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EU to support resource efficiency policy in Belarus

31 July 2019
The European Union has signed a new financial agreement with Belarus to support resource efficiency policy in the country. The new “EU4Belarus: Resource Efficiency Facility for Belarus” programme, with a budget of €15 million, will aim to enhance the efficiency of the use of energy and natural…
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Ukraine to receive support to synchronise with European electricity networks

31 July 2019
The National Energy Company Ukrenergo will receive major financial support to modernise the Ukraine’s power transmission system following an investment of up to €149 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. As part of this, 26 new transformers will be acquired and 12 high-…
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Survey by EU project reveals Black Sea twice as polluted by marine litter as Mediterranean Sea

31 July 2019
The amount of marine litter in the Black Sea is almost twice as high as in the Mediterranean Sea, while concentrations of some pollutants exceed their toxicity threshold value. These were some of the results of the Joint Black Sea Surveys presented by the “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the…
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Ukrainian start-ups to participate in the world’s largest green business ideas competition: ClimateLaunchpad

31 July 2019
More than 55 countries, including Ukraine, will participate this year in the world’s biggest competition for green business ideas, Climate Launchpad. This year, Ukraine will be represented by three companies, each winners of a national competition, at the global event, which takes place on 14–15…
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Ukraine: 40 new and energy-efficient trolleybuses in Poltava

31 July 2019
Poltava is the first Ukrainian municipality to benefit from the joint European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s “Ukraine Public Transport Framework II” programme by procuring 40 new energy-efficient and ecologically friendly trolleybuses. The project will be the first investment under…
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EU supports increasing air connections with Ukraine

30 July 2019
On 29 July, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine said it supports increasing the number of air connections between Ukraine and the EU. ‘This is a testament to our increased trade and people-to-people links,’ a statement published on the Delegation’s Facebook page said. ‘As part of the…
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EU supports preserving traditional cheese-making in Ukraine

30 July 2019
A new article shared on the Facebook page of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine talks about the traditional Hutsul cheese ‘bryndzya’, which is produced high in the Carpathian Mountains in the west of Ukraine. The cheese is made using the milk of a special breed of Carpathian mountain…
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Wool factory opened in Shirak region of Armenia with EU support

30 July 2019
On 19 July, the Amasia wool-processing factory, which is supported by the EU, began its operations. The factory was established as part of the ‘EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs’ project, which aims to revive and modernise wool production and the art of crafting with wool in the Amasia municipality of the…
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European Investment Bank supports transport and water services infrastructure in Belarus

30 July 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is extending a loan of €110 million to Belarus to finance the rehabilitation and upgrade of a 91-km-long section of its M7 motorway. This is part of the extended Trans-European Transport network. The project also includes the modernisation of the associated…
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Armenia: New biogas plant and greenhouse opened thanks to the EU

30 July 2019
On 21 June, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, the EU-funded project “Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia” presented its results at a closing event in Geghamasar. Thanks to the EU support, a new biogas plant and…