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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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CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital

30 March 2020
CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field.  The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy…
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Armenian winery finds new markets and increases sales with EU4Business support

24 March 2020
An old Armenian winery found new markets and increased its clientele thanks to an EU-funded programme. The success story was shared on the EU4Business website. When the company Voskevaz decided to expand to new markets, they applied for the EU programme Advice for Small Businesses, which is…
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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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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

18 March 2020
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development unveils €1 billion emergency coronavirus financing package

16 March 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled an emergency €1 billion “Solidarity Package” of measures to help companies across its regions deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an initial response to the crisis and the Bank stands ready to do more if…
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EU4Digital consolidates e-commerce between Eastern Neighbourhood and EU

12 March 2020
On 12 February, EU4Digital Facility launched a number of activities to harmonise e-commerce between the EU and the Eastern partner countries. E-commerce, or electronic commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods and services from anywhere in the world through computer networks. While…
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Armenia: EU-funded school offers free programming course

12 March 2020
The EU-funded programming school ‘42 Yerevan’ in Armenia is now open for registration. The school offers a tuition-free course for people with zero experience in the field of programming who want to become the coders of the future. The course is designed by ‘TUMO Labs’, the educational programme…
A Union that strives for more: the first 100 days

A Union that strives for more: the first 100 days

09 March 2020
The new Commission led by President Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019. Within its first 100 days, the Commission focused on delivering its most important priorities set in the President's political guidelines. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “The…
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EU launches new green agriculture project in Armenia

06 March 2020
On 4 March, the EU launched a new agriculture project in Armenia. Titled the ‘EU Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia’ (EU-GAIA), the project will support the development of sustainable, inclusive, innovative and market-based agribusiness. The focus will be on the northern provinces of the…