European Union, 2020

Moldova: EU project to equip Călărași with new energy-efficient street lights

10 July 2020
Soon the residents of the Moldovan city of Călărași will enjoy new energy-efficient street lights, thanks to a project financed by the EU under the initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects’. The project started in February 2018, and aims to improve the locals’ living conditions and…
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Moldova: EU makes village of Feștelița more energy efficient

09 July 2020
Thanks to EU support and the initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors East’, the citizens of the small village of Feștelița, Republic of Moldova, will benefit from a park equipped with solar panels with a capacity of 300 kW. The solar energy collected from the park will be sold for additional revenues to…
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EU supports business plan ‘e-pitching’ for disadvantaged communities in Armenia

09 July 2020
From 30 June to 2 July, 17 residents of disadvantaged Armenian communities participated in business plan ‘e-pitching’ sessions. They were among the 70 participants of IRIS Business Incubator Academy, which is supported through the EU-funded EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis…
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International Energy Agency hosts Clean Energy Transitions Summit

09 July 2020
On 9 July, the International Energy Agency is organising this year’s key event on energy and climate issues – the Clean Energy Transitions Summit. The event brings together countries, representing 80% of the world’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, to discuss measures to boost economies,…
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EU4Energy: Public consultation on improving fuel quality

09 July 2020
On 8 July, the Energy Community Secretariat published an overview of the status quo of fuel quality in the Energy Community Contracting Parties, including an assessment of the gaps between applicable national legislation and the Fuel Quality Directive. Based on these findings, the document outlines…
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House of Europe presents mobile pavilion for cultural events

08 July 2020
The EU-funded programme ‘House of Europe’ has announced its concept of a mobile pavilion. The pavilion will travel across Ukraine and host various cultural events in cities that lack cultural infrastructure and creative spaces. It will also serve as an info point, where people can get detailed…
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EU boosts energy efficiency of educational institutions in Moldova

08 July 2020
The EU and the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are currently supporting the implementation of eight energy efficiency projects in the Republic of Moldova. The projects started in 2018 and will run until 2021, and are aimed at improving energy…
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EU supports safety and rescue of people affected by floods in western Ukraine

08 July 2020
Heavy rains in the last few weeks have caused severe floods in western Ukraine. The disaster has affected everyone from local communities to those involved in providing assistance. The team of the EU-funded project ‘SWIFT – Carpathian search-rescue network’ is working on the priority tasks related…
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EU mobilises emergency assistance following floods in Ukraine

08 July 2020
In response to one of the largest floods in western Ukraine in the past 50 years, four EU Member States (Denmark, Italy, Slovakia and Sweden) provided assistance to help the country manage the consequences of the disaster. The floods have caused several casualties and damages to hundreds of homes…
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European Investment Bank and Bank of Georgia join forces to support businesses during COVID-19 crisis

08 July 2020
The European Investment Bank Group and the Bank of Georgia have signed a guarantee agreement of up to €60 million, backed by the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility (InnovFin SMEG). InnovFin SMEG covers 50% of every loan disbursed by the Bank of Georgia and targets small and medium-sized enterprises…