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December 23, 2019 EU extends sanctions in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine On 19 December, the EU prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2020. This decision follows an update by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Council on 12 December 2019 on the state of implementation...
December 19, 2019 Women in IT: EU4Youth study highlights challenges and opportunities in Belarus A round table discussion on the results of a labour market analysis and gender study conducted as part of the ‘EU4Youth: Fostering Potential for Greater Employability’ project was held on 9 December at the Belarusian Red Cross (BRC) training centre. It was attended by representatives of government bodies...
December 19, 2019 Armenia summarises results of participation in ‘Creative Europe’ programme On 13 December, the Armenian capital of Yerevan hosted the ‘Create, Preserve, Enhance’ event under the EU’s ‘Creative Europe’ programme. The event celebrated the results and achievements of the Armenian participants in the programme. "I congratulate Armenia in its participation and results in the i-Portunus...
December 19, 2019 EU visits Armenia to align public health laboratories with European regulations On 20-22 January, experts from Greece and Latvia will visit Armenia to conduct meetings at the National Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, part of the country’s Ministry of Health. The aim of this expert mission is to revise and harmonise licensing, certification and accreditation procedures for...
December 19, 2019 EU4Energy: Georgia adopts key laws to harmonise its energy sector Georgia is making progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the EU Energy Law and the Energy Community Treaty, by substituting the existing energy market framework with the Third Energy Package. This was preconditioned and is a positive result of the adoption of the Law on Energy and Water...
December 19, 2019 Success story: EU helps small-scale agribusinesses in Moldova Zinaida Plamadeala is a young Moldovan woman who, together with her siblings, started growing fruit in the countryside for fun. It wasn’t long until they joined forces and set up a family business. A new article by the European Commission explains how the EU has helped them to increase their company...
December 19, 2019 Armenia: Yerevan hosts prestigious international IT event Armenian national research and education network staff learned about new trends and met new potential partners at one of the world’s largest and most prestigious IT events, the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), which took place in October this year in the capital of Yerevan. For 40 years...
December 19, 2019 EU4Energy: clim@ competition is back to recognise new green energy initiatives Supported by the European Commission under the EU4Energy Initiative, the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has launched the ‘clim@’ competition for the second year running. The competition will recognise innovative ideas to help fight climate change and protect the environment. Businesses and experienced start...
December 19, 2019 EU4Energy: Trilateral talks on gas transit between EU, Russia and Ukraine The Vice-President of European Commission Maroš Šefčovič is to chair the fifth round of trilateral political discussions on the long-term transit of gas with Russia and Ukraine, which takes place on 19 December in Berlin, Germany. “It is high time to send a positive message to markets and consumers”...
December 19, 2019 EU shares outcomes of financial sector reform projects in Ukraine On 18 December, the EU summarised the results of its ‘Technical Assistance in the Ukrainian Financial Sector’s Priority Areas’ (EU-FINSTAR) project at a conference in Kyiv. It was stressed that the main goals of the EU-supported reforms are to bring Ukraine’s financial sector closer to Europe’s financial...
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