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EU to review pro-Kremlin disinformation tactics and messages at conference in Georgia

19 November 2019
On 22 November, the Georgian capital Tbilisi will gather strategic communication experts, EU officials, diplomats, young professionals, civil society and media from across the EU, its Eastern partner countries, the Western Balkans and other regions for the ‘Disinfo Alert!’ conference. The…
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EU4Climate: regional workshop on working together to counter climate change

19 November 2019
Representatives from the EU’s six Eastern partner countries met in Tbilisi on 18 November to discuss their progress in mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects by introducing climate-sensitive policies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Organised by the EU and the United Nations…
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Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
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Latvia to share experience on EU best practice for approximation system and procedures with Armenia

19 November 2019
Between 19 and 22 November, experts from the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia’s Office Ministry of Justice are visiting Latvia to study its experience with approximation and harmonisation of EU legislation and its transposition into national legislative frameworks. This study visit should allow…
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Parliamentary elections in Belarus – lost opportunity in terms of international standards, according to EU

19 November 2019
On 18 November, commenting on the parliamentary elections that took place the day before in Belarus, the EU said it “took place in an overall calm atmosphere”. “Nevertheless, it was a lost opportunity to conduct elections fully in line with international standards,” the EU added. The EU referred…
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Poland to share risk management experience in state social insurance sphere with Moldova

19 November 2019
On 21-22 November, representatives from Moldova’s National Office of Social Insurance will visit Poland to learn about the county’s experience in improving risk management in the field of state social insurance. The aim of the visit is to provide support to the Moldovan National Office of Social…
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Energy Community report: Coal-fired power plants struggle to meet emissions standards

18 November 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published on 18 November shows that all Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings. Ukraine’s 67 plants narrowly met the emission ceilings this year, while Moldova failed to…
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EU4Energy to assist Georgia in energy performance certification of buildings

18 November 2019
On 14 November, the Energy Community secretariat held expert consultations with Georgian stakeholders in Tbilisi, aimed at developing the skills and competencies needed to use a tool that calculates the energy performance of buildings. The tool was developed within the framework of the EU4Energy…
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Energy Community contracting parties evaluate progress of 2020 renewable energy targets

18 November 2019
This week, the Energy Community secretariat hosted three consecutive events on how to boost renewables, facilitate their integration into the energy market and enable energy transition. Finding the right policies and measures for a conducive renewables framework remains critical, as many…
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EU reacts to on-going events in Georgia

18 November 2019
On 17 November, the EU Delegation to Georgia said that it “recognises the deep disappointment of a wide segment of Georgian society at the failure of Parliament to pass the constitutional amendments required to move to fully proportional parliamentary elections in 2020”. “The decision taken last…