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March 25, 2014 ENI: a video interview with EuropeAid Director, Michael Köhler The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has released a 2-minute interview with Michael Köhler, Director for the Neighbourhood at EuropeAid, on the new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) for the period the 2014-2020.   The video - in English, available with Arabic and Russian subtitles - is produced...
March 25, 2014 Ukraine: With high water comes high responsibility When disaster strikes, it is usually too late to prepare for it and the only thing left to do is deal with the consequences. Disasters are best dealt with when citizens, rescue services and volunteers can cooperate with each other, because the behaviour and participation of individuals are key to emergency...
March 25, 2014 Report highlights importance of culture projects in contributing to development priorities EU-funded culture projects can significantly contribute to EU development priorities, including economic growth, the promotion of human rights and democracy, as well as a range of other areas, according to a report commissioned by the EU’s Directorate General for development cooperation. The report...
March 25, 2014 Ukraine: decentralisation and support for regions essential part of EU help The current situation in Ukraine and challenges in the Donetsk region and the rest of Eastern Ukraine were the focus of discussions in Brussels earlier today between European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and the Governor of the Donetsk region...
March 24, 2014 New European Neighbourhood Instrument comes into force with €15.4 billion for 2014-2020 The new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) has come into force with a budget of €15.4 billion for the period 2014-2020, after it was published in the Official Journal on 15 March, together with five other external action funding instruments.   The ENI replaces the ENPI (the European Neighbourhood...
March 24, 2014 Pre-arrival information exchange system: customs officials from Belarus and Ukraine learn from Estonian experience A group of twenty customs officials from Belarus and Ukraine visited Estonia last week to find out how the pre-arrival information exchange system works in the EU and how European partners share experience and good practices on the regional level.   The study visit on 18–20 was organized under...
March 21, 2014 EU stands by Ukraine, further sanctions against Russia agreed The European Union has taken further steps in response to Russia’s “illegal annexation” of Crimea and lack of actions by Moscow to de-escalate the crisis. The European Council last night agreed to expand the list of people targeted with visa ban and asset freeze, as well as to cancel...
March 21, 2014 Ukraine and EU sign Association Agreement, ‘recognising aspirations of the people’ Ukraine and the EU today signed the political provisions of the Association Agreement between them, in a gesture that “recognises the aspirations of the people of Ukraine to live in a country governed by values, by democracy and the rule of law”, President of the European Council Herman...
March 21, 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 Algeria: switchboard operator, receptionist at the EU delegation Egypt: secretary of the human, social...
March 20, 2014 Education & Training Press Pack: Learning without borders Investing in education and training is the best investment for the future of Europe’s Neighbourhood partners, enhancing skills, personal development and job prospects. A new press pack produced by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre highlights the extent of EU support and how it translates into actions...
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