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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 evaluates results of trade agreements with Georgia and Moldova

23 March 2020
The EU has announced that it will evaluate the costs and benefits of its ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements’ with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova. The feedback will be collected until 2 April 2020, and the data will be summarised in a study on the impact of these agreements on trade…
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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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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 High representative and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister discuss bilateral issues

02 March 2020
Last week, EU High Representative Josep Borrell had a phone call with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The officials touched upon the EU–Azerbaijan bilateral agenda and agreed on the need to conclude the negotiations on the new bilateral…
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EU High Representative and Armenian Foreign Minister discuss bilateral issues

27 February 2020
On 25 February, High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell had a phone call with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The High Representative welcomed Armenia’s commitment to reform and the implementation of the EU–Armenia Comprehensive and…
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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 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 and Armenia’s leaders discuss future of bilateral relations and upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit

04 February 2020
On 3 February, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, spoke over the phone. The President of the European Council and the Prime Minister of Armenia discussed EU-Armenia relations. Both parties pledged to further develop EU-…
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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…