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February 5, 2015 Ali and Nino: how EBRD and EU helped transform a small business in Azerbaijan Meet Nigyar Kocharli, the owner of the Ali and Nino book café in Baku: one of the very few businesswomen in Azerbaijan, she has benefited from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Small Business Support (SBS) in Azerbaijan, funded by the EU and supporting more than...
February 4, 2015 ENPARD provides grants and trainings to improve cooperative management in Georgia The EU-funded 'European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development' (ENPARD) in Georgia has awarded grants in the form of capital investments to 35 small cooperatives of farmers, which will be used for purchase tractors, trucks, processing equipment and seedlings.   “This...
February 4, 2015 EU says spiral of violence in Ukraine must stop The spiral of ever increasing violence in Eastern Ukraine must stop, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement today.   “The fighting provoked by the continued separatist offensive, notably around Debaltseve, is causing great human suffering and undermines all efforts...
February 3, 2015 EU-funded migration project provides support to Revenue Service of Georgia A senior customs official from Latvia has shared her expertise in matters of Rules of Origin with her Georgian counterparts, as part of ongoing support for the Revenue Service of Georgia (RS) under the EU-funded project "Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration", implemented by the...
February 3, 2015 EU-funded project helps to improve labour relations and social dialogue in Georgia The EU, Georgia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have officially launched a project ‘Promoting Labour Relations and Social Dialogue in Georgia’, aiming to support dialogue between the Georgian government, business, and trade unions at national, regional, and enterprise level...
February 3, 2015 EUBAM helps Ukrainian Customs seize counterfeit goods In the final quarter of 2014 Odessa customs seized several consignments of counterfeit goods at Odessa and Ilyichevsk ports, including more than 50,000 pairs of sport shoes illegally marked with Nike, Puma and New Balance trademarks with an estimated value of €230,000.   The protection of intellectual...
January 30, 2015 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 and jobs for the Neighbourhood, both South and East.   SOUTH   Jobs EQUIMEDEV Project: Call for the recruitment of a part-time Financial Manager TVET...
January 30, 2015 IOM hosts conference on managing Readmission Agreements in EaP countries Officials from EU Member States shared their expertise of managing Readmission Agreements with officials from five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) during a conference in Tbilisi on 29-30 January, hosted by the International Organization for Migration...
January 30, 2015 Ukraine: EU foreign ministers condemn escalation and extend sanctions on Russia EU foreign ministers meeting in extraordinary session to discuss the latest escalation of violence in Ukraine yesterday strongly condemned the shelling of residential areas, especially in Mariupol, and the escalation of fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.   The Foreign Affairs Council agreed...
January 30, 2015 EUBAM outlines steps for development of trade in Odessa and Illichevsk ports A detailed study of border control and customs clearance procedures in Odessa and Ilichevsk ports, produced by the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) in collaboration with the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, proposes 29 key recommendations and a comprehensive action plan for...
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