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Mogherini on borderisation activities in the area of Gugutiantkari village in Georgia: Activities must stop immediately

22 August 2019
On 21 August, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani. They discussed the ‘borderisation’ activities in the vicinity of Gugutiantkari village. The erection of fences hinder the freedom of movement of the local population,…
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EU reacts to borderisation activities in the area of Gugutiantkari village, in Georgia

21 August 2019
“The erection of fences by de-facto authorities of South Ossetia backed by Russian border guards in the vicinity of Gugutiantkari village hinders freedom of movement and will deprive people from the local area from accessing orchards and water resources,” said the EU Delegation in a statement on 21…
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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission illustrates its mandate to local Armenian community in Samtskhe-Javakheti region

14 August 2019
On 9 August, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia Erik Høeg visited Akhaltsikhe in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of the country. During the visit, Høeg met with representatives of local authorities as well as with civil society, and delivered a public lecture on the 11 years of…
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Eastern Partnership: what does it mean for you? A set of interactive cards to answer all your questions

05 August 2019
What does the Eastern Partnership means for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine? What is the EU’s interest in partnership with these countries? What are the concrete benefits for ordinary citizens? The answers to these and other questions can be found in…
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Numerous weapons confiscated during EU-coordinated joint operation in Ukraine and Moldova

26 July 2019
Some 300 pieces of small arms, almost 1,500 pieces of light weapons, more than 140,000 pieces of ammunition and over 200 kg worth of explosives were seized by Moldovan and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies during a Joint Operation codenamed “ORION”. The Joint Operation was coordinated by the…
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EU4Monitoring Drugs: new EU-funded project launched to respond to drug-related security and health threats

23 July 2019
In 2019, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched a new technical cooperation project called EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD). The three-year project, funded by the European Union, will involve countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area, supporting…
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European Parliament hosts urgency debate on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners

19 July 2019
On 18 July, the European Parliament held a plenary session urgency debate in Strasbourg to discuss cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners. “The European Union has repeatedly…
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Tragic downing of MH17 flight above Ukraine: EU reiterates full support to investigation, calls on Russia to accept responsibility

17 July 2019
On 17 July, the world marks five years since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 above the territory of Ukraine, which led to the death of 298 people on board. On the occasion of this tragic anniversary, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a declaration. “[…] our hearts…
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Donald Tusk reflects on 10 years of Eastern Partnership at opening of conference in Batumi

11 July 2019
On 11–12 July, the Georgian city of Batumi is hosting an international conference entitled “Georgia’s European Way”. Bringing together high-level officials and representatives from academia, the non-governmental sector and business sectors of the EU and its six Eastern partner countries, the…
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EU-Ukraine Summit: EU steps up its support to the Sea of Azov region

09 July 2019
The EU has increased its support to help mitigate the impact of Russia's destabilising actions in the Sea of Azov region of Ukraine. During the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit on 8 July, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, signed an agreement on new…