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Ukraine: EU supports supply of medical respirators in Donetsk region

17 September 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU and the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine have donated 15,000 N95 valveless respirators to four medical facilities in Donetsk region. The personal protective equipment was purchased with financial support from the EU under the UN Recovery…
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EU-supported business to boost tourism in northern Armenia

17 September 2020
On 15 September, EU Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin visited the village of Krashen (north-west Armenia), where the EU4Business grantee Berlin Art Hotel plans to establish an eco lodge. The accommodation will allow guests to relax, eat organic food, hike, ski and work out in the open-air…
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Horizon 2020 energy efficiency call receives impressive number of proposals

17 September 2020
On 10 September, the Horizon 2020 energy efficiency call closed, receiving over 350 proposals. The call was open for both EU and non-EU applicants, including the six Eastern partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The proposals will be…
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EU supports delivery of oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients in Ukraine

16 September 2020
On 15 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the EU sent more than 100 oxygen concentrators to Ukraine. The supplies will help more than 44 frontline hospitals to treat patients with severe illness due to COVID-19. The assistance covers the needs of the most COVID-19 affected areas in…
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EU and partners discuss progress in Moldova–Ukraine border management

16 September 2020
On 16 September, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) hosted an advisory board meeting on Moldova–Ukraine border management issues. The meeting took place online and discussed the progress achieved by the EUBAM and its partner services during the COVID-19…
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Baku International Energy Charter Forum announced

16 September 2020
The International Energy Charter has announced the organisation of the Baku International Energy Charter Forum. The theme of the event is ‘Transition to renewables in power generation, transport, heating and cooling: modern challenges and trends’. The forum will be held virtually on 28 October in…
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Eastern partner countries to compete in regional finals of ClimateLaunchpad 2020 competition

15 September 2020
The green project competition ClimateLaunchpad is organising the regional finals for Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, where the winners of the national finals in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will be competing against teams from 51 countries.…
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EU supports food safety enforcement in Armenia

15 September 2020
The EU initiative ‘EU4Business’ will help provide 10 Armenian businesses with food safety enforcement plans. Additionally, the five companies with the greatest export potential will receive training for certification. The support is provided as part of the EU-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership:…
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EU helps Armenian food producers develop competitive branding identities

15 September 2020
The EU supports Armenia-based companies in developing internationally competitive branding identities. The assistance is implemented by the International Trade Centre as part of the EU4Business project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to trade’. The project co-finances the development of brand…
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COVID-19: both a challenge and an opportunity for democracy

15 September 2020
On International Day of Democracy, the EU reaffirms its willingness to take a leadership role on democracy, working ever harder in supporting those who defend it, build it and hold decision makers accountable in these difficult times. The global pandemic has not only challenged our health and…