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November 25, 2013 Commission lifts ban on Georgian certified seafarers for EU vessels The European Commission and Member States have recognised efforts by Georgia to comply with international standards on training and certification for seafarers, effectively allowing seafarers with Georgian certificates to resume work on EU vessels. A proposal to this effect was tabled by the Commission...
November 22, 2013 EU-Russia launches ‘The Year of Science 2014’ The EU and Russia are launching "The EU-Russia Year of Science 2014" to highlight multifaceted scientific and technical cooperation between the two partners.  The official opening ceremony will be held with a row of events in Moscow from the 25 to 27 November, including a strategic conference on...
November 22, 2013 Migration and migrants: EU funded Project starts inventory of support measures The European Training Foundation and researchers from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, kicked-off a new project, which aims to build an inventory of migrant support measures. The Project will provide evidence to guide EU policy making with the neighbouring countries in the...
November 22, 2013 EU-Ukraine: Ashton says EU disappointed at decision to suspend moves towards Association Agreement The EU has expressed its disappointment at Ukraine’s decision to suspend all preparation for the signature of an Association Agreement, saying it believed Ukraine’s future lay in a strong relationship with the EU, and that agreement would have provided a unique opportunity to reverse recent...
November 22, 2013 European Development Days, time to start   Only a few days to go before the beginning. Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD)will take place next week, on November 26 and 27, in Brussels. It is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation: world leaders, business,...
November 22, 2013 Eastern Partnership: All you need to know (and share) in one page The long-awaited Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, will begin next Thursday 28 November and will last two days.   The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has produced a one-stop-shop social media page on the Eastern Partnership, collecting material from different websites and reorganizing...
November 22, 2013 The challenge of reporting human rights: a Media Neighbourhood conference in Vilnius Is reporting essential to the enforcement of human rights? Is there a need for an ethical coverage?  The EU funded Media Neighbourhood project is organising a Student Conference on the 27th November at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania. The topic will be “Reporting...
November 21, 2013 Youth policy symposium in Yerevan highlights role of youth work in education for citizenship A youth policy symposium on the role of youth work in education for democratic citizenship and participation has been held in the Armenian capital Yerevan, organised by the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership, together with the Armenian Ministry of Youth Affairs, the SALTO Resource Centre for...
November 21, 2013 Ashton praises Minsk Group efforts towards political solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton has welcomed the meeting between Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev in Vienna on 19 November. In today’s statement issued by her spokesperson, Ashton commended  “the OSCE...
November 21, 2013 Eastern Partnership: a lot is happening in the Neighbourhood, join in ‘the party’! A lot is happening in the Neighbourhood, don’t stay aside – join in! This is the message from the third cartoon to promote the Eastern Partnership, the last in a series produced by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.  “The Party” is a one-minute animation, which features the...
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