International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

09 August 2019
This year, as we mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we also honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages by celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity. Language is the most direct expression of culture and what gives…
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Georgia: How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

08 August 2019
A new article on the EU Neighbours east website talks about how an EU-funded project helped ensure the rehabilitation of the water supply and partial rehabilitation of the sewage systems in the Georgian city of Batumi, the nearby town of Chakvi and surrounding territories. Funded through the EU’s…
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EU reaffirms support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on 11-year anniversary of conflict between Russia and Georgia

08 August 2019
On 7 August, the EU Delegation to Georgia issued a statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Georgia to mark the 11-year anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. “Eleven years have passed since the August 2008 conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia,”…
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Ukraine: EU4Business forum on investment attractiveness for small and medium-sized businesses

08 August 2019
On 30 August, the west Ukrainian city of Lviv will host a forum on investment attractiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Organised as part of the EU4Business initiative, the event is aimed at representatives of manufacturing and service companies. The forum will be organised…
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Eight new projects to build capacities for over 50 organisations through Erasmus+ in Ukraine

07 August 2019
The EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has announced the selection results of the 2019 Call for Proposals under the Erasmus+ programme’s Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education action. Of the 163 selected projects, eight involve organisations from Ukraine.…
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EU-supported study finds regional cooperation vital for protecting Black Sea ecosystem

07 August 2019
Protecting the delicate Black Sea ecosystem was in focus on 5 August in the Port of Batumi in Georgia, as scientists on board the international research ship “Mare Nigrum” presented the results of their regular surveys on water quality and the state of marine biodiversity. The survey’s latest…
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Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission helps enhance transparency of prosecution service

07 August 2019
This week, the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine donated audio-visual equipment to the country’s Qualification Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors (QDCP). The equipment will allow the commission to transmit its proceedings live through a dedicated YouTube channel, thereby facilitating open…
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Ukraine: Slavutych kindergarten and school save more than 40% on energy thanks to EU

06 August 2019
The Slavutych kindergarten and school were retrofitted in 2018 as part of the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. Both buildings now consume 44% less energy compared to previously. As a result, the city was able to save almost €33,000 in 2018. All the money saved…
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EU4Energy Governance supports energy reforms in Georgia

06 August 2019
Over the last 10 months, the EU4Energy Governance project, financed by the EU, has worked together with the Georgian authorities to ensure progress in the energy sector. This cooperation has resulted in the development of seven draft legal acts in the areas of energy efficiency, electricity and…
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New EU4Energy policy brief: How will electricity market reform benefit Moldovan citizens?

06 August 2019
On 29 July, the EU4Energy Governance project published a policy brief on the urgent need for electricity market reform in the Republic of Moldova. The document contains key recommendations on the next steps to be taken in the reform process. The brief revealed that Moldova’s energy security is at…