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EU supports women entrepreneurship in Armenia

12 April 2019
On 11 April, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Piotr Świtalski opened the 5th Women’s Club, established in the country with help of the EU-funded ‘Support to SME Development in Armenia’ (SMEDA) project. The project also helped establish the “WE Clubs” platform – the leading module of the Women…
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EU supports forum in Ukraine on communications for social and behavioural change

12 April 2019
On 30–31 May, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will host the “SHKALA” forum on communications for social and behavioural change. The two-day event will focus on best practice in communications for non-profit and public sector organisations, campaigns for social change and behaviour change…
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Ukrainian startup receives €1 million for green energy project

12 April 2019
SolarGaps – Solar Panel Window Blinds, a startup from Ukraine, has received an EU grant of €1 million in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme to develop its sustainable energy technology. The company has designed smart blinds with solar modules on their surface. It is estimated that 1m² of…
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Armenia: Bus stop in Dilijan becomes solar powered thanks to EU support

11 April 2019
A bus stop in Dilijan has been renovated and equipped with illustrations to raise energy-efficiency awareness, thanks to EU support. The bus stop also has a solar panel to provide power and mobile charging outlets that can be used for free by people waiting for their buses at the stop. Find out…
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Belarus: New energy efficient street lighting installed in Polack thanks to EU

11 April 2019
New energy efficient street lighting is being installed in Polack, Belarus, as part of the EU-financed initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects”. Sergei Leichenko, a representative of the local authorities in Polack, said: “We will be the first town in Belarus with public lighting…
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EU4Business opportunity for Ukrainian designers of furniture, lighting and home décor

11 April 2019
Ukrainian interior designers are invited to apply for one of the five places on the Ukrainian stand at the ‘Maison and Objet’ fair in Paris, which will take place in September this year. The event is one of the largest and most renowned European interior design and decoration exhibitions. The…
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EU4Business: ProAID International Technical Assistance Coordination Portal launched in Ukraine

11 April 2019
On 4 April, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development launched an official web portal for international technical assistance (ITA) coordination (ProAID) in Ukraine. The web resource contains full and updated information on current international assistance projects in Ukraine, their goals,…
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Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

11 April 2019
The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on…
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EU4Environment action presented in Belarus

10 April 2019
On 9 April, the new EU-funded regional action “EU4Environment” was presented in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The presentation meeting was opened by Deputy Minister of Economy Dmitry Matusevich, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Alexander Korbut, and Berend de…
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EU4Energy: Key regional energy infrastructure projects discussed in Kyiv

10 April 2019
Representatives of the Eastern partner countries Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met in Kyiv on 10 April to discuss the preliminary results of the assessment of energy infrastructure priority investment opportunities in the region. The meeting was organised by the…