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Federica Mogherini meets acting Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

04 December 2018
On 4 December, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini hosted the acting Foreign Minister of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, in Brussels. They discussed the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia, which will take place on 9 December, and the need for them to be credible, inclusive and…
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Georgia: 11 companies come together to increase their competitiveness

04 December 2018
Recently, 11 companies representing Georgia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector came together to create a business cluster to increase their competitiveness. The cluster was established with the support of the EU-funded ‘SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia’ project, under…
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Georgia: 10 battery electric “green” buses to be introduced in Batumi

04 December 2018
Batumi, Georgia’s third-largest city, will improve and modernise its public transport by introducing “green” buses. Batumi will acquire 10 battery electric buses, the first such ones in Georgia, and 20 new buses with Euro 5 reduced-emission engines to ensure improved environmental and operational…
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Moldova: Glass producing company saves money and energy thanks to modern technology

04 December 2018
The largest glass producer in the Republic of Moldova, Glass Container Company (GCC), has received a loan of €7.5 million through FINTECC – a joint programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and European Union – in order to improve its energy efficiency. The company…
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Three new solar plants to be built in Ukraine

04 December 2018
Three solar plants will be built in Ukraine’s Vinnitsa region by KNESS Group, the country’s leading engineering, procurement and construction firm. It received support from the European Union (under the EU4Business programme), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean…
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Regional approach for sustainable energy transition discussed in Armenia

03 December 2018
The sustainable energy transition of the Eastern Partner countries – Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – are being discussed at a two-day international conference entitled “Armenia: A Lighthouse for Sustainable Energy Scale-up”. The event was jointly organised by the…
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Georgia: 200 new “green” buses to be purchased for Tbilisi

03 December 2018
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a €27 million loan to Georgia to acquire up to 200 new compressed natural gas buses for the country’s capital of Tbilisi. The EBRD loan is supported by a grant of up to €7 million, provided by the Eastern Europe Energy…
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Ukrainian retailer Novus to apply best international standards of energy efficiency

03 December 2018
The Ukrainian retailer Novus will receive a loan and grant from the European Union and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to support energy- and resource-efficiency improvements, as well as climate change mitigation measures. In particular, Novus will introduce LED lighting…
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Armenia: Award and Closing Ceremony of the European Film Festival 2018

03 December 2018
On 4 December, the EU Delegation to Armenia will host the award and closing ceremony of the European Film Festival 2018. The festival, which took place between 17 and 27 November in Yerevan and on 28–30 November in Gyumri and Dilijan, featured new award-winning films from 11 European countries…
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EU Presidents congratulate Salome Zourabichvili on election as President of Georgia

03 December 2018
“These last direct presidential elections were an important moment for Georgia,” said President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in a joint letter on 30 November. “These were hard fought elections and your leadership in overcoming…