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High-level policy talks in Georgia on National Energy and Climate Plan

13 February 2020
On 12 February, the EU4Energy High-Level Policy Talks event took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss developments in the country’s National Energy and Climate Plan. The focus of the discussion was the design of the Climate Action Plan and the preparation of the nationally determined contributions…
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EU4Business helps Armenian herbal tea producer enter international markets

13 February 2020
A new story shared on the EU4Business website talks about an Armenian family business that produces natural herbal teas in the Tavush Province with support from the EU. The family had first-hand experience with nature's healing abilities when a couple of years ago they recovered from a serious…
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Public lighting in Polack, Belarus, more energy efficient thanks to EU

11 February 2020
Polack became the first city in Belarus fully compliant with EU standards, giving the local residents access to better living conditions and reducing costs thanks to support from the EU4Energy initiative and the EU programme Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects. On February 19, the city will…
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Ukraine: EU supports renewable energy sources in construction materials

10 February 2020
Thanks to the EU-funded programme Climate Innovation Vouchers, a Ukrainian start-up has found a way to produce building materials from hemp, reducing CO2 emissions. Using only 100% natural components – hemp, proprietary lime-based organic binder and water – the company Hempire UA developed a…
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Moldova: “Reuse for a better future” - Young European Ambassadors promote eco-friendly lifestyle

05 February 2020
On 5 February, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from the Republic of Moldova organised a workshop on eco-friendly lifestyles for 6th grade students at the ‘George Coșbuc’ lyceum, Bălți city. During the event, around 35 participants had the chance to craft different objects that can be used on a…
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Ukrainian company produces innovative eco-friendly bearings thanks to EU

04 February 2020
With support from European Union and grants through its Climate Innovation Vouchers programme, the Ukrainian company ‘Symbol’ launched their plain bearings made from scrap ferrous metals, replacing traditional bronze. With the new production approach, the company now manufactures cheaper products,…
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Belarus: EU helps Čavusy to save water and energy resources

30 January 2020
A new dispatch centre opened in Čavusy as a part of the local housing and communal services under the innovative project, ‘system of automation for vision of energy and water in the city of Čavusy: save water’, implemented with financial support from the European Union. The project involves the…
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European Commission and International Monetary Fund strengthen cooperation to support sustainable development

29 January 2020
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen,on behalf of the European Union, and International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva concluded a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement that will boost their cooperation to tackle key challenges including climate change…
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Armenia: EU provides laboratory equipment to detect industrial chemicals and other contaminants in water

28 January 2020
On 31 January, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia and the EU will present the newly renovated Laboratory of the Environmental Monitoring and Information Centre (EMIC) in Yerevan. The festive ceremony will mark the opening of new laboratory facilities provided within the EU-…
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EU expert mission to Armenia on ensuring access to environmental information

09 January 2020
On 20–24 January, experts from Lithuania and Romania will visit Armenia to discuss how the government can ensure access to environmental information for its citizens. The EU specialists are meeting with representatives from the country’s Ministry of Environment, the National Assembly’s Standing…