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E-health workshop highlights key areas for development in Eastern Neighbourhood

18 February 2020
Developing e-health in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood countries was the focus of an online video workshop, supported by the EU4Digital initiative. The workshop focused on the results of the initiative’s  assessment of e-health harmonisation and interoperability in the Eastern Neighbourhood region…
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Georgia: Telavi Municipality tests energy-efficient equipment funded by EU

17 February 2020
The Georgian village Gulgula in the municipality of Telavi tested energy-efficient equipment for collecting and processing waste wood from vineyards. The equipment will ensure the efficient and uninterrupted supply of biomass for heating the municipal kindergartens. The municipality received the…
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EU and Ukraine sign €25 million programme for e-governance and digital economy

17 February 2020
On 11 February, the EU and Ukraine signed an agreement for a new €25 million programme supporting e-governance and the digital economy in Ukraine. The agreement was signed by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and the EU Commissioner for…
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EU announces call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities

17 February 2020
The European Commission has published a call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities. The objective is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships between local authorities in the EU Member States and the partner countries. The submission deadline is 27 March 2020, 12…
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Ukrainian electricity system operator fails certification under the Third Energy Package

14 February 2020
The Ukrainian electricity system operator Ukrenergo’s request for certification under the Third Energy Package was not approved. According to the Energy Community Secretariat, Ukrenergo does not own the electricity transmission assets required by Article 9(1) of the Electricity Directive – a…
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High-level policy talks in Georgia on National Energy and Climate Plan

13 February 2020
On 12 February, the EU4Energy High-Level Policy Talks event took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss developments in the country’s National Energy and Climate Plan. The focus of the discussion was the design of the Climate Action Plan and the preparation of the nationally determined contributions…
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EU4Energy holds a workshop on certifying Moldova’s electricity transmission system operator

13 February 2020
On 12 February, a workshop took place in Chișinău, the Republic of Moldova, to discuss the certification and unbundling of the electricity transmission system operator Moldelectrica, and the general developments in the country’s energy market. The event was organised under the EU4Energy programme…
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Covenant of Mayors Signatories to discuss EU-supported programs in Belarus

12 February 2020
On 20 February, the city of Polack will host the second meeting of the Covenant of Mayors Signatories in Belarus, as part of the EU-funded project Covenant of Mayors East. The meeting will gather donors, and representatives of international financial organisations and ministries to discuss planned…
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Public lighting in Polack, Belarus, more energy efficient thanks to EU

11 February 2020
Polack became the first city in Belarus fully compliant with EU standards, giving the local residents access to better living conditions and reducing costs thanks to support from the EU4Energy initiative and the EU programme Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects. On February 19, the city will…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…