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December 6, 2017 EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine announces new mandate and Head of Mission On 1 December 2017, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) announced the appointment of a new Head of Mission, Slawomir Pichor of Poland, and the adoption of a new mandate. In its new phase, the EUBAM will further target its efforts to monitor and...
December 6, 2017 First prison-based therapeutic community opens in Moldova On 29 November, a “therapeutic community” was opened in Pruncul prison in the Republic of Moldova. This initiative – the first of its kind – is supported through an EU-funded project and aims to empower prisoners to overcome their drug dependence while further improving the human rights situation in...
December 6, 2017 Ten years of EU-supported free legal aid in Georgia On 1 December, Georgia and the EU marked the 150,000th free consultation of the Legal Aid Service (LAS) in the country. The consultation, which was marked at a ceremony in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, coincides with the tenth anniversary of the legal service and reflects its mission to ensure access...
December 6, 2017 Donor and diplomatic community calls for continued assistance to those affected by the conflict in eastern part of Ukraine On 4 December, donor agencies and embassies of several EU countries issued a Joint Statement in which they reiterated their support for continued assistance to the conflict-affected eastern part of Ukraine and conflict-affected population. “According to the Humanitarian Country Team led by the United...
December 5, 2017 EU-supported event focuses on creative design to boost small businesses in Ukraine More than 100 people recently gathered for the Creative Economy Days in the Ukrainian city of Lviv to discuss issues based around the theme ‘Design for Competitiveness’. The event focused on how Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can best work with creative agencies and design to boost...
December 5, 2017 EU and Eastern Partner country representatives meet for international parliamentary conference in Tbilisi Representatives of the European Parliament and parliaments of 17 EU Member States, Candidate States and Eastern Partner countries are meeting in the Georgian capital Tbilisi for an international parliamentary conference on 4-5 December. They will discuss EU integration as a framework for promoting internal...
December 5, 2017 Energy priorities of EU and Eastern Partner countries discussed at international conference in Bratislava The energy development strategies of the European Union member states and Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) were discussed during the 10th annual SET PLAN Conference and Central European Energy Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia on...
December 4, 2017 EU Monitoring Mission brings together journalists from breakaway regions and Georgia Twelve journalists from territory controlled by Georgia and the two breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia met in the Armenian capital Yerevan for a workshop last week. The workshop aimed to ensure the continued flow of independent information across the region, and expand opportunities for...
December 4, 2017 New biogas plant in Belarus to turn waste into energy A new biogas plant has begun operating in Baranovichi, a city in western Belarus with a population of more than 170,000 people. The biogas plant, which complies with EU regulations, will generate 4,380 MWh of electricity and 3,880 Gcal of heat per year from biogas extracted from sewage sludge. It is...
December 4, 2017 EU supports new joint territorial cooperation projects in Belarus and Ukraine The leaders and partners of 18 cross-border partnership projects from Belarus and Ukraine gathered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv last week to take part in the ceremony of signing grant contracts in the framework of the EU-funded Belarus–Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme (TCP). The event marked...
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