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Belarus: Minsk takes part in European Mobility Week

17 September 2018
On 20–22 September, cyclists in the Belarusian capital of Minsk will join in with European Mobility Week (EMW), an international campaign to raise awareness about sustainable urban mobility. On 20 September, a study on the advantages of cycling for cities and urban residents will be presented in…
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EU to organise a meeting in Ukraine on integrated border management in Eastern Neighbourhood

12 September 2018
On 26–27 September, the Ukrainian city of Odesa will host the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Panel on Migration, Mobility and Integrated Border Management. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the contribution of the panel to the implementation of the 20 EaP Deliverables for 2020, and to…
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EU cross-border cooperation programme to organise training seminars for organisations in Belarus and Ukraine interested in applying for its grants

21 August 2018
Organisations from Belarus, Ukraine and Poland who are interested in applying for this year’s call for proposals under the EU-supported Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme are invited to attend series of training seminars to help them prepare their applications.…
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European Commission invites Belarus for next round of negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission

30 July 2018
On 23 July, the European Commission formally invited Belarus to participate in the 5th round of negotiations on the EU-Belarus Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements. As the last meeting took place in Minsk, the Commission suggested that the negotiators this time meet in Brussels in…
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EU supports Georgia in development of improved system for processing airline passenger data

19 July 2018
On 16-17 July, an inter-agency working group discussion in Kachreti, Georgia focused on ensuring more efficient risk management through automated processing and analysis of passenger data provided by airlines. The meeting was held as part of the EU-funded “Sustaining Border Management and…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

13 July 2018
'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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Migration: Bright minds mobilised for the future of the South Caucasus

12 July 2018
In early July, nearly 50 young people from Azerbaijan and Georgia met with leading international migration experts in an intensive training course to develop skills that will help shape the future of migration policy in the South Caucasus region. The week-long International Summer School on…
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A spotlight on opinion: New polls highlight perceptions in the Eastern Partner countries

11 July 2018
Almost half of all citizens (46%) in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood have a positive image of the European Union – a rise of 2 percentage points on the 2017 figure – while just 13% have a negative perception. 63% believe that the EU’s relationship with their country is good, with citizens of Georgia…
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First year of visa liberalisation with the EU sees 15% more Ukrainians travel to Europe

11 June 2018
A year ago today, on June 11 2017, the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU entered into force. This allowed Ukrainians with biometric passports to travel without a visa to most EU countries for a period of 90 days in any 180-day period. On the occasion of the first anniversary of visa-free…
TAIEX numbers in 2017

The 2017 TAIEX and Twinning Activity Report has just been published

01 June 2018
Supporting public administrations in their daily efforts to create better living conditions for their citizens is one of the most effective ways to help our neighbours face today’s challenges. Ownership of the results of the provided support is key in the long run to tackle the root causes of…