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July 20, 2017 Statement by the EU Spokesperson on recent "declarations" regarding eastern Ukraine “Recent ‘declarations’ and provocative rhetoric from so-called leaders regarding certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine not currently under the control of the government run counter to the objectives of the Minsk agreements,” the EU Spokesperson has said in a statement. This follows...
July 19, 2017 Azerbaijani city becomes latest signatory of Covenant of Mayors initiative for Climate and Energy Mingachevir, the fourth-largest city of Azerbaijan with a population of 120,000 people, joined the European initiative "the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy" on 18 July. This Azerbaijani city is famous for its hydroelectric power station, which has a capacity of 420 MW, and its rich sources...
July 19, 2017 Young European Ambassadors meet up in Brussels Sixty two Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, as well as from EU member states, are gathering in Brussels this week to learn about the EU, its values and structures. Taking place between 19 and 20 July, the ‘Meet-Up’ is organised by the ‘EU...
July 19, 2017 EU-supported conference discusses intensifying the role of women in agricultural cooperatives in Georgia Intensifying women’s consolidation in agricultural cooperatives and women’s clubs was in focus at a conference in Georgia on 17 July. The event was organised in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) and the EU-funded project “Supporting Development...
July 19, 2017 EU project helps prevent suicide cases in Georgian prisons Suicide cases in Georgian prisons and ways to implement Suicide Prevention Programmes (SPP) were in focus at a working group meeting for prison psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers in Tbilisi on 15 July. The event was organised in the framework of a project by the European Union and the Council...
July 18, 2017 New mythological tourism centre opens in Belarus thanks to EU support The European Union has supported the creation of the Centre of Mythological Tourism in Belarus. The centre, which has been opened in Biarezinski Biosphere Reserve, displays the unique and rich world of Belarusian mythology, bringing a new tourist attraction and potential for the development of ethnographic...
July 18, 2017 Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education networks The research and education (R&E) communities in Ukraine will be better able to exchange and collaborate with their peers from around the world, following a tenfold increase in speed in the network link between Ukraine and the GÉANT pan-European R&E network. By upgrading this link from 1 to 10 gigabits...
July 18, 2017 EU Declaration marks the third anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Yesterday, the European Union issued a declaration on the occasion of the third anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 above Ukraine. “Three years after the tragic downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014, the European Union and its Member States reiterate their deepest sympathy and...
July 17, 2017 Georgia: EU supports electric green buses for Batumi New low-floor buses will be introduced in the Georgian coastal city of Batumi through the EU-funded Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund. The battery-electric vehicles aim to improve the service for the city’s local population and its tourists by increasing the reliability...
July 17, 2017 Commissioner Šefčovič in Batumi: Georgia is a key partner for the European energy sector The Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, took part in the 14th Batumi international conference “Georgia’s European Way” in Georgia on 13 July. The country’s top officials, including President Giorgi Margvelashvili, and Prime Minister Giorgi...
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