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June 3, 2014 Civil society at the heart of the Eastern Partnership: Interview with EuropeAid Neighbourhood Director Dr Michael Köhler Civil society organisations play a crucial role within their societies in providing policy input, developing new initiatives and in holding governments accountable for their actions. They are major actors in promoting democracy and human rights, the rule of law, good governance and sustainable economic...
June 3, 2014 Real progress at EU-Russia-Ukraine talks on energy security in Brussels Real progress was made at a trilateral meeting on energy security, in Brussels yesterday, between EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak and Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan. A joint statement issued after the meeting said progress had been achieved...
June 3, 2014 Eastern Partnership cooperation against irregular migration: education and training for border guards in focus during study visit to Hungary The educational system for border guards was the focus of a recent study visit to Hungary by education experts and practitioners from the Eastern Partnership countries. The visit on 20-23 May was organised by an EU-funded project that supports cooperation among Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in...
June 3, 2014 EU congratulates Ukraine’s President-elect, pledges support over reforms The conduct and the outcome of the presidential elections in Ukraine underlined the aspirations of its people to democracy and prosperity, unity and stability, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, have said in...
June 3, 2014 Study highlights key facts and figures on migration in Ukraine How do migrants in Ukraine live, where do they work, do they have equal access to healthcare and education and other public services on par with Ukrainian citizens, do they feel safe, and what are the needs for integration? The answers to these questions are essential to developing an effective migrant...
June 2, 2014 Progress made at EU-Russia-Ukraine talks on energy security EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger, Russian Energy Minister Novak and Ukrainian Energy Minister Prodan, meeting on 31 May in Berlin, have agreed to come together for further discussions on energy security today in Brussels, in search of a solution on prices and payment schemes involving Russia’s...
June 2, 2014 EU-Belarus: looking for the best future form of cooperation on modernisation issues The first EU-Belarus Interim Phase meeting on modernisation issues was held last week to determine the best future form of cooperation between the EU and the Belarusian Government in this area, as stated in paragraph 29 of the Declaration of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit.   The meeting...
June 2, 2014 Citizens in the European Neighbourhood are generally not very aware about civil society, but believe it can make a difference, EU Neighbourhood Barometer reveals Citizens living in the countries neighbouring the European Union have a low level of awareness of the term “Civil Society”, the EU Neighbourhood Barometer on Civil Society has found. Only 19% of respondents in the European Neighbourhood East countries say they are familiar with the term...
May 30, 2014 Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood Tenders grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood, both South and East.   SOUTH Jobs Palestine: Secretary in the Economic and Financial Co-operation, Institutional Reforms Section at...
May 30, 2014 Stepping up cooperation on disaster response and prevention: looking back on four years of achievements, as civil protection project prepares final conference Ministers and top civil protection and disaster management officials from the Eastern Partnership countries will gather in Brussels on 13 June to review the progress made in civil protection cooperation in the region, at the final conference of the EU-funded Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and...
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