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Five more companies receive grants for sustainable energy projects in Ukraine

12 April 2019
On 10 April, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and non-governmental organisation Greencubator, announced the five winners of the final stage of the Climate Innovation Vouchers Programme. Each of these winners received…
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Ukrainian startup receives €1 million for green energy project

12 April 2019
SolarGaps – Solar Panel Window Blinds, a startup from Ukraine, has received an EU grant of €1 million in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme to develop its sustainable energy technology. The company has designed smart blinds with solar modules on their surface. It is estimated that 1m² of…
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Armenia: Bus stop in Dilijan becomes solar powered thanks to EU support

11 April 2019
A bus stop in Dilijan has been renovated and equipped with illustrations to raise energy-efficiency awareness, thanks to EU support. The bus stop also has a solar panel to provide power and mobile charging outlets that can be used for free by people waiting for their buses at the stop. Find out…
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Belarus: New energy efficient street lighting installed in Polack thanks to EU

11 April 2019
New energy efficient street lighting is being installed in Polack, Belarus, as part of the EU-financed initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects”. Sergei Leichenko, a representative of the local authorities in Polack, said: “We will be the first town in Belarus with public lighting…
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EU4Energy: Key regional energy infrastructure projects discussed in Kyiv

10 April 2019
Representatives of the Eastern partner countries Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met in Kyiv on 10 April to discuss the preliminary results of the assessment of energy infrastructure priority investment opportunities in the region. The meeting was organised by the…
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Results of the EU4Energy Programme for Eastern partner countries presented in Paris

10 April 2019
On 5 April 2019, high-level officials from the Energy ministries of the 11 partner countries of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia, representatives of the European Commission, as well as representatives of the implementing partners of the EU4Energy, the International Energy Agency, the Energy…
Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030

Sustainable development: The Council of the European Union adopts conclusions

10 April 2019
The Council adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its…
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Belgium to support international port in Azerbaijan to update Ship Waste Management Plan

05 April 2019
On 15-18 April, an expert from the Belgian Port of Antwerp will visit Azerbaijan to provide advice and guidance to the Baku International Sea Trade Port to update its Ship Waste Management Plan in compliance with the respective EU legislation. The expert will focus on the understanding,…
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“Adopt a tree!” action organised as part of Moldova’s effort to boost renewable energy

05 April 2019
More than 70,000 willow and poplar trees have been planted in Festelita, in the Republic of Moldova, as part of the “Adopt a tree!” action. Over the course of two weeks, more than 100 residents of Festelita had the chance to plant trees. Every participant could mark his or her tree and receive an…
Natural gas pipelines in Europe, including Nord Stream 2 through the Baltic Sea

Natural gas: Parliament extends EU rules to pipelines from non-EU countries

05 April 2019
To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law. MEPs adopted the following to all pipelines entering the EU from non-EU countries: . Gas pipelines from non-EU countries will now be…