Georgia: INOGATE opens first sustainable energy information centre

27 April 2016
A Sustainable Energy Information Centre opened its doors last week in the Georgian capital Tbilisi for visitors interested to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The centre is supported by the EU-funded regional energy cooperation programme INOGATE to serve as a focal point…

Ukraine: Clima East experts to assess vulnerability of forests to climate change

27 April 2016
European and Ukrainian experts will study the vulnerability and impacts of climate change on flatland forests in Ukraine under most likely climate change scenarios developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The assessment was commissioned by the EU-funded Clima East Expert…

EU condemns prohibition of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

27 April 2016
“Yesterday's decision by the so-called Supreme Court of Crimea to prohibit the activities of the Mejlis, a self-governing body of the Crimean Tatars, labelling it ‘an extremist organisation’, represents a grave attack on the rights of the Crimean Tatars as a whole,” the European Union said in a…

European Endowment for Democracy: 2015 was a challenging year for activists

26 April 2016
“2015 was a challenging year for democracy activists in the European Neighbourhood,” the European Endowment for Democracy  (EED) has said in its 2015 annual report, which has just been published on the EED website. The document was welcomed at the EU Political and Security Committee and at the…
Moldova: EU supports renovation of schools on the left bank of Nistru river

Moldova: EU supports renovation of schools on the left bank of Nistru river

26 April 2016
Over 800 children on the left bank of the Nistru River in Moldova will get access to education in modern and safe conditions, with EU financial support aimed at renovating schools in Nezavertailovca, Hlinaia and Chitcani villages, reports the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) implementing…

Chornobyl disaster: EUR 20 million more from EU to improve nuclear safety

26 April 2016
As the world today marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history, the European Commission (EC) has pledged around EUR 20 million of additional support for the Nuclear Safety Account fund to ensure safe decommissioning of units 1 to 3 of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The…

Chornobyl, 30 years on: The “human dimension of the disaster remains in our minds”

26 April 2016
“The Chornobyl accident on 26 April 1986 caused devastation and suffering on a large scale. Lives were tragically lost; families were uprooted,” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Commissioner Neven Mimica in a joint…

Greening SMEs in the Eastern Partnership: Environmental policy toolkit for policy-makers

25 April 2016
A publication on ‘Greening SMEs in Eastern Partnership Countries’ aims to help governments in the region to design and implement key instruments to promote environmental compliance and green business practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It has been produced by the EU-funded…

Armenia: EUR 30 million from EU to support private sector development

25 April 2016
The private sector of Armenia will get a chance to benefit from EU advice and funding, through a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Finance and Advice Facility, to be launched in the framework of the EU-funded ‘EU4Business’ initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD…
Call for applications - Sakharov Fellowship 2016

Call for applications - Sakharov Fellowship 2016

25 April 2016
Are you an active defendant and advocate of human rights in your country? Do you hold a degree in a human rights related subject, or have a proven record in campaigning for human rights in an NGO or other organisation or in an individual capacity? Are you a citizen of non-EU country? If so, the…