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Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions by one year

18 June 2018
On 18 June, the Council of the EU extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019. The measures apply to EU persons and EU-based companies. They are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol. The sanctions…
"CivicTech4Democracy", a global competition

Be part of #CivicTech4Democracy: digital tools bringing democracy closer to people

18 June 2018
In the run-up to International Democracy Day, celebrated every year on 15 September, EU4Democracy's campaign this year is entitled "CivicTech4Democracy", a global competition for citizen-led projects using new technologies to promote democracy. The campaign will run from June to September 2018, and…
A new European Peace Facility (EPF)

European Peace Facility - An EU off-budget fund to build peace and strengthen international security

17 June 2018
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its…
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European Parliament: Russia must free Oleg Sentsov and all other illegally detained Ukrainian citizens

15 June 2018
On 14 June, the European Parliament issued a resolution in which it demanded that the Russian authorities immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and more than 70 Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia and on the Crimean peninsula. The resolution was…
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference on Neighbourhood and the world

Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini at the press conference on Neighbourhood and the world

15 June 2018
(...) In the world of today there is a growing demand for a strong, reliable, predictable, and active European Union at a global level. This is why we propose a budget for external action today of €123 billion for the next 7-year period and that is an increase of more than 30% compared to the…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

15 June 2018
'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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Ukraine: New campaign to protect Dnieper river from phosphate pollution

14 June 2018
A new social media campaign for phosphate pollution prevention in the Dnieper River basin has been launched in Ukraine with support from the EU-funded “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+ East) project. The campaign will run until 7 July when the Dnieper Day…
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Ukraine: Experts call for further reforms in energy and environment fields

14 June 2018
Experts in the energy field called for further reforms in the areas of energy and the environment during a recent public discussion in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. The discussion was organised by the EU-supported project “Enhancing impact of civil society in monitoring and policy dialogue on…
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Vote and select the winner of the #EU4Energy photo competition

13 June 2018
The #EU4Energy photo competition, organised within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week between 4th and 11th June, has come to an end. Over the course of one week, more than 600 people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine submitted their photos showing green…
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EU-funded project helps Ukraine to improve control and risk management to prevent accidents involving dangerous substances

13 June 2018
Ukraine’s challenges in modernising its chemical regulatory system to meet international standards were discussed during a workshop on 12 and 13 June in the country’s capital of Kyiv, as part of an EU-funded project. More than 90 representatives of Ukrainian government and industry learned from…