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Eastern Partnership to develop regional energy cooperation

17 January 2017
The Eastern Partnership Platform on Energy Security has hosted representatives from the EU, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Participants gathered to discuss energy security, renewable energy, energy efficiency and nuclear safety at its 16th meeting in Brussels.   The…
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Energy Community Secretariat calls for Ukraine to adopt environmental directive

16 January 2017
The Secretariat has sent a formal notice to Ukraine following Ukraine’s failure to adopt adequate environmental provisions. The Reasoned Opinion notice was sent on 12 January to address the lack of complete transposition of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.   The deadline for Ukraine…

Ukraine: Kharkiv to reduce CO2 emissions

12 January 2017
Representatives of Kharkiv City Council, in cooperation with the EU initiative Covenant of Mayors, will start working on a Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the city of Kharkiv in February. The aim of the programme is to cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, by unifying all projects under a single…

Armenia: EU approves energy plan for Yerevan

12 January 2017
The municipality of Yerevan has received an official report of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), which has confirmed the approval of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for the city.   The report contains a number of recommendations related to the housing and transport…

Georgia to develop renewable sources of energy

11 January 2017
The EU, TBC Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are to work together to support the expansion of renewable sources of energy, through the construction of a hydropower plant (HPP) in northern Georgia. The project is in line with the strategic priorities of the…

Moldova improves transparency of electricity procurement

10 January 2017
The Energy Community Secretariat and the Ministry of Economy of Moldova have finalised the Guidelines for the Annual Procurement of Electricity on 5 January. The Guidelines state that procurement of electricity in Moldova will be monitored by a ‘Group of Observers’ which will include Moldovan…

EU facilitates further Russia-Ukraine gas sale and transit negotiations

12 December 2016
The European Commission has hosted a trilateral meeting with Russia and Ukraine on gas deliveries and transit on 9 December. The talks were chaired by Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, and were attended by Russia and Ukraine's Ministers for Energy, Alexander Novak and…
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Find out more: perceptions of the EU in Eastern Neighbourhood countries

09 December 2016
A series of factsheets, illustrating the results of the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ Annual Survey 2016, was published on the 8th December 2016. The survey was conducted between April and June 2016 in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to assess general perceptions…

European Union develops Moldovan energy sector

09 December 2016
The Energy and Biomass Project II success story was showcased on 6 December in the European Parliament. The event presented the results of EU-funded projects from three Eastern Partnership countries – Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Moldova was represented by the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project…

Moldova: Chisinau to benefit from energy efficient public buildings

08 December 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a EUR 10 million loan to Moldova’s capital Chisinau to improve the energy efficiency of its public buildings. This first transaction will support governments, municipalities and private companies to address environmental…