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EU provides over €5 million in additional support to eastern Ukraine

18 March 2020
The EU announced that it will provide additional assistance to support the conflict-affected population in eastern Ukraine. An additional €3.2 million will be allocated to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, bringing the EU’s total financial engagement in this mission to €52 million…
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Energy Community Summer School 2020 open for registration

17 March 2020
The Energy Community Summer School 2020 is now open for registration, offering participants the opportunity to better understand the science and policy of energy markets in transition, and the challenges behind implementing EU energy law. Registration is open for postgraduate students (master’s…
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Call for proposals: European Media Facility in Armenia

17 March 2020
The EU has announced a new call for proposals in Armenia, titled ‘European Media Facility’. The call will allocate €2 million to promote an independent, professional, more innovative and financially sustainable media sector in Armenia. Proposals should include measures aimed at increasing the…
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EU4Digital: Eastern Neighbourhood countries discuss broadband infrastructure mapping

17 March 2020
On 20-21 February 2020, national policymakers and regulatory authorities from the Eastern Neighbourhood region gathered in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss broadband infrastructure mapping. Hosted at the headquarters of the Polish Regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications, the event allowed…
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EU publishes declaration condemning annexation of Crimea

17 March 2020
On 16 March, EU High Representative Josep Borrell made a declaration on behalf of the EU on the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol “Six years on from the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the European…
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Deadline extension: 14 extra days to apply for scholarship to attend the Eastern Partnership European School

16 March 2020
The European Union has extended the application deadline by two weeks, until 28 March 2020, for students aged 16-17 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, who want to deepen their knowledge of Europe and the EU and attend the Eastern Partnership European…
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EU and Armenia to strengthen cooperation in civil protection and disaster risk management

16 March 2020
On 11-12 March, the EU and Armenia held a sub-committee meeting on energy, transport, climate action and civil protection. Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the event took place via a video link between Yerevan and Brussels. The meeting took stock of Armenia's progress in the fields of…
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New Head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia assumes duties

16 March 2020
On 15 March, the new Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, Marek Szczygieł, arrived in the country’s capital Tbilisi to assume his duties. “I am delighted to start my work at EUMM, leading a dedicated team. Our monitors patrol 24/7, at times in difficult circumstances,…
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EU extends sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity

16 March 2020
On 13 March, the Council of the European Union extended the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine by six months. The sanctions, now valid until 15 September 2020, apply to 175 people and 44 entities, following…
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development unveils €1 billion emergency coronavirus financing package

16 March 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled an emergency €1 billion “Solidarity Package” of measures to help companies across its regions deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an initial response to the crisis and the Bank stands ready to do more if…