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Broadband access is ‘key to digital transformation of Ukraine’

28 November 2019
Broadband access is an essential driver for the development of the Ukrainian economy and society, the head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) told the Digital Transformation Forum 2019 in Kyiv on 26 November. The forum was organised with EU support to discuss international…
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Business “bootcamps” promote innovative rural entrepreneurship in Georgia

28 November 2019
Last week, 40 local entrepreneurs took part in a three-day business “bootcamp” in Chakvi, Georgia. The activity aimed to show participants how to start, run and grow a rural enterprise, as well as to generate creative ideas and find realistic ways of implementing them. The exercise guided the…
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Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

28 November 2019
Mr President, Honourable Members,  Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers down tools. Factories, mines and shops empty as the streets fill up with dance and hope. The historic two-hour general strike in the middle…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…
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Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting focuses on future of teaching and learning

27 November 2019
On 22 November, the Belgian capital of Brussels hosted an Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on the topic of education. In particular, the event was an opportunity to discuss the future of teaching and learning in the Eastern Partnership region. The event focused on past, current and future…
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Young European Ambassadors to travel around Yerevan in a coffee truck to highlight human rights issues

27 November 2019
On 1 December, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Armenia will take a ‘human rights coffee truck ride’ through the streets of the country’s capital of Yerevan. The truck was created with EU support within the ‘iMigrant Armenia’ project. The YEAs will offer free coffee to passers-by in special…
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EU supports decentralisation reform in Ukraine

27 November 2019
This week, the Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, Aliona Babak, and the Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Stefan Schleuning, handed over the keys at the opening of two mobile Administrative Service Centres (ASCs), which have been set up under the EU-…
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EU supports discussion with Armenian youth on active citizenship

27 November 2019
On 27 November, Lawrence Meredith, Director for Neighbourhood East and Institution Building at the European Commission, together with the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, led a brainstorming session with young people in Armenia on the opportunities for and…
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EU and Armenia celebrate 2nd anniversary of Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement

27 November 2019
On 26 November, EU and Armenia marked the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The celebration took place in the form of an inclusive "Stronger Together" fashion show in which people with disabilities took part. The Head of EU…
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TAIEX: Expert mission on developing a plastic bottle deposit system in Armenia

26 November 2019
On 11-13 December, experts from Croatia will visit Armenia as part of efforts to enhance the administrative capacity of the country’s Ministry of Environment in the field of plastic waste. The experts will share their experience as an EU Member State on the secondary use of plastic waste,…