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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…
COVID-19: Statement by the President of the European Parliament and further preventive measures introduced in Council

COVID-19: Statement by the President of the European Parliament and further preventive measures introduced in Council

10 March 2020
European Parliament President David Sassoli said : “ Based on the latest situation in Italy, the European Parliament has updated its measures to protect health, while ensuring the legislative and budgetary work and internal bodies of the Parliament can continue to function. This will also ensure…
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Ukraine: ‘Pioneers of change’ gather at Community Safety Forum in Kharkiv

09 March 2020
On 5 March, the field office of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine organised the 12th Community Safety Forum in the city of Kharkiv. The event’s theme was ‘Strengthening the role of women in the security sector’ as part of Women’s Solidarity Week (WSW). During the forum,…
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EU opposes new death sentence in Belarus

09 March 2020
On 7 March the EU published a statement on Viktar Skrundzik’s recent death sentence from the Minsk Regional Court in Belarus. The EU reaffirmed its strong opposition against the application of capital punishment in any circumstance. “The death penalty violates the inalienable right to life…
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EU issues declaration on start of criminal trial on flight MH17 downing over Ukraine

09 March 2020
On 7 March, EU High Representative Josep Borrell made a declaration on behalf of the EU on the start of the criminal trial on the downing of flight MH17. The Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over the east of Ukraine on 17 July 2014, causing the death of 298 civilians from 17 countries. “The…
A Union that strives for more: the first 100 days

A Union that strives for more: the first 100 days

09 March 2020
The new Commission led by President Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019. Within its first 100 days, the Commission focused on delivering its most important priorities set in the President's political guidelines. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “The…