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European Parliament hosts urgency debate on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners

19 July 2019
On 18 July, the European Parliament held a plenary session urgency debate in Strasbourg to discuss cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners. “The European Union has repeatedly…
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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019: More than 3,200 participants attend events in Brussels

19 July 2019
This year’s edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place between 17 and 21 June, with a series of events organised in Brussels, across the EU Member States and in the Eastern partner countries. More than 3,200 people participated in the events in Brussels, where 90 policy sessions…
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Belarus: “Green class” initiative launched at Nadezhda Children’s Centre

19 July 2019
On 11 July, 140 students and 10 teachers took part in a “green class” at the Nadezhda Children’s Rehabilitation and Health Centre in Belarus. The children enjoyed participating in interactive games, excursions, lessons on environmental monitoring, discussions and competitions. The green class…
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European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

19 July 2019
Yesterday, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being…
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Announcement about the fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week

19 July 2019
The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, as announced by the Commissioner Ms. Marianne Thyssen, will take place from 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training, both from the European Union and its neighbouring…
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Ukrainian entrepreneurs transform their businesses through the EU programmes

18 July 2019
After studying in Lithuania under the EU-supported Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, two entrepreneurs from the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia opened a beauty salon and a co-working space for businesspeople in their home. A new article shared on the Facebook page of the EU Delegation to…
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Belarusian cities organised more than 400 events at EU Sustainable Energy Week

17 July 2019
Belarusian cities organised more than 400 energy events in the framework of this year’s European Union Sustainable Energy Week. 35 cities that participate in the EU-funded Covenant of Mayors East initiative hosted events including environmental forums, ecological festivals, bike rides, sports…
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Tragic downing of MH17 flight above Ukraine: EU reiterates full support to investigation, calls on Russia to accept responsibility

17 July 2019
On 17 July, the world marks five years since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 above the territory of Ukraine, which led to the death of 298 people on board. On the occasion of this tragic anniversary, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a declaration. “[…] our hearts…
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Ukraine: Kyiv to host European Innovation Council Roadshow

17 July 2019
On 24 July, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will host a European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow. Organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the event will gather the country’s researchers and innovators. With a particular focus on…
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EU4Business: Women in Business programme presents results almost four years since launch

17 July 2019
Financing under the Women in Business programme, co-funded by the EU in the Eastern Neighbourhood, has now topped the €500 million mark. The programme is implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to help women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access…