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EU allocates €900,000 to reconstruct Luhansk Medical University in Ukraine

26 February 2020
The EU has provided a grant for the reconstruction of Luhansk State Medical University, following the institution’s relocation to the city of Rubizhne due to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. In December 2019, the university and the EU Delegation to Ukraine signed a grant agreement for the…
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Belarus: five young women win EU grants to launch their businesses

26 February 2020
Five young entrepreneurs in Belarus will receive EU grants to start their business after a competition held on 20 February to select the best business ideas among graduates of the third entrepreneurial skills training, organised by the EU4Youth project. The five women were among a group of young…
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Young European Ambassadors celebrate International Women’s Day with series of events across Ukraine

26 February 2020
From February to April, the Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) in Ukraine and the NGO Women’s League will organise a series of interactive events across the country to celebrate International Women’s Day. The events will be in the form of coffee talks and will feature success stories from famous…
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Moldova: Bălți receives new energy-efficient buses thanks to EU support

25 February 2020
The citizens of Bălți, the Republic of Moldova, will benefit from better and greener public transport thanks to the planned acquisition of 10 new energy-efficient trolleybuses. The green public transport vehicles are funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the EU-…
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EU promotes cooperation in Eastern Neighbourhood for monitoring and reporting on climate action

25 February 2020
Government officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met in Vienna last week to review their progress on implementing their national climate actions. The meeting focused on a set of measures aiming to collect data on greenhouse gas emissions and…
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Council extends mandate of EU Special Representative for South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia

25 February 2020
On 25 February, the Council of the EU extended the mandates of six EU Special Representatives (EUSRs), including Toivo Klaar – the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia. Klaar’s mandate has been extended until 28 February 2021. He was first appointed in…
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EU report reveals figures on unregistered crops in Ukraine

25 February 2020
Some 4.3 million hectares of Ukraine's fields are not registered with the state cadastre. These lands yield a harvest worth over €3 billion each year. The regions of Mykolaiv and Odesa have the biggest shadow markets for agricultural products with almost 800,000 hectares of unregistered crops.…
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EU helps Belarusian students study promising crops

24 February 2020
Onion is one of the most popular and sought-after crops grown in Belarus. A varietal onion growing experiment will be held in 28 rural schools of Homieĺ, Viciebsk and Minsk regions from February to September 2020 as part of an EU-funded project. As part of the experiment, the participants are…
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EU helps to strengthen communication and trust between media and police in Ukraine

24 February 2020
The EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine co-organised a workshop for the local media and the police in Lviv, Ukraine, aiming to strengthen the communication and build trust between the two institutions. A communications expert from EUAM Ukraine shared tips and good practice examples with journalists…
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Belarus: ‘School Garden’ unites generations for regional development, with EU support

24 February 2020
On 15 February, schoolchildren of the Svietlahorsk District, their parents and teachers gathered at Dubrovsk school for the Rushnik festival, in an event organised as part of the EU4Youth Programme. Rushnik is a ritual cloth embroidered with symbols and cryptograms of the ancient world that is…