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May 7, 2014 Ashton: presidential elections in Ukraine vital step towards stability The EU and US share great concern over the political crisis in Ukraine, in particular over the illegal actions by armed separatist groups, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said yesterday after meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington.     Both Brussels and Washington...
May 6, 2014 EU to provide €60 million support package for Georgia and Moldova The European Commission has announced a €60 million support package for Georgia and Moldova. This package will help public institutions, citizens and the business community “to seize the benefits and opportunities of the Association Agreements with the EU,” a press release said, “including...
May 6, 2014 EU development cooperation in context: EuropeAid Director General highlights benefit to all sides Development aid “is part of an overall effort to develop Europe for the EU citizens but also to help our partner countries and have better cooperation with them”, newly appointed EuropeAid Director General Fernando Frutuoso de Melo has said in an interview with capacity4dev.eu, EuropeAid...
May 5, 2014 EU welcomes release of OSCE observers in Ukraine The EU has welcomed the release of military observers from OSCE participating states who had been held hostage by armed groups in Slovyansk, in eastern Ukraine, for more than a week.   A statement issued by the External Action Service on 3 May hailed “the release of the seven unarmed military...
May 5, 2014 Azerbaijan: EU concern at treatment of human rights defenders by authorities EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle have voiced deep concern over treatment of two human rights activists at the hands of the authorities in Azerbaijan. They cited the detention on 19 April of Rauf Mirkadirov...
May 2, 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 Lebanon: International Cooperation Officer, Operations at the EU delegation Palestine: Task Manager...
May 2, 2014 Apply now to take part in annual meeting of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is inviting all interested parties to submit expressions of interest to take part in the sixth annual meeting of the EaP Civil Society Forum. This year the meeting will take place on 20-21 November in the Georgian capital Tbilisi  ...
May 2, 2014 Ashton on World Press Freedom Day 2014: Free, diverse and independent media pillar of democratic society On the eve of the 21th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement that “free, diverse and independent media constitutes one of the cornerstones of a democratic society by facilitating the free flow of information and ideas, and by ensuring...
April 30, 2014 Experts work with Azerbaijani University to improve curriculum for energy audit and management A team of experts from the EU-funded energy programme INOGATE is currently in Baku, conducting their second and concluding visit as part of their assistance to the Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (AzUAC), aimed at developing a course curriculum and proposals for a master’s...
April 30, 2014 EU programme assists Azerbaijani State Agency to improve renewable energy environment Experts from the EU-funded energy programme INOGATE are visiting Azerbaijan on 29-30 April to provide assistance to the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of the Azerbaijan Republic (SAARES), one of the key stakeholders in the area of renewables in Azerbaijan. This work is aimed...
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