Environnement - The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

12 December 2019
The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said…
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development helps Moldova to ensure energy independency for upcoming winter

12 December 2019
On 11 December in Chisinau, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Ion Chicu and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Matteo Patrone signed an agreement. Under the agreement, the EBRD provides financial support to…
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Eastern Partnership: Young journalists and online influencers discuss strategic communication and the role of independent media

11 December 2019
Around 200 young media professionals, online media influencers, civil society activists, and EU officials met in Helsinki, Finland, on 11-12 December for the “Stronger Together - Eastern Partnership Media Conference" organised by the Finnish Presidency, with the support of the European Commission…
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Ukraine: Energy Efficiency Fund organises a training course for energy auditors

11 December 2019
Energy professionals from 13 regions of Ukraine recently studied how to conduct an energy audit to apply to the Energy Efficiency Fund during a four-day training course in Kyiv. The training was organised by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) project “Support to the National…
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EU supports green finance in Georgia

11 December 2019
On 10 December, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched its new Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) programme in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Green Economy Financing Facility will be co-financed by the EBRD, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and Green Climate Fund. The…
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Romania to share experience on customs clearance of non-commercial goods and vehicles with Azerbaijan

11 December 2019
On 11–13 December, three experts from the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan will visit Romania. The aim of the visit is to familiarise the participants with EU experience and best practice on the registration, temporary importation/exportation and clearance of means of transport crossing the…
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Georgia: EU supports environmental protection and disaster risk reduction in Khulo municipality

11 December 2019
In November, the Georgian municipality of Khulo hosted a training session on environmental protection and disaster risk reduction. Supported by the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), the training programme was aimed at representatives from the natural…
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Azerbaijan: EU provides laboratory equipment to detect industrial chemicals and pesticides in water

11 December 2019
On 10 December, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan and the EU opened the newly renovated laboratory centre of the National Environmental Monitoring Department in the country’s capital Baku. The EU, though its “European Union Water Initiative Plus for Eastern Partnership…
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Azerbaijan: EU training boosts AzScienceNet network service capabilities for research

11 December 2019
Staff at the AzScienceNet research network in Azerbaijan have received training under the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project, supporting the integration of the local scientific community with their peers in Europe. The series of trainings, which took place in October,…
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Georgian film receives ”Human Rights in Film Award 2019” at Tbilisi International Film Festival

11 December 2019
On 8 December, the Georgian capital Tbilisi hosted the "Human Rights in Film Award 2019" at the 20th Tbilisi International Film Festival. This was the third time the award was presented at the annual festival in Tbilisi. The winning film “Negative Numbers”, directed by Uta Beria, was chosen among…