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July 15, 2019 EU4Energy: Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves forward A second series of High Level Policy Talks dedicated to electricity market integration between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova took place on 14 June in Odesa. Bringing together stakeholders from both countries, representatives of the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat, the event...
July 15, 2019 Council adopts negotiation directives for modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty The EU Council has today given a mandate to the European Commission to begin negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The aim of the negotiations is to modernise the provisions of the ECT so that it takes account of sustainable development and climate goals, as well as modern...
July 12, 2019 Commissioner Stylianides addresses the 16th Batumi International Conference in Georgia On 11–12 July, the Georgian city of Batumi is hosting an international conference entitled “Georgia’s European Way”. Bringing together high-level officials and representatives from academia, the non-governmental sector and business sector from the EU and its six Eastern partner countries, the conference...
July 12, 2019 EU helps young people in Georgia return to their home villages and develop their family businesses On 5 July, 20 members of Georgia’s Khulo Local Action Group (LAG) visited another LAG in Kazbegi. The aim of the visit was to share experience between the two groups. The programme included visits to local business initiatives, such as a trout farm, ice-cream parlour, dental clinic and gym. All these...
July 12, 2019 Ukraine: Police and civil society share dialogue platform ahead of July elections The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) this week brought police officers together with civil society groups in two Ukrainian cities, Lviv and Kropyvnytskyi. The aim is to establish dialogue and trust ahead of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections on 21 July. With a few valuable lessons learnt during...
July 12, 2019 Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood 'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and events,...
July 11, 2019 New solar energy plant to be built in Ukraine Ukraine will strengthen its energy security through wider diversification thanks to a new 55.4 MWp solar power plant in its Cherkasy region. The new facility will be constructed, operated and owned by Scatec Solar ASA, a Norwegian solar developer. In addition to a €19.7 million loan from the European...
July 11, 2019 EU and Belarus present results of twinning project to strengthen country’s National Bank A final conference for the EU-funded Twinning project on “Strengthening the National Bank of Belarus” took place in the country’s capital of Minsk on 10 July. The project has been implemented over the last 18 months by a consortium of three EU central banks – Deutsche Bundesbank, Narodowy Bank Polski...
July 11, 2019 Donald Tusk on his visit to Georgia: “Georgia is an important partner and friend of the EU” On 11 July, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, met with the President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili. “Georgia is an important partner and friend of the EU,” Tusk said. “And in our meeting, we discussed the strong EU-Georgia relations, and how to further develop them.” Tusk confirmed...
July 11, 2019 “This country is yours!” – EU-supported campaign in Georgia The EU is supporting a campaign in Georgia aiming to raise public awareness about civil society organisations, their activities and their role in the country. Entitled “This country is yours!”, the campaign also aims to promote civic values. In a campaign video, Nina Chkareuli, executive director of...
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