following a political agreement reached on 20 December 2019 between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine, the new gas transit contract has now been signed by the respective companies in Russia and Ukraine. The European Commission has welcomed the signature, with Vice-President Maroš…
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Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…