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Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement

26 March 2020
The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the…
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Success stories of EU assistance in Ukraine

24 March 2020
In its latest newsletter, the EU Delegation to Ukraine showcased the most interesting stories from the EU’s assistance in the country. The newsletter includes stories from three priority areas: stronger society, stronger economy and stronger governance, and talks about the EU’s efforts to bring…
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Belarus: EU funds new energy-efficient street lighting in Biaroza

24 March 2020
The city of Biaroza, Belarus, will soon become more energy efficient thanks to support from the EU programme Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects. The city will receive a new automated street lighting system, which will ensure better living conditions and reduced electricity costs for the…
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Extension of Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Horizon 2020 deadlines for submission of applications

23 March 2020
As a result of difficulties experienced by applicants due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has extended the deadlines for submission of applications under the Erasmus+ Programme, European Solidarity Corps and Horizon 2020. For more information about the extensions, please…
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Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020

18 March 2020
On 18 March, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (EU High Representative) have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening…
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EU and Armenia to strengthen cooperation in civil protection and disaster risk management

16 March 2020
On 11-12 March, the EU and Armenia held a sub-committee meeting on energy, transport, climate action and civil protection. Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the event took place via a video link between Yerevan and Brussels. The meeting took stock of Armenia's progress in the fields of…
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EU to help strengthen emergency situation response in Belarus

12 March 2020
On 12 March, the EU launched a new twinning project, titled ‘Strengthening the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus’. The 2-year project has a budget of €1.2 million, and aims to assist the ministry in effectively addressing existing and emerging disaster risks in Belarus.…
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EU project draws attention to water protection and climate change for World Water Day

12 March 2020
To mark World Water Day on 22 March, the project ‘European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership Countries’ (EUWI+) launched a social media campaign to draw attention to protecting water resources. The campaign is running from 9 to 13 March and uses the hashtag #WorldWaterDay.…
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EU announces cross-border education campaign for schools in Belarus, Poland and Ukraine

10 March 2020
The EU Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine has announced the launch of an international education campaign with the slogan ‘Together for Greener Tomorrow!’. A total of 24 teams of schoolchildren from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine will have the opportunity to demonstrate…
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Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission launches knowledge hub in Odesa

09 March 2020
On 5 March, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) officially opened a ‘knowledge hub’ in Odesa, Ukraine. The hub is the first facility of its kind in Ukraine and will host training seminars and conferences for the Mission’s partners. The EUAM knowledge hub will serve as a space to exchange…