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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

11 October 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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Energy start-ups Carbominer and EcoTyre will represent Ukraine at the ClimateLaunchpad competition

09 October 2019
Greencubator organised the Ukrainian finals of the global ClimateLaunchpad competition on 21 September in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ten teams out of 35 finalists have presented their green business ideas. The jury has selected two winners - Carbominer and EcoTyre. They will both represent Ukraine at the…
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Ukraine: Konotop kindergarten will save energy and money with EU help

08 October 2019
More than 120 children in Konotop, Ukraine, are benefiting from better conditions in their energy-efficient kindergarten. The building was refurbished as part of the EU-financed initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects.’ The works included the insulation of the facade, basement,…
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New EU rules make household appliances more energy efficient and sustainable

08 October 2019
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and reduce energy bills for European consumers, the Commission adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the eco-design of products contributes to…
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Ukraine: Upgrading energy-inefficient district heating systems

07 October 2019
The EU-financed Horizon 2020 projects UgradeDH and KeepWarm have made upgrading inefficient district heating systems easier. New handbooks and training courses have been produced that will help the operators of existing district heating systems to understand the opportunities of improved energy…
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Green for Growth Fund gets additional €25 million for energy projects

07 October 2019
The Development Bank of Austria (Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG – OeEB) has increased their investment with the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), of which the EU is a donor, by providing an additional €25 million in senior shares. This will help the fund continue to develop renewable energy…
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Maritime authorities from Black and Caspian Sea regions discuss search and rescue operations

02 October 2019
On 25 and 26 September, representatives of maritime authorities from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine joined their colleagues from other countries of the Black and Caspian Sea basins for a seminar on search and rescue on sea. The participants reviewed international legal framework in the sphere,…
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Danube River protection was the focus at the meeting in Ukraine

02 October 2019
On 2 October, the Working Group on the Economy of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River held its 19th meeting in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The Working Group deals with the economic aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive and contributes to the development of…
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Energy efficiency first: accelerating towards a target of 32.5% by 2030

27 September 2019
Putting energy efficiency first is a key objective of the EU, as energy savings are the easiest way to save money for consumers and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has set binding targets of reducing our energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency by 2030 by at least 32.…
European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

27 September 2019
The European Union and the United Nations signed yesterday a Contribution Agreement of €30 million to the Joint Fund for the 2030 Agenda. The Fund is a central component of the ongoing reform of the UN Development System and seeks to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (…