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December 16, 2019 Results of EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement: Three years on With its third anniversary approaching, the EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement has allowed half a million Georgians to access visa-free travel to the Schengen zone, participants learned last week at a conference in the country’s capital of Tbilisi. The event gathered policymakers and practitioners...
December 16, 2019 EU-supported TUMO Convergence Centre for Engineering and Applied Science to open in Armenia The EU TUMO Convergence Centre for Engineering and Applied Science, funded by the EU, will soon open its doors in Armenia. The campus will include infrastructure for educational programming such as TUMO Labs, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) research laboratory, a conference...
December 16, 2019 Moldova approves draft report on the future of energy efficiency On 12 December, the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum met in Chișinău, the Republic of Moldova to discuss the draft report on the ‘Future of Energy Efficiency’. The members of parliament discussed EU 2030 energy and climate targets, Energy Community Treaty amendments and the gas security situation...
December 16, 2019 EU at the Global Refugee Forum The European Union is represented at the first Global Refugee Forum, taking place in Geneva from 16-18 December, by Commissioners for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič, for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, and for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen. Co-hosted by the United Nations...
December 16, 2019 EU 2030 energy and climate framework in focus of Energy Community On 13 December, the 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council was held in Chișinău, Moldova. Here, the parties discussed Energy Community Treaty reforms and the EU 2030 energy and climate framework, and the European Commission presented ongoing work on the ‘2019 General Policy Guidelines on 2030 Targets...
December 16, 2019 EU4Energy: Ukraine and Moldova will cooperate to secure gas supply EU4Energy and the Energy Community are constantly striving to strengthen energy security in the Moldova/Ukraine region. As a result of joint efforts during the 17th meeting of the Energy Community Ministerial Council, held in Chișinău, Moldova on 13 December, Moldova and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of...
December 16, 2019 EU Advisory Mission supports court security system in Ukraine The European Advisory Mission (EUAM) has stepped up its support for courts in Ukraine through a court security pilot project in Lviv. The first stage of the project recently saw the installation of fire and safety equipment, such as cameras and an external gate control system. In Ukraine, there have...
December 16, 2019 EU launches project to improve public health and blood safety system in Ukraine On 12 December, the EU launched a new project in Ukraine aiming to assist its government in reforming the public health sector. Taking into account the country’s international commitments in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the project supports the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Centre and...
December 16, 2019 Journalists and bloggers from the Eastern Neighbourhood visit Estonia and Finland On 9-13 December, a group of 30 journalists and social media bloggers from six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) visited Estonia, where they met with the country’s high-level officials and local media. The aim of this press trip was...
December 16, 2019 EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together The new President, Parliament and Government of Ukraine have all stated their commitment to the continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. A report published by the EU on 16 December finds that, over the past year, Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened institutions...
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