Revised EU Neighbourhood Policy must focus on security and migration, say MEPs

19 November 2015
 Members of the European Parliament yesterday called for more focus on migration and security and more flexibility in the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), after foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn presented their proposals for a…

Ukraine joining EU’s Creative Europe programme

19 November 2015
Ukraine has joined the Creative Europe programme, giving the country huge opportunities to take part in international cultural projects and networks, with Ukrainian artists joining more than 250,000 professionals engaged in Creative Europe projects.   Creative Europe is the EU framework programme…
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New European Neighbourhood Policy unveiled: focus on stabilisation

18 November 2015
The European Commission today unveiled the main lines of the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), spelling out its renewed approach to its eastern and southern neighbours, with stabilisation as the ENP’s main political priority in this mandate.   Differentiation and greater mutual…
Georgian officials trained on document security techniques

Georgian officials trained on document security techniques

18 November 2015
An EU-funded border-management project has organized a study visit in the Netherlands for nine representatives of the Georgian authorities on the topic of document examination and identity fraud.   Throughout the five-day intensive course, experts addressed the topics of document security…

EaP CSF: civil society and government sign deal to work together on AA reforms in Georgia

18 November 2015
Georgian Civil Society Organisations grouped in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) National Platform will be working closely with the Georgian government on implementing the country’s Association Agreement (AA) with the EU, under a groundbreaking deal signed in Tbilisi.   The…
Discussing new anti-discrimination legislation in Armenia under EU-funded project

Discussing new anti-discrimination legislation in Armenia under EU-funded project

17 November 2015
A round table held as part of the ‘Promoting Non-discrimination in Armenia’ project supported by the EU-funded project "Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress" took place in Armenia earlier this month, aiming to discuss new anti-discrimination legislation in the country.   The main aim of the…

Georgia: official launch of Rural Development component under ENPARD

17 November 2015
A new pilot project for rural development in Lagodekhi funded under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) was launched in the Georgian municipality of Stepantsminda last week.   The event also included the presentation of the two other pilot projects in…

EU-Georgia Association Council hails Georgia as one of the front-runners of the EaP

17 November 2015
The EU and Georgia yesterday held the second meeting of the Association Council, assessing Georgia as “one of the front-runners of the Eastern Partnership”. The Association Council is the highest formal body established under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement to supervise the implementation of…

Moldova: EU launches 30 new projects to optimize social infrastructure across the Nistru

17 November 2015
The EU last week launched 30 new projects to optimize social infrastructure on both banks of Nistru River in the Republic of Moldova, as part of the EU-funded Programme "Support to Confidence Building Measures". The EU is providing a total financial contribution of €3 million.   A press release…

EU Delegation presents new e-book for Ukrainian entrepreneurs

16 November 2015
A guide developed within the EU Delegation to Ukraine to assist Ukrainian businesses to find partners in the EU, start or grow exports of their goods and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the DCFTA, has been published online.   The e-book, "Business Internationalisation and Entry to…