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Green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad 2020 now open for applications

01 April 2020
The global green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad is open for applications from over 55 countries around the world, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The programme aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their clean technology ideas into…
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Medical workers in eastern Ukraine receive equipment to fight COVID-19

01 April 2020
The EU-funded programme provided medical workers from the Emergency Medical Care Centre in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region with one hundred sets of personal protective equipment for ambulance teams. In addition seventy litres of highly concentrated antiseptic liquid have been delivered to…
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Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open

31 March 2020
The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity…
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Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

30 March 2020
As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also…
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EU modernisation project in Polack, Belarus, receives positive feedback from local residents

30 March 2020
The EU-funded project ‘PubLiCity’, implemented in the Belarusian city of Polack, published the results of its latest public opinion survey. More than 2,000 respondents gave positive feedback on the quality of the new public lighting in the city. Almost 60% of respondents think that street lighting…
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EU issues statement on continuous human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

30 March 2020
On 27 March, the EU Spokesperson announced that according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in eastern Ukraine continues. The OHCHR report…
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EU4Energy supports Georgia in ensuring uninterrupted gas supply for its citizens

26 March 2020
On 25 and 26 March, EU4Energy launched a technical assistance project to support Georgia in developing rules for appointing a gas supplier of last resort. The aim of the project is to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to customers whose original supplier has stopped providing services due to…
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Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement

26 March 2020
The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the…
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EU allocates funds for small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine’s east

25 March 2020
The EU has launched a programme to support small and medium-sized businesses in the government-controlled east Ukrainian region of Donbas. The ‘FinancEast’ programme has a total budget of €9.5 million and covers up to 50% of the cost of investment projects financed by selected Ukraine-based banks…
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Ukraine: First country in Energy Community to implement Gas Capacity Allocation Network Code

25 March 2020
Ukraine is the first country in the Energy Community to implement the Capacity Allocation Network Code. Gas TSO of Ukraine LLC will start using the Polish GSA Platform to allocate gas capacities on the interconnection points on the Ukraine–Poland border. This is the result of the joint efforts of…