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Ukraine: Oleh Sentsov, illegally detained by Russia, among finalists for the 2018 Sakharov Prize

11 October 2018
Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who is being illegally detained by Russia, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders) will select the final laureate on 25 October. The…
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EU expert mission to consult Ukraine on implementation of legislation for accident investigation in road transport

11 October 2018
On 16–18 October, an expert from Lithuania will visit Ukraine to consult representatives from the country’s State Transport Safety Service on accident investigation in the road and urban transport sectors. The expert will aim to share expertise on all practical and technical requirements to…
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Georgia: EU helps bring ancient Caucasian saga to the stage in Georgian and Ossetian languages

11 October 2018
The Nart Sagas, one of the oldest series of epic tales from the Caucasus, have been brought back to life on stage by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University of Georgia. A group of young actors performed the ancient stories of courage, friendship and love in the Georgian and Ossetian…
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EU4Energy: First sustainable energy week organised in Ukrainian town of Hnivan

11 October 2018
At the end of September, the first sustainable energy week was organised in the town of Hnivan in Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. The week kicked off with a bicycle race, with over 200 participants of all ages taking part. Several activities also took place, including an exhibition of energy efficient…
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EU and its Eastern Partners strengthen cooperation on environment, circular economy and climate action

10 October 2018
On 9 October, the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place in Luxembourg. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) met to jointly review progress on the goals…
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EU4Business: Over 100 Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises receive additional funding through loans

10 October 2018
A total of 112 enterprises received UAH 380 million (nearly €12 million) in loans during the first year of the programme of the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) to support investment projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Lending in the national currency was possible thanks to the EU's…
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EU water management project to participate in national policy dialogue on Armenian water sector

10 October 2018
On 17 October, the Armenian capital of Yerevan will host a discussion on the situation of the country’s water sector. Supported by the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+ East) project, the meeting aims to provide updates on the status of the development of a…
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EU helps launch Extended Producer Responsibility consultation process in Georgia

10 October 2018
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach to waste management that is successfully implemented throughout Europe. With the EU’s support, there are plans for EPR to be implemented in Georgia too. The country’s national obligations under EPR were discussed at a meeting in Tbilisi…
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EU National Institutes of Culture Cluster opens in Armenia

10 October 2018
At the beginning of October, the EU Delegation to Armenia opened the “European Union National Institutes of Culture” (EUNIC) Cluster at Byurakan Art Academy. The opening ceremony, held under the slogan of establishing trust and mutual understanding between Europe and different nationalities…
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Joint Declaration on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty

10 October 2018
On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading…