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Azerbaijan: Baku’s largest electronics store becomes energy efficient

26 July 2019
One of the largest electronics stores in the Caucasus and the market leader of electronic goods and home appliances in Azerbaijan – Baku Electronics – has increased its energy efficiency thanks to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s FINTECC programme, funded by the Global…
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Belarus: Minsk to host cycling conference in August

26 July 2019
On 23–24 August, the Belarusian capital of Minsk will host a cycling conference. Entitled “PraRovar. Tourism”, the event will focus on cycling tourism, including the development of cycling routes, travel arrangements and economic factors. Beginner cycle tourists will have an opportunity to learn…
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Numerous weapons confiscated during EU-coordinated joint operation in Ukraine and Moldova

26 July 2019
Some 300 pieces of small arms, almost 1,500 pieces of light weapons, more than 140,000 pieces of ammunition and over 200 kg worth of explosives were seized by Moldovan and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies during a Joint Operation codenamed “ORION”. The Joint Operation was coordinated by the…
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EU4Business: International experts visit Ukrainian berry producers

26 July 2019
A group of international experts on post-harvest and business development are in Ukraine from 22–26 July to advise local berry producers. The visit has been organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ukrainian Berries Association as part of the EU-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership…
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EU Spokesperson on parliamentary elections in Ukraine: fundamental rights and freedoms observed, shortcomings identified and should be addressed

24 July 2019
The EU Spokesperson issued a statement following the Parliamentary elections in Ukraine, which took place on 21 July. “Following the presidential elections in March and April, the Ukrainian people have once again given a strong mandate for reform for the next five years,” said the EU. “It is now…
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EU resumes budget support assistance to the Republic of Moldova

24 July 2019
The European Commission has announced that it has resumed its budget support assistance to the Republic of Moldova by disbursing €14.5 million on 23 July to support the implementation of the EU-Moldova free trade agreement, to finance vocational education and training and to assist with the…
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Belarus: Pictures show new energy-efficient lighting in Polack

24 July 2019
A series of photographs has been published showing the new energy-efficient street lighting in Polack, Belarus, installed as part of the EU’s “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. The city started to install the new, modern street lighting in April this year, and has already…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

23 July 2019
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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Ukraine: New system for monitoring energy consumption in public buildings in Ukrainka

23 July 2019
A new of monitoring of energy consumption has been presented in the Ukrainian town of Ukrainka as part of the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration projects” programme. It is planned that the new system will be installed in all public buildings, which include kindergartens, schools, a…
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European Training Foundation helps tackle skills mismatches in Azerbaijan

23 July 2019
Azerbaijan’s ambition is to become a competitive, diversified, knowledge-based economy for the 21st century. According to the European Training Foundation (ETF), a major obstacle in achieving this is the high level of mismatch between the needs of employers and the skills people acquire through…