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New head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia appointed

12 February 2020
On 11 February, the Council of the European Union appointed Marek Szczygieł as the new Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia. Mr. Szczygieł, a long-serving Polish diplomat, is currently the ambassador for emerging security challenges and the co-ordinator for international cyber…
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Moldova: EU brings both banks of Dniester River together with a musical performance

11 February 2020
On 7 February, 135 musicians from both banks of the Dniester River, including 95 children, teamed up for a concert in Tiraspol, the republic of Moldova, with the support of the EU. The Moldovan National Youth Orchestra (MNYO), led by conductor Andriano Marian, were joined by 10 performers from…
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EU-Ukraine Association Council: “Association Agreement continues to deliver for the benefit of the citizens of the EU and Ukraine”

29 January 2020
On 28 January, the EU and Ukraine held the sixth meeting of the Association Council in Brussels. This was the first Association Council chaired by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and the EU delegation led by Josep Borrell, EU High Representative. The meeting demonstrated the…
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EU donates advanced border management and crime-fighting equipment to Georgia

23 January 2020
On 21 January, the EU together with project implementer International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated new ID verification technology and cybercrime investigation software to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia. The equipment will help the MIA to conduct in-depth checks of…
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EU supports energy-efficient lighting system on the Rezina–Rîbnița bridge in Moldova

16 January 2020
An EU-funded project supported the installation of new LED lamp posts along the bridge connecting the cities of Rezina and Rîbnița in the Republic of Moldova, providing a safe crossing for the two communities. The project was part of the European Union Confidence Building Measures Programme, and it…
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EU and Belarus sign agreements on visa facilitation and readmission

08 January 2020
On 8 January, the EU and Belarus signed a visa facilitation agreement and a readmission agreement. According to the EU, the agreements represent an important step in EU-Belarus relations and pave the way for improved mobility of citizens, contributing to closer links between the EU and its eastern…
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Ukraine: €8 million in humanitarian aid from EU to withstand winter

30 December 2019
On 20 December, the European Commission announced an additional €8 million for vulnerable people in Ukraine who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in the east of the country. This funding brings the EU humanitarian allocation to Ukraine in 2019 to €23 million. “More than five years of…
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Ukraine: EU on the opening of railway section of the Kerch Bridge in Crimea

24 December 2019
On 23 December, EU reacted to the opening of railway section of the Kerch Bridge, which now allows the railway traffic between the Crimean Peninsula and Russia. “The Russian Federation has finalised the construction of the railway section of the Kerch Bridge and is opening railway traffic to the…
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EU and UN to introduce mobile Administrative Service Centres in Luhansk oblast of Ukraine

23 December 2019
Two brand new mobile Administrative Service Centres (ASCs) will travel the streets of the towns of Bilovodsk and Kreminna in Luhansk oblast of eastern Ukraine, providing locals with much needed administrative services quickly and efficiently. The official transfer of new ASCs was organised under…
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EU to fund small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine’s east

19 December 2019
On 19 December, the EU launched a programme aimed at providing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. The programme will contribute to the economic recovery of Donbas and improving…