EaP News

September 16, 2014 Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2014 – invitation to contribute information All interested parties in the EU’s Neighbourhood Partner Countries, including NGOs and CSOs, are being invited to send their contributions for the European Commission’s 2014 European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) progress reports.   The invitation said the European External Action Service...
September 16, 2014 In absence of Russian gas, Ukrainian Covenant of Mayors Club seeks to prevent heating crisis before winter sets in Finding solutions to shortages of gas supply to Ukrainian cities in the absence of Russian gas was the focus of an informal meeting organized by the Ukrainian Covenant of Mayors Club of the Lviv region last month. “The most burning issue for cities in Ukraine is to find solutions to survive winter...
September 16, 2014 Neighbourhood Barometer survey finds strong link between free and independent media and democracy A large majority of people in the European Neighbourhood area feel there is a strong link between a free and independent media and democracy, according to an EU Neighbourhood Barometer survey on media habits in the region, conducted in the framework of an EU-funded opinion polling project for the Neighbourhood...
September 16, 2014 Moldova: EU provides further substantial contribution for the justice sector The European Union has disbursed a second instalment of €13.2 million under its budget support programme for the reform of the justice sector in Moldova, in a payment announced at a press conference by the Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova, Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola, and Moldovan Justice Minister...
September 16, 2014 2nd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum – focus on young people's employability Are you a youth worker, a researcher or a person active for youth organisations? Are you looking for ways to encourage young people’s employability? Apply for the 2nd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum - a place to discover and create innovative, cross-sectorial approaches towards employability of...
September 16, 2014 2nd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum – focus on young people's employability Are you a youth worker, a researcher or a person active for youth organisations? Are you looking for ways to encourage young people’s employability? Apply for the 2nd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum - a place to discover and create innovative, cross-sectorial approaches towards employability of...
September 16, 2014 European Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, plenary debates reflect diverse views on Russia The EU and Ukraine are now one step closer to establishing a deep political association and economic integration after the European Parliament ratified, today in Strasbourg, the EU-Ukraine Association agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). MEPs backed the agreement...
September 15, 2014 New sanctions against Russia go into effect A new round of European Union sanctions against Russia over its role in Eastern Ukraine came into effect on Friday, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies. Under the new measures, published in the EU's Official Journal, 24 people were also added to the list of those...
September 15, 2014 EU ready to postpone implementation of free trade deal with Ukraine The European Union indicated on Friday it was ready to delay implementation of the DCFTA with Ukraine by more than a year until 31 December 2015. Following trilateral talks on 12 September between the EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Russia’s...
September 15, 2014 Barroso in Ukraine: cease-fire positive but not enough for sustainable peace The cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine is a positive step but insufficient to guarantee sustainable peace, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said on Friday after his meeting in Kyiv with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. Their discussions focused on ways of achieving “a...
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