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May 18, 2020 EU4Digital moves to virtual meetings to stay on track with telecom priorities In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU4Digital Telecom Rules team has established a separate virtual group for each expert working group of the Eastern Partnership Electronic Communications Regulators Network (EaPeReg). This allows the EaPeReg and the EU4Digital teams to collaborate more efficiently...
May 18, 2020 EU provides Belarusian doctors with equipment for minimally invasive surgeries Hrodna University Clinic will receive new laparoscopic equipment as part of the EU-supported project ‘Improving the life quality of cancer patients in Vilnius and Hrodna regions’. The equipment will be used to perform minimally invasive cancer surgeries with shorter rehabilitation periods. The project...
May 18, 2020 Opportunity for civil society organisations in Eastern Neighbourhood On 11 May, the EU announced the call for proposals ‘EU solidarity with Russian civil society’ as a long-term joint motion to fight the COVID-19 crisis, and its economic and social consequences for those most in need. Civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan...
May 18, 2020 Energy Charter video conference with Azerbaijani officials On 14 May, the Energy Charter Secretariat held a video conference with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan. The online meeting covered the current situation in the energy market and the Energy Charter Process. The video call also focused on the modernisation and current arrangements related to the upcoming...
May 15, 2020 Deadline extended for Ukrainian national round of ClimateLaunchpad competition The deadline for applying for the Ukrainian national round of the ClimateLaunchpad competition has been extended until 20 May. Ukrainian start-ups with green business ideas are invited to take part and win €10,000 as well as the chance to participate in the EU-funded acceleration programme Climate-KIC...
May 14, 2020 Frontline medical workers in Georgia receive protective equipment On 14 May, the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) delivered 7,500 protective face shields to the Emergency Situations Coordination and Urgent Assistance Centre of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia...
May 14, 2020 EU-supported environmental initiatives in Belarus join fight against COVID-19 EU-supported environmental initiatives in Belarus have joined the fight against COVID-19 by delivering personal protective equipment to educational institutions and persons with disabilities in several regions in the country. The local foundation Vozrozhdeniye-Agro delivered 1,200 medical masks and three...
May 14, 2020 EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 goes digital The 15th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, will be held as a digital event for the first time since its launch. The event is scheduled to take place from 22 to 26 June 2020 under a new theme – ‘Beyond the crisis...
May 14, 2020 Ukraine: City of Kharkiv to buy 49 energy-efficient trolleybuses with EU help The Ukrainian city of Kharkiv will receive a €10 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to purchase 49 new energy-efficient trolleybuses as part of the project ‘Ukraine urban public transport’. The new batch will include 12 two-section and 37 single-section trolleys that can travel up to...
May 13, 2020 ‘Together for greener tomorrow’: New online competition for teens in Belarus, Poland and Ukraine The EU cross-border cooperation programme ‘Belarus–Poland–Ukraine’ has announced an online competition for teens, titled ‘Together for greener tomorrow’. The competition will replace the programme’s educational campaign for schools. The campaign was initially scheduled to take place in Brest, Belarus...
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