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July 24, 2017 EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels The 4th bilateral Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and the Republic of Belarus was held on 20 July in Brussels. As an extensive exchange of views on the situation of human rights both in Belarus and in the European Union, this year’s dialogue focused in particular on the freedoms of expression...
July 24, 2017 Mogherini and Hahn comment on recent electoral legislation amendments in the Republic of Moldova “Thursday's vote of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova to implement changes to the country's electoral system goes directly counter to the recent recommendations of the Venice Commission and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights,” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini...
July 24, 2017 EU opposes two new death sentences in Belarus The European Union has said that it is “strongly opposed to capital punishment” and “expects that the legal right to appeal for both convicts will be fully guaranteed”, following the handing down of two death sentences by Mahilioŭ Regional Court in Belarus to Ihar Hershankow and Syamyon Berazhny. In...
July 24, 2017 EU sends Expert Mission to Armenia to assist with production and controls in the wine sector EU experts will visit the Armenian capital Yerevan between 24 and 28 July to help the country to better understand EU requirements on the common organisation of the wine market as regards support programmes, trade with third countries, production and controls in the wine sector. The visit is being organised...
July 24, 2017 New EU platform to share stories of Young European Ambassadors The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) initiative, implemented  by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, has launched a communication platform where young people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and EU Member States can share their ideas, knowledge and experiences about the European...
July 21, 2017 EU project discusses human rights and the internet with Azerbaijani journalists Internet and human rights were in focus at a seminar for Azerbaijani journalists that ended in Baku yesterday. The event was organised in close cooperation between the Azerbaijani Press Council and the Azerbaijan Internet Forum. The seminar programme aimed to promote internet journalism and raise awareness...
July 21, 2017 EU supports energy efficient urban mobility in Belarusian city of Polack The Belarusian city of Polack now has its first cycle route, 12 bicycle parking spots and a free mobile application for public transport, thanks to the EU-supported “From energy efficiency to urban mobility” project, which was recently concluded. The project is the first project in Belarus in the sphere...
July 20, 2017 Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine speaks on the anniversary of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet “One year ago, the Ukrainian civil society and media community lost one of its most talented and brave journalists in a cold-blooded killing,” said Hugues Mingarelli, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, in a statement. “This tragedy still remains a source of sadness for his family and many of his friends...
July 20, 2017 EU mission completes nationwide human rights training for Ukraine’s Security Service Last week, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) completed a nationwide programme of human rights training for officers from the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). According to the EUAM, the programme is the first stand-alone training on human rights issues in which the SSU has participated. “Human...
July 20, 2017 Mobile photo exhibition showcasing EU assistance in Belarus opens in Svietlahorsk The European Union Delegation to Belarus continues touring the country with the “Faces of Projects” photo exhibition. On 18 July, the exhibition arrived in the city of Svietlahorsk, where colourful pictures presented project results and images of citizens who have contributed to and benefited from the...
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