EU assists with women’s equal access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries

EU assists with women’s equal access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries

22 March 2016
Legal professionals from five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) met on 18 March 2016 in Strasburg to discuss barriers that women face in accessing justice in their respective countries. The activity was organised within a joint project of the European…
Illegal annexation of Crimea – EU's response in facts and numbers

Illegal annexation of Crimea – EU's response in facts and numbers

22 March 2016
18 March 2016 marks the second anniversary of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol.The European External Action Service (EEAS) has published a factsheet outlining the EU’s non-recognition policy towards the annexed territories. The EEAS’s East StratCom Task Force has…
EU Visitors Programme invites young leaders

EU Visitors Programme invites young leaders

22 March 2016
The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) invites young leaders from outside the EU for study visits to the European institutions. The call for applications is open until 23 April 2016. The successful applicants will gain first-hand information on EU activities as well as a better understanding…
Azerbaijan: EU High Representative welcomes release of human rights activists

Azerbaijan: EU High Representative welcomes release of human rights activists

22 March 2016
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini welcomed the news from Azerbaijan about pardoning of 148 prisoners, including representatives of political parties, NGOs, human rights activists and journalists. “This is a positive development which we have long awaited and which was discussed during my…

INOGATE final conference: Energy cooperation remains priority for EU’s relations with its neighbours

22 March 2016
On 17 March 2016, at a high-level conference on energy cooperation with the countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia, the European Commission (EC) confirmed that energy remains the EU’s priority for future relations with these countries. The event marked the end of the EU-funded…

Armenia: EBRD supports SMEs through local currency lending

17 March 2016
Armenia has become eligible for lending to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in local currency through the Local Currency and Local Capital Markets Initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The news comes after the EBRD signed a Memorandum of…

Brussels: Remarks by EU leaders during visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

17 March 2016
From 16 March 2016, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on a two-day visit in Brussels to meet with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as well as the European People's Party President Joseph Daul and a number of leaders of the EU…

Clima East to help Belarus monitor greenhouse gas emissions

17 March 2016
The EU-funded Clima East project has started assisting Belarus with the development of a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system on greenhouse gas emissions for the country’s major enterprises. EU and Belarusian experts have just compiled the list of enterprises emitting the most…
Ukraine: EU steps up humanitarian assistance by EUR 20 million

Ukraine: EU steps up humanitarian assistance by EUR 20 million

17 March 2016
The European Commission has announced that it is boosting its humanitarian response to help people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The news about the additional humanitarian aid package worth EUR 20 million comes as European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management…

Georgia: EUR 14 million to help government meet EU commitments

16 March 2016
The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia reports that its Head, Ambassador Janos Herman, has signed a Financing Agreement for the Technical Cooperation Facility that will provide to the country over EUR 14 million (GEL 37 million) until 2022. This amount, according to the EU Delegation, will…