Ukraine: EBRD to support competitiveness and energy efficiency of agribusiness

06 July 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is pledging more resources to improve the competitiveness and energy efficiency of agribusiness companies in Ukraine. In the framework of this support, the bank announced a loan of up to USD 20 million that will be…
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New proposals to improve EU's support for security and development in partner countries

06 July 2016
  The European Commission and the High Representative Federica Mogherini yesterday proposed measures to enhance the EU's effectiveness in supporting stability, security and development in third countries. The measures, outlined in a Joint Communication on security sector reform in partner…
Ukraine: EU and CoE assist with ensuring access to justice for women

Ukraine: EU and CoE assist with ensuring access to justice for women

05 July 2016
Representatives of judicial training institutions, national and international experts will meet in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 7 July to review a draft training manual on ensuring access to justice for women. The meeting is supported in the framework of the joint EU/Council of Europe Programmatic…

EU assists with state aid regulations in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

05 July 2016
Representatives from the state agencies responsible for the protection of competition in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will meet in the Georgian capital Tbilisi this week to discuss the state aid regulation and enforcement mechanisms in EU countries.  The multi-country workshop on state aid in the…

EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions by six months

05 July 2016
Last week, the Council of the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2017. The measures were initially introduced for one year on 31 July 2014, in response to Russia's actions in the east of Ukraine. Reinforced in September 2014, the sanctions target the…

EU helps CSOs from regions of Armenia improve visibility and communication skills

01 July 2016
Visibility, communication and PR skills were on the agenda of a seminar organised last week for civil society organisations (CSO) from Armenian regions. The EU-funded project “Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress” organised the event in the country’s capital Yerevan following numerous requests to…
EU supports Azerbaijan and Moldova in improving efficiency and quality of justice

EU supports Azerbaijan and Moldova in improving efficiency and quality of justice

01 July 2016
An expert from France visited Moldova this week to discuss court management in his home country and the tools developed by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). The event was organised by the EU-Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation Framework (EU/CoE PCF) for leaders…

Moldova: Association Agreement with EU fully enters into force

01 July 2016
Today, 1 July 2016, the Association Agreement (AA) between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova fully enters into force. The Agreement aims to deepen political and economic relations between the EU and the country, also through the creation of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (…

1 July 2016: EU-Georgia Association Agreement fully enters into force

01 July 2016
Today, 1 July 2016, the Association Agreement (AA) between the European Union and Georgia fully enters into force. The Agreement aims to deepen political and economic relations between the EU and Georgia, also through the creation of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), said a press…

Mogherini presents EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy

30 June 2016
High Representative Federica Mogherini presented yesterday the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy to EU leaders, meeting in Brussels at the EU summit. The strategy, titled ‘Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe’ is the result of an open and transparent process.   The…