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EU helps to improve food safety, animal health and welfare in Ukraine

15 January 2020
Under the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement, Ukrainian food manufacturers are required to introduce safety control procedures based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. The system serves to identify dangerous products at the production stage and, therefore, avoid…
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Deadline extension: Fellowships for civil society activists from Eastern Neighbourhood

14 January 2020
The deadline for applying for the 2020 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme has been extended until 20 January. The programme is aimed at young civil society activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, who have ideas about improving…
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Music and technology connect traditions in Baku–Tallinn ‘Low Latency’ concert

14 January 2020
A world premiere of new compositions for traditional instruments was at the heart of ‘Connecting Traditions’ – a ‘distributed’ concert featuring high-level speakers and performers located in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Tallinn, Estonia. The concert was organised on 20 December 2019 in connection with…
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Georgia: EU4Youth club closing event recognises work and achievements of young leaders

14 January 2020
On 26 December 2019, the closing ceremony of Akhaltsikhe youth club, set up under the EU4Youth programme, was held at Samtskhe-Javakheti State University in Georgia. The SKYE (Skills and Knowledge for Youth Economic Empowerment) club was operated by World Vision Georgia for one year in cooperation…
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EU expert mission to Azerbaijan on coordinating tax and customs authorities

14 January 2020
On 27–31 January, tax and revenue experts from Greece will visit Azerbaijan to help the Ministry of Taxes to improve its supervision of import–export operations. The aim of the mission is to discuss the EU’s practices on effective coordination and cooperation between tax and customs authorities,…
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EU statement on Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran

13 January 2020
On 11 January, the EU issued a statement following the crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 in proximity to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 8 January 2020. “The European Union acknowledges the statements made by the Iranian authorities taking responsibility for the crash of Ukrainian…
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‘House of Europe’ – new EU programme for professional and creative exchange in Ukraine

13 January 2020
The EU has launched a new programme for professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their peers in EU countries – ‘House of Europe’. For the next three years, the €12-million-budget programme will implement over 20 different grant programmes for professional and creative exchange…
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EU reviews results from its efforts to strengthen competition in Georgia

13 January 2020
On 10 January, the EU drew conclusions from the results of a three-year project aimed to strengthen the competition sphere in Georgia. During the project period, EU experts, including officials from the Lithuanian Competition Council, worked closely with the Competition Agency of Georgia (GCA)…
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EU report on intellectual property rights highlights developments in Ukraine

13 January 2020
On 9 January, the European Commission published its biannual report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights in third countries. The document identifies non-EU countries, including Ukraine, where the state of IP protection and enforcement gives rise to the greatest…
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Georgia: youth coordination meeting highlights areas of cooperation between youth clubs and local authority

09 January 2020
On 26 December, a coordination meeting was held between youth organisations at Mtskheta City Hall in Georgia. Youth clubs created under the EU4Youth ‘SAY YES – Skills for Jobs’ project outlined their activities, while youth organisations and the Mtskheta City Hall discussed ongoing and planned…