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April 3, 2014 Common Security and Defence Policy training for Eastern Partners A training programme for the Eastern Partners under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) was discussed at a seminar organized by the European Commission’s Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD). The seminar was held to debrief participants on the latest developments...
April 3, 2014 Committee of the Regions pledges support to local democracy in Ukraine Strengthening and empowering Ukraine’s local and regional authorities is essential to stabilise the country and step up democratic reforms, members of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) underlined in a debate today with the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Commissioner for...
April 3, 2014 Eastern Partnership panel on migration and asylum: detention of migrants in focus of workshop in Moldova Challenges in the field of immigration detention were the focus of an expert workshop on detention held in Chisinau last week.  The event, organized under the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum and co-hosted by Moldova and Sweden, brought together over 40 experts from Eastern Partnership...
April 3, 2014 European Parliament cuts customs duties on imports from Ukraine The EU will remove about 98% of the customs duties on Ukrainian iron, steel, farm produce and machinery under a proposal backed by the European Parliament today, in a unilateral move that will help Ukraine’s manufacturers and exporters save €487 million a year.   "The European Parliament...
April 2, 2014 Eastern Partnership Youth: study tour opens door to new opportunities Representatives from youth ministries and youth NGOs of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries have returned from an intensive a study tour to the Czech and Slovak Republics organized by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Youth Regional Unit (EPYRU). A press release said last week’s tour had opened...
April 2, 2014 EU-Ukraine Association Agreement opens new opportunities for civil society cooperation Following the recent signature of the political provisions of the Association Agreement (AA) between the EU and Ukraine, Ukrainian civil society should in the coming months focus on setting up an effective mechanism of cooperation with the EU: this was one of the key conclusions of a meeting last week...
April 2, 2014 EU-Ukraine: bring your own photos for street photo exhibition in Odessa Tomorrow the EU Delegation to Ukraine is organizing the first EU-related street photo exhibition – “Euro Sooshka” – showing that Ukrainian and European values are identical.  The open-air photo exhibition will held in Odessa from 4-5.30pm.   The format of the exhibition...
April 1, 2014 EU spearheads unparalleled international support for Ukraine, enhanced assistance for Georgia and Moldova  The European Commission has agreed with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to spearhead enhanced assistance measures to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. A statement said the step had been taken “in the context of growing regional pressures” on the three countries, and following...
April 1, 2014 New cooperation agreement between the Commission and Council of Europe on human rights, democracy and rule of law The European Commission and the 47-nation Council of Europe (CoE) today signed a ‘Statement of Intent’ putting in place a new framework for cooperation in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood regions for the period 2014-2020.   The agreement will enable the two organisations to work...
March 31, 2014 Ukraine: Ashton condemns Right Sector pressure on parliament, urges all parties to surrender illegal weapons EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has strongly condemned the pressure by activists of the Right Sector in Ukraine, who surrounded the building of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday threatening to storm it. In a statement issued on Friday, Ashton said “such an intimidation of the parliament is...
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