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June 26, 2013 EU-Moldova Cooperation Council takes stock of progress ahead of Eastern Partnership summit and stresses need to reach out to Transnistria The EU-Moldova Cooperation Council has confirmed the substantive completion of the talks on the future EU-Moldova Association Agreement, which is now expected to be initialed at the next Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 29 November and signed as soon as the technical procedures are completed...
June 26, 2013 Civil Society Forum: Steering Committee looks ahead to Vilnius summit Preparations for the 2013 Civil Society Forum meeting in Chisinau and the Forum’s short-term and long-term priorities were discussed at the third meeting of its Steering Committee (SC) in Brussels last week. The Committee set up a task-force to work on the questions raised during the discussion...
June 26, 2013 Your vision of Black Sea region matters: student essay competition launched "The Black Sea Region 20 years from Now" is the topic of a student essay competition launched on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).   The competition aims to involve students from the BSEC Member States in shaping the...
June 25, 2013 EU-Ukraine Cooperation Council takes stock of Ukraine’s progress ahead of Eastern Partnership summit The EU-Ukraine Cooperation Council has taken stock of Ukraine’s progress in meeting EU targets with a view to the possible signing of the Association Agreement by the time of the Eastern Partnership Summit in November.   The EU stressed the need for Ukraine to achieve tangible progress on...
June 25, 2013 Moldovan Prime Minister signs €150 million EIB loan for upgrading road infrastructure Moldova’s Prime Minister Iurie Leanca has signed a €150 million loan contract with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund the rehabilitation and upgrading of its key national road sections. A press release said the loan, signed by EIB Vice-President Wilhelm Molterer, would support improvements...
June 24, 2013 Eastern Partnership Youth Regional Unit takes off with conference in Kyiv Over sixty delegates from the Eastern Partnership countries took part in a two-day opening conference of the EU funded Eastern Partnership Youth Regional Unit (EPYRU), which was held in Kyiv on 21 June.   The Conference was opened with addresses from Ukraine’s Minister of Sports and Youth...
June 24, 2013 Council eases EU-Belarus diplomatic contacts In order to facilitate diplomatic contacts between the EU and Belarus, the Council today suspended the EU travel ban on Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey. A press release said Makey would “remain on the list of persons subject to EU restrictive measures, but the visa ban will not be applied...
June 24, 2013 Ashton: talks the only way to stop bloodshed in Syria The bloodshed, the terror, the horror that is going on in Syria needs to be stopped and in the end negotiation is the only way it can be done, said EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton ahead of today’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg. The EU is seeking to push forward with a political...
June 24, 2013 Ukraine should adopt Electoral Code, EU and international community say An Electoral Code can help set up a solid regulatory framework for all types of elections and ensure protection of voting rights of Ukrainian citizens. This opinion was expressed by representatives of the EU, US, Venice Commission and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) at...
June 21, 2013 Euro East culture as a force for economic growth: call for papers    An international conference on the “Notion of Culture as a Force for Economic Growth: New Approach for South Caucasus” will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on September 26-28, within the framework of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Culture programme. Interested speakers are invited...
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