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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 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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EU supports Community Safety Strategy in different regions of Ukraine

13 February 2020
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine supports the implementation of the Community Safety Strategy in different regions of the country. The strategy aims to tackle the most urgent local public safety issues through coordinated planning and response by local law enforcement…
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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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New head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia appointed

12 February 2020
On 11 February, the Council of the European Union appointed Marek Szczygieł as the new Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia. Mr. Szczygieł, a long-serving Polish diplomat, is currently the ambassador for emerging security challenges and the co-ordinator for international cyber…
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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-…