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First year of visa liberalisation with the EU sees 15% more Ukrainians travel to Europe

11 June 2018
A year ago today, on June 11 2017, the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU entered into force. This allowed Ukrainians with biometric passports to travel without a visa to most EU countries for a period of 90 days in any 180-day period. On the occasion of the first anniversary of visa-free…
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EU supports discussion on Free Trade Area implementation in Georgia

11 June 2018
The first meeting of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Central Advisory Council is to take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on 12 June. Its objective is to hear from representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country’s regions and local experts…
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EU supports development of agricultural extension in Georgia

11 June 2018
Various agricultural issues were discussed at a meeting recently organised through the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). Among the topics discussed was the creation of an online library to make modern agricultural advice handbooks and…
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EU Advisory Mission: More cooperation needed to improve capacity of Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine

11 June 2018
Representatives of the Ukrainian police, prosecutors, judiciary and free legal aid system met last week to identify legislative problems that hamper the improvement of the country’s Public Prosecutor’s Office’s institutional capacity and efficiency, as well as the legal security of criminal…
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EU project discusses river basin management in Georgia

08 June 2018
The development of a river basin management plan (RBMP) in the Alazani River Basin was the focus of a workshop held in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on 5 June. Organised by the International Office for Water within the framework of the EU-funded “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the…
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EU launches value chain development project in Armenian region of Shirak

08 June 2018
The EU will support value chain development for wool products in Shirak, a region in the north-west of the country which is famous for its wool industry. The respective project was recently launched by the EU Delegation to Armenia and the country’s Ministries of Agriculture and Territorial…
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Second Eastern Partnership Civil Society Hackathon takes place in Minsk

08 June 2018
On 1-3 June, over 70 civil society representatives, information technology (IT) professionals and designers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine gathered in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Hackathon…
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Azerbaijan: EU presents third Business Climate Report

08 June 2018
The current conditions for doing business in Azerbaijan are presented in the Business Climate Report 2018, which was presented during the recent EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum and published on the website of the EU Delegation to the country. This is the third business survey conducted with EU…
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EU project helps Ukraine develop laws on recycling electronic waste and batteries

08 June 2018
Ukraine’s Regional Development Ministry has received support with legislation relating to recycling electronic waste and batteries, thanks to an EU-funded Twinning project. The “Introduction of a Management System of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Batteries in Ukraine” project…
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Energy efficiency project to be launched during EU Sustainable Energy Week in Armenia

07 June 2018
As part of the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week 2018 in Armenia, the Yerevan Energy Efficiency project will be presented at an event on 8 June. The event has been organised by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in association with the Municipality of Yerevan and the EU Delegation to Armenia, which is…