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Ukraine: €8 million in humanitarian aid from EU to withstand winter

30 December 2019
On 20 December, the European Commission announced an additional €8 million for vulnerable people in Ukraine who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in the east of the country. This funding brings the EU humanitarian allocation to Ukraine in 2019 to €23 million. “More than five years of…
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Youth sector stakeholders from Georgia in exchange visit to Armenia

30 December 2019
Youth sector stakeholders from Georgia travelled to Armenia for an exchange visit organised by the EU4Youth programme on 17-18 December, with the support of the Save the Children International Representative Offices in the two countries. Participants met with representatives of Armenia’s Ministry…
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Ukraine: EU on the opening of railway section of the Kerch Bridge in Crimea

24 December 2019
On 23 December, EU reacted to the opening of railway section of the Kerch Bridge, which now allows the railway traffic between the Crimean Peninsula and Russia. “The Russian Federation has finalised the construction of the railway section of the Kerch Bridge and is opening railway traffic to the…
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EU and UN to introduce mobile Administrative Service Centres in Luhansk oblast of Ukraine

23 December 2019
Two brand new mobile Administrative Service Centres (ASCs) will travel the streets of the towns of Bilovodsk and Kreminna in Luhansk oblast of eastern Ukraine, providing locals with much needed administrative services quickly and efficiently. The official transfer of new ASCs was organised under…
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EU extends sanctions in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine

23 December 2019
On 19 December, the EU prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2020. This decision follows an update by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Council on 12 December 2019 on the state of…
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Azerbaijan: EU helps Azerbaijani furniture maker upgrade facilities

23 December 2019
A new article published on the website of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) talks about the leading furniture producer and retailer in Azerbaijan that will increase its competitiveness and cut its carbon footprint thanks to a loan it received under the Small Business…
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Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission welcomes plans to compensate victims of violent crime

23 December 2019
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) has welcomed news from Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice that plans are afoot to create a compensation fund worth up to UAH 300 million (€1.15 million) for victims of violent crime. In an interview with the online media outlet Censor.net last week, the Deputy…
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Call for applications: Be part of the Eastern Neighbourhood EU4Youth Alumni Network!

23 December 2019
Young people from the six Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are invited to apply to become a member of the EU4Youth Alumni Network. The network will unite beneficiaries of EU mobility programmes in these countries as well…
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EU to fund small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine’s east

19 December 2019
On 19 December, the EU launched a programme aimed at providing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. The programme will contribute to the economic recovery of Donbas and improving…
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EU shares outcomes of financial sector reform projects in Ukraine

19 December 2019
On 18 December, the EU summarised the results of its ‘Technical Assistance in the Ukrainian Financial Sector’s Priority Areas’ (EU-FINSTAR) project at a conference in Kyiv. It was stressed that the main goals of the EU-supported reforms are to bring Ukraine’s financial sector closer to Europe’s…