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Ukraine: national conference on Vocational Education and Training takes place in Lviv with EU4Skills support

13 July 2021
On 8-9 July, the all-Ukrainian conference ‘Education of opportunities - new horizons of vocational education and training in Ukraine’ took place in Lviv. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and supported by the multi-donor action ‘EU4Skills: Better…
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EU-funded project to strengthen accreditation of research institutions in Azerbaijan

13 July 2021
On 7 July, an EU-funded project for ‘Strengthening Accreditation of Research Institutions and Quality Assurance process at doctoral studies level in Azerbaijan’ was launched during a kick-off conference in Baku. The project aims to introduce new mechanisms on accreditation of research institutions…
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EU and WHO support Georgia’s efforts to prepare for mass COVID-19 vaccination process

12 July 2021
The European Union and WHO have donated new equipment to the government of Georgia to support the mass COVID-19 vaccination to be launched in the summer. The country’s healthcare system will receive 72 high quality laptops, 20 tablets, 200 vaccine carriers with 800 icepacks, 300 medical…
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European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement visits Armenia

12 July 2021
On 9 July, the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, visited Armenia as part of his tour of the South Caucasus, his first mission to countries of the Eastern Partnership. The Commissioner met with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and President of Armenia…
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Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions over destabilisation of Ukraine

12 July 2021
The European Council today decided to prolong the sanctions targeting specific economic sectors of the Russian Federation for a further six months, until 31 January 2022. The Council decision follows the latest assessment of the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements, initially foreseen…
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European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement visits Georgia and Azerbaijan to present new Plan for Eastern Partnership

08 July 2021
The European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, arrived in Georgia on 7 July at the start of a tour of the South Caucasus, his first mission to countries of the Eastern Partnership. Between 7 and 9 July, Commissioner Várhelyi will meet with political authorities,…
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COVID-19: EU-WHO projects to strengthen infection prevention control and surveillance capacity in Azerbaijan

08 July 2021
The WHO office in Azerbaijan, as part of the EU-funded Solidarity for Health Initiative and COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Preparedness projects, has assessed the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) situation in eight COVID-19 vaccination sites and five primary health care facilities. The…
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By expelling diplomats, Lukashenka's regime further isolates itself, says EU

08 July 2021
The EU has called on the Belarusian authorities to allow the full presence of the EU’s and it Member States’ diplomatic missions to allow diplomacy to work, according to a statement on the authorities’ actions to limit the diplomatic presence of Lithuania in Belarus. On 6 July, the Belarusian…
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Promoting a clean energy transition: EU launches new phase of EU4Energy programme in the EaP

08 July 2021
On July 8, the European Commission launched the second phase of its EU4Energy programme – ‘Promoting the Clean Energy Transition in the Eastern Partnership Countries: EU4Energy Phase II’. The Programme, which will run until December 2024, aims to contribute to the development of sound legislative…
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EU enhances cybersecurity in Georgia providing new integrated cyber security solution

08 July 2021
The Cyber Security Bureau of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia (MOD) was officially handed over an integrated cyber security solution – both hardware and software – under the EU SAFE programme, in partnership with the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS). These critical cyber security solutions…