EaP News

November 18, 2013 European Judicial Network to discuss legal cooperation with Eastern Partners Legal cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries will be on the agenda of the 41st plenary meeting of the European Judicial Network, due to be held on 19-21 November in Vilnius under the Lithuanian Presidency.   The event, organized by the Ministry of Justice in cooperation with the...
November 15, 2013 EaP Civil Society Forum tells leaders to focus on inclusive policy making, deep democracy, monitoring of EU funds and greater public awareness “To achieve sustainable democratic development, EU and partner countries must place inclusive policymaking, deep democracy, and monitoring of EU spending at core of relations in all partner countries – and launch public awareness campaigns to explain mutual benefits of closer European integration...
November 15, 2013 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 14 new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood, both south and east.   SOUTH   Jobs Belgium: Operations Officer at European Endowment for Democracy Belgium: Security and ICT...
November 15, 2013 EU could soon allow visa-free travel for Moldovans, while Ukraine and Georgia making progress towards goal The European Commission could soon start procedures to lift visa requirements for Moldovan citizensholding biometric passports, after a progress report on Moldova’s Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP) found that it had met all the benchmarks in the plan. A similar assessment found that both...
November 15, 2013 EU-Georgia: preparing for the next steps after Vilnius The preparations for the initialling of the Association Agreement with Georgia and the reforms necessary to implement it were the main topics of talks between Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Georgian Foreign Minister Maja Panjikidze in Brussels...
November 15, 2013 Strategic energy issues to the fore as Barroso hosts Moldovan and Romanian Prime Ministers European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has held a groundbreaking meeting in Brussels with the Prime Ministers of Romania and Moldova, discussing ways to deepen cooperation and interconnections, with a focus on the strategic issue of energy interconnections.   “I think today...
November 15, 2013 EaP Civil Society Forum publishes country reports in run-up to Vilnius: more needs to be done for greater engagement and open government Both the EU and the Eastern partner governments need to communicate more openly and to improve the engagement of the public and of all stakeholders, from business to civil society, in policymaking, if they are to strengthen the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of policy outcomes, the...
November 14, 2013 PPRD East: public awareness campaign in Ukraine kicks off in flood prone areas of Chernivsti region Residents of a small town in Western Ukraine, affected by flooding in 2008 and 2010, took part in the launch of a public awareness campaign organised by the EU-funded civil protection programme PPRD East. The campaign, which kicked off on 5 November in Novoselytsia, Chernivtsi region, brought together...
November 14, 2013 ‘Silk Wind’ train: next stop, the future It’s a high-speed container block train, which will allow cargo transportation from China to Southern Europe via the shortest possible route. It’s the ‘Silk Wind’ train, and once all the infrastructural projects that surround it are completed, it will be possible to go from western...
November 14, 2013 Answering all your questions about the Eastern Partnership: EU Neighbourhood Info Centre releases new publication What is the added value of the Eastern Partnership (EaP)? How does it work in practice? What are Association Agreements and DCFTAs? What is the overall financing available for partner countries? These questions are answered in a new Q & A leaflet produced by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre Eastern Partnership...
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