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Ukraine: Chornobyl’s New Safe Confinement project completes final commissioning test

26 April 2019
The New Safe Confinement at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant successfully completed its final commissioning test on 25 April. The successful conclusion of the 72-hour trial operation, a day before the 33rd anniversary of the accident in 1986, marks the safe physical completion of the new structure…
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EU launches three new environmental projects in Georgia

24 April 2019
The EU is launching three new projects in the sectors of environmental protection and climate change in Georgia. The projects come in addition to the numerous actions already supported by the EU in Georgia and focus on issues such as the rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation systems,…
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Georgia: Dedoplistskaro Municipality and EU-supported project organise joint clean-up action on World Earth Day

24 April 2019
On 22 April, approximately 50 people, including 35 pupils from a local school, gathered at the Mount St. Elias forest in Georgia for a waste clean-up action dedicated to World Earth Day. The event was an opportunity to discuss with the pupils the significance of such actions and the need to…
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Belarus: EU supports creation of cycle path and wide-scale urban greening efforts in Čavusy

24 April 2019
On 19 April, a bike path linking a new residential district with the town centre was officially opened in Čavusy, eastern Belarus.The event was part of a local initiative of the Čavusy District Executive Committee and implemented with support from the EU. The local initiative included various…
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Moldova joins EU4Climate project to tackle climate change

23 April 2019
On 23 April, the Republic of Moldova joined the new EU-funded regional initiative “EU4Climate”. The initiative will be implemented until 2022. It will address a number of climate-related challenges facing the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood region, including Moldova, in mitigating and…
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Armenia: EU project helps create basis for sorting and recycling plastic waste in Kapan

23 April 2019
With EU support, the Armenian town of Kapan, in Syunik Province, has started sorting plastic waste and preparing for recycling and re-use in the construction sector. This became possible thanks to the “Turning environmental challenges into opportunities: Introducing building materials from plastic…
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Georgia: Youth in Keda celebrate Earth Day

23 April 2019
On 22 April, the world celebrated Earth Day, which focuses on mobilising local communities and raising awareness about the importance of protecting our species. The EU-supported Local Action Group and the environmental organisation CENN joined the large-scale environmental campaign in Georgia by…
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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-supported project to tackle climate change launched in Georgia

23 April 2019
On 22 April, Earth Day, Georgia joined the new EU-funded regional initiative “EU4Climate”. The initiative will be implemented until 2022. It will address a number of climate-related challenges facing the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood region, including Georgia. These challenges range from…
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Georgia: Young European Ambassadors join clean-up campaign in Kutaisi to say “no” to plastic waste pollution

22 April 2019
On 22 April, 50 young people from all over Georgia joined a clean-up action in the country’s city of Kutaisi on the occasion of World Earth Day. Young people and local activists cleaned up the banks of the Rioni River by removing plastic litter. Organised by the EU-funded “Waste Free Rivers for a…