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EU to help strengthen emergency situation response in Belarus

12 March 2020
On 12 March, the EU launched a new twinning project, titled ‘Strengthening the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus’. The 2-year project has a budget of €1.2 million, and aims to assist the ministry in effectively addressing existing and emerging disaster risks in Belarus.…
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EU supports landmine risk education in Ukrainian schools

12 March 2020
Over the past six years, more than 200 children have been injured or killed because of landmines and other explosives in Ukraine. The EU is supporting the efforts of the humanitarian mine clearance organisation HALO Trust to provide landmine risk education in Ukrainian schools and colleges.…
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EU project draws attention to water protection and climate change for World Water Day

12 March 2020
To mark World Water Day on 22 March, the project ‘European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership Countries’ (EUWI+) launched a social media campaign to draw attention to protecting water resources. The campaign is running from 9 to 13 March and uses the hashtag #WorldWaterDay.…
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Armenia: EU-funded school offers free programming course

12 March 2020
The EU-funded programming school ‘42 Yerevan’ in Armenia is now open for registration. The school offers a tuition-free course for people with zero experience in the field of programming who want to become the coders of the future. The course is designed by ‘TUMO Labs’, the educational programme…
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EU4Business helps three vets grow a competitive business in Georgia

12 March 2020
A new story shared on the EU4Business website talks about three young veterinarians from Georgia who opened a livestock service centre in 2015 for their own professional fulfilment. Today they run a successful business for veterinary drugs and animal feed, and they even export their products to…
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Ukraine: Energy Efficiency Fund expands thermal modernisation activities to Zaporizhzhia region

11 March 2020
On 11 March, a total of 9 city and village councils in the Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF). The signatories committed to implement large-scale thermal modernisation projects for making their residential buildings more energy…
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EU4Energy to support Ukraine in changing energy infrastructure regulation

11 March 2020
On 10 March, EU4Energy launched a technical assistance project aiming to facilitate investment in Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine and experts from the Energy Community discussed how to put the new project in motion…
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EU welcomes political agreement on new electoral system in Georgia

11 March 2020
On 9 March, the Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, Ambassador Carl Hartzell, congratulated Georgia’s main political parties on reaching an agreement on a new electoral system. Mr Hartzell said the agreement represents a crucial step towards alleviating the tension in Georgia’s political…
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EU High Representative Borrell meets with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

11 March 2020
On 9 March, EU High Representative Josep Borrell met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Brussels to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The two high-ranking officials discussed the resolution of the Nagorno–Karabakh conflict. Borrell said the EU fully supports the efforts of the…
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EU announces cross-border education campaign for schools in Belarus, Poland and Ukraine

10 March 2020
The EU Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine has announced the launch of an international education campaign with the slogan ‘Together for Greener Tomorrow!’. A total of 24 teams of schoolchildren from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine will have the opportunity to demonstrate…