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EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility supports meat production in Ukraine

15 January 2019
The EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will help improve pig farming practices in Ukraine by helping create modern production capacity at Nyva Pereyaslavschiny Group – one of the largest companies in the sector in Ukraine. The project envisages the construction of a…
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Bank of Georgia Group receives support for energy efficiency and renewable energy loans

11 January 2019
The EU-supported, multi-donor Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has provided a loan of USD 25 million to Bank of Georgia Group. The main aim is to support the bank in diversifying and growing its energy efficiency and renewable energy lending portfolio for large companies and SMEs, as well as public…
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Last stage of Southern Gas Corridor, a major EU energy project, to be completed by 2020

11 January 2019
A package of €3.9 billion has been secured for the completion of the final segment of the Southern Gas Corridor, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The 878-kilometre pipeline starts at the Greek-Turkish border, crosses Albania and, after passing under the Adriatic Sea, terminates in southern Italy…
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Georgia: Agriculture and construction companies will profit from energy efficiency loans

11 January 2019
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has partnered with Georgia’s BasisBank, providing a loan of USD 10 million to support energy efficiency lending to large and medium-sized companies in the agriculture and construction sectors. BasisBank is the sixth largest bank in Georgia and will be a new partner…
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Toys in Belarus produced using energy efficient technology

11 January 2019
Polesie is a toy manufacturer located in the small town of Kobryn in Belarus. The company employs 20 percent of the city’s inhabitants – more than 3,000 people – and the toys are exported to more than 60 countries, including Italy, Australia and Japan. The company has become the first Belarusian…
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Deadline extended for “City2City” exchange programme on energy efficiency

11 January 2019
The deadline for applying to the “City2City” exchange programme within the framework of the EU-supported Covenant of Mayors – East project has been extended until 16 January. The call is open for representatives of Covenant signatories from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. The…
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Azerbaijan: Workshop on energy market concepts, design and operation

11 January 2019
On 14-15 January, experts from the Energy Community Secretariat, Belgium and Estonia will visit Azerbaijan to share European best practice and experience from both the EU Member States and the Energy Community on energy market reforms and the establishment of functioning, competitive national…
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#EU4Energy competition: Test your knowledge and win a prize

10 January 2019
Take part in the #EU4Energy competition on social media between 11th and 19th January for the chance to win the grand prize of an electric scooter. The competition theme – Energy Markets – is an invitation to test your knowledge about the sector, as well as find out new and interesting facts about…
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Energy Community highlights opportunities of low-carbon transition at COP24 in Poland

13 December 2018
On 10 December, the Energy Community Secretariat held a side event to the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, entitled “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond”. The event, chaired by Connie Hedegaard, former EU Commissioner for Climate…
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Georgia’s progress in reforming energy sector in line with Energy Community Treaty discussed in Vienna

13 December 2018
On 12 December, Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy Natia Turnava visited the Energy Community Secretariat, where she had a meeting with Director Janez Kopač. The meeting focused on Georgia’s progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the country’s obligations under the Energy Community…