EU welcomes Ukrainian Parliament’s vote on constitutional amendments related to the judiciary

EU welcomes Ukrainian Parliament’s vote on constitutional amendments related to the judiciary

03 February 2016
The EU looks forward to the swift adoption of constitutional amendments related to the judiciary to be voted on by the Verkhovna Rada, declared the EU spokesperson.   “The vote [..] is an important step towards strengthening the judiciary, improving its efficiency, safeguarding its independence…

EU Delegation to Ukraine: second edition of Euroquiz now open

03 February 2016
The EU Delegation to Ukraine has announced the launch of Euroquiz – an annual online game aimed at raising awareness about the European Union. Running from 2 February to 2 March, the quiz is organised by the “Youth Alternative” NGO in the framework of an EU-funded project, entitled “EU: The Choice…

Ukraine: EU helps people caught on the frontline

02 February 2016
As part of an EU-funded humanitarian assistance project, residents of Svetlodarsk in Ukraine are receiving electronic vouchers to purchase food and hygienic items in local supermarkets, reports the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The vouchers, which…

Agroforestry in Moldova: EU funded programme presented on Agro TV

02 February 2016
The advantages of agroforestry and its contribution to sustainable development as well as the EU’s role in helping Moldova to address the issue were in focus of a TV programme in Moldova. The Country Coordinator of the EU-Funded Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Programme (FLEG), Aurel Lozan,…
Situation in Moldova: EaP CSF Steering Committee sends open letter to Commissioner Hahn and High Representative Mogherini

Situation in Moldova: EaP CSF Steering Committee sends open letter to Commissioner Hahn and High Representative Mogherini

01 February 2016
The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) has addressed an open letter on current developments in Moldova to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and…

Armenia: €51 million from EIB to upgrade strategic transport infrastructure

01 February 2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) reports that it is lending € 51 million to Armenia to finance the rehabilitation of the country’s strategic M6 interstate road, which serves as a transport corridor with Georgia. The EIB funds will support the rehabilitation and upgrading of infrastructure along…

EC report on progress and shortcomings in countries that benefit from greater EU market access

29 January 2016
The European Commission (EC) and the EU High Representative published their first report on the concrete effects of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences plus  (GSP+), the EU trade policy instrument created to encourage third countries to comply with core international standards in the areas of…

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

29 January 2016
Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week?   Check out the new opportunities selected by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date.     Jobs & Traineeship opportunities   Moldova: Head of EUBAM Office in Moldova…

Ukraine: New biogas plant for heat and power generation in Lviv

29 January 2016
The west Ukrainian city of Lviv is installing a biogas plant for the generation of heat and power with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, reports…
Georgia: Prime Minister’s statement on European Parliament resolution

Georgia: Prime Minister’s statement on European Parliament resolution

28 January 2016
“We are grateful to the European Parliament (EP) for its latest resolution, supporting Georgia's association process with the European Union,” said Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili. “Effective implementation of the Association Agreement (AA) is the first priority of our Government…