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August 14, 2018 Young Moldovan inventors produce energy from sun, wind and water Participants at the ENERGEL summer school, organised by the Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova, have presented their innovative energy projects. Their ideas offer cheap and effective solutions to environmental problems and help produce energy from renewable sources, such as sun, wind and water. Bus...
August 14, 2018 EU supports Koktebel Jazz Festival – the largest open-air music festival in Ukraine On 16–19 August, the south Ukrainian town of Chernomorsk, in the Odesa region, will host the 16th Koktebel Jazz Festival, an international music festival. This is the largest open-air music festival in Ukraine, with a rich, 15-year history of presenting established jazz performers and diverse faces of...
August 13, 2018 Ukraine: EU sees adoption of legislation to establish a High Anti-Corruption Court as a positive development On 10 August, the EU reacted to Ukraine's adoption of legislation to establish a High Anti-Corruption Court by saying it is a positive development. The legislation is also “in accordance with its [Ukraine’s] international obligations and to the benefit of Ukrainian citizens and businesses,” a statement...
August 13, 2018 EU4Energy: Light Festival will take place in Belarusian town of Polack for the first time A Light Festival will take place in Polack, Belarus, for the first time from 31 August – 2 September 2018. During the festival, 10 light installations will appear on the streets of Polack and there will be more than a dozen events organised in the city. Polack citizens and city visitors will have the...
August 10, 2018 Fundraising tool for Belarusian civil society organisations to be developed with EU support The Belarusian team that proposed an innovative fundraising tool for the country’s civil society organisations has won the 2018 Civil Society Digitalisation Award. The announcement was made on 6 August by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) project, which ran the contest...
August 10, 2018 EU on continuous detention of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov: “We expect Russia to provide him with appropriate treatment” On 10 August, the EU spokesperson issued a statement on the continuous detention by the Russian Federation of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov. “Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film director who was detained shortly after the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation in 2014...
August 10, 2018 Finland to share practice in customs risk management in airports with Belarus On 15–17 August, Belarusian officials from the "Minsk 2" customs office will visit Finland to learn the country’s practice on standard controlling procedures for airport passengers. They will visit Helsinki International Airport, meet with airport officials and observe cargo, passengers and luggage workflow...
August 9, 2018 Belarus-Ukraine: Pinsk district to host cross-border Small Rivers Festival this month On 22 August, the Pinsk district of Belarus will host the first Small Rivers Festival, a cross-border festival between Belarus and Ukraine. The event aims to draw attention to the issue of saving the small rivers of the Prypiać river basin, which passes through the districts of Pinsk, in Belarus, and...
August 9, 2018 Ukraine: EU-supported Dialogue Platform meets to try to ensure peaceful Odesa Pride On 8 August, proponents and opponents of the planned lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) march – scheduled to take place in Ukraine’s southern city of Odesa on 17 August – met for discussions. The meeting took place as part of an initiative organised by the Governor of the Odesa region, with...
August 9, 2018 Faces of Projects exhibition arrives to the southernmost point of its Belarus route On 6 August, the trucks transporting the “Faces of the Projects” mobile photo exhibition left the Belarusian city of Mscislaŭ and crossed over into the Homieĺ region. They then continued to the town of Žytkavičy – the southernmost point of the Belarus route of the photo exhibition, which focuses on projects...
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