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EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee meets in Brussels

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 06 March 2020

The 8th EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom, Security, and Human Rights and Democracy took place on 4 and 5 March in Brussels.

The sides informed each other about the developments that had taken place since the last meeting was held in February 2019.

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, provided an overview of the developments related to human rights within the EU.

The EU and Azerbaijan also exchanged views on cooperation on the...


Association agreement with EU helped Ukrainian economy survive amid Russian aggression – Kuleba

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 06 March 2020

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, says the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union helped the Ukrainian economy survive against the backdrop of Russian aggression.

"The assertion that the Association Agreement with the EU destroyed the Ukrainian economy is absolutely groundless," Kuleba said, speaking at the "Right to Power" panel show on 1+1.

On the contrary, he added, "it was the Assoc...


US State Dept: Southern Gas Corridor's expansion to ensure Europe's energy security

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 06 March 2020

The United States Government has strongly supported the Southern Gas Corridor for more than a decade because of the contribution it will make to European energy security and to the political and economic integration of the Caspian region with the West, Nathan Reich, Energy Diplomacy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State, told local media.

He pointed out that by just about any standard, the project is a major political and commercial accomplishment.

"Once...


Окупанти обстріляли ділянку розведення сил в районі Петрівського

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 05 March 2020

Про це повідомляє штаб операції Об’єднаних сил.

Зазначається, що упродовж 4 березня бойовики двічі обстрілювали ділянки розведення у присутності патруля спостерігачів ОБСЄ, застосувавши стрілецьку зброю. У штабі наголошують, що українські військові дотримуються досягнутих домовленостей та вогонь у відповідь не відкривають.

Також, за даними звіту ОБСЄ, 1 березня камера у Петрівському зафіксувала розриви двох снарядів та 8 дульних спалахів — усе в межах ділянки розведення сил....


Delegation led by Serzh Sargsyan hosted at Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 March 2020

Today, during the working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, the delegation led by third President of the Republic of Armenia, President of the Republican Party of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan was hosted at Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies where Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with President of the Centre, former Prime Minister of Slovakia Mikuláš Dzurinda.

President Sargsyan said what was noteworthy was the fact that the meeting was taking place at the Wilfried Martens Centre for...


EU success story from Armenia: Sveta Khachatryan – the first woman with a disability to pursue a career as a vet in Gavar

Education, Training & Research, Gender issues, Youth

Armenia, Published on: 05 March 2020

Sveta Khachatryanis the first female veterinary student with a disability in the Armenian city of Gavar, Gegharkunik Province.

The 18-year old woman is training in veterinary medicine alongside her main studies at Gavar State Agricultural College. Sveta is learning how to take care of animals as part of an informal education course organised by the EU project EU4Youth – SAY YES Skills for Jobs.

“It started as an interest but then I fell in love with the work. The project has...


Serzh Sargsyan meets with President of European People’s Party Donald Tusk in Brussels

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 March 2020

Today marked the launch of the working visit of third President of Armenia, President of the Republican Party of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Among the members of the delegation led by Serzh Sargsyan are Armen Ashotyan, member of the Supreme Body of the Republican Party of Armenia and Executive Director of Luys Foundation Davit Harutyunyan and member of the council of the political party Lilit Beglaryan.

During the visit, Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with...


26 ევროპარლამენტარის კრიტიკული წერილი გახარიას

Political Dialogue

Georgia, Published on: 05 March 2020

ევროპარლამენტის წევრებმა, რომლებიც სხვადასხვა პოლიტიკურ ჯგუფს წარმოადგენენ, საქართველოს პრემიერ-მინისტრ გიორგი გახარიას გაუგზავნეს წერილი, რომელშიც „წუხილს გამოთქვამენ კანონის უზენაესობისა და დემოკრატიული პრინციპების საკითხებში საქართველოს უკუსვლის“, პროპორციულ სისტემაზე გადასვლის ჩაგდების გამო და ასევე გმობენ 2019 წელს მომიტინგეების წინააღმდეგ არაპროპორციული ძალის გამოყენებას.

ისინი აგრეთვე მოუწოდებენ საქართველოს მთავრობას, მიიღოს შესაბამისი ზომები პროპორციულ სააარჩევნო სისტემაზე...


‘Increased pressure at the European Union – Turkey border and unilateral actions are not bringing any positive answer’: Josep Borrell

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 March 2020

Turkey: Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell following his visit in Turkey

Good morning to everybody,

I had an intense visit and a lot of talks with the Turkish authorities yesterday and today.

Together with my colleague, Commissioner [for Crisis Management] Janez Lenarčič we came to discuss the situation in Syria, the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Idlib and the serious consequences that all that has for Turkey and for the European...


МИД: Беларусь готова  развивать отношения со странами ЕС, приоритет — соседи

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 05 March 2020

Беларусь считает важным развивать отношения со всеми без исключения странами Европейского союза, заявил заместитель министра иностранных дел Олег Кравченко на семинаре «Приоритеты международного парламентского сотрудничества в условиях формирования многополярного мира для развития Республики Беларусь» 5 марта в Палате представителей.

Говоря о связях с Евросоюзом и месте отдельных стран — членов ЕС в иерархии отношений Беларуси с ними, чиновник отметил, что «важны все».

«Все...


EU ready to foster enhancing cybersecurity in Azerbaijan

Justice Freedom & Security

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 March 2020

Azerbaijan is making efforts to protect its security in cyberspace. However, some problems arise in this regard, and these issues are becoming more complicated every day, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said.

He made the remark at the event "Digital Law: Protection of Personal Data" in Baku, Report says.

Jankauskas noted that this includes not only PCs and phones but also cybersecurity of companies and compliance of internet providers with certain...


Belarusian, British military to share experience of tactical, engineering training

Information Society

Belarus, Published on: 05 March 2020

Belarusian peacekeepers demonstrated to the British colleagues their routine for evacuating the wounded and their firearms training. In the next few days participants of the training session will share their experience of performing elements of tactical and engineering training.


EU ambassador: Azerbaijan, EU keep working on new agreement

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 March 2020

Azerbaijan and the European Union plan to set a date for the next round of negotiations soon.

The head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan, Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, made the statement, commenting on whether the parties would be able to adopt the text of the agreement ahead of the next Eastern Partnership summit.

"June 19 is the date of the next Eastern Partnership summit. It's going to take place in Brussels. We hope to adopt new frameworks for the Eastern Partnership for...


The European Union Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia project officially launched

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 March 2020

The largest European Union (EU) funded assistance project in the field of agriculture in Armenia was officially launched in Yerevan on 04 March. The project is titled the “EU Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia” (EU-GAIA). It is funded by the European Union (€ 9,7 million) and co-funded and implemented by the Austrian Development Agency (€ 2 million), the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation. The Government counterpart of the project is the RA Ministry of Economy. The...


Italia: Bilanțul deceselor din cauza Covid-19 a ajuns la peste 100, iar numărul cazurilor de infectare la 3000

Health

Moldova, Published on: 05 March 2020

Numărul deceselor provocate în Italia de epidemia de coronavirus a ajuns la 107, iar numărul cazurilor de infectare a ajuns la 3089, conform ultimului bilanţ oficial anunţat miercuri seară.


COREPER approves prolongation of sanctions over violation of Ukraine's sovereignty

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 04 March 2020

The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union, or COREPER, has approved the prolongation of sanctions against 175 individuals and 44 organizations for another six months over the violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.

"The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the EU has approved the prolongation of sanctions against 175 individuals and 44 organizations involved in undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine," Representative of Ukraine to the...


Italia închide școlile și universitățile din cauza răspândirii coronavirusului

Health, Information Society

Moldova, Published on: 04 March 2020

Italia închide școlile și universitățile din țară până la mijlocul lunii martie din cauza răspândirii alarmante a infecțiilor cu coronavirus, a declarat astăzi ministra Educației din Italia, Lucia Azzolina, scrie Rai News.


Uniunea Europeană va debloca un ajutor de urgenţă de 170 de milioane de euro pentru Siria

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 04 March 2020

Uniunea Europeană va debloca un ajutor de urgenţă de 170 de milioane de euro pentru a face faţă situaţiei umanitare din Siria, a declarat miercuri un înalt responsabil european care s-a aflat într-o vizită la Ankara alături de şeful diplomaţiei UE, Josep Borrell, relatează AFP.


‘The European Court’s sentences for 55 percent of the critical cases in connection to Armenia have not been carried out’: Philip Leach

Justice Freedom & Security, Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 04 March 2020

“We have twenty leading cases at the European Court of Human Rights in connection to Armenia that have not been closed yet. The European Court’s sentences for 55 percent of the critical cases in connection to Armenia have not been carried out,” Vice President of the European Implementation Network, Philip Leach, said in Yerevan during a discussion regarding the implementation of judgments made by the European Court of Human Rights.

The discussion was held by the European...