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Ukraine: EU issues statement on Russian land ownership decree affecting Crimea

02 April 2020
On 1 April, the EU issued a statement in response to Russia’s recent presidential decree. According to this decree, most of Crimea and Sevastopol are added to the list of Russian border territories where non-Russian citizens are not allowed to own land. “The European Union does not recognise the…
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Medical workers in eastern Ukraine receive equipment to fight COVID-19

01 April 2020
The EU-funded programme provided medical workers from the Emergency Medical Care Centre in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region with one hundred sets of personal protective equipment for ambulance teams. In addition seventy litres of highly concentrated antiseptic liquid have been delivered to…
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EU opens new mobile administrative service centres in eastern Ukraine

31 March 2020
On 30 march, the EU opened two more mobile administrative service centres (ASCs) in the region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Funded by a joint project between the EU and the United Nations Development Programme, the ASCs will provide locals with quick and timely administrative services. The key…
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EU rejects elections in Nagorno–Karabakh

31 March 2020
On 31 March, the EU Spokesperson issued a statement that it does not recognise the constitutional and legal framework of the so-called 'presidential and parliamentary elections' in Nagorno–Karabakh. “This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno–Karabakh or the…
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EU Advisory Mission Ukraine organises virtual training in light of COVID-19 restrictions

31 March 2020
On 27 March, the field office of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Odesa carried out its first webinar. This new format was adopted due to the coronavirus quarantine measures in Ukraine. The event was organised for professors, cadets and other students at Odesa State University of…
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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 issues statement on continuous human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

30 March 2020
On 27 March, the EU Spokesperson announced that according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in eastern Ukraine continues. The OHCHR report…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
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EU keeps lookout for COVID-19 disinformation

26 March 2020
According to the EUvsDisinfo website, cases of disinformation related to coronavirus have been spotted for over 2 months now. EUvsDisinfo reports that as disinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, its narrative remains the same: the virus is man-made, and it is a…
Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges

Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges

25 March 2020
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out the priorities and way ahead on Human rights and Democracy, adopting a Joint Communication and the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024. Further, they put forward a joint proposal to the Council to act by…