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Belarus: EU-supported green energy projects inaugurated in Navahrudak District

16 July 2018
An opening ceremony was organised on 12 July in Navahrudak District of Belarus to inaugurate three green energy projects supported by the EU in partnership with the country’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry and Navahrudak District Executive Committee. A wind power plant…
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Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership launches in Belarus

11 July 2018
The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), a multi-donor fund of which the EU is one of the main contributors, was officially launched in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 10 July. The fund will provide up to €17 million in grant support to municipal projects across the…
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A spotlight on opinion: New polls highlight perceptions in the Eastern Partner countries

11 July 2018
Almost half of all citizens (46%) in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood have a positive image of the European Union – a rise of 2 percentage points on the 2017 figure – while just 13% have a negative perception. 63% believe that the EU’s relationship with their country is good, with citizens of Georgia…
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EU and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development support renewal of public transport in Ukraine

10 July 2018
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the modernisation of public transport in Ukraine with a loan of up to €13 million, which will be used to bring 72 low-floor trolleybuses to the city of Mariupol. The loan will be fully secured by a municipal guarantee and…
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EU4Energy: Energy Charter to assist Azerbaijan in developing Long-term Energy Strategy

10 July 2018
On 5 July 2018, the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan and the EU4Energy Governance project conducted the First Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on the Long-term Energy Strategy of Azerbaijan. The development of the Long-term Energy Strategy is one of the top priorities in Azerbaijan…
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EU4Energy: New methodology for calculation of tariffs in Moldova

06 July 2018
The National Energy Regulatory Agency of Moldova (ANRE) was presented with the final draft methodology for the calculation, approval and application of tariffs for the Electricity Market Operator in Moldova on 27 June, developed by the Energy Community under the EU4Energy Programme. The technical…
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European Commission welcomes agreement on new renewable energy target

05 July 2018
An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached on 14 June between the European Commission, Parliament and Council. The new regulatory framework includes a binding renewable energy target for the EU of 32% by 2030. This will allow Europe to keep its…
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EU and partners launch energy efficiency project in Georgia

05 July 2018
The NEFCO Fund and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia have today signed loan and grant agreements as part of the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). The agreements are aimed at financing energy efficiency measures as well as introducing renewables and alternative…
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New loan for finalisation of Southern Gas Corridor – a key energy project of the EU

05 July 2018
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Board of Directors has approved a loan of up to €500 million today for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a priority project of the EU and the Energy Community. The 878-kilometre pipeline will start at the Greek–Turkish…
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Ukraine: EU-supported campaign to raise awareness of phosphate pollution of Dnieper River comes to an end

04 July 2018
On 7 July, Ukraine will celebrate the International Day of the Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe. On this day, the EU-funded “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+ East) project will summarise the results of a social media campaign for the…