EU to reveal pro-Kremlin disinformation on Facebook

08 July 2016
The European Union has announced the creation of a new "EU vs Disinformation" page on Facebook. The page will highlight stories, videos and fun facts to raise awareness of pro-Kremlin disinformation. It will complement the work done by the East StratCom Task Force, a part of the European External…

Eastern Partnership countries: why the EU matters

08 July 2016
Why does the EU matter to you, your family, your country? What does cooperation and partnership with the EU mean to your country and the whole Eastern Neighbourhood region? The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre asked journalists in six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,…

Poland to share experience with Georgia on handling potato plants

06 July 2016
Specialists from Georgia’s Agriculture Ministry will travel to Poland between 18 and 22 July to visit a laboratory in the city of Toruń and learn about methods of laboratory analysis of soil and potato samples for quarantine organisms. The event is organised by the Technical Assistance and…
EU supports community policing in Ukraine

EU supports community policing in Ukraine

06 July 2016
Over 1,000 district and patrol police officers across Ukraine will benefit from the national rollout programme on community policing that started this week with support from the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM). Over the next 18 months, the programme will train police managers, as…

Ukraine: EBRD to support competitiveness and energy efficiency of agribusiness

06 July 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is pledging more resources to improve the competitiveness and energy efficiency of agribusiness companies in Ukraine. In the framework of this support, the bank announced a loan of up to USD 20 million that will be…
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New proposals to improve EU's support for security and development in partner countries

06 July 2016
  The European Commission and the High Representative Federica Mogherini yesterday proposed measures to enhance the EU's effectiveness in supporting stability, security and development in third countries. The measures, outlined in a Joint Communication on security sector reform in partner…
Ukraine: EU and CoE assist with ensuring access to justice for women

Ukraine: EU and CoE assist with ensuring access to justice for women

05 July 2016
Representatives of judicial training institutions, national and international experts will meet in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 7 July to review a draft training manual on ensuring access to justice for women. The meeting is supported in the framework of the joint EU/Council of Europe Programmatic…

EU assists with state aid regulations in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

05 July 2016
Representatives from the state agencies responsible for the protection of competition in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will meet in the Georgian capital Tbilisi this week to discuss the state aid regulation and enforcement mechanisms in EU countries.  The multi-country workshop on state aid in the…

EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions by six months

05 July 2016
Last week, the Council of the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2017. The measures were initially introduced for one year on 31 July 2014, in response to Russia's actions in the east of Ukraine. Reinforced in September 2014, the sanctions target the…

EU helps CSOs from regions of Armenia improve visibility and communication skills

01 July 2016
Visibility, communication and PR skills were on the agenda of a seminar organised last week for civil society organisations (CSO) from Armenian regions. The EU-funded project “Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress” organised the event in the country’s capital Yerevan following numerous requests to…