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EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger visits Baku

20 February 2019
On 20 February, the EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, in charge of Budget and Human Resources, paid a one-day visit to Baku, Azerbaijan to attend the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. In the framework of the visit, Commissioner Oettinger signed the Joint…
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Results of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement discussed in Kyiv

20 February 2019
The results of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement during 2018 were discussed in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on 18 February. According to Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, 2018 became the first year of…
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Georgia: Conference in Kutaisi highlights government and EU support for SMEs

19 February 2019
Last week, the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) hosted the Western Georgia Business Forum for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Organised in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, the event gathered up to 200 SMEs from western regions of Georgia. The event was opened by Nino…
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EU assists Azerbaijan with carrying out efficient customs control of travellers

18 February 2019
On 25-26 February, experts from Estonia, Italy and Lithuania will visit Azerbaijan to provide guidance and support to the Customs Service of Azerbaijan in order to facilitate and simplify border control and clearance of passengers and their baggage. The workshop is being organised by the European…
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Commissioner Oettinger on an official visit to Belarus

18 February 2019
Günther H. Oettinger, the EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, was on an official visit to Belarus on 17-18 February. In meetings with President Lukashenko, Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, Minister of Finance Maxim Yermalovich and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko, the…
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Young European Ambassadors kick off Eastern Partnership's 10th anniversary celebrations

13 February 2019
100 Young European Ambassadors from the EU and its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are gathering this week in Brussels to celebrate the achievements of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) over the past decade. "Young people are…
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EU assists Azerbaijan to develop spatial planning legislation, standards and practice

06 February 2019
On 11-13 February, experts from Austria and Lithuania will visit Azerbaijan to support the development of national legislation and standards on urban, territorial and spatial planning. They will provide a comprehensive overview of the applicable EU legislation and applicable standards in this…
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EU4Business takes Ukrainian berry firms to world organic exhibition in Germany

06 February 2019
Five Ukrainian companies producing organic berry products will take part in the BIOFACH 2019 Exhibition in Germany between 13 and 16 February. The event is the world's leading organic food exhibition and the five companies from Ukraine will attend thanks to the support of the EU4Business initiative…
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EU presents 2019 Association Implementation Report on Georgia

04 February 2019
On 30 January, the EU presented the “2019 Association Implementation Report on Georgia”. In line with the revised European Neighbourhood Policy, the report sets out the state of play of Georgia’s commitments under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA) since the meeting of the EU-Georgia…
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Belarus to improve investment climate and boost entrepreneurship with EU support

01 February 2019
Improving the business environment and strengthening entrepreneurship in Belarus are the main goals of two advisory programmes on private sector development, launched jointly on 31 January by the EU and the World Bank Group. An EU-funded €4.8 million technical assistance programme, which will be…