EaP News

December 19, 2014 European Parliament ratifies EU-Georgia Association Agreement leading to deep political association and economic integration The European Parliament on Thursday ratified the EU-Georgia Association Agreement in a move that paves the way to establishing deep political association and economic integration between the EU and Georgia, including the progressive opening up of their respective markets.   The deal is the third...
December 18, 2014 Moldovan apples, grapes and plums to start selling in Europe after MEPs vote ‘yes’ to open EU market Moldova will be able to export up to 40,000 tonnes of fresh apples, 10,000 tonnes of fresh table grapes and 10,000 tonnes of fresh plums to the EU duty free, thanks to a proposal backed by  the European Parliament yesterday. This should compensate Moldova's producers for their losses due to Russia...
December 18, 2014 Challenges of switchover to digital broadcasting in Eastern Partnership countries discussed at workshop in Prague  The challenges of switchover to digital broadcasting in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership countries were the focus of a workshop held in Prague earlier this month. The seminar, organised within the EU and Eastern Partnership regulatory harmonization platform (EaPeReg), brought together 20 participants...
December 18, 2014 FLEG II: Christmas honey cakes help foster eco-tourism in Russian nature reserve This New Year and Christmas holiday, many Pskov villages will be filled with the aroma of cinnamon and cloves and the warmth of handmade wool, as local residents look to traditional honey cakes and wool crafts to help bolster local ecotourism businesses near Polistovsky Nature Reserve in northwest Russia...
December 18, 2014 EU support to Georgia: Regional Development Programme 2015-2017 The Georgian government with the support of the European Union has presented its Regional Development Programme for the period 2015-2017, aimed at ensuring balanced and sustainable socio-economic development across the country.   A press release from EU Delegation to Georgia said the programme would...
December 17, 2014 Ukraine: EU welcomes €150 million EBRD loan deal for gas pipeline upgrade The European Commission has welcomed the signature on Monday of a €150 million loan agreement between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Ukraine, financing the upgrade and repair of a key section of Ukraine’s gas transmission system, the western part of the Urengoy...
December 17, 2014 EU urges to end human rights violations in Chechnya The European Union has called for a measured response to the surge of tensions in Chechnya, in particular related to the recent terrorist attacks in Grozny.  “We extend our condolences to the families of the victims,” said the statement from the spokesperson of the EU External Action...
December 16, 2014 Range of issues in focus at EU-Armenia human rights dialogue Reform of the judiciary and the functioning of civil society were among the issues discussed at the sixth round of the EU-Armenia dialogue on Human Rights on 11 December in Brussels. The dialogue allowed for an exchange of views on the human rights situation both in Armenia and in the EU, a press release...
December 16, 2014 EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia extended for two years The Council of the European Union has extended for two years the mandate of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia), an unarmed civilian mission tasked with “supporting the stabilisation and normalisation of the situation on the ground” in line with the six-point agreement...
December 16, 2014 First EU-Ukraine Association Council reiterates common goal to build democratic, stable and prosperous country Meeting for the first time in the Association Council under the new Association Agreement, the EU and Ukraine yesterday pledged to continue working together towards Ukraine's political association and economic integration with the EU. A press release said both sides had reiterated “the common objective...
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