Ukraine: Energy project discussed at Paris agreement follow-up meeting

16 November 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will be discussing the success of the Ukrainian IQ Energy programme at a follow-up meeting to the historic Paris Climate Agreement, which takes place in Marrakesh this week. Attendees including policy leaders, engineers, and scientists…

Celebrating cooperation along EU’s external borders: successful cross border cooperation to continue under new programme

16 November 2016
Delegates from over 30 countries gathered yesterday in Brussels to celebrate the achievements of more than 900 projects financed under 13 European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument cross border cooperation programmes (ENPI CBC 2007-2013) and discuss the new 16 European Neighbourhood…
Ukraine places record-breaking Chernobyl safe arch

Ukraine places record-breaking Chernobyl safe arch

15 November 2016
The arch shielding radioactive waste caused by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station accident has begun the placement process on 14 November. Hailed as one of the most ambitious projects in the history of engineering and part-funded by the EU, the record-breaking structure will secure the…

Armenia: Civil society organisations meet to build partnerships

15 November 2016
The EU-funded “Strong Civil Society Organisations for a Stronger Armenia” project has reported on the project’s results in strengthening civil society organisations, lessons learned and potential future activities. The event on 7 November gathered representatives from civil society organisations to…
EU comments on Moldovan presidential election process

EU comments on Moldovan presidential election process

15 November 2016
The European Union has commended Moldova for elements of the presidential elections which took place on 30 October and 13 November, saying in an official statement that “the elections were competitive, with respect for fundamental freedoms”, but stated that further improvements are still to be made…

EU reports on Eastern Partnership results

15 November 2016
The Council has discussed current relations with the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – at a meeting on 14 November. Ministers exchanged views on the implementation of the Partnership with regards to democracy, the rule of law, respect…

EU to negotiate new agreement with Azerbaijan

15 November 2016
The European Council has adopted a mandate to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with the Republic of Azerbaijan. The mandate for negotiations, which will be conducted by the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on behalf of the EU and its member…

College of Europe offers scholarships for university graduates from Neighbourhood countries

15 November 2016
The College of Europe is offering a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies during the academic year 2017-2018.   These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs. The…
EU-Tunisia

Tunisia: assessing progress of EU support to justice reform

14 November 2016
  The Sixth Steering Committee of the Support Programme to the justice sector reform of in Tunisia (PARJ) was held in Tunis last Thursday 10 November, under the patronage of Ghazi Jerebi, Tunisian Justice Minister, and Armelle Lidou, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Tunisia.   The EU…

EU project launches call for proposals to fund initiatives on governance and civil society

14 November 2016
A call for proposals has been launched under the EU-funded project WE GOV! with a budget of EUR 200,000 and in order to fund innovative micro projects in the field of governance and capacity building of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Southern Neighbourhood region.   Thorough a sub-…