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Council extends mandate of EU Special Representative for South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia

25 February 2020
On 25 February, the Council of the EU extended the mandates of six EU Special Representatives (EUSRs), including Toivo Klaar – the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia. Klaar’s mandate has been extended until 28 February 2021. He was first appointed in…
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EU helps to strengthen communication and trust between media and police in Ukraine

24 February 2020
The EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine co-organised a workshop for the local media and the police in Lviv, Ukraine, aiming to strengthen the communication and build trust between the two institutions. A communications expert from EUAM Ukraine shared tips and good practice examples with journalists…
COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

24 February 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232…
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EU Special Representative for South Caucasus visits Armenia

20 February 2020
On 17–18 February, the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia – Toivo Klaar, visited Armenia. Accompanied by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia – Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, Toivo Klaar met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs…
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EU supports Community Safety Strategy in different regions of Ukraine

13 February 2020
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine supports the implementation of the Community Safety Strategy in different regions of the country. The strategy aims to tackle the most urgent local public safety issues through coordinated planning and response by local law enforcement…
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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…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
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EU helps revive social infrastructure in nine oblasts in Ukraine

03 February 2020
On 30-31 January, several international stakeholders discussed the results, joint efforts and progress made under the EU-supported Early Recovery Programme in Ukraine at the annual conference in the country’s capital, Kyiv. Representatives of the EU, European Investment Bank, United Nations…
New EU visa rules

New EU visa rules

03 February 2020
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal…
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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…