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Azerbaijan: Moving closer to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

22 February 2019
On 21 February, emergency response and civil protection authorities and experts gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. They met to discuss the results of the EU-funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries (…
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YES Armenia programme concludes as beneficiaries discuss its results

22 February 2019
On 30 January, the EU-funded YES Armenia programme officially concluded its work. Launched in December 2017, the programme offered 21 young professionals a unique opportunity and challenge to work in different ministries and government agencies to deliver tangible results. For 12 months, they…
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European Council President Donald Tusk visits Ukraine on fifth anniversary of dramatic Maidan events

21 February 2019
This week, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk was in Ukraine. Following official meetings, Tusk gave a speech at the country’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada). “I have come to you on the fifth anniversary of the dramatic Maidan events, on the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity,…
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Armenia’s international community honours rights advocates

21 February 2019
On 20 February, the EU joined a number of international partners to honour individuals working to promote human rights, freedom of expression, diversity, democracy, transparency, legal reform and equal rights in Armenia. Ten awards were given to Armenians at the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony,…
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EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger visits Baku

20 February 2019
On 20 February, the EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, in charge of Budget and Human Resources, paid a one-day visit to Baku, Azerbaijan to attend the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. In the framework of the visit, Commissioner Oettinger signed the Joint…
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EU Advisory Mission brings together police, civil society and state authorities ahead of elections

20 February 2019
Last week, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) organised a round-table in the south Ukrainian city of Odesa in order to assist police to detect and react to violations taking place during the ongoing presidential election campaign in the country. The round-table is aimed not only to share…
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Results of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement discussed in Kyiv

20 February 2019
The results of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement during 2018 were discussed in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on 18 February. According to Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, 2018 became the first year of…
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Student Essay Competition on the Future of the Eastern Partnership

19 February 2019
Students from the Eastern Partnership region have until 5 April to submit essays on the future of the Eastern Partnership as part of a competition announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of…
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Commissioner Oettinger on an official visit to Belarus

18 February 2019
Günther H. Oettinger, the EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, was on an official visit to Belarus on 17-18 February. In meetings with President Lukashenko, Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, Minister of Finance Maxim Yermalovich and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko, the…
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EU to further assist parliamentary reform in Ukraine

18 February 2019
The EU and the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) are launching a new “Parliamentary Reform Project” to foster internal reform and strengthen institutional capacity of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. This will help the Verkhovna Rada – the parliament of Ukraine – to carry out its…