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Moldova: EU launches new programme for sustainable socio-economic development of Cahul and region

18 January 2020
On 17 January, the EU announced it would invest €22.8 million to support the development of smart, inclusive and sustainable growth poles in the regions of Cahul and Ungheni in the Republic of Moldova, providing citizens with better quality of life and new opportunities. The financial support is…

EU supports energy-efficient technologies for supermarket chain in Ukraine

16 January 2020
The European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supported the Ukrainian supermarket chain ‘Novus’ in becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The loan was part of the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC). The new LED…
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EU helps to improve food safety, animal health and welfare in Ukraine

15 January 2020
Under the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement, Ukrainian food manufacturers are required to introduce safety control procedures based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. The system serves to identify dangerous products at the production stage and, therefore, avoid…

EU expert mission to Azerbaijan on coordinating tax and customs authorities

14 January 2020
On 27–31 January, tax and revenue experts from Greece will visit Azerbaijan to help the Ministry of Taxes to improve its supervision of import–export operations. The aim of the mission is to discuss the EU’s practices on effective coordination and cooperation between tax and customs authorities,…
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EU reviews results from its efforts to strengthen competition in Georgia

13 January 2020
On 10 January, the EU drew conclusions from the results of a three-year project aimed to strengthen the competition sphere in Georgia. During the project period, EU experts, including officials from the Lithuanian Competition Council, worked closely with the Competition Agency of Georgia (GCA)…

Armenia to discuss EU best practices in tax compliance and risk management

08 January 2020
On 20-22 January, experts from Bulgaria, Germany and Spain will visit Armenia to present EU best practices in the area of risk management in tax administrations. During the workshop, they will also discuss with their counterparts from Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) new methods and tools…

EU shares outcomes of financial sector reform projects in Ukraine

19 December 2019
On 18 December, the EU summarised the results of its ‘Technical Assistance in the Ukrainian Financial Sector’s Priority Areas’ (EU-FINSTAR) project at a conference in Kyiv. It was stressed that the main goals of the EU-supported reforms are to bring Ukraine’s financial sector closer to Europe’s…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

18 December 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 Armenia take stock on Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement implementation

18 December 2019
Established under the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), the EU-Armenia Partnership Committee met for the second time in Brussels on 16 December to assess the implementation of the Agreement. The EU expressed appreciation for the progress made by Armenia in…
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EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

16 December 2019
The new President, Parliament and Government of Ukraine have all stated their commitment to the continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. A report published by the EU on 16 December finds that, over the past year, Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened…