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#EU4Energy photo competition – winning pictures!

20 June 2018
The winner of the #EU4Energy photo competition “Sustainable energy around you” is Ioseb Dzamukashvili from Georgia. The winning picture shows Ioseb and his friends in the countryside in Georgia with wind turbines producing green energy in the background.  “We should not spoil the planet to…
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Energy efficient street lighting introduced in Moldovan towns thanks to EU

20 June 2018
The Moldovan towns of Ocnita and Cantemir have switched to energy efficient street lighting thanks to the EU-financed “Green light Moldova” project, implemented as part of the “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. 235 street lamps have been replaced with energy efficient lamps…
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EU and Moldova hold annual Human Rights Dialogue

20 June 2018
On 19 June, the EU and the Republic of Moldova held the ninth round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels. Following up on developments since the last meeting in June 2017, the discussions covered a wide range of issues, including the country’s electoral framework, pluralism of the…
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Georgian farmers discuss opportunities and challenges of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area

20 June 2018
Around 50 farmers from all over Georgia met in the country’s capital of Tbilisi on 15 June to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the country’s food and agriculture sector as a result of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). The event was an opportunity to meet…
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Belarus: Nuclear risk and safety assessment to be presented in July in Brussels

19 June 2018
On 3 July, the results of the ‘National Report on Stress Tests for the Belarus Nuclear Power Plant’ will be presented to the public in Brussels. The report was produced on the peer review request from the Belarusian Ministry for Emergency Situations (MES), which was submitted in October 2017 to…
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EU Advisory Mission proposes new concept to coordinate the fight against organised crime in Ukraine

19 June 2018
A new way to coordinate the fight against organised crime in Ukraine was proposed during a roundtable on 14-15 June at the Kyiv Regional Public Prosecutors Office. The discussion was supported by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and the British Embassy to Ukraine. The ten law enforcement…
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Industrial design exhibition showcases work of leading designers in Armenia

18 June 2018
Between 15 and 24 June, the Armenian capital of Yerevan is hosting an exhibition on industrial design. The ten-day event, supported through the EU-funded “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project, aims to explore the innovative and continued appeal of the contemporary design and…
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EU supports media monitoring ahead of 2018 presidential elections in Georgia

18 June 2018
On 18 June, media monitoring was launched in Georgia ahead of the country’s presidential elections, with the support of the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The monitoring will last until the immediate aftermath of the elections, covering thirty-seven TV, radio, print and…
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EU helps strengthen policy and management of research and innovation in higher education system of Azerbaijan

18 June 2018
On 20 June, experts from Romania and Lithuania will visit Azerbaijan to help the country’s Ministry of Education better understand policy-making and management in the research and innovation sphere in the EU. During their three-day visit, the experts will also direct the Ministry in the process…
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Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions by one year

18 June 2018
On 18 June, the Council of the EU extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019. The measures apply to EU persons and EU-based companies. They are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol. The sanctions…