EaP News

February 27, 2014 Ukraine: MEPs urge support for democracy, some favour EU membership prospect The EU should step in to support democracy in Ukraine, following the dramatic events of the past weeks, MEPs from across the political spectrum said in a plenary debate yesterday. Speakers paid tribute to Ukrainians' courage and underlined that they should be able to freely determine the future of their...
February 27, 2014 The European Parliament gives green light to visa-free travel for Moldovan citizens Moldovan citizens will soon be able to travel to the EU's border-free Schengen area without a visa, under a draft law approved by the European Parliament today and already informally agreed with the Council. Moldova is the first Eastern Partnership country to meet all the requirements for visa-free travel...
February 27, 2014 A Cross Border Cooperation promenade on the Narva banks New promenades on the banks of the Narva river have been celebrated in Narva (Estonia) and Ivangorod (Russia) with an official ceremony. The event has taken place within the RIVER PROMENADES II project financed by the EU within the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation programme.   Authorities...
February 27, 2014 Ukraine: European Parliament resolution urges action on financial rescue package, upholds targeted sanctions The EU must help Ukraine with urgent financial aid while enforcing targeted sanctions against those responsible for violence in the country, MEPs said in a resolution passed today. The key challenges that Ukraine faces are to build constructive dialogue between political forces, maintain its territorial...
February 26, 2014 Cooperation across borders: local officials from Ukraine and Poland meet to share experiences Local officials from border towns in Ukraine and Poland have met in the Polish city of Rzeszów to exchange their experience in local government, in raising external funds, and other resources relevant to international cooperation. The cross-border meeting was organised in the framework of the...
February 26, 2014 EUBAM: Moldovan and Ukrainian customs officials join forces to fight cigarette smuggling Representatives from customs and law enforcement agencies of Moldova and Ukraine have met at the EU Border Assistance Mission to the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) headquarters to look into ways of tackling cigarette smuggling through the central sector of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border...
February 26, 2014 Civil protection: public awareness campaign kicks off in Georgia How to overcome fear and confusion in emergency situations? How to minimize the number of affected people? What is the role of media in helping communities to cope with natural and man-made disasters? These and other related issues were the focus of an Eastern Partnership event in Tbilisi that marked...
February 26, 2014 EBRD raises €123 million to help modernize two Russian oil and gas systems plants The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has raised €123 million in long-term funding for Russia’s leading manufacturer of pipeline valves to complete and modernize two plants belonging to Oil and Gas Systems in the Tula region.   “The EBRD, which is the lender...
February 25, 2014 Russia: Ashton concerned at guilty verdict in Bolotynaya case EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has voiced concern over the verdict of guilt and prison sentences pronounced yesterday by a Moscow district court against seven of the eight indicted involved in the Bolotnaya Square events of 6 May 2012.   The charges brought against them and their sentences...
February 25, 2014 EaP culture: painting crossroads on the streets of Batumi They drew the zebra crossing on the street, and painted it in colours. Youth members of the project CAUCULT – financed within the framework of the Eastern Partnership culture programme – recently organised the start-up festival ‘Crosswalk of solidarity’, painting the passage...
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