EaP News

January 15, 2015 Commissioner Hahn in first visit to Georgia Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, pays his first visit to Georgia on 15 and 16 January. His main aim is to support implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, as well as the forthcoming...
January 15, 2015 EU and EBRD step up support for SMEs in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine The EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are stepping up their efforts to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, with a programme to help them get loans to upgrade production facilities and seize new trade opportunities with the...
January 15, 2015 Azerbaijan: Twinning project supports modernization of pension system An EU-funded Twinning project last week saw experts from the Latvian Ministry of Welfare work with the State Social Protection Fund (SSPF) of Azerbaijan on blueprints for the funded component of the pension system and for non-state pension funds.   The work was organised in the framework of a Twinning...
January 14, 2015 Ukraine: EU says latest civilian deaths underline need to respect ceasefire Yesterday’s death of ten civilians, killed when a bus was hit by a shell in Eastern Ukraine, “underlines the need for strict observation of the ceasefire” agreed in September, a statement issued by the EU’s External Action Service said yesterday.   Pointing to the renewed...
January 13, 2015 Still time to apply: scholarships for graduates from neighbourhood countries to study at the College of Europe Students from European Neighbourhood Policy countries still have until 31 January to apply for scholarships offered by the College of Europe to university graduates for post-graduate studies at the College during the academic year 2015-2016. These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation,...
January 13, 2015 CBC: project seeks to boost jobs through vocational training in transport and logistics in border areas of Russia and Latvia A project aiming to boost jobs by improving vocational education in the field of transport and logistics in border areas of Russia and Latvia has been completed under the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) Programme.   The project developed vocational education courses, supplied...
January 9, 2015 Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood Tenders grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood, both South and East.   SOUTH Jobs Training opportunities in international project management in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Opportunities...
January 8, 2015 EU-Ukraine: Commission proposes further €1.8 billion in macro-financial assistance The EU is ready to further assist Ukraine, which has been hit hard by a deep recession, and where the conflict in the East of the country has had a heavy toll on the economy. Today the European Commission proposed new macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine of up to €1.8 billion in medium-term...
January 6, 2015 EUBAM increases staff at Transnistrian stretch of Ukrainian-Moldovan border to allay security concerns The number of border guard and customs experts of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) deployed at the central Transnistrian segment of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border has increased by 63%, from 19 to 31 experts, since the beginning of December. This reflects a major concern...
January 6, 2015 FLEG II study concludes fuel wood and wild products are vital for forest communities in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Forest and wild products are vital to the livelihoods of many rural communities in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. This is one of the findings of a new study produced by the EU-funded Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Programme (FLEG II).  The survey was conducted last summer as...
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