EaP News

November 17, 2017 Members of European Parliament propose to reward reforms made by Eastern partners ahead of next week’s summit Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) this week welcomed the significant progress made since the last Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, held in Riga in 2015. They pointed out that some Eastern Partners have made major reforms and that Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova now benefit from...
November 17, 2017 EU helps public utilities in Belarus to enhance communication with consumers Representatives of public utilities in Belarus gathered at an EU-organised seminar in Minsk earlier this month to discuss their communication with consumers. The seminar was attended by representatives of housing enterprises and communal services, relevant departments of the district executive committees...
November 17, 2017 EU joins forces with Ukrainian bank to support small businesses in the country The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed a guarantee agreement with the Ukrgasbank on 16 November to provide €50 million in loans to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine. The agreement aims to facilitate access to finance...
November 16, 2017 EU report: Evaluation of Ukrainian reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda in 2017, with several significant successes. However, “Progress in other areas has been less forthcoming, with accelerated...
November 16, 2017 EU-funded project supports cooperation in area of energy efficiency in Moldovan towns of Ocnita and Cantemir Two signatories of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors East” programme in Moldova are to work with the Energy Efficiency Fund of Moldova in the field of sustainable development and renewable energy. This collaboration comes as a result of the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation between the Energy...
November 16, 2017 EU project represented by two Ukrainian towns at UN Climate Change Conference The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors East” project was represented by two Ukrainian towns – Kremenchuk and Odesa – at the Global Initiative Day during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which is taking place in the German city of Bonn between 6-17 November. The Global Initiative Day event, organised...
November 16, 2017 Biofuel produced in Moldova in accordance with international standards, thanks to European Union support Biofuel producers from the Republic of Moldova can access foreign markets due to the quality certificates issued by an accredited laboratory in the country. The laboratory profited from EU financial assistance, offered in the framework of the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, and has the most performant...
November 15, 2017 EU helps green port development in Azerbaijan A workshop in the Azerbaijani capital Baku on 20-21 November will focus on new initiatives in green and smart port developments. The workshop, which has been organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), will also look at the promotion of green...
November 15, 2017 Energy efficiency for ancient capital of Georgia thanks to EU project Non-governmental organisations will work together with authorities in Mtskheta municipality to develop and implement programmes for energy efficiency and renewable and sustainable development. This collaboration will take place as part of the EU-supported CLEEN project and the respective Memorandum of...
November 15, 2017 EU projects organise conference to facilitate cooperation between Eastern Partnership municipalities in field of energy efficiency The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” and “Covenant of Mayors East” programmes will organise a regional conference for municipalities of the Eastern Partner (EaP) countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – on 13-14 December in Minsk...
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