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Fellowship opportunity for young civil society activists from Eastern Neighbourhood

19 November 2019
Young civil society activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine with new ideas to improve their communities or countries have a chance to develop their leadership skills. The EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) announced a…
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Romania to share experience in developing the effective market-monitoring tool with Ukraine

19 November 2019
Between 27 and 29 November, representatives of the Economic Analysis Department and Agricultural Markets Unit (Antimonopoly Committee) and the Department of Structural Statistics (State Statistics Service) of Ukraine will visit Romania to learn from the country’s experience in developing the…
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Latvia to share experience on EU best practice for approximation system and procedures with Armenia

19 November 2019
Between 19 and 22 November, experts from the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia’s Office Ministry of Justice are visiting Latvia to study its experience with approximation and harmonisation of EU legislation and its transposition into national legislative frameworks. This study visit should allow…
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Parliamentary elections in Belarus – lost opportunity in terms of international standards, according to EU

19 November 2019
On 18 November, commenting on the parliamentary elections that took place the day before in Belarus, the EU said it “took place in an overall calm atmosphere”. “Nevertheless, it was a lost opportunity to conduct elections fully in line with international standards,” the EU added. The EU referred…
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Energy Community report: Coal-fired power plants struggle to meet emissions standards

18 November 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published on 18 November shows that all Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings. Ukraine’s 67 plants narrowly met the emission ceilings this year, while Moldova failed to…
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EU4Energy to assist Georgia in energy performance certification of buildings

18 November 2019
On 14 November, the Energy Community secretariat held expert consultations with Georgian stakeholders in Tbilisi, aimed at developing the skills and competencies needed to use a tool that calculates the energy performance of buildings. The tool was developed within the framework of the EU4Energy…
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Energy Community contracting parties evaluate progress of 2020 renewable energy targets

18 November 2019
This week, the Energy Community secretariat hosted three consecutive events on how to boost renewables, facilitate their integration into the energy market and enable energy transition. Finding the right policies and measures for a conducive renewables framework remains critical, as many…
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EU reacts to on-going events in Georgia

18 November 2019
On 17 November, the EU Delegation to Georgia said that it “recognises the deep disappointment of a wide segment of Georgian society at the failure of Parliament to pass the constitutional amendments required to move to fully proportional parliamentary elections in 2020”. “The decision taken last…
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EU supports conference in Armenia on cross-border cooperation and trade facilitation

18 November 2019
Digital solutions for cross-border cooperation and trade facilitation is the topic of the EU-supported conference, which began on 18 November in the Armenian capital Yerevan. The EU said that it supports the Armenian government in its efforts to carry out customs and border-management reforms,…
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European Investment Bank allocates €7 billion for communications, renewable energy and innovation

18 November 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support new investments across Europe and around the world with €6.9 billion to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure. The EIB Board of Directors also approved a new energy lending policy…