Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum: experts concerned about issue of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers

Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum: experts concerned about issue of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers

05 November 2015
The comparison of policies and practices on thee issue of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers was the main issue on the agenda of an expert meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum that took place in Kyiv recently.   The event, co-hosted by Ukraine and Sweden, brought…

EU hands over incinerator to help prevent forest fires in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

05 November 2015
EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski last week officially handed over a pilot incinerator purchased by the EU to support the prevention of wild forest fires within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and thus decrease the risk of airborne radioactive contamination being spread beyond the zone.   Since…
Agreements make it easier to move across Moldova-Ukraine border

Agreements make it easier to move across Moldova-Ukraine border

05 November 2015
Two new cross border cooperation agreements were signed yesterday between Moldova and Ukraine that will make it faster and easier to move across their joint border.      The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) has long advocated these agreements as a way to facilitate…

EU drugs agency boosts cooperation with Georgian Ministry of Justice

04 November 2015
The director of the EU drugs agency – the EMCDDA – and the Georgian Minister of Justice met in Tbilisi today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to boost cooperation between the two bodies in monitoring the drugs problem and to facilitate the collection, processing and dissemination of…

Forestry project visits Armenian communities to talk with the residents and local authorities

04 November 2015
Teams of experts from the EU-funded forestry programme FLEG have visited 20 forest-dependent Armenian communities between August and October 2015, aiming to talk directly with residents and local authorities and collect their ideas and concerns regarding the management of forests and forest…
Georgian, Armenian and Moldovan officials share experience on labour migration

Georgian, Armenian and Moldovan officials share experience on labour migration

04 November 2015
A two-day regional conference in Georgia has provided a platform for an exchange of experience on the issue of circular labour migration management and reintegration support. The event was organised by an EU-funded project on ‘Strengthening the Development Potential of the EU Mobility Partnership…
Georgia hosts conference on improving women's access to justice in EaP countries

Georgia hosts conference on improving women's access to justice in EaP countries

04 November 2015
A regional conference on improving women's access to justice in the Eastern Partnership will be held in Georgia on 5-6 November to promote and debate issues related to women’s access to justice.   The conference is organised in the framework of the 3-year EU/Council of Europe project on '…
CBC project creates common cultural space for Latvian and Russian artists

CBC project creates common cultural space for Latvian and Russian artists

03 November 2015
A common cultural space without boundaries for new opportunities and challenges in art and literature has been created in framework of a project funded by the EU under the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross-border cooperation programme.   Thanks to the 20-month project –  “Shaping of Latvia-Russia…

EU calls Azerbaijan to implement OSCE/ODIHR recommendations following elections

03 November 2015
The Azerbaijani authorities need to implement previous OSCE/ODIHR recommendations on elections, the EU said in a statement yesterday following Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, pointing out that no agreement had been reached between the Azerbaijani authorities and OSCE/ODIHR on the…

EU supports development of supervision system for non-banking financial market in Moldova

03 November 2015
A €1.3 million EU-funded Twinning project on the ‘Development and consolidation of the National Commission for Financial Markets’ was launched in Moldova last week, aimed to support the development of a risk-based supervision system for the non-banking financial market in the country.   The project…