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Georgia: EU reacts to tensions along the Administrative Boundary Line of South Ossetia

12 November 2019
Following reports about tensions rising along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) of break-away South Ossetia in Georgia, the EU made a statement on 10 November saying that they “are completely unacceptable”. The EU added that statements from within South Ossetia concerning security actions and…
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Eastern Partnership panel on security, civil protection, common security and defence policy convened in Brussels

11 November 2019
On 7 November, the Belgium capital Brussels hosted the 13th edition of the Eastern Partnership panel on security, common security and defence policy (CSDP) and civil protection. The panel gathered over 70 participants from all of the EU’s Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,…
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Georgia: The EU Monitoring Mission statement on allegations of shots fired in Koda

07 November 2019
On 7 November, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia issued a statement confirming that “there was no activation of the hotline over allegations that shots were fired in or near Koda on Tuesday 5 November”. Koda is a village located near the Administrative Boundary Line with South Ossetia…
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Georgia: Patrolling by EU Monitoring Mission in the area of Atotsi at South Ossetian Administrative Boundary Line

31 October 2019
Reacting to recent media reports and information distributed on social media the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia issued the following information statement on 31 October. “The EUMM did carry out a regular, scheduled patrol near the village of Atotsi in the early hours of 30 October,” it…
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Neighbours Inspire! – Cooperation between Belarusian and Lithuanian scientists help discover new aspects of shared history

30 October 2019
Belarusian and Lithuanian experts are working on the new exhibition in Niasviž Castle in Belarus. The project is implemented by Belarusian authorities, in close cooperation with Kedajnâjskím Regional Museum in Lithuania. The cooperation of Belarusian and Lithuanian scientists will help tourists…
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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission saddened by death of woman due to closed ‘checkpoint’ in Akhalgori district

30 October 2019
On 29 October, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia issued a statement in connection with the case of Margo Martiashvili, who died after suffering a stroke in the Russian-controlled Akhalgori district of Georgia. The EUMM said that “such tragic instances show the potential impact of the…
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Moldova: Music festival brings people from both banks of Dniester River together

30 October 2019
On 27 October, Bender Fortress in Moldova hosted PLAI music festival, featuring bands from both banks of the Dniester River as part of the EU-supported project. The show felt like Eurovision, as those who had represented Moldova at the song contest over recent years appeared on stage – Aliona Moon…
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Moldova destroys 2,200 pieces of small arms and light weapons

29 October 2019
2,200 small arms and light weapons were destroyed on 28 October at the JST ‘ARES UT’ smelting facility in the Moldovan capital Chisinau. This was part of the EU-supported disposal activity aiming to increase security and minimise the risk of arms proliferation. The South Eastern and Eastern…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

29 October 2019
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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EU and Georgia hold their third Strategic Security Dialogue

29 October 2019
The third high-level EU–Georgia Strategic Security Dialogue took place on 25 October in the country’s capital, Tbilisi. The meeting reconfirmed both sides' strong interest in closer cooperation in foreign and security policy, in line with the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Both sides…