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June 14, 2017 EU supports the establishment of anti-corruption court in Ukraine The Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Thomas Frellesen, and the Head of the EU’s Anti-Corruption Initiative, Eka Tkeshelashvili, voiced their support for the launch of the anticorruption court on 13 June. The EU’s Anti-Corruption Initiative aims at enhancing the capacity of local government...
June 14, 2017 Belarusian Covenant of Mayors signatories meet to exchange experiences Representatives of local authorities and non-profit organisations from the Belarusian Covenant of Mayors signatory cities met on 8 June. During the conference "Covenant of Mayors Agreement for Climate and Energy: Experience and Cooperation", the representatives discussed reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
June 14, 2017 EU helps organise workshop to support Moldovan and Ukrainian exports Customs experts from Moldova and Ukraine have been briefed on the implementation of the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) Convention on preferential rules of origin. A special workshop was provided to Moldova’s Customs Service and Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service to ensure the full benefits of the Convention...
June 14, 2017 Azerbaijan: EU helps to combat human trafficking On 12 June, the EU launched the project “Enhancement of National Capacities to Combat Human Trafficking in Azerbaijan” (ENCT). The project, which is being implemented together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and the International Organisation for Migration, will enhance judicial capacity...
June 13, 2017 EU reiterates its commitment to ending child labour worldwide On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June the EU made the statement on defence of  “hundreds of millions of children who should be in school” but are forced to work, often in dangerous conditions. EU reaffirm its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's target...
June 13, 2017 EU and IOM help Georgian border guards to prevent smuggling of migrants The EU-funded More for More project and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have delivered a training course to Georgian Border Police, Patrol Police and Central Criminal Police officers in Akhaltsikhe. The 20 participating officers learned about Georgian laws on smuggling of migrants...
June 13, 2017 EU disappointed by Ukraine's slow progress in reforming intellectual property rights On 8 June the EU and Ukraine met to discuss Ukraine's progress in reforming its intellectual property rights laws. EU representatives claimed that the current situation regarding collective management organisations is causing irreparable damage to the interests of thousands of right holders, as the Ukrainian...
June 13, 2017 30 years of Erasmus exchanges abroad: EU launches mobile application to mark anniversary To mark the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme, the European Commission today launched a new Erasmus+ mobile application. Designed for students, vocational learners and participants in youth exchanges, the app will make young people's Erasmus+ experience easier. "Every euro that we invest in Erasmus...
June 12, 2017 Belarus: EU4Energy to support investment in energy efficiency The Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) mission to Belarus took place from 29 May to 2 June. The main aim of the mission was to assess the investment climate in the country’s energy sector and to support the country in developing its energy efficiency policy. In addition, the first meeting of the EU4Energy...
June 12, 2017 EBRD and Energy Community strengthen cooperation The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Energy Community Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 9 June. The agreement allows the two institutions to explore new opportunities for cooperation on climate change and sustainable development in the Western Balkans...
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