European Commission on International Migrants Day 2018

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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Federica Mogherini on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with Ukraine

13 December 2018
On 11 December, the European Parliament (EP) held a plenary session on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. Addressing the Parliament, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini referred to the awarding of the Sakharov Prize to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg…
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Federica Mogherini meets Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

07 December 2018
On 6 December, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin. The meeting took place during the 25th Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council Their meeting came ahead of this Monday's Foreign Affairs…
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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 and its Eastern Partners discuss better cooperation to tackle transboundary animal diseases

06 December 2018
On 5-6 December, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv hosted a multi-country workshop on transboundary animal diseases. Organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), the event gathered representatives from the responsible veterinary authorities…
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Federica Mogherini on the situation in Ukraine

05 December 2018
On 3 December, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini gave a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs during her visit to the USA. In her speech, she commented on the situation in Ukraine. “We have seen in these very weeks that we share the same…
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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission mandate extended to 2020

04 December 2018
On 3 December, the EU’s 28 Member States formally extended the mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia for a further two years, until 14 December 2020. According to the EU, the basic mandate, organisation and staffing levels will remain unchanged, while some concrete adjustments to…