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EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia takes precautions in view of COVID-19

09 April 2020
The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia has announced that it will continue its work in the areas, adjacent to the administrative boundary lines with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, EUMM says it has taken the necessary precautions for its patrolling…
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Finnish police shares experience with Ukraine on optimising response to COVID-19

09 April 2020
This week, the Kharkiv Field Office of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) organised a webinar for Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs. The online session focused on the measures taken by the Finnish police in response to the spread of COVID-19, particularly in the field of…
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Ukraine: EU issues statement on Russian land ownership decree affecting Crimea

02 April 2020
On 1 April, the EU issued a statement in response to Russia’s recent presidential decree. According to this decree, most of Crimea and Sevastopol are added to the list of Russian border territories where non-Russian citizens are not allowed to own land. “The European Union does not recognise the…
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EU rejects elections in Nagorno–Karabakh

31 March 2020
On 31 March, the EU Spokesperson issued a statement that it does not recognise the constitutional and legal framework of the so-called 'presidential and parliamentary elections' in Nagorno–Karabakh. “This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno–Karabakh or the…
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EU Advisory Mission Ukraine organises virtual training in light of COVID-19 restrictions

31 March 2020
On 27 March, the field office of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Odesa carried out its first webinar. This new format was adopted due to the coronavirus quarantine measures in Ukraine. The event was organised for professors, cadets and other students at Odesa State University of…
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EU issues statement on continuous human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

30 March 2020
On 27 March, the EU Spokesperson announced that according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in eastern Ukraine continues. The OHCHR report…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
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EU rejects election results in Georgian region of Abkhazia

24 March 2020
On 23 March, the EU issued a statement in reaction to the presidential elections in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia. “The European Union supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, as recognised by international law,” the statement said. “With regard to the so-called…
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EU evaluates results of trade agreements with Georgia and Moldova

23 March 2020
The EU has announced that it will evaluate the costs and benefits of its ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements’ with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova. The feedback will be collected until 2 April 2020, and the data will be summarised in a study on the impact of these agreements on trade…
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EU supports social integration of veterans in Ukraine

20 March 2020
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) shared a new story about Anatolii Keptanar – a veteran that successfully started a business for selling dried fruit thanks to the EU-supported project ‘Reintegration Support for Veterans of the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine and Their Families’.…