EaP News

July 30, 2018 European Commission invites Belarus for next round of negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission On 23 July, the European Commission formally invited Belarus to participate in the 5th round of negotiations on the EU-Belarus Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements. As the last meeting took place in Minsk, the Commission suggested that the negotiators this time meet in Brussels in September....
July 30, 2018 Energy Community statement on unbundling of gas transmission in Ukraine The Energy Community has issued a statement on the recent developments in Ukraine’s gas sector. As announced by the Ukrainian company Naftogaz, the supervisory boards of Naftogaz and Mahistralny Gazoprovody Ukrainy have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the unbundling of gas transmission...
July 30, 2018 Ukraine: Zhytomyr to open new solar park as part of municipal energy plan A new photovoltaic power station – more commonly known as a solar park – is to be built in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. It is foreseen that the solar park will be in operation by October 2019. The solar park will produce 10 megawatts of energy and will be built as part of the “Municipal energy plan of Zhytomyr...
July 26, 2018 Belarus: Mscislaŭ welcomes mobile photo exhibition showcasing EU assistance in the country On 24 July, the mobile, open air photo exhibition “Faces of the Projects” moved to the Belarusian city of Mscislaŭ. Run by the EU Delegation to Belarus, the exhibition showcases personal success stories from 58 EU-funded projects in the country. One of its stands is dedicated to the participation of...
July 26, 2018 Ukraine: EU-supported dialogue policing concept shared with Donetsk region This week, the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) took a new step in the implementation of the ‘dialogue policing’ concept nationwide, with the launch of a three-day training session in Kharkiv. The training session was conducted jointly by NPU dialogue police trainers and European Union Advisory Mission...
July 25, 2018 About the new proposed 2021-2027 EU Budget for its Neighbourhood Policy The European Union is not planning a significant shift in the pace or scale of its Neighbourhood Policy in the next decade, at least when it comes to finance, but will streamline all external actions funding internally to create one common financial instrument for Neighbourhood, Development and Internal...
July 24, 2018 Ukraine: opportunity for cultural and creative organisations Professionals from organisations in Ukraine’s culture and the creative industries sectors are invited to participate in a week-long study tour to Spain, organised by the EU-supported “Culture Bridges” programme in Ukraine. The tour is aimed at organisations that intend to apply for the 2019 application...
July 23, 2018 Moldova becomes first Energy Community Contracting Party to adopt law transposing the Energy Efficiency Directive The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted a new Energy Efficiency Law aimed at transposing Energy Efficiency Directive EU/2012/27 on 19 July, making Moldova the first Energy Community Contracting Party to transpose the Directive. This brings to an end a nearly two-year process in which the Energy...
July 23, 2018 EU4Energy: Electricity market integration of Moldova and Ukraine The EU4Energy High Level Policy Talks took place on 20 July in Lviv, Ukraine. The Moldovan and Ukrainian authorities participating in the event discussed the path towards further electricity market integration between the two countries in line with the EU Energy Community acquis. Both the Republic of...
July 23, 2018 Energy efficiency and green energy to receive more EU support in Georgia The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which is part of the EU4Energy initiative, has provided a senior loan of USD 1.5 million to a new partner in Georgia, JSC MFO Crystal (Crystal), to expand green energy lending in Georgia. The largest microfinance organisation in the country, Crystal primarily serves microentrepreneurs...
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