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Young European Ambassadors kick off Eastern Partnership's 10th anniversary celebrations

14 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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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…
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Toys in Belarus produced using energy efficient technology

11 January 2019
Polesie is a toy manufacturer located in the small town of Kobryn in Belarus. The company employs 20 percent of the city’s inhabitants – more than 3,000 people – and the toys are exported to more than 60 countries, including Italy, Australia and Japan. The company has become the first Belarusian…
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Eastern Partnership: Promoting stronger economies and societies for the EU’s six Eastern Partners

06 December 2018
On 6 December , the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the European Commission, is hosting the 5th Eastern Partnership Business Forum in Vienna. This will be followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring…
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Mayors for Economic Growth: New staff exchange opportunity in Eastern Neighbourhood

20 November 2018
Acting members of the EU-funded Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) initiative have until 30 January 2019 to apply for a new opportunity for staff exchange missions. This exchange is aimed at supporting the M4EG acting members with the implementation of their Local Economic Development Plan by…
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European Civil Aviation Conference shares experience on cargo and mail screening with Eastern Neighbourhood countries

15 November 2018
On 7-8 November, the screening requirements for cargo and mail shipments were discussed at a workshop in Luxembourg. The workshop, hosted by the Luxembourg Civil Aviation Authority,  was attended by representatives of relevant state institutions from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,…
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Eastern Partnership: EU and neighbouring countries review progress of the 20 Deliverables for 2020 to bring concrete benefits for citizens

15 October 2018
Foreign Ministers from 28 EU Member States and the EU’s six Eastern partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – met with Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn in a meeting chaired by EU High…
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EU helps increase production efficiency in clothing sector in Belarus

10 September 2018
Staff from Belarusian clothing enterprises have taken part in an eight-day training seminar on production efficiency, organised by the International Trade Centre and the Belarusian Fund for Financial Support to Entrepreneurs, as part of the EU4Business project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade…
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EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety to visit Belarus on 27 August

24 August 2018
On 27 August, Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety will be in Minsk, Belarus to meet the country’s officials. Andriukaitis will meet with Mikhail I. Rusyi, Deputy Prime Minister and Ivan Smilhin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food, Director of the Department of…
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Customs control of goods in EU to be discussed with customs officials in Belarus

08 August 2018
On 9–10 August, experts from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Romania will visit Belarus to discuss customs controls done both before and after the release of goods by the country’s State Customs Committee and its regional offices. They will touch upon several issues, including identifying…