European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

20 April 2016
“The European Commission (EC) is today proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament (EP) to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine by transferring Ukraine to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen area,” the EC…

EU-funded projects to support civil society development in six EaP countries

19 April 2016
The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has published comprehensive information on a number of regional projects currently implemented by the EU in the six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to support the development of civil society organisations…

Giant confinement structure almost ready as Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years of Chernobyl

19 April 2016
Next week, the world will mark the 30th tragic anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl accident – the worst nuclear disaster in world history. The EU and its member states have supported New Safe Confinement, a giant structure constructed to seal the destroyed nuclear power reactor from the environment,…

Belarus: EU helps conserve and manage peatlands to produce energy and adapt to climate change

19 April 2016
Representatives of the Belarusian authorities, environmental NGOs, scientists and experts have met in the Belarusian capital Minsk to discuss how to conserve and use the country’s peatlands for energy production in order to minimize carbon emissions and help ecosystems adapt to climate change. The…

Renewable energy for Ukraine: INOGATE helps boost investments

19 April 2016
Ukraine has been facing a drastic decrease in renewable energy investment since 2014, according to the EU-funded regional energy cooperation programme INOGATE. To address the obstacles that stand in the way of renewable energy investments, the programme has organized a number of energy policy talks…
EU supporting better coordination on border between Azerbaijan and Georgia

EU supporting better coordination on border between Azerbaijan and Georgia

18 April 2016
Experts from the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have been working with the State Border Services of Azerbaijan to determine which areas within the border service unit need additional training in a series of meetings held between 11 and 13 April. The event was part of a…

Last days to apply for Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Brussels

18 April 2016
Wednesday, 20 April is the deadline to register for the 8th Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF). The event takes place in Brussels between 28 and 30 November. Being the highest decision-making body of the EaP CSF, this annual event serves as a platform for…
Armenia: EU support in enhancing criminal investigation techniques

Armenia: EU support in enhancing criminal investigation techniques

18 April 2016
Armenian investigators from the police, prosecutor’s office and other investigative bodies today start a five-day study visit to the Netherlands to meet with their Dutch counterparts. The Armenian participants will learn about European standards on criminal investigation and how to implement them…

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

15 April 2016
Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood chosen for you by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date.   Jobs & Traineeship opportunities   Internship: Regional Office of the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme (Closing date: 24 April…
EU leads in development assistance in 2015

EU leads in development assistance in 2015

15 April 2016
The European Union and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015, providing more than half of the total Official Development Assistance (ODA), the EC said in a press release this week. The preliminary figures show that the EU collective ODA has increased to…