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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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Belarus: Bike counter installed in Minsk with EU support

02 April 2020
A large-screen bike counter has been installed in Minsk, Belarus, with support from the EU. The counter tracks the number of cyclists passing per day/year. The device is currently operating in test mode. The information collected by the counter will help the city’s transportation experts assess…
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Moldova temporarily suspends energy procurement process

02 April 2020
The Emergency Committee in the Republic of Moldova has decided to temporarily suspend the ongoing electricity procurement process for three months in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The state-owned trader Energocom has signed a unilateral contract with MGRES (a gas-fired power plant in the Trans-…
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Energy sector at potential risk from COVID-19 pandemic

02 April 2020
As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Energy Community Secretariat has announced that it is making all its resources available to support its Contracting Parties in managing the crisis. The Secretariat has announced that although the energy sectors are currently functioning well in the…
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Green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad 2020 now open for applications

01 April 2020
The global green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad is open for applications from over 55 countries around the world, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The programme aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their clean technology ideas into…
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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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Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open

31 March 2020
The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity…
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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 modernisation project in Polack, Belarus, receives positive feedback from local residents

30 March 2020
The EU-funded project ‘PubLiCity’, implemented in the Belarusian city of Polack, published the results of its latest public opinion survey. More than 2,000 respondents gave positive feedback on the quality of the new public lighting in the city. Almost 60% of respondents think that street lighting…