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Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission helps enhance transparency of prosecution service

07 August 2019
This week, the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine donated audio-visual equipment to the country’s Qualification Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors (QDCP). The equipment will allow the commission to transmit its proceedings live through a dedicated YouTube channel, thereby facilitating open…
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Ukraine: Slavutych kindergarten and school save more than 40% on energy thanks to EU

06 August 2019
The Slavutych kindergarten and school were retrofitted in 2018 as part of the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. Both buildings now consume 44% less energy compared to previously. As a result, the city was able to save almost €33,000 in 2018. All the money saved…
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EU4Energy Governance supports energy reforms in Georgia

06 August 2019
Over the last 10 months, the EU4Energy Governance project, financed by the EU, has worked together with the Georgian authorities to ensure progress in the energy sector. This cooperation has resulted in the development of seven draft legal acts in the areas of energy efficiency, electricity and…
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New EU4Energy policy brief: How will electricity market reform benefit Moldovan citizens?

06 August 2019
On 29 July, the EU4Energy Governance project published a policy brief on the urgent need for electricity market reform in the Republic of Moldova. The document contains key recommendations on the next steps to be taken in the reform process. The brief revealed that Moldova’s energy security is at…
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Georgia: Baghdati Municipality introduces new concept for promoting itself as tourist destination

06 August 2019
On 24 July, the municipality of Baghdati, in western Georgia, welcomed colleagues from the Polish town of Kostrzyn for a four-day Staff Exchange Programme aimed at strengthening opportunities for tourism to the Georgian municipality. The event, which involved international as well as local…
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Gas market reform: more at stake than just the price of energy bills

06 August 2019
According to a new blog post by Energy Community gas expert Peter Pozsgai, the EU4Energy Governance project has been providing vital support to the governments of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in preparing the legislative and regulatory frameworks for gas market reform. According to…
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Moldova: Cantemir kindergarten to become energy efficient thanks to EU funding

06 August 2019
A kindergarten in the town of Cantemir in the Republic of Moldova will be retrofitted in order to become more energy efficient, helping the town to save energy and money on utilities. The retrofitting works are being conducted as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects…
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EU supports eco-friendly entrepreneurship in Belarus

05 August 2019
A Belarusian enterprise near the city of Hrodna has started using a new automated production management system known as “Gulf Stream”, thanks to support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) programme “Advice for Small Businesses”. This support covered 60% of the total…
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EU helps improve effectiveness of agricultural policy of Azerbaijan

05 August 2019
On 1 August, the EU launched a new project in Azerbaijan aimed at improving the effectiveness of agricultural policy in the country. This Twinning project will support the ongoing efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture to modernise the agricultural sector and enhance its performance as part of the…
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EU launches new project to support National Bank of Georgia to improve its banking and payment services

05 August 2019
On 30 July, the EU launched a new twinning project to support the country to adopt its legislation regulating the National Bank to EU standards. It will also share best EU practices in the supervision of banking and payment services.   The two-year project, with a total budget of €1.75 million,…