EU calls on Russia to release Savchenko – Mogherini

24 March 2016
“Despite many calls, Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday,” commented EU High Representative Federica Mogherini following the news that Savchenko was sentenced by a Russian court to 22 years in jail after a resonance and controversial trial that lasted one and a half years…

Terrorism: “These events have affected us, but they have not made us afraid”

23 March 2016
Following the terrorist attacks on Tuesday 22 March 2016 in Brussels, the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions, said in a joint statement: “The European Union mourns the victims of today's terrorist attacks in Brussels. It was an attack on our open democratic…

Ukraine: EU to assist with waste management

23 March 2016
The collection and recycling of e-waste and used batteries – is the focus of a new two-year EU-funded twinning project that was officially launched in Kyiv, Ukraine on 22 March 2016. The project is very timely as, according to the EU Delegation to Ukraine, every year the country has to dispose half…

Court of Auditors: EU migration spending “struggling to demonstrate effectiveness”

23 March 2016
The EU’s spending on external migration policy in neighbourhood countries has been scrutinised by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), which published a report on Thursday 17 March 2016 in which it concluded that this spending is “struggling to demonstrate its effectiveness”.   The area covered…
Israel: expanded Israeli control an obstacle to peace

Israel: expanded Israeli control an obstacle to peace

23 March 2016
The extension of Israeli control over Palestinian lands is considered in Brussels to be an additional obstacle to the peace process. “Israel's decision to declare 234 hectares near Jericho in Area C of the West Bank as state land is a further step that risks undermining the viability of a future…
Armenia: Seventh round of EU-Armenia human rights dialogue held in Yerevan

Armenia: Seventh round of EU-Armenia human rights dialogue held in Yerevan

23 March 2016
On 17 March, 2016, the European Union and Armenia held the seventh round of human rights dialogue in the country’s capital Yerevan. The EU Delegation reports that the talks, attended by the Armenian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as officials and executives from different ministries,…

EU Commissioner launches EU4Business Week in Georgia

23 March 2016
EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström announced the launch of the EU4Business Week in Georgia during her visit to the country. Running from 21 to 25 March 2016, the event will highlight EU support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other activities facilitating DCFTA trade.…
Brussels: MEPs meet with parliamentarians from four EaP countries

Brussels: MEPs meet with parliamentarians from four EaP countries

23 March 2016
Parliamentarians from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are in Brussels between 21 and 23 March 2016 to meet with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the framework of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. Common political and security issues with respect to Russia, Turkey and Iran,…
EC Creative Europe Programme: Call for proposals to enhance cultural understanding, intercultural dialogue and tolerance

EC Creative Europe Programme: Call for proposals to enhance cultural understanding, intercultural dialogue and tolerance

23 March 2016
The European Commission’s (EC) Creative Europe Programme has announced a cross sectorialcall for proposals to facilitate the integration of refugees in the European environment. The Programme invites creative organisations and companies from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to submit cultural, audio-…

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

23 March 2016
Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood: have you missed any of them this week? Check out the new opportunities selected by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date. Jobs & Traineeship opportunities Ukraine: EUMM vacancies (Closing dates: end of March)…