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Moldova: EU brings new energy efficient public lighting to Cantemir

01 August 2018
A new energy efficient public lighting system has been installed in the Moldovan town of Cantemir as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme, which is part of the EU4Energy initiative. In the framework of a specialised workshop conducted by the power…
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EU-supported summer camp focuses on rural development and tourism potential of Kakheti region of Georgia

01 August 2018
Generating project ideas, devising projects and teamwork were the major topics of a recent EU-supported youth summer camp, organised by the Akhalkalaki Local Action Group in the Kakheti region of Georgia. During the summer camp, participants had the opportunity to raise awareness about the…
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Construction of the Kerch Bridge connecting the illegally annexed Crimea to Russia: EU adds six entities to sanctions list

01 August 2018
On 31 July, the Council of the EU announced it had added six entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. “They are listed because of their involvement in the construction…
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Ukraine: Zhytomyr to open new solar park as part of municipal energy plan

31 July 2018
A new photovoltaic power station – more commonly known as a solar park – is to be built in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. It is foreseen that the solar park will be in operation by October 2019. The solar park will produce 10 megawatts of energy and will be built as part of the “Municipal energy plan of…
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Register now for the EU-funded ENI CBC workshop

31 July 2018
Which opportunities for cooperation, acquiring new skills, social inclusion and educational activities offer ENI CBC programmes to young people? How do they encourage youth to become agents of positive change for communities on both sides of the EU borders? On 11 October these issues will be…
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Energy Community statement on unbundling of gas transmission in Ukraine

30 July 2018
The Energy Community has issued a statement on the recent developments in Ukraine’s gas sector. As announced by the Ukrainian company Naftogaz, the supervisory boards of Naftogaz and Mahistralny Gazoprovody Ukrainy have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the unbundling of gas…
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European Commission invites Belarus for next round of negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission

30 July 2018
On 23 July, the European Commission formally invited Belarus to participate in the 5th round of negotiations on the EU-Belarus Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements. As the last meeting took place in Minsk, the Commission suggested that the negotiators this time meet in Brussels in…
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EU supports Georgia in establishing national Rural Development Network

30 July 2018
On 27 July, the Georgian city of Batumi hosted a workshop for the country’s local action groups. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss EU rural networks, facilitating the process of establishing the Georgian Rural Development Network (GRDN). The participants were introduced to the…
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EU-UN Spotlight initiative against human trafficking

30 July 2018
  Over 70% of human trafficking victims are women & girls. Nadia Murad, survivor and UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador, and EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Myria Vassilliadou, call for joint action on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.   Mrs. …
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Ukraine: EU-supported dialogue policing concept shared with Donetsk region

26 July 2018
This week, the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) took a new step in the implementation of the ‘dialogue policing’ concept nationwide, with the launch of a three-day training session in Kharkiv. The training session was conducted jointly by NPU dialogue police trainers and European Union Advisory…