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Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

30 March 2020
As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also…
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EU prioritises digital transformation for Eastern Partnership beyond 2020

23 March 2020
Supporting a resilient digital transformation is one of the five priorities highlighted in the European Commission’s proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020, released on 18 March. According to the European Commission, a strong digital presence in the EU’…
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Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020

18 March 2020
On 18 March, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (EU High Representative) have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening…
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Deadline extension: 14 extra days to apply for scholarship to attend the Eastern Partnership European School

16 March 2020
The European Union has extended the application deadline by two weeks, until 28 March 2020, for students aged 16-17 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, who want to deepen their knowledge of Europe and the EU and attend the Eastern Partnership European…
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How does the EU support women entrepreneurs? – new info cards on business opportunities in the Eastern Neighbourhood

04 March 2020
The ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project has developed information cards explaining how the EU supports women entrepreneurs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The interactive web cards are designed in a question-and-answer format and can easily be embedded in…
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EU and Ukraine discuss results of 2019 Association Agreement implementation

04 March 2020
On 3 March, the Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Christian Danielsson, and Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, held a joint conference on the results of the implementation of the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement in 2019 and the priorities for the coming…
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Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement visits Ukraine

13 February 2020
The EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Olivér Várhelyi visited Ukraine this week. On 12 February, the Commissioner met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko. They agreed to work together on a number of priorities to…
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EU supports development of geographic indication system in Ukraine

03 February 2020
Under the Free Trade Area Agreement with the EU, Ukraine must refuse to use foreign geographical indications such as cognac, champagne, parmesan and feta, and register its own trademarks. The first Ukrainian product to be given a geographical indication was Hutsul sheep bryndzia. Next will be…
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EU-Ukraine Association Council: “Association Agreement continues to deliver for the benefit of the citizens of the EU and Ukraine”

29 January 2020
On 28 January, the EU and Ukraine held the sixth meeting of the Association Council in Brussels. This was the first Association Council chaired by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and the EU delegation led by Josep Borrell, EU High Representative. The meeting demonstrated the…
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EU announces new scholarships for students to attend the Eastern Partnership European School

21 January 2020
A new call for scholarships is now open for students aged 16-17 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine who want to deepen their knowledge of Europe and the European Union. Applications can be submitted until 14 March 2020. The scholarship programme is…