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Progress made in Ukraine under Energy Community’s resolution centre

27 September 2018
New amendments to Ukraine’s Gas Transmission Code have been approved following mediation between the Ukrainian gas transmission system operator, Ukrtransgaz, and the Ukrainian National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, NEURC. The proposed changes are in line with the Energy Community…
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Azerbaijan: Europe Days in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

27 September 2018
On 21–23 September, the Azerbaijani region of Nakhchivan hosted Europe Days for the first time. The event was attended by the EU Delegation to the country, diplomats from EU Member States, representatives of European cultural and education centres, resident experts from EU-funded projects, Young…
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Regional and local authorities from Eastern Partner countries gather for annual meeting in Kyiv

26 September 2018
On 24 September, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv hosted the eighth annual meeting of the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP). The meeting discussed topics including bilateral cooperation between municipalities, local economic development, engaging…
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EU and Armenia discussed mutual business opportunities at event in Yerevan

26 September 2018
On 26 September, Armenia and the EU discussed new opportunities for Armenian and European businesses deriving from the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Organised by the country’s Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, together with the European…
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EU to share experience of implementing extended producer responsibility with Moldova

26 September 2018
On 2–3 October, experts from several EU countries will visit the Republic of Moldova to provide advice and guidance on the implementation of extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the EU, with a particular focus on the EPR schemes and systems in place and the applicable instruments. The visit…
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching public consultations

26 September 2018
The EBRD is launching public consultations on the draft of its upcoming Energy Sector Strategy (ESS), which will guide the Bank’s operations in the sector for the next five years. The EBRD ESS covers the Bank’s activities in two areas: electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage and…
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Armenia hosts info day for researchers interested in opportunities offered by EU’s Horizon 2020 programme

26 September 2018
In September, the Armenian capital of Yerevan hosted a Horizon 2020 info day and a workshop, bringing together the country’s researchers to discuss their participation in the biggest EU research and innovation programme. The event was organised by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and…
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Georgia: Harmonising national legislation on organ transplantation with EU acquis

26 September 2018
On 1–5 October, EU and Georgian experts will gather in the country’s capital of Tbilisi to discuss the approximation of Georgian national legislation on organ transplantation with the respective EU directives. The event is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and…
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Ukraine: British barristers put Odesa prosecutors through unique witness-handling training

25 September 2018
A group of 35 prosecutors from the Odesa region of Ukraine were given an intensive one-week training course in effective techniques to present evidence and handle witnesses in court between 16 and 21 September. The training was organised by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and delivered by…
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Georgia and EU discuss regional development at conference

25 September 2018
On 21 September, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia organised an international conference to discuss the latest achievements in and perspectives for regional development policy in the country. Regional policy in Georgia is now gaining momentum as an important area…