Photo: Unsplash

Ukraine: Three schools in Sumy to become more energy efficient thanks to EU

05 December 2018
Three schools in Sumy will be thermally insulated as part of the EU-supported “Increasing energy efficiency in educational buildings of Sumy city” Project. The project started in 2018 as part the second phase of the EU’s “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. The insulation will…
Photo: UNDP Ukraine

Ukraine: Brand new Administrative Service Centre opened in Sloviansk thanks to EU support

05 December 2018
On 5 December, the newly constructed Administrative Service Centre (ASC) was officially opened in the city of Sloviansk, Donetsk region of Ukraine. The Centre was constructed and fully equipped with financial support from the EU under a new phase of the joint EU and United Nations Development…
Photo: European Union

Federica Mogherini on the situation in Ukraine

05 December 2018
On 3 December, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini gave a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs during her visit to the USA. In her speech, she commented on the situation in Ukraine. “We have seen in these very weeks that we share the same…
Photo: European Union

Moldova: Protected designations of origin and geographical indications in the wine sector

05 December 2018
On 10–13 December, an expert from Italy will visit the Republic of Moldova to provide training to a wide range of the country’s stakeholders, including officials from several state institutions responsible for the wine sector. The programme will focus on three key areas: The current situation in…
Photo: Unsplash

EU sets target to get almost a third of its energy from renewables by 2030

05 December 2018
By 2030, the EU will have to get 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an “energy efficiency headline target” of 32.5%. The new targets are set out in a revised directive on energy efficiency and a directive on renewable energy, both of which were adopted by the Council today. The…
Photo: European Union

Armenia: EU helps rehabilitate Yerevan Metro

05 December 2018
On 30 November, the team of the EU Delegation to Armenia undertook a site visit to the Yerevan Metro to see the results of the extension of the drainage tunnel. The construction is being carried out in the framework of the EU-supported Yerevan Metro Rehabilitation Project – Phase II, which was…
Photo: European Union

Georgia: EU to present Human Rights in Film Award 2018 at Tbilisi International Film Festival

05 December 2018
For the second year, the EU, in collaboration with Tbilisi International Film Festival, will award the “EU Human Rights in Film Award” to honour the best film that raises the profile of human rights. The award was established in connection with Human Rights Day, which is celebrated annually on 10…
Photo: European Union

Belarus: Solar panels, energy-efficient district heating and street lighting installed in Braslaŭ thanks to EU

04 December 2018
The results of three years of work on the EU-financed project “Braslaŭ district – the first climate-neutral municipality in Belarus” were summarised at the project’s closing conference, which took place in late November in Braslaŭ. The project is part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors –…
Photo: European Union

New home owners’ associations to be established in Ukraine thanks to EU

04 December 2018
At least 2,000 new home owners’ associations (HOAs) will be created and a total of 4,000 HOAs will be taught how to develop energy efficiency projects and apply to the Ukrainian Energy Efficiency Fund. More than 480,000 people across the country will benefit and 1 million will learn how to improve…
Photo: European Union

Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission mandate extended to 2020

04 December 2018
On 3 December, the EU’s 28 Member States formally extended the mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia for a further two years, until 14 December 2020. According to the EU, the basic mandate, organisation and staffing levels will remain unchanged, while some concrete adjustments to…