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Mogherini on borderisation activities in the area of Gugutiantkari village in Georgia: Activities must stop immediately

22 August 2019
On 21 August, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani. They discussed the ‘borderisation’ activities in the vicinity of Gugutiantkari village. The erection of fences hinder the freedom of movement of the local population,…

Declaration by the HR Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief

22 August 2019
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or…
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EU reacts to borderisation activities in the area of Gugutiantkari village, in Georgia

21 August 2019
“The erection of fences by de-facto authorities of South Ossetia backed by Russian border guards in the vicinity of Gugutiantkari village hinders freedom of movement and will deprive people from the local area from accessing orchards and water resources,” said the EU Delegation in a statement on 21…
EU on the World Humanitarian Day 2019

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2019

19 August 2019
This is a key year for International Humanitarian Law, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. As the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of those who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.…
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EU Advisory Mission express readiness to support customs reforms in Ukraine

16 August 2019
During his first official meeting with the Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine (SCS) Maksym Nefyodov this week, Head of EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) – Antti Hartikainen – addressed some of the changes needed to improve Ukraine’s customs practices. Antti Hartikainen handed over a human-…
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Moldovan and Belarusian municipalities cooperate on business support infrastructure development, and implementation of local economic initiatives

14 August 2019
At the end of July, representatives of Gagauzia region of Moldova conducted a study visit aimed at exploring best practices on business support services provision in Belarus. Representatives visited three out of six regions of the country – Homieĺ, Slaŭharad, and Polack. The visit aimed at…
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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission illustrates its mandate to local Armenian community in Samtskhe-Javakheti region

14 August 2019
On 9 August, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia Erik Høeg visited Akhaltsikhe in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of the country. During the visit, Høeg met with representatives of local authorities as well as with civil society, and delivered a public lecture on the 11 years of…
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

09 August 2019
This year, as we mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we also honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages by celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity. Language is the most direct expression of culture and what gives…
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Georgia: How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

08 August 2019
A new article on the EU Neighbours east website talks about how an EU-funded project helped ensure the rehabilitation of the water supply and partial rehabilitation of the sewage systems in the Georgian city of Batumi, the nearby town of Chakvi and surrounding territories. Funded through the EU’s…
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EU reaffirms support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on 11-year anniversary of conflict between Russia and Georgia

08 August 2019
On 7 August, the EU Delegation to Georgia issued a statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Georgia to mark the 11-year anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. “Eleven years have passed since the August 2008 conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia,”…