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August 2, 2017 €105 million available for clean energy research under Horizon 2020 Applicants still have until 7 September to submit project proposals aiming to demonstrate innovative renewable energy technologies under the EU’s Horizon 2020 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' Work Programme. The total available budget is €105 million, divided between the following nine topics of...
August 2, 2017 EU bank agrees loan to upgrade water supply in Georgia The European Investment Bank (EIB) has directly financed a company in Georgia for the first time. The EU bank will provide a €21.47 million long-term loan to Tbilisi’s water utility – Georgian Water and Power (GWP) – to support its water and wastewater infrastructure development programme. The loan will...
July 28, 2017 Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This time, the focus is on energy and environment! The International Energy Charter Secretariat is currently offering research fellowships...
July 27, 2017 Belarusian farmers embrace organic production in line with EU standards Several farmers and agricultural producers  in the Belarusian regions of Hrodna and Minsk have joined an EU-supported pilot initiative on organic production. Thanks to this, farming practices in the Smarhonski and Ašmianski districts of Hrodna region and the Valožyn district of Minsk region now correspond...
July 27, 2017 EU helps the Republic of Moldova to draft Customs Code On 31 July, an EU expert mission will visit the Moldovan capital Chișinău to assist the country’s Ministry of Finance and Customs Service in examining and revising the draft of its Customs Code. During the five-day mission, the EU experts will also help their Moldovan counterparts to verify that the...
July 26, 2017 Three more Armenian cities join Covenant of Mayors initiative for climate and energy Three more Armenian cities have joined the Covenant of Mayors initiative for climate and energy. In June this year, the cities of Masis, Gavar and Ijevan, with a total population of over 60,000, became signatories of  the initiative. In doing so, the Armenian cities voluntarily took on the ambitious...
July 25, 2017 EU opens organic production educational centre in Armenia A new hub for Armenian farmers interested in growing organic food has been opened in Asharak, Aragatsotn province with the support of the European Union. The hub, called “Agrolog Organic Educational Production Centre”, aims to promote organic agriculture in Armenia and to share experience in this area...
July 25, 2017 With the EU’s support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence? In June this year, 30 Ukrainian cities simultaneously became signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative designed to make cities and towns more energy efficient. “While expectations of the initiative may be somewhat different in Europe and in Ukraine, this is an initiative from which...
July 25, 2017 Schools in Minsk Region embrace the principles of organic farming Two Belarusian schools have embraced organic farming to grow environmentally safe products for schoolchildren’s meals. Located in Smaliavičy district, Minsk region, these are the first two schools to take part in the pilot initiative within the EU-supported project aimed at transition to a green economy...
July 25, 2017 EU project supports opening of buckwheat processing factory in Armenia A second buckwheat processing factory has been opened in the border community of Bavra in Shirak in the framework of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). The factory opening is a continuation of the assistance ENPARD-Armenia has provided to the...
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