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Audit highlights progress made by Ukraine’s energy regulatory authority

21 May 2019
An assessment issued by the Energy Community Secretariat on 20 May concludes that the National Commission for the State Regulation of Energy and Utilities of Ukraine (NEURC) has significantly improved over the last 14 months. An audit performed by the Energy Community Secretariat in March 2018…
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New EU Twinning project to support Ukraine to develop renewable energy

20 May 2019
A new EU-funded Twinning project entitled “Renewables Development in Ukraine” will promote the sustainable development of renewable energy in Ukraine. Under the project, EU experts will advise the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and other relevant…
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EU supports energy reform in Belarus

20 May 2019
A lack of local energy resources means Belarus imports much of its oil and gas from abroad. Belarus does however have much renewable potential in the form of water and sun.
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EU supports energy reform in Azerbaijan

20 May 2019
With its vast oil and gas reserves, Azerbaijan is vital for ensuring both Europe and Asia’s energy security. However, the country has been slow to adopt energy efficiency legislation or develop renewable energy sources, while its energy losses are high.
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Cyber-attacks: EU Council is now able to impose sanctions

20 May 2019
On 17 May, the EU Council established a framework which allows the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to deter and respond to cyber-attacks which constitute an external threat to the EU or its Member States. Such threats may include cyber-attacks against third states or international…
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EU supports energy reform in Armenia

20 May 2019
Armenia has introduced various pieces of energy-related legislation over the past 20 years. However, Armenia still faces a number of serious energy challenges. These include an emerging supply gap, inflated energy prices and a lack of energy supply reliability.
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Armenia: Facility for producing construction materials from plastic waste opens in Kapan

20 May 2019
On 11 May, a new facility for the production of construction materials from plastic waste was opened in the Armenian city of Kapan. The facility was opened through the EU-funded “Introducing Construction Materials from Plastic Waste” project, which was launched in 2016. The facility will…
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“EU for You”: Young European Ambassadors to meet youth in Azerbaijani city of Mingachevir

20 May 2019
On 21 May, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Azerbaijan will take part in the “EU for You” exhibition in the country’s city of Mingachevir, organised by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan as part of its Europe Day celebrations. The event will be an opportunity to learn about volunteering,…
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Georgia: EU supports opening of “Knowledge House” in Dedoplistskaro municipality

20 May 2019
In April, the Georgian village of Arkhiloskalo, in the Dedoplistskaro municipality, welcomed the new “Knowledge House” rural development initiative, which was established with EU support. Supported through the EU’s European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD),…
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EU to adopt Common Maritime Agenda for Black Sea at ministerial meeting in Bucharest

20 May 2019
On 21 May, ministers from seven Black Sea countries – Bulgaria, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine – will meet in the Romanian capital of Bucharest for a ministerial meeting to endorse the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea. With this, the Black Sea region…