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EU to assist Eastern partner countries with digitalisation of energy sector

22 May 2019
Digitalisation of the energy sector was in focus at an Eastern Partnership workshop in Minsk, Belarus, on 21 May. The workshop was organised by the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the European Commission. This event was the 8th annual…
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EU Council adopts "Clean energy for all Europeans" package

22 May 2019
The EU has completed the overhaul of its energy policy framework, which provides the regulatory preconditions for the transition to clean energy and sets the EU on the path towards achieving its Paris Agreement commitments. The Council today adopted the four remaining files of the "Clean energy for…
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Ukraine: Six medical facilities open in Kharkiv after renovation through EU-supported Early Recovery Programme

22 May 2019
On 22 May, six medical facilities in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv opened following a large-scale renovation and modernisation programme. This became possible thanks to long-term low-interest loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB). As announced at an official ceremony in Kharkiv, the EIB…
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Audit highlights progress made by Ukraine’s energy regulatory authority

21 May 2019
An assessment issued by the Energy Community Secretariat on 20 May concludes that the National Commission for the State Regulation of Energy and Utilities of Ukraine (NEURC) has significantly improved over the last 14 months. An audit performed by the Energy Community Secretariat in March 2018…
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Ukraine: EU workshop on development of national blood services

21 May 2019
On 22–24 May, experts from several EU countries will visit Ukraine to discuss the development of the country’s national blood services system. They will join Ukrainian experts and policy makers on healthcare issues. The workshop is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance…
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New EU Twinning project to support Ukraine to develop renewable energy

20 May 2019
A new EU-funded Twinning project entitled “Renewables Development in Ukraine” will promote the sustainable development of renewable energy in Ukraine. Under the project, EU experts will advise the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and other relevant…
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Armenia: Facility for producing construction materials from plastic waste opens in Kapan

20 May 2019
On 11 May, a new facility for the production of construction materials from plastic waste was opened in the Armenian city of Kapan. The facility was opened through the EU-funded “Introducing Construction Materials from Plastic Waste” project, which was launched in 2016. The facility will…
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EU to adopt Common Maritime Agenda for Black Sea at ministerial meeting in Bucharest

20 May 2019
On 21 May, ministers from seven Black Sea countries – Bulgaria, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine – will meet in the Romanian capital of Bucharest for a ministerial meeting to endorse the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea. With this, the Black Sea region…
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Ukraine: Solar-powered street lighting to arrive in Chernivtsi thanks to EU support

16 May 2019
As part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme, the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi will modernise its street lighting. Through the plans, 4,170 street lamps will be replaced with energy-efficient alternatives. This will help the city to be more energy efficient…
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Ukraine: 97% of schoolchildren in Sumy try to save energy at home

16 May 2019
The results of opinion polling among schoolchildren in Sumy has shown that 97% of schoolchildren consciously try to save energy at home. The survey was carried out by the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. Besides raising public awareness about energy efficiency…