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EU4Business: report shows SMEs earned extra €1.3 billion as result of EU support

26 February 2021
Nearly 80,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Eastern Partnership region received support through the European Union’s EU4Business initiative in 2019, generating €1.3 billion in extra income, according to the EU4Business annual report, published on 25 February. The 2020 report…
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Life chances for hundreds of young Belarusians: EU4Youth Employability and Stability project highlights final results after three years

26 February 2021
Hundreds of young people in Belarus have benefited from the ‘EU4Youth: Employability and Stability’ project, which held its final conference in Belarus on 18 February. The conference was attended by senior education officials and teachers from the Minsk region, as well as commercial enterprises…
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EU Water Initiative identifies more than 67,000 pollutants in Dnipro basin

26 February 2021
More than 67,000 pollutants such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and heavy metals have been found in concentrations exceeding EU standards in the Dnipro River basin, the biggest in Ukraine. These are results of the pollutant screening carried out for the first time in the Dnipro River basin as part…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

26 February 2021
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested in jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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Belarus: EU prolongs sanctions for a year

26 February 2021
On 25 February, the European Council prolonged until 28 February 2022 the restrictive measures targeting high-level officials responsible for the violent repression and intimidation of peaceful demonstrators, members of the opposition and journalists in Belarus, as well as those responsible for…
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‘Political differences must be resolved peacefully’ – EU calls Armenia to avoid further escalation

26 February 2021
On 25 February, following the developments in Armenia, the European Union issued a Statement calling on all actors for calm and to avoid any rhetoric or actions that could lead to further escalation. “Political differences must be resolved peacefully and in strict adherence to the principles and…
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President of the European Council to visit Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

26 February 2021
The President of the European Council Charles Michel will travel to the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine from 28 February to 3 March. In Chisinau, President Michel will meet with President Maia Sandu. After that, he will fly to Georgia, where he will meet President Salome Zourabichvili,…
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Still time to apply: EU extends deadline to apply for Eastern Partnership European School in Tbilisi until 15 March 

26 February 2021
The deadline for the new call for applications to EaP European school in Georgia has been extended to 15 March. Scholarships are available for students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, aged 16-17 years old as of 1 September 2021, wanting to deepen…
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‘U-LEAD with Europe’ programme opens 150th Administrative Service Centre in Ukraine

25 February 2021
On 25 February, the EU-funded ‘U-LEAD with Europe’ programme opened its 150th administrative service centre (ASC) in Ukraine. The renovated ASC building replaced the rayon state administration in Buryn hromada, Sumy Oblast. The centre offers more than 120 administrative services for over 22,000…
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‘EU does not recognise and continues to condemn illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol’ – Declaration by the EU High Representative

25 February 2021
The European Union remains steadfast in its commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said in a declaration issued to mark the 7th anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol…