EaP News

October 11, 2018 Ukraine: Oleh Sentsov, illegally detained by Russia, among finalists for the 2018 Sakharov Prize Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who is being illegally detained by Russia, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders) will select the final laureate on 25 October. The prize...
October 10, 2018 Joint Declaration on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment...
October 10, 2018 EU National Institutes of Culture Cluster opens in Armenia At the beginning of October, the EU Delegation to Armenia opened the “European Union National Institutes of Culture” (EUNIC) Cluster at Byurakan Art Academy. The opening ceremony, held under the slogan of establishing trust and mutual understanding between Europe and different nationalities through culture...
October 10, 2018 EU helps launch Extended Producer Responsibility consultation process in Georgia Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach to waste management that is successfully implemented throughout Europe. With the EU’s support, there are plans for EPR to be implemented in Georgia too. The country’s national obligations under EPR were discussed at a meeting in Tbilisi on 9...
October 10, 2018 EU water management project to participate in national policy dialogue on Armenian water sector On 17 October, the Armenian capital of Yerevan will host a discussion on the situation of the country’s water sector. Supported by the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+ East) project, the meeting aims to provide updates on the status of the development of a roadmap...
October 10, 2018 EU4Business: Over 100 Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises receive additional funding through loans A total of 112 enterprises received UAH 380 million (nearly €12 million) in loans during the first year of the programme of the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) to support investment projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Lending in the national currency was possible thanks to the EU's EU4Business...
October 10, 2018 EU and its Eastern Partners strengthen cooperation on environment, circular economy and climate action On 9 October, the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place in Luxembourg. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) met to jointly review progress on the goals and...
October 9, 2018 How to successfully prepare a grant application to the Creative Europe programme and find reliable partners Successfully preparing applications to the Creative Europe programme and finding reliable project partners were just two of the issues discussed during a meeting in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on 13–16 September. Partners in the Creative Eastern Partnership project from Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia...
October 9, 2018 EU water management project to support discussion on Dnieper river at event in Belarus On 25 October, the second Dnieper basin council will be held in Belarus. The agenda will focus on the River Basin Management Plan recently submitted for approval, inventory of water objects and financing measures. The event is being supported by the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern...
October 9, 2018 Georgia: EU-supported Borjomi Local Action Group members discover business and investment opportunities at international forum On 5–6 October, the EU-supported Borjomi Local Action Group (LAG) members within the European Neighbourhood Programme for Rural Development (ENPARD) participated in the Global Business Investment Forum in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The forum hosted around 300 delegates from more than 15 countries...
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