‘Building Europe in Ukraine’: EU Delegation to visit Chernihiv

‘Building Europe in Ukraine’: EU Delegation to visit Chernihiv

10 February 2016
As part of the ‘Building Europe in Ukraine Campaign’, the EU Delegation to Ukraine invites media, local authorities, civil society and youth to participate in information events which will be held in Chernihiv on 12 February 2016, reports the Delegation’s press service.   According to the press…
Brussels: First meeting of President Donald Tusk with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Brussels: First meeting of President Donald Tusk with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili

09 February 2016
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, met on 9 February 2016 in Brussels with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili. President Tusk congratulated Mr. Kvirikashvili with his appointment, adding that he is meeting the Georgian Prime Minister for the first time in this…

Ukraine: INOGATE to host Energy Policy Talk in Kyiv

09 February 2016
The EU-funded regional energy cooperation programme INOGATE will host an  Energy Policy Talk on 19 February 2016 in Kyiv. The talk will be opened by Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal industries, Volodymyr Demchyshyn. Senior figures from the country’s energy ministries, other related state…

Supporting civil society in Eastern Europe and Eurasia – roundtable discussions in Brussels

09 February 2016
The Prague Civil Society Centre (PCSC) is organising a roundtable discussion on the challenges to civil society support in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The event will take place in Brussels on 24 February 2016, reports the European Endowment for Democracy.   “The situation across the region is…

Brussels reaches out to Russian-speaking audience

09 February 2016
The European External Action Service (EEAS) presented on 8 February 2016 an official Russian version of its website.  The website comprises a wide range of materials, especially those related to sanctions against Russia, the living conditions of people in Ukraine, EU efforts in the Middle East and…

Moldova: Report reveals forest dependency of rural inhabitants in the country

09 February 2016
The EU-funded Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Programme (FLEG) has recently finalised a report on forest dependency in Moldova, which reveals the value of forests for local households in rural areas of the country. The report is based on surveys conducted in three Moldovan sample forest-…
Poland loans to Ukraine € 100 million to develop border infrastructure

Poland loans to Ukraine € 100 million to develop border infrastructure

08 February 2016
The Ukrainian Parliament has adopted a new law ratifying an agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Poland on the allocation of € 100 million to develop border road infrastructure, purchase equipment for border check points and implement other border-related projects, reports the Eastern…
Members of the European Parliament condemn human rights abuses perpetrated against Crimean Tatars

Members of the European Parliament condemn human rights abuses perpetrated against Crimean Tatars

08 February 2016
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) condemned the unprecedented levels of human rights abuses perpetrated against Crimean residents, most notably the Crimean Tatars, reports the press office of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. In the resolution of the European Parliament voted on 4 February 2016…
PACE calls for greater protection of human rights defenders and NGOs

PACE calls for greater protection of human rights defenders and NGOs

05 February 2016
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted two resolutions on 28 January 2016 calling on its member states to do more to protect human rights defenders and ensure an enabling environment for NGOs, reports PACE’s press service.   According to the press release, the Assembly…

Member of the European Parliament welcomes United States support for Georgia visa liberalisation

05 February 2016
Sajjad Karim, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Chair of the EU Delegation for Relations with the South Caucasus, welcomed the US's support for visa liberalisation in Georgia, reports the press office of the European Parliament (EP).According to the EP source, MEP Karim met with the US…