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EU-Ukraine Association Council to take place next week

23 January 2020
On 28 January, the EU and Ukraine will meet for the next Association Council. The meeting will review the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and the developments related to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. This will be the first Association Council chaired by…
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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 survey finds half of veterans of eastern Ukraine conflict face discrimination

23 January 2020
Almost half of the veterans (49%) of the conflict in eastern Ukraine report facing bias or unfair treatment in their communities, mainly in public transport, and medical and social protection institutions. The results are from a study presented in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on 23 January. The…
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EU funds training for 80 police officers in Odesa, Ukraine

16 January 2020
The National Police and the Patrol Police in the Odesa region, Ukraine, are undergoing a series of trainings to learn more about public order management in line with best EU practices. The training sessions are organised by experts from the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine. The trainings…
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EU statement on Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran

13 January 2020
On 11 January, the EU issued a statement following the crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 in proximity to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 8 January 2020. “The European Union acknowledges the statements made by the Iranian authorities taking responsibility for the crash of Ukrainian…
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EU report on intellectual property rights highlights developments in Ukraine

13 January 2020
On 9 January, the European Commission published its biannual report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights in third countries. The document identifies non-EU countries, including Ukraine, where the state of IP protection and enforcement gives rise to the greatest…
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EU welcomes signing of new gas transit contract between Ukraine and Russia

08 January 2020
Following a political agreement reached on 20 December 2019 between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine, the new gas transit contract has now been signed by the respective companies in Russia and Ukraine. The European Commission has welcomed the signature, with Vice-President Maroš…
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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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Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…
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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…