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May 25, 2018 EU4Energy: Energy Charter to assist Azerbaijan in developing long-term energy strategy On 21 May 2018, two new initiatives under EU4Energy Governance were launched in Azerbaijan. One focuses on supporting the development of the country’s long-term energy strategy towards ‘non-oil growth’. The second initiative involves developing a code of good practice for stakeholder consultations and...
May 24, 2018 General Data Protection Regulation On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The Regulation updates and modernises the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive to guarantee privacy rights. The regulation is an essential step to strengthen citizens' fundamental rights in the digital...
May 23, 2018 Young people from the Eastern Partnership to share views on youth, peace and security at EU conference in Brussels On 23 and 24 May, six young people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are attending the EU Conference on Youth, Peace and Security. The event has been organised by the EU in partnership with the United Nations (UN) and various civil society organisations....
May 23, 2018 Ukraine: New winners of European grants for energy-efficient innovations to be announced The new winners of the Climate Innovation Vouchers programme will be announced on 23 May 2018 by the ‘Greencubator’ energy innovation network, the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). These will be the winners of the third round of the competition to...
May 23, 2018 Ukraine: Homeowner associations now able to benefit from IQ Energy programme energy efficiency grants Homeowner associations in Ukraine are now eligible to apply for grants within the IQ Energy programme to improve the energy efficiency of apartment buildings. They can use the grants to thermally insulate facades, modernise heating systems and install heat meters and individual boiler stations, which...
May 23, 2018 Commissioner Hahn visits Ukraine to reiterate EU’s support to reform process Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, is visiting Ukraine on 22-23 May. According to the EU, he is visiting the country to reiterate the EU’s strong support for the Ukrainian reform process, and to assess progress in this regard. Ahead of the visit...
May 23, 2018 EU4Energy: Teachers in the Chausy district of Belarus learn about energy efficiency Teachers in the Chausy district of Belarus learned about energy efficiency at a training organised by the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme on 15 and 18 May 2018. The teachers appreciated the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency and agreed to organise information...
May 22, 2018 Joint Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on the International Day of Cultural Diversity Today, we celebrate cultural diversity across the European Union and beyond. Cultural diversity is vital for peace and prosperity. It helps us prevent intolerance, xenophobia and violent radicalisation, foster economic growth, strengthen diplomatic relations and mutual understanding. (...) This is why...
May 22, 2018 EU Advisory Mission launches training for managers of regional detective units in Ukraine On 21 May, the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine and the National Police of Ukraine launched a training programme for managers of the country’s newly established detective units. A total of 36 managers from all regions of Ukraine will attend the two-week course on criminal investigations, management...
May 22, 2018 Moldova: EU-supported expert mission on extended producer responsibility On 28 May, an expert from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency will visit the Republic of Moldova. The expert will assist the country’s ministries responsible for the preparation and implementation of the extended producer responsibility legislation to ensure appropriate treatment or disposal of...
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