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Western Ukrainian businesses to receive new funds through ‘EU4Business’

02 April 2020
Small and medium-sized enterprises in western Ukraine will benefit from new loans of up to €7.5 million, provided by the ‘EU4Business’ initiative. The loans will be available in Ukrainian hryvna through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Credit Line. The loans will…
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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 grant competition in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia

01 April 2020
The EU has launched a grant competition in Georgia in response to the new challenges faced by the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition is organised within the Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development, and will close on 6 April. Grant proposals should…
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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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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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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…