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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…
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EU on the extended illegal detention of Ukrainian servicemen by Russia

18 April 2019
“The Lefortovo Moscow City Court has again extended the detention of 24 Ukrainian servicemen, this time until 24 and 26 July respectively,” the EU Spokesperson said in a statement issued on 17 April. “Their detention was initially ordered by the court of Simferopol in the illegally-annexed Crimean…
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European Advisory Mission Ukraine launches photo competition

16 April 2019
On 15 April, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine announced a photo competition entitled ‘Faces of Change’. Aimed at those Ukrainians whose colleagues, family members or friends work for civilian security institutions, the competition will showcase examples of the small, and often…
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Georgia: Parliament presents Action Plan on implementation of EU-Georgia Association Agreement

16 April 2019
This week, the Parliament of Georgia presented an Action Plan that outlines key parliamentary activities for 2019-2020 designed to support the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Organised with the assistance of the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the…
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EU Advisory Mission delivers advanced course in advocacy to the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine

15 April 2019
Last week, the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) delivered an advanced course in trial advocacy to the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine (NPAU) and the country’s General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO). The term “advocacy” is used in this sense to describe the skills needed by prosecutors to…
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Ukraine: EU to intensify support for the Azov Sea Region

10 April 2019
Following a needs assessment mission earlier this year, the EU and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are currently working on targeted and intensified support measures for the Ukrainian regions bordering the Azov Sea. According to the EU, this will help address and mitigate the socio-economic…
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EU and OSCE discuss joint cooperation to promote stability and peace in Georgia

10 April 2019
Cooperation between the EU and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regarding the Georgia conflict was the focus of a seminar in the Austrian capital of Vienna on 5 April. The event provided a platform to discuss cooperation on the ground, as well as the instruments at…