Belarusian civil society reacts to recent EU Council conclusions on the country

Belarusian civil society reacts to recent EU Council conclusions on the country

22 February 2016
Civil society organisations of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Belarusian National Platform have reacted to the latest EU Council Conclusions on Belarus. “The cancellation of the European Union’s restrictive measures against Belarusian officials responsible for politically…

TRACECA: Maritime safety and security in Eastern Neighbourhood and beyond

22 February 2016
Officials from maritime and port administrations of the partner countries of the EU-funded TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II Project met in Kyiv, Ukraine for the second Steering Committee meeting within the project. They discussed the safety and security of maritime shipping as well as ways…

INOGATE: High-level conference in Brussels to celebrate 20 years of energy cooperation

22 February 2016
The European Commission is marking 20 years of energy cooperation with its eastern partners by holding a high-level conference, entitled “EU Energy Cooperation with the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia” in Brussels on 17 March 2016. According to the EU Energy Cooperation Programme INOGATE,…
EaP national authorities learn about civilian Common Security and Defence Policy in Finland

EaP national authorities learn about civilian Common Security and Defence Policy in Finland

19 February 2016
On 17-19 February, twenty five government officials from different institutions of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries gathered in Helsinki to learn about civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). During the study visit, the participants - national decision makers responsible for…

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

19 February 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   Azerbaijan: RTA Assistant/ RTA Language…
Ukraine: EUAM reports progress in re-attestation of police officers

Ukraine: EUAM reports progress in re-attestation of police officers

19 February 2016
Strategic advisors at the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM) said they welcome the progress made in the re-attestation of Ukrainian police officers. According to the EUAM press service, re-attestation is seen as a priority in the reform of the country’s police. The process formally…
EU statement on a new death sentence in Belarus

EU statement on a new death sentence in Belarus

18 February 2016
The EU Spokesperson made a statement after a new death sentence was handed down on 16 February 2016 by the Minsk Regional Court in Belarus. “The EU opposes the use of death penalty, a cruel punishment, which fails to act as a deterrent,” reads the statement published on the European External Action…

Armenia: EU-funded Organic Agriculture Support Initiative invites to training sessions

18 February 2016
The EU-funded Organic Agriculture Support Initiative in Armenia is inviting local organic agriculture producers and processors as well as partner organisations to attend a number of training sessions on the application process for the local call for proposals.    The sessions will take place in…
Moldova: Training course on preventing and combating discrimination

Moldova: Training course on preventing and combating discrimination

17 February 2016
The European Union and the Council of Europe will organize on 26 February 2016 a training course for staff and members of the Moldovan Council for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality, and for the staff of the Ombudsperson Office in Chisinau.   According to the…
Ukraine: Head of EU Delegation comments on newly adopted legislation

Ukraine: Head of EU Delegation comments on newly adopted legislation

17 February 2016
On 17 February 2016, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski, commented on a set of laws recently adopted by the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada. “I welcome the adoption in the first reading of the legislation on asset recovery and management…