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EU supports discussion on role of networking in rural development in Georgia

17 December 2019
How can networking contribute to rural development, and what are the benefits of rural networks in the EU countries and in Georgia? These were the main topics of discussion at an annual meeting of the Georgian Rural Development Network on 13 December. The event was attended by over 50…
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Law enforcement professionals discuss gender equality and gender-based violence at EU-supported event in Ukraine

17 December 2019
On 3-5 December, over 300 law enforcement professionals, local and international experts, government representatives, cadets and journalists met in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to find ways of promoting gender equality and women's leadership, as well as preventing discrimination and gender-based…
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Belarus: Regional innovation centre to be created in Maladziečna under EU-funded project

17 December 2019
A regional innovation centre is being created in the city of Maladziečna, Belarus, as part of an EU-funded project. The EnCata-Mol Techpark is expected to open its doors by the end of 2020. The EnCata-Mol Techpark project was announced on 10 December as the winner of a competition for initiatives…
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EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

16 December 2019
The new President, Parliament and Government of Ukraine have all stated their commitment to the continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. A report published by the EU on 16 December finds that, over the past year, Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened…
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Journalists and bloggers from the Eastern Neighbourhood visit Estonia and Finland

16 December 2019
On 9-13 December, a group of 30 journalists and social media bloggers from six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) visited Estonia, where they met with the country’s high-level officials and local media. The aim of this press trip…
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EU launches project to improve public health and blood safety system in Ukraine

16 December 2019
On 12 December, the EU launched a new project in Ukraine aiming to assist its government in reforming the public health sector. Taking into account the country’s international commitments in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the project supports the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Centre…
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EU Advisory Mission supports court security system in Ukraine

16 December 2019
The European Advisory Mission (EUAM) has stepped up its support for courts in Ukraine through a court security pilot project in Lviv. The first stage of the project recently saw the installation of fire and safety equipment, such as cameras and an external gate control system. In Ukraine, there…
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EU4Energy: Ukraine and Moldova will cooperate to secure gas supply

16 December 2019
EU4Energy and the Energy Community are constantly striving to strengthen energy security in the Moldova/Ukraine region. As a result of joint efforts during the 17th meeting of the Energy Community Ministerial Council, held in Chișinău, Moldova on 13 December, Moldova and Ukraine signed a Memorandum…
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EU 2030 energy and climate framework in focus of Energy Community

16 December 2019
On 13 December, the 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council was held in Chișinău, Moldova. Here, the parties discussed Energy Community Treaty reforms and the EU 2030 energy and climate framework, and the European Commission presented ongoing work on the ‘2019 General Policy Guidelines on 2030…
EU at the Global Refugee Forum

EU at the Global Refugee Forum

16 December 2019
The European Union is represented at the first Global Refugee Forum, taking place in Geneva from 16-18 December, by Commissioners for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič, for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, and for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen. Co-hosted by the United…