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EU launches new EU4Digital programme in Ukraine to improve online services

22 May 2019
On 22 May, the EU launched a new programme to support the digital economy and society in Ukraine. Called EU4Digital, the programme also covers other countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. It aims to extend the benefits of the EU's Digital Single Market to Ukraine and the other Eastern…
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EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World: Eastern Neighbourhood country reports for 2018

22 May 2019
On 21 May, the EU presented its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2018. Its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) have been covered by the report. As regards Armenia, the report says that peaceful mass…
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EU-Armenia Partnership Implementation Report finds the EU is a crucial partner for Armenia's reform agenda

22 May 2019
On 21 May, the EU issued a report on developments in Armenia and EU-Armenia relations between June 2018 and early May 2019. The report comes ahead of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council on 13 June. It finds that Armenia has stepped up its efforts to reinforce and enhance its partnership with the…
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Register now: 2019 Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference

21 May 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference, which will be organised in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on 25–26 September. This year’s theme of the conference is “Connecting with Culture”. The event is aimed at policy makers, research managers and…
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Cyber-attacks: EU Council is now able to impose sanctions

20 May 2019
On 17 May, the EU Council established a framework which allows the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to deter and respond to cyber-attacks which constitute an external threat to the EU or its Member States. Such threats may include cyber-attacks against third states or international…
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EU hosts presentation of Election Observation Mission Final Report on parliamentary elections in Armenia

17 May 2019
On 17 May, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, hosted colleagues from the Elections Department of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Head of Department Alexander…
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Discover the EU-funded Open Media Hub "Reporting On Migration" online Course

17 May 2019
The EU-funded Open Media Hub Reporting On Migration online Course is still running. The aim of this course is to ensure journalists have a basic firm understanding of the complex issues of migration, refugees, and human trafficking and their impact on the politics, economics, demographics,…
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Federica Mogherini on the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership: “it is all about people and a cooperative approach”

15 May 2019
On 14 May, Heads of State or Government of the Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine), foreign ministers of the EU Member States, civil society representatives, business leaders, young people and journalists from across the 34…
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Donald Tusk speaks at celebratory dinner marking 10th anniversary of Eastern Partnership

14 May 2019
“Ten years ago, many of us here contributed to establishing the Eastern Partnership, although some of us in different capacities than today,” said President of the EU Council Donald Tusk on 13 May, at the celebratory dinner dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. “It was based…
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Human rights and democracy in the world: The 2018 EU annual report is adopted

14 May 2019
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018. The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities…