EaP News

October 7, 2013 Georgia tops Media Freedom Index list of Eastern Partners, Belarus comes last Georgia has the highest degree of media freedom among the Eastern Partnership countries, according to a survey presented at a panel on 'Threats for media freedom in the Eastern Partnership area' at the Civil Society Forum in Chisinau last Friday.   The Media Freedom Index in Eastern Partnership...
October 7, 2013 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum trusted by EU and partner countries The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF) is trusted by political leaders from the EaP countries and the EU, and will continue enjoying the support of the EU and its member states. This was one of the key messages that came out of the fifth annual meeting of the Forum last week, held under the...
October 4, 2013 Civil society at the heart of Eastern Partnership, Commissioner Füle tells Forum Civil society is at the heart of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has told the Civil Society Forum meeting in Moldova, expressing his support for its role “in promoting our shared values”,andpledging significant...
October 4, 2013 Lithuanian Presidency invites Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs ministers to discuss cooperation The Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council together with European Commission is to host the first Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs ministerial meeting on October 7–8 in Luxembourg. Representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will join...
October 4, 2013 Füle: Moldova needs to address causes of political instability Moldova needs to address the root causes of political instability – a serious challenge for all citizens and all parties – European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has told leaders in Chisinau, where he held a series of meetings today.  ...
October 4, 2013 Institution Building Days bring together EU and neighbourhood partners to discuss Twinning and TAIEX The annual meeting for Institution Building instruments took place in Brussels last month, bringing together the National Contact Points for the Twinning and TAIEX instruments from the enlargement and neighbourhood beneficiary partners and the 27 EU Member States.   Taking place over a day and a...
October 3, 2013 Ashton and Füle concerned over political pressure in Azerbaijan ahead of presidential elections EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle have voiced concern at cases of pressure on opposition, civil society and media in Azerbaijan ahead of the presidential elections on 9 October.   In a joint statement...
October 3, 2013 Azerbaijani TV broadcaster wins first European Endowment for Democracy grant in time for presidential elections An independent television broadcaster from Azerbaijan, Meydan, is the first initiative to receive support under the EU-funded European Endowment for Democracy, in time to be fully operational in the run-up to the presidential elections. Meydan was selected out of more than 100 requests for democracy...
October 3, 2013 EUBAM leaflet aims to improve transparency at border-crossing points Essential customs, security and border-crossing information for people travelling to Ukraine and Moldova is now available in a new information leaflet released by the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM). The publication was produced under a project which is part...
October 2, 2013 Interview with Krzysztof Bobiński - Eastern Partnership: Forum where voices of civil society sound loud and clear The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is facing a major challenge – to define its role in a fast changing and diverse political landscape, as the EaP countries move in so many different directions, says Co-Chair of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee Krzysztof...
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