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Ukraine: Chornobyl’s New Safe Confinement project completes final commissioning test

26 April 2019
The New Safe Confinement at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant successfully completed its final commissioning test on 25 April. The successful conclusion of the 72-hour trial operation, a day before the 33rd anniversary of the accident in 1986, marks the safe physical completion of the new structure…
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Finland to share experience of integrated border management with the Republic of Moldova

26 April 2019
On 6-8 May, representatives of the Republic of Moldova’s Ministry of Internal Affairs will visit Finland to learn about the country’s experience of introducing integrated border management. The visit will focus on the application of normative and regulatory framework policies in the integrated…
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EU pays tribute to victims of Armenian Genocide

25 April 2019
On 24 April, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, visited the memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd to pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Every year, on 24 April, thousands of people visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex to pay…
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Ukrainian army to introduce modern methods to protect civilians thanks to EU support

25 April 2019
Since January 2019, a group in Ukraine has been working as part of the country’s Armed Forces to collect and consolidate information on injuries and deaths of civilians in the eastern part of Ukraine. Before this, there was no single database of civilian casualties of the conflict. The purpose of…
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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission presents new website

24 April 2019
On 24 April, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) launched its re-designed website. The new website has a completely revamped design and improved site navigation. The website is now more user-friendly, making sure its visitors get the information they need as quickly as possible. The EUMM said it is…
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Georgia: “Mayors for Economic Growth” encourages students of Caucasus University to participate in local economic development

24 April 2019
The EU-funded “Mayors for Economic Growth” (M4EG) initiative continues to facilitate public-private dialogue and strengthen its public outreach by engaging civil society and academia representatives in different aspects of local economic development. In this context, the M4EG Secretariat has…
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Head of European Parliament delegation on presidential elections in Ukraine: “a victory of the Ukrainian people”

23 April 2019
Following presidential elections in Ukraine, the European Parliament delegation head to the International Election Observation Mission (IEOM), Rebecca Harms, made a statement on 22 April. “First of all we would like to congratulate the citizens of Ukraine for their deep commitment to democracy,…
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President Tusk and President Juncker to Volodymyr Zelensky, President-elect of Ukraine

23 April 2019
“On behalf of the European Union, we would like to congratulate you on your election as President of Ukraine,” said President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in a joint statement on 22 April. “Allow us to express our appreciation…
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Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

23 April 2019
As we celebrate the first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on 24 April, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding commitment to international cooperation and the rules-based international order with the United Nations at its core, to peace and security, to human…
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EU assists Ukraine with drafting its next Integrated Border Management strategy

18 April 2019
European experts in Integrated Border Management (IBM) were in Kyiv, Ukraine this week for the first-ever joint event organised by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). The event is dedicated to supporting the Ukrainian institutions…