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EU releases statement on developments in Armenia following public protests in the country

23 April 2018
On 22 April, the Spokesperson of the EU High representative Federica Mogherini issued a statement on recent developments in Armenia, following public demonstrations that started in the capital Yerevan and other cities after the country’s elections. “The right to exercise freedom of assembly in a…
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Members of the European Parliament welcome reform efforts of Ukraine as the EU-Ukraine Committee concludes in Strasbourg

22 April 2018
Following the 7th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, which took place in Strasbourg on 18-19 April 2018, the Chair of the European Parliament Delegation, Dariusz Rosati, stated that the views of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine…
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EU supports ICRC in conflict areas

19 April 2018
From 18 April to 1 May 2018, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), supported by the European Commission's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations in collaboration with the Belgian Red Cross, will broadcast a short film on the risks to health-care in cinemas across…
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EU on recent developments in Armenia: we are closely following developments in the country

19 April 2018
On 19 April, the Delegation of the European Union and EU Member State Embassies in Armenia issued a statement on recent political developments in the country. “Constitutional changes to transform Armenia into a parliamentary republic have been followed by the inauguration of President Armen…
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Elections in Azerbaijan: EU expects authorities to take recommendations on board

13 April 2018
On 11 April, early presidential elections took place in Azerbaijan, resulting in President Ilham Aliyev being re-elected for his fourth term in office. In response to the elections, the EU issued a statement where it referred to the preliminary conclusions made by international election observers…
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Four years on from the annexation of Crimea, the EU remains firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

10 April 2018
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini reiterated the EU’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in a declaration issued on 9 April. “Four years on from the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the…
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EU supports development of online course on women's access to justice

10 April 2018
On 28-29 March, a group of experts from the United Kingdom, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova came together to kick off the development of a new e-learning course on women’s access to justice. The course will promote gender-sensitive justice in the Council of Europe’s Member States, which also…
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EU report: Moldova advances in reform implementation but more progress is needed

05 April 2018
On 5 April, the European External Action Service and the European Commission released a joint Association Implementation Report on the Republic of Moldova. According to the report, the country has made progress with the implementation of some reforms, but the EU press release states that “further…
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EU welcomes ''A Step to a Better Future" peace initiative by Georgian government

05 April 2018
“The package of proposals adopted today by the Government of Georgia can benefit the citizens living on both sides of the Administrative Boundary Lines by facilitating trade, education and mobility,” said the EU spokesperson in a statement issued on 4 April. “These proposals are in line with the…
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Georgia: EU helps link business development with legislative openness

04 April 2018
On 2 April, around 60 representatives from the Georgian business community met with members of the Georgian Parliament to discuss how legislative openness affects the workplace and offer some practical suggestions for the country’s third Open Parliament Action Plan (2018-2019). The meeting was…