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European Union and Council of Europe together against death penalty

09 October 2019
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe have published a joint declaration to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. Joint statement firmly reiterate both organisations’ opposition to the…
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EU supports forum on sustainable agriculture in Ukraine

09 October 2019
On 12 December, the Ukrainian city of Khmelnitsky will host regional forum on ‘Sustainable Agriculture Business’. Supported through EU4Business initiative, the event will focus on business challenges related to agriculture in Ukraine. Among them are low market price for main Ukrainian agriculture…
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Additional €181.8 million for energy projects in Georgia

09 October 2019
In the framework of the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to Georgia, the Ministry of Finance of Georgia signed EU-supported loan agreements and a financing agreement with KfW Development Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) worth €181.8 million on 7 October. The funds will…
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EU4Business: New credit lines for small businesses in Ukraine

09 October 2019
On 8 October, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement to launch new credit lines in local currency in Ukraine via the country’s local banks. Also supported by EU4Business, the agreement will allow small Ukrainian businesses to benefit from at least the…
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Spain to share experience and expertise in reproductive medicine with Moldova

08 October 2019
Between 14 and 18 October, experts from Moldova will visit Spain to discuss issues related to the organisation and development of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and monitoring the field of reproductive medicine with their counterparts. The study visit was organised by the European…
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Ukraine: Konotop kindergarten will save energy and money with EU help

08 October 2019
More than 120 children in Konotop, Ukraine, are benefiting from better conditions in their energy-efficient kindergarten. The building was refurbished as part of the EU-financed initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects.’ The works included the insulation of the facade, basement,…
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Georgia: New energy-efficient kindergarten powered by solar energy

08 October 2019
A modern newly-built, energy-efficient kindergarten in Simoniantkhevi village, Georgia, opened its doors on September 18 to children from six nearby villages. Before 2018, the village kindergarten was hosted in an old dilapidated building, which posed a threat to children’s health and safety. In…
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EU to assist Azerbaijan with maintaining legal statistics and criminal database

08 October 2019
Between 14 and 15 October, experts from Bulgaria and Italy will visit Azerbaijan to provide guidance to the country’s prosecutors involved in legal statistics. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan has requested advice on the creation and improvement of new statistical…
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EU supports adoption of economic development plans in several municipalities of Georgia

08 October 2019
Over 50 representatives of public, private and civil society sectors gathered in Batumi, Adjara last week to discuss economic development plans for Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo municipalities of Georgia. The documents were prepared with EU support under the ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ project, with…
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Ukrainian and EU experts to exchange good practices fighting money laundering and terrorism-funding

08 October 2019
On 15-16 October, experts from Belgium and Poland will visit Ukraine to conduct a workshop on fighting money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. The aim of the event is to provide a peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and good practices on the topic. The event was organised the…