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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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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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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…
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EU4Energy supports Georgia in ensuring uninterrupted gas supply for its citizens

26 March 2020
On 25 and 26 March, EU4Energy launched a technical assistance project to support Georgia in developing rules for appointing a gas supplier of last resort. The aim of the project is to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to customers whose original supplier has stopped providing services due to…
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Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement

26 March 2020
The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the…
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Ukraine: First country in Energy Community to implement Gas Capacity Allocation Network Code

25 March 2020
Ukraine is the first country in the Energy Community to implement the Capacity Allocation Network Code. Gas TSO of Ukraine LLC will start using the Polish GSA Platform to allocate gas capacities on the interconnection points on the Ukraine–Poland border. This is the result of the joint efforts of…
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Success stories of EU assistance in Ukraine

24 March 2020
In its latest newsletter, the EU Delegation to Ukraine showcased the most interesting stories from the EU’s assistance in the country. The newsletter includes stories from three priority areas: stronger society, stronger economy and stronger governance, and talks about the EU’s efforts to bring…