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June 11, 2018 First year of visa liberalisation with the EU sees 15% more Ukrainians travel to Europe A year ago today, on June 11 2017, the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU entered into force. This allowed Ukrainians with biometric passports to travel without a visa to most EU countries for a period of 90 days in any 180-day period. On the occasion of the first anniversary of visa-free travel...
June 8, 2018 EU project helps Ukraine develop laws on recycling electronic waste and batteries Ukraine’s Regional Development Ministry has received support with legislation relating to recycling electronic waste and batteries, thanks to an EU-funded Twinning project. The “Introduction of a Management System of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Batteries in Ukraine” project recently...
June 8, 2018 Azerbaijan: EU presents third Business Climate Report The current conditions for doing business in Azerbaijan are presented in the Business Climate Report 2018, which was presented during the recent EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum and published on the website of the EU Delegation to the country. This is the third business survey conducted with EU support....
June 8, 2018 Second Eastern Partnership Civil Society Hackathon takes place in Minsk On 1-3 June, over 70 civil society representatives, information technology (IT) professionals and designers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine gathered in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Hackathon. They...
June 8, 2018 EU launches value chain development project in Armenian region of Shirak The EU will support value chain development for wool products in Shirak, a region in the north-west of the country which is famous for its wool industry. The respective project was recently launched by the EU Delegation to Armenia and the country’s Ministries of Agriculture and Territorial Administration...
June 8, 2018 EU project discusses river basin management in Georgia The development of a river basin management plan (RBMP) in the Alazani River Basin was the focus of a workshop held in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on 5 June. Organised by the International Office for Water within the framework of the EU-funded “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern...
June 7, 2018 Commissioner Stylianides discussed ‘Education under Attack’ during the 2018 European Development Days Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides hosted a panel discussion on ‘Education Under Attack: A Global Call for the Protection of Education’ on 5 June during the European Development Days. The event marked the European launch of the 2018 Report ‘Education Under Attack...
June 7, 2018 EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum underlines strong commitment to further improving business climate On 5 June, the Azerbaijani capital of Baku opened the EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum 2018. The event attracted around 700 attendees from business and government, who met to discuss current economic and business developments in Azerbaijan. They expressed their commitment towards further enhancing and strengthening...
June 7, 2018 EU Report: EU-Armenia relations have reached new highs On 4 June, the European Commission issued a new report on “EU-Armenia relations in the framework of the revised European Neighbourhood Policy”. The report covers the period between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017 and has been published ahead of the first European Union–Armenia Partnership Council...
June 7, 2018 Further improvements to prison hospital services in Armenia A roundtable took place in Yerevan on 30 May to discuss a detailed overview of the assessment of prison hospital services in Armenia and a list of recommendations for their improvement. The event brought together 29 representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department, Ministry of Health...
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