UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

22 February 2019
Member States have endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological…
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Young European Ambassadors kick off Eastern Partnership's 10th anniversary celebrations

13 February 2019
100 Young European Ambassadors from the EU and its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are gathering this week in Brussels to celebrate the achievements of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) over the past decade. "Young people are…
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Visa liberalisation: Commission reports on fulfilment of visa-free requirements by the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries

20 December 2018
On 19 December, the European Commission reported on its assessment of the fulfilment of the visa liberalisation benchmarks by a number of countries, including several in the Eastern Partnership region: Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Other countries covered by the report include…
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Ukraine: international mobility grants for culture and creative organisations

18 December 2018
Professionals from culture and creative industries sector in Ukraine and the EU have until 9 January 2019 to apply for international mobility grants for professional travel or study in EU Member States or Ukraine. This opportunity is available through the EU-funded Culture Bridges programme in…
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Statement by the European Commission on International Migrants Day 2018

17 December 2018
On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and…
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Georgian law enforcement benefit from new insights into combating migrant smuggling

10 December 2018
Smuggling of migrants is a recurrent item on the agenda of capacity building activities for law enforcement officers that recently began in Georgia. The training seminars in Tbilisi and Batumi, which began in December, have so far been attended by 42 law enforcement officers representing the…
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EU expert mission to assist Georgia with establishment of population register

20 November 2018
On 26–30 November, experts from Estonia will visit Georgia to provide assistance to the country with establishing a population register. They will meet with over 20 representatives from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) and several line ministries and agencies of the country.…
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EU renews support for recovery, peacebuilding and governance reforms in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine

12 November 2018
A contribution of €25 million from the EU marks the beginning of a new phase of the “EU Support to the east of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance, 2018-2022” project, to be jointly implemented by four agencies: United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, UN Population Fund, Food…
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EU-funded project supports state institutions responsible for migration management in Azerbaijan

09 November 2018
Representatives of Azerbaijani state institutions, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, experts representing the Netherlands, Lithuania and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) gathered on 6-8 November in the Azerbaijani capital of in Baku. The event was organised within…
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Ukrainians received the most first residence permits in the EU in 2017

26 October 2018
In 2017, citizens of Ukraine continued to receive the highest number of residence permits in EU Member States of any non-EU country. There were 662,000 Ukrainian beneficiaries. According to Eurostat, most (88%) of the permits were issued in Poland. Ukrainians benefited from residence permits…