EaP News

July 1, 2013 Revised visa facilitation accord with Ukraine comes into effect Ordinary Ukrainian citizens will now face fewer hurdles to travel to the EU under an amended EU-Ukraine visa facilitation agreement, which entered into force today.     The amended agreement simplifies requirements for documents demonstrating the purpose of the journey for a wider category...
July 1, 2013 Press releases that… grab attention! A new EU Neighbourhood Info Centre handbook   Your press release is competing with dozens of others. So what do you do? Make it interesting… to grab attention, of course! A step-by-step guide prepared by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has been released today: it provides you with inside information on how to write press releases...
July 1, 2013 EU approves €10 million to support SMEs in Eastern Partnership countries The European Commission has adopted a €10 million programme to support Small and Medium Sized enterprises (SMEs) and trade opportunities in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries.  A press release quoted EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle as saying...
June 28, 2013 Weekly Round Up: Best blogs, opinions and research papers from the Neighbourhood Have you missed our EU Neighbourhood Post’s new entries this week? Check out the most popular posts of the week:    SOUTH   #South - The EU and the Palestinians: anticipating the third Intifada   #Arab Spring: Geo-Strategic Consequences   #Egypt - Little impact of...
June 28, 2013 EU Commission welcomes decision on gas pipeline: Door opener for direct link to Caspian Sea The European Commission has welcomed today's final selection of the pipeline delivering Azeri gas to Europe. The Consortium of the Shah Deniz II gas field, which holds the licence for exploiting the 16 billion cubic meters a year gas reserves, has chosen the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to bring the...
June 28, 2013 Photo story: New life for avant-garde buildings from Russia and Ukraine The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has released a photo story highlighting the achievements of an EU-funded project in preserving valuable early twentieth century urban heritage in the cities of Moscow and Kyiv.   ‘A new lease of life for avant-garde buildings from Russia and Ukraine’...
June 27, 2013 Eastern Partnership Integrated Border Management Training project ends, paving way to sustained cooperation in the region The EU-funded Eastern Partnership – Integrated Border Management Flagship Initiative Training Project (EaP IBM FIT) has made a major contribution to strengthening the capacity of officers of partner countries’ border guards, police and customs/revenue services at all levels, from high-level...
June 27, 2013 Eastern Partnership cooperation on culture – a package of resources as ministers meet in Tbilisi With Culture Ministers from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and the EU gathering in Tbilisi for the first EaP Ministerial Conference on Culture on 27-28 June, the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has released a package of material highlighting EU support for culture in the Eastern Neighbourhood, including...
June 27, 2013 First Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Culture taking off in Tbilisi The first Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Culture is taking place in Tbilisi on 27-28 June.  The conference, hosted by the Georgian government, in the presence of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, brings together Ministers of Culture from across the region and the EU, a press release...
June 26, 2013 EUBAM and Moldovan Border Police discover cannabis field close to Ukrainian border The Moldovan Border Police (MDBP) and the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) have discovered a cannabis field close to the Moldova-Ukraine border. A press release from EUBAM said the discovery had been made in the context of ongoing joint exercises to combat drug...
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