EaP News

December 10, 2018 Georgian law enforcement benefit from new insights into combating migrant smuggling Smuggling of migrants is a recurrent item on the agenda of capacity building activities for law enforcement officers that recently began in Georgia. The training seminars in Tbilisi and Batumi, which began in December, have so far been attended by 42 law enforcement officers representing the Prosecutor...
December 10, 2018 Georgia: EU, UN and Public Defender of Georgia Launch Human Rights Week 2018 On 10 December, the International Day of Human Rights, the EU, together with the Public Defender of Georgia and the United Nations, launched Human Rights Week 2018 in Georgia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Communication activities marking 70 years of the Universal...
December 10, 2018 Azerbaijan: EU launches “We are different but equal” video project On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, marked on 3 December, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan collaborated in the production a film called “We are different but equal”. The film was produced in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF, the...
December 10, 2018 EU funded projects provide technical assistance to ENP beneficiary countries In the context of the EU funded projects providing technical assistance to ENP beneficiary countries, EMSA invited Black and Caspian Sea and SAFEMED IV Projects’ representatives participating in the Pilot Project on AIS information sharing to attend the 15th MAREΣ Experts Working Group meeting organised...
December 10, 2018 Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then. The EU remains a staunch supporter of civil society...
December 7, 2018 EU project helps Ukraine improve legislation on the protection of human rights On 7 December, the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and a team of Lithuanian and Austrian partners hosted a closing ceremony to mark the finalisation of the EU-funded Twinning Ombudsman Ukraine project. The two-year project aimed to strengthen the effectiveness of...
December 7, 2018 Federica Mogherini meets Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs On 6 December, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin. The meeting took place during the 25th Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council Their meeting came ahead of this Monday's Foreign Affairs Council...
December 7, 2018 ENPARD stakeholders discuss trade in agricultural products On 4 December, stakeholders and implementing partners of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) met in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for the 19th ENPARD stakeholders’ meeting. The gathering aimed to share the updates within the EU-supported agricultural...
December 6, 2018 Eastern Partnership: Promoting stronger economies and societies for the EU’s six Eastern Partners On 6 December , the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the European Commission, is hosting the 5th Eastern Partnership Business Forum in Vienna. This will be followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring together...
December 6, 2018 Georgia: loans and grants for small businesses under EU4Business initiative The Bank of Georgia recently hosted an information event for clients to present the opportunities afforded by loans and grants provided by the EU4Business-EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Credit Line. In total 150 people from a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial companies...
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