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June 20, 2017 Ukrainian cities join EU’s Mayors for Economic Growth initiative On 20 June, the first twenty Ukrainian cities and municipalities joined “Mayors for Economic Growth”, the new flagship EU initiative. In doing so, the cities committed to taking active steps towards promoting and facilitating economic development and employment generation in their localities, in full...
June 20, 2017 EU supports sustainable energy development of Ukrainian cities 24 Ukrainian cities became new members of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy initiative at the official opening of the European Sustainable Energy Week in the city of Slavutych. The signatories voluntarily assumed the ambitious commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 30% by 2030, enhance...
June 19, 2017 EU ministers stress importance of engaging with civil society in external relations EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels on 19 June have stressed the importance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as promoters of democracy, and as defenders of the rule of law, social justice and human rights. In Conclusions on the EU’s engagement with civil society in external relations adopted...
June 19, 2017 Apply now: grants to facilitate youth engagement in Eastern Partnership The European Union has launched a programme under its EU4Youth Initiative, awarding grants to organisations proposing actions in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region  that address youth employment and employability, skills development and the active participation of young people in their societies. The...
June 19, 2017 EU extends Crimean sanctions by one year On 19 June 2017, the European Council extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia in 2014. The measures, extended until 23 June 2018, apply to EU persons and EU based companies. They are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and...
June 16, 2017 Bridging People and Countries: EU brings real changes to border communities in Armenia and Georgia Successful achievements in cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Georgia are the focus of the closing conference of the Armenia–Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaP TC) programme, which is taking place in Armenia on 16 June. The conference is being held in Gyumri and opened...
June 16, 2017 Commissioner Hahn visits Azerbaijan ahead of November’s EaP Summit Today, 16 June, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations is to visit Azerbaijan to prepare for the Eastern Partnership Summit in November. The Commissioner will meet with high-level state representatives to discuss the ongoing negotiations of the new...
June 16, 2017 Ukraine: EUAM calls for radical improvement in criminal investigations Around 180 senior law enforcement officials, parliamentarians, experts and civil society activists met in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 15 June. The meeting aimed to draw up concrete steps to boost the effectiveness of criminal investigations in Ukraine and improve coordination within and between the...
June 16, 2017 CLEEN project to present at EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels The EU-funded Civil Society Local Energy Network (CLEEN) project will participate in EU Sustainable Energy Week, which will take place in Brussels between 19 and 25 June. The project will demonstrate the importance of energy efficiency and cost saving, as well as the accountability of local and national...
June 16, 2017 EU revises the 20 key deliverables for 2020 for the Eastern Partnership Preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in November 2017 are in full flow as the EU revises the 20 key deliverables for 2020 for the Eastern Partnership, according to a European Union External Action Service (EEAS) press release. The joint working document on the key deliverables has been revised...
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