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Ukraine: international mobility grants for culture and creative organisations

18 December 2018
Professionals from culture and creative industries sector in Ukraine and the EU have until 9 January 2019 to apply for international mobility grants for professional travel or study in EU Member States or Ukraine. This opportunity is available through the EU-funded Culture Bridges programme in…
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Statement by the European Commission on International Migrants Day 2018

17 December 2018
On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and…
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EU disburses €20 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Georgia

14 December 2018
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has disbursed €15 million in loans to Georgia under the first instalment of its new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme. The grant component of €5 million will be disbursed in the coming days, bringing the total amount of this instalment to €20…
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Georgian law enforcement benefit from new insights into combating migrant smuggling

10 December 2018
Smuggling of migrants is a recurrent item on the agenda of capacity building activities for law enforcement officers that recently began in Georgia. The training seminars in Tbilisi and Batumi, which began in December, have so far been attended by 42 law enforcement officers representing the…
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Georgia: loans and grants for small businesses under EU4Business initiative

06 December 2018
The Bank of Georgia recently hosted an information event for clients to present the opportunities afforded by loans and grants provided by the EU4Business-EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Credit Line. In total 150 people from a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial…
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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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New funding opportunities for small businesses in Moldova

06 December 2018
Small businesses in Moldova will soon be able to bring their products and services up to EU standards, as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and EU are opening new funding opportunities. The EBRD is providing a €5 million loan to the Chisinau-based subsidiary of Banca…
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EU approves disbursement of €500 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine

30 November 2018
On 30 November, the European Commission, on behalf of the EU, approved the disbursement of the first €500 million of the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Ukraine. With this disbursement, the total MFA extended to Ukraine by the EU since 2014 will reach €3.3 billion, the largest…
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Ukraine: EU experts to share experience in public finance management

21 November 2018
On 27-28 November, experts from Finland and Sweden will join a workshop in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to discuss management of public finances. The event will gather officials from the Ministry of Regional Development of Ukraine and Kyiv and Bila Tserkva city councils, who will touch upon…
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EU expert mission to assist Georgia with establishment of population register

20 November 2018
On 26–30 November, experts from Estonia will visit Georgia to provide assistance to the country with establishing a population register. They will meet with over 20 representatives from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) and several line ministries and agencies of the country.…