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Yerevan in top 10 romantic cities in Europe

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 14 February 2020


Ombudsman Aparatı Milli İnsan Hüquqları İnstitutlarının Avropa Şəbəkəsinin toplantısında təmsil olunub

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 14 February 2020

Bakı, 14 fevral, AZƏRTAC

Azərbaycan Respublikasının İnsan Hüquqları üzrə Müvəkkili (Ombudsman) Aparatının İnformasiya və ictimaiyyətlə əlaqələr sektorunun baş məsləhətçisi Sevinc Şener Milli İnsan Hüquqları İnstitutlarının Avropa Şəbəkəsinin (ENNHRİ) Belçikanın paytaxtı Brüssel şəhərində “Avropa Şurasının Müstəqil Milli İnsan Hüquqları İnstitutlarının Yaradılmasına dair Tövsiyəsi və bu qurumların Avropa İttifaqının Qanununun Aliliyi Mexanizmindəki rolu” mövzusunda keçirilmiş...


Armenia FM meets with Germany's Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 13 February 2020


Preşedintele francez impune măsuri de protejare a climei. Miniştrii vor circula cu automobile electrice

Energy, Environment and climate change

Moldova, Published on: 13 February 2020

Emmanuel Macron a înfiinţat o agenţie care va proteja mediul înconjurător în Franţa. Miniştrii francezi vor circula doar în vehicule electrice sau hybrid. Această măsură are scopul de a combate schimbările climatice, scrie Mediafax.ro.


Минюст плотно работает со структурами ЕС

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 13 February 2020

Минюст реализует совместные с Евросоюзом пилотные проекты создания многофункциональных центров по осуществлению административных процедур, сообщил министр юстиции Олег Слижевский на пресс-конференции в Минске 13 февраля.

«В качестве точек для реализации этих пилотных проектов выбрали Щучин, Могилев и Минск, чтобы было охвачено три разных уровня — районный центр, областной и столица. Попробуем показать, как можно все организовать в рамках оказания услуг в одном месте», — сказал...


PM: Germany one of strong bridges linking Armenia to European Union

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 13 February 2020


Беларусь на Мюнхенской конференции представит Макей

Information Society

Belarus, Published on: 13 February 2020

Министр иностранных дел Беларуси Владимир Макей 14-16 февраля примет участие в Мюнхенской конференции по безопасности.

Как сообщил БелаПАН пресс-секретарь МИД Анатолий Глаз, «министр возглавит белорусскую делегацию».

Кроме участия в самой конференции «на полях» мероприятия запланирован ряд двусторонних встреч и переговоров министра.

В прошлом году для участия в конференции был приглашен Александр Лукашенко, но в последний момент визит в Германию был отменен из-за...


The EU has published a report on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) covering the period 2018-2019

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 13 February 2020

It includes Armenia as a beneficiary of the EU GSP+ scheme. The EU’s GSP supports developing countries to grow and advance in a sustainable way.

Trade is one of the tools to address, support and improve human rights, labour rights and good governance.

Information on Armenia’s commitment to reforms, trade figures and Armenia’s future GSP+ status can be found in the links below.

Full report on Armenia: https://bit.ly/2SCzw94
EU...


Europe's Southern Gas Corridor 'almost ready,' says Azerbaijan's SOCAR

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 13 February 2020

A 25-year supply contract has been signed with Italy, and the first Azeri gas is expected to start flowing before the end of 2020, said Vitaly Baylarbayov, deputy vice president of SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

The construction of the so-called "Southern Gas Corridor," a chain of pipelines linking Azerbaijan to Italy, has cost $40 billion, and the project is "almost ready," Baylarbayov told EURACTIV in an interview.

During the last eleven years, Vitaly Baylarbayov...


Granturi și asisență de peste 5 milioane de euro din partea Elveției, pentru acces echitabil în mediul rural la servicii publice locale de calitate

Economy and trade

Moldova, Published on: 13 February 2020

Republica Moldova va beneficia de asistență de la partenerii externi pentru a asigura acces echitabil a populației din mediul rural la servicii publice locale de calitate.

Prima etapă a proiectului urmează a fi realizată până în 2023. Bugetul total este de 5,9 milioane de franci elvețieni (circa 5,6 milioane de euro), sub formă de asistență tehnică și granturi.

Proiectul își propune să ofere sprijin autorităților publice locale în gestionarea prestării serviciilor în mod...


Ilham Aliyev receives delegation led by EU Special Representative

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 13 February 2020

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar.

The sides discussed the negotiation process on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They pointed out the importance of energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union. The importance of the EU's intention to participate at the highest level in the next meeting of the Southern Gas Co...


New Armenia-EU deal expected to be signed on common aviation zone

Transport

Armenia, Published on: 13 February 2020


Delegația UE, la un liceu din Leova

Education, Training & Research, Youth

Moldova, Published on: 13 February 2020

Elevii unui liceu din orașul Leova au aflat din prima sursă ce avantaje oferă Uniunea Europeană tinerilor care vor să-și continue studiile sau să muncească acolo legal. La toate întrebările au răspuns Peter Mihalko, ambasadorul Uniunii Europene, și Angela Graningeer, ambasadorul Germaniei la Chișinău. Diplomații și-au continuat astfel seria de întâlniri, programate pentru campania "Uniunea Europeană - Republica Moldova: Împreună mai puternici”.


Azi a avut loc cea de-a șasea reuniune a Platformei societății civile UE-Moldova

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 13 February 2020

Oficialii europeni așteaptă ca puterea de la Chișinău să manifeste în continuare voință politică pentru implementarea reformelor în justiție și combaterea corupției, dar și încetarea atacurilor împotriva reprezentanților ONG-urilor. Declarațiile au fost făcute la cea de-a șasea reuniune a Platformei societății civile Uniunea Europeană – Republica Moldova, care s-a desfășurat astăzi. Pe de altă parte, autoritățile de la Chișinău spun că au o „listă lungă” de lucruri care trebuie făcute.


EU report on trade preferences reveals information about Armenia

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 13 February 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . The EU has published a report on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) for 2018–2019, including Armenia as a beneficiary of the GSP+ scheme.

The GSP removes import duties on developing countries’ exports to the EU. By creating additional export opportunities, it helps the countries to tackle poverty and create jobs while also respecting sustainable development principles.

According to the European Commission report, which is published every two years,...


New composition of European Commission planning to give Ukraine's economy new "drive"

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 12 February 2020

The new composition of the European Commission is set to give a new "drive" to Ukraine's economy to make sure it achieves sustainable growth, says European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi.

"This Commission is interested in creating a much stronger economic drive in the Eastern Partnership. Having seen already the progress that provides us with an opportunity to accelerate our work, to build together a strong, resilient...


Загороднюк прибув до штаб-квартири НАТО з робочим візитом

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 12 February 2020

Про це повідомляє пресслужба Міноборони.

"Сьогодні, 12 лютого, делегація Міністерства оборони України на чолі з Міністром оборони Андрієм Загороднюком прибула з робочим візитом до штаб-квартири НАТО (м.Брюссель, Бельгія). Передбачається, що очільник вітчизняного оборонного відомства візьме участь у засіданні Північноатлантичної ради з державами-контрибуторами місії НАТО "Рішуча підтримка" на рівні міністрів оборони", - йдеться у повідомленні.


EU budget to decrease by EUR 75 billion

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 12 February 2020