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Statement by Commissioner Hahn on the extension of e-declaration obligations to civil society in Ukraine

29 March 2018
EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn made a statement on 28 March on the extension of e-declaration obligations to civil society representatives in Ukraine. “The failure to repeal the extension of this obligation from public officials also to…
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EU supports professionalisation of social workers in Eastern Partner countries

28 March 2018
A recent regional conference in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi looked at how social workers can effectively support vulnerable groups in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Republic of Moldova. The event, which concluded on 28 March, marked the closing of the EU-funded project “Social Workers in…
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EU civil protection programme shares experience on disaster risk management in Ukraine

28 March 2018
Experts from the EU-funded regional programme “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries” (PPRD East 2) shared their experience in enhancing the civil protection and disaster risk management system in Ukraine at a seminar organised…
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Spain to share maritime labour standards with Azerbaijan

28 March 2018
On 2 – 6 April, experts from Azerbaijan’s state maritime institutions will visit Madrid to discuss with their Spanish counterparts the implementation and enforcement of maritime labour standards in line with EU legislation. Concrete cases and best practice from the Spanish Ministry will also be…
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EU to organise film production workshop in Armenia

27 March 2018
The EU-supported SMEDA (Support to SME Development in Armenia) project will organise a workshop for film producers in Armenia between 12 and 16 April. The workshop will be aimed at producers of both fiction and documentary films who are interested in developing their feature film project during…
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EU4Business supports Georgian hazelnut growers to meet global demand

27 March 2018
The production of hazelnuts constitutes a major part of Georgian agriculture. As one of the country’s top 10 export commodities, they provide a source of income for more than 50,000 farmers and dozens of processing facilities. The subtropical climate around the coast of the Black Sea offers…
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EU-supported conference in Georgia on role of women on economic growth and policy development

27 March 2018
On 27 March, over 200 participants from government, civil society, the private sector and international bodies gathered in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to participate in a four-day conference on ‘Women’s Role in Economic Growth and Policy Development’. The event is part of Women Empowerment…
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EU statement on the developments in the run up to and during Freedom Day in Belarus

27 March 2018
The EU made a statement following the developments in the run up to and during Belarus’ Freedom Day, which took place on 25 March to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Belarusian independence. “While the authorisation of the celebratory event was appreciated, a requested rally was not allowed and…
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Belarus: Children in town of Chausy learn about water purification

27 March 2018
To mark the occasion of World Water Day, on 22 March, children in the Belarusian town of Chausy had the chance to learn about the water purification process. A group of pupils at a local school visited the Chausy water purification station, where they learned about the way water is treated before…
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EU mission to assist Ukraine with risk assessment and management of toys

27 March 2018
On 2 April, experts from Belgium and Lithuania will visit Ukraine to support the country’s State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with advice and guidance related to the risk assessment and management of toys. The experts will provide an overview of European experience of regulatory…