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Finland to share practice in customs risk management in airports with Belarus

10 August 2018
On 15–17 August, Belarusian officials from the "Minsk 2" customs office will visit Finland to learn the country’s practice on standard controlling procedures for airport passengers. They will visit Helsinki International Airport, meet with airport officials and observe cargo, passengers and luggage…
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EU on continuous detention of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov: “We expect Russia to provide him with appropriate treatment”

10 August 2018
On 10 August, the EU spokesperson issued a statement on the continuous detention by the Russian Federation of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov. “Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film director who was detained shortly after the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation in…
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Fundraising tool for Belarusian civil society organisations to be developed with EU support

10 August 2018
The Belarusian team that proposed an innovative fundraising tool for the country’s civil society organisations has won the 2018 Civil Society Digitalisation Award. The announcement was made on 6 August by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) project, which ran the…
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Belarus-Ukraine: Pinsk district to host cross-border Small Rivers Festival this month

09 August 2018
On 22 August, the Pinsk district of Belarus will host the first Small Rivers Festival, a cross-border festival between Belarus and Ukraine. The event aims to draw attention to the issue of saving the small rivers of the Prypiać river basin, which passes through the districts of Pinsk, in Belarus,…
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Ukraine: EU-supported Dialogue Platform meets to try to ensure peaceful Odesa Pride

09 August 2018
On 8 August, proponents and opponents of the planned lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) march – scheduled to take place in Ukraine’s southern city of Odesa on 17 August – met for discussions. The meeting took place as part of an initiative organised by the Governor of the Odesa region,…
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Faces of Projects exhibition arrives to the southernmost point of its Belarus route

09 August 2018
On 6 August, the trucks transporting the “Faces of the Projects” mobile photo exhibition left the Belarusian city of Mscislaŭ and crossed over into the Homieĺ region. They then continued to the town of Žytkavičy – the southernmost point of the Belarus route of the photo exhibition, which focuses on…
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Customs control of goods in EU to be discussed with customs officials in Belarus

08 August 2018
On 9–10 August, experts from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Romania will visit Belarus to discuss customs controls done both before and after the release of goods by the country’s State Customs Committee and its regional offices. They will touch upon several issues, including identifying…
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10 years since conflict between Russia and Georgia, the EU’s commitment to peaceful resolution remains as strong as ever

08 August 2018
On 7 August, the High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a declaration on behalf of the EU to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. “The European Union's commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflicts in Georgia remains as strong as ever,”…
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Moldova: 300 women entrepreneurs participate in Business Academy for Women

06 August 2018
Over a period of 18 months, more than 300 women from all over the Republic of Moldova, including the districts on the left bank of the Nistru and the Gagauzia administrative unit, have received training to help manage their businesses. They took part in the Business Academy for Women, which is…
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EU-funded Ungheni bypass to provide quicker, safer journeys in Moldova

06 August 2018
A new bypass was recently opened in the Republic of Moldova to improve the link to the country’s border with the EU and divert heavy traffic from the city of Ungheni. With two one-way lanes and several connecting roads, the eight-kilometre bypass will improve the country’s connection to the…