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Ukraine to participate in International Clean Beach Day with numerous clean-up initiatives across the country

13 September 2019
Ukraine will participate in several activities linked to the International Clean Beach Day (#EUBeachCleanup), marked this year on 21 September. On 20 September, a large beach clean-up event will be organised on the Black Sea coast, in the Mykolaiv Oblast of Ukraine.  On 21 September, a large…
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Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
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EU to support International Derun Fest 2019 in Ukraine

13 September 2019
On 14 September, the city of Korosten, in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, will host the 11th International Derun Fest. The event has been organised with the support of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The guests of this open-air festival of Deruni (potato pancakes) will be able to enjoy a vast food…
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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
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Armenia: Young European Ambassadors to organise informational events for youth in Vanadzor and Masis municipalities

12 September 2019
On 14 September, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Armenia will co-organise a meeting with young people from the Armenian city of Vanadzor and its nearby communities. At the meeting, the YEAs will present their initiative and the opportunities available to Armenian youth through EU projects…
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The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
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Young European Ambassadors to participate in information days for youth in Kakheti region of Georgia

11 September 2019
On 12 September, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Georgia will join efforts with the “Knowledge Cafe” social enterprise in the Georgian town of Tsnori, Kakheti region, to organise orientation days and informal seminars for youth in the region. The YEAs will share their experience of…
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EU launches new EU4Digital programme in Belarus to improve online services

10 September 2019
On 5 September, the EU launched a new programme to support the digital economy and society in Belarus. The programme, EU4Digital, also covers other countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. The programme was launched at a conference in the country’s capital of Minsk, an event supported by the…
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Mogherini comments on the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia

10 September 2019
On 7 September, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini made a statement following a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. “This means that finally Oleg Sentsov, Pavlo Hryb, Edem Bekirov, the 24 captured Ukrainian sailors, and others whose release the European Union has called for so…
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Kyiv to host Koktebel Jazz Festival with EU support

05 September 2019
On 6–8 September, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will host the "Koktebel Jazz Fest", supported by the EU Delegation to Ukraine. This year, the event will take the format of a “creative country retreat”. Koktebel Jazz Fest is the largest open-air music festival in Ukraine Different stages will…