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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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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…

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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EU report highlights importance of maintaining reform momentum and depolarising the political environment in Georgia

10 February 2020
Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU–Georgia Association Agreement, according to the fourth annual Association Implementation Report. The EU document was published on 7 February – ahead of the next EU–Georgia Association Council, which is scheduled for spring this year.…
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EU approves new budget assistance to Moldova to support rule of law and rural development reforms

01 November 2019
On 31 October, the European Commission approved the disbursement of almost €25 million in budget support assistance for the Republic of Moldova to help the government to deliver key reforms. The reforms will benefit citizens in the areas of policing, the fight against corruption and money…
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One week left to contribute with ideas regarding the future of the Eastern Partnership

23 October 2019
This summer, the EU opened up a broad, inclusive and structured consultation on the future strategic direction of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). During September-October, each of the Eastern partner countries hosted national discussions on the issue, involving various stakeholders. The last one was…
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How to receive EU funding for research and innovation? – new cards answering this question for each of the six Eastern Neighbourhood countries

30 September 2019
“How to receive EU funding for research and innovation in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine?” Answers to these and many other questions can be found in explanatory cards recently developed by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project. The interactive web cards are…
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Journalists from EU and Eastern Neighbourhood visit EU-supported projects in rural Georgia

19 September 2019
On 17 September, journalists from the EU and its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) visited EU-supported rural development projects in the Tetritskaro municipality of Georgia. The guests met with members of the Tetritskaro…
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A spotlight on opinion: New polls highlight perceptions in the Eastern partner countries

03 July 2019
More than half (52%) of all citizens in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood have a positive image of the European Union – a rise of 7 percentage points on the 2016 figure. Two-thirds (67%) believe that the EU’s relationship with their country is good. 54% of Eastern Neighbourhood citizens are aware of…