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Vote now to select the winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership!

28 May 2019
The EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern partnership is part of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (EUSEW) and was, for the first time, extended to the 6 Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). More than 55 applicants entered the…
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EU to assist Eastern partner countries with digitalisation of energy sector

22 May 2019
Digitalisation of the energy sector was in focus at an Eastern Partnership workshop in Minsk, Belarus, on 21 May. The workshop was organised by the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the European Commission. This event was the 8th annual…
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EU Council adopts "Clean energy for all Europeans" package

22 May 2019
The EU has completed the overhaul of its energy policy framework, which provides the regulatory preconditions for the transition to clean energy and sets the EU on the path towards achieving its Paris Agreement commitments. The Council today adopted the four remaining files of the "Clean energy for…
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Audit highlights progress made by Ukraine’s energy regulatory authority

21 May 2019
An assessment issued by the Energy Community Secretariat on 20 May concludes that the National Commission for the State Regulation of Energy and Utilities of Ukraine (NEURC) has significantly improved over the last 14 months. An audit performed by the Energy Community Secretariat in March 2018…
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New EU Twinning project to support Ukraine to develop renewable energy

20 May 2019
A new EU-funded Twinning project entitled “Renewables Development in Ukraine” will promote the sustainable development of renewable energy in Ukraine. Under the project, EU experts will advise the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and other relevant…
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Ukraine: Solar-powered street lighting to arrive in Chernivtsi thanks to EU support

16 May 2019
As part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme, the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi will modernise its street lighting. Through the plans, 4,170 street lamps will be replaced with energy-efficient alternatives. This will help the city to be more energy efficient…
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Ukraine: 97% of schoolchildren in Sumy try to save energy at home

16 May 2019
The results of opinion polling among schoolchildren in Sumy has shown that 97% of schoolchildren consciously try to save energy at home. The survey was carried out by the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. Besides raising public awareness about energy efficiency…
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The European Investment Bank: EUR 3.4 billion for new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

16 May 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.…
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EU4Energy energy efficiency stand at Europe Day celebration in the Republic of Moldova

14 May 2019
Visitors to the Europe Day celebrations in Chisinau on 11th May had the chance to learn about energy efficiency thanks to an EU4Energy stand present on the day. The pop-up stand has quizzes, games, and interactive features demonstrating what energy efficiency looks like in practice. Visitors…
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New EU digest showcases results of EU assistance in Ukraine

09 May 2019
The EU Delegation to Ukraine has presented the latest version of its digest depicting the most interesting stories resulting from the EU’s assistance to the country. The May digest showcases how the EU funded an inclusive dance studio for children in Kharkiv, provided grants to Ukrainian…