Armenia: EU programme teaches how to prevent forest fires

Armenia: EU programme teaches how to prevent forest fires

09 March 2016
The EU-funded Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Programme, FLEG II, presented interactive materials for children and adults on fire prevention that will be placed at picnic and camping sites in Armenian forests. The new publications include a colourful leaflet on forest fire prevention and…

Energy in EaP: study on cross-border gas market integration

09 March 2016
The international organisation Energy Community has revealed its study on cross-border gas market integration. Covering the countries of the South-East, Central and Eastern Europe, also known as the Contracting Parties of the organisation, the analysis aims to assist the establishment of well-…
Belarus: EU Human Rights Representative visit

Belarus: EU Human Rights Representative visit

09 March 2016
The European Union's Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is on a three day official visit to Belarus that started on 8 March 2016. During his visit, Lambrinidis will meet representatives of the Belarusian authorities, political parties, civil society and human rights…

Women in Business: Support to women-led entrepreneurship in Eastern Partnership

08 March 2016
Since 2015, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has been implementing the EU-funded Women in Business Programme in the six Eastern Partnership countries. The programme is part of the regional framework initiative  that aims to promote women entrepreneurship and, more broadly…
Mogherini: We celebrate women’s day for all of us, not just for women

Mogherini: We celebrate women’s day for all of us, not just for women

08 March 2016
On the occasion of International Women’s Day marked around the world on 8 March, the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, made a statement highlighting the importance of women in different spheres of life, including politics. “Our challenge today is […] to make sure that more and more women…

EC Joint Statement on occasion of International Women’s Day

08 March 2016
 “Today we celebrate women. We celebrate their role in society, at work, in our families and lives. We also remember their suffering, hardship and injustice, which for many is still a reality today. It is also true that we must promote gender equality not just today, but every day,” reads a Joint…

Georgia: EU Film festival to explore turning points in people’s life

08 March 2016
The European Union Delegation to Georgia together with the Embassies of the EU Member States is organising the 4th EU Film Festival in Georgia between 9 and 18 March 2016. Apart from the country’s capital Tbilisi, the festival will also be held in Rustavi, Bolnisi, Kutaisi and Mestia. This year the…

Georgia: INOGATE Energy Policy Talk towards rationalising and optimising

08 March 2016
In anticipation of Georgia’s entry into the Energy Community organisation, the EU-funded regional energy cooperation programme INOGATE held its first Energy Policy Talk in Tbilisi to discuss the country’s energy market and how to improve its electricity value chain, market tariffs and consumer…
EU concerned with situation of detained Ukrainian pilot, calls on Russia for her immediate release

EU concerned with situation of detained Ukrainian pilot, calls on Russia for her immediate release

08 March 2016
The EU has expressed its concerns about the hunger and thirst strike of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot detained by Russia in June 2014, saying that reports are “extremely worrisome”. Continuing to call for Savchenko's immediate release, the EU underlined that “Russia bears responsibility for…
COE Guidelines

Council of Europe: guidelines on human and cultural diversity

08 March 2016
The Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe’s decision-making body, on Wednesday 2 March 2016, adopted a new text to “guide the Member States” in incorporating diversity in their legislative choices, the Council said in a press release. “In democratic societies diversity is regarded as a…