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"За стандартами ЄС": в уряді розповіли, як розвиватимуть "туристичні магніти" України

Mobility and migration

Ukraine, Published on: 25 June 2020

«Туристичні магніти» України розвиватимуть відповідно до стандартів ЄС.

Про це йшлося на зустрічі голови Державного агентства розвитку туризму (ДАРТ) Мар’яни Олеськів з віце-прем'єркою з європейської та євроатлантичної інтеграції України Ольгою Стефанішиною, повідомляє агентство у своєму Telegram-каналі.

«Європейському туристу важливо розуміти, що українська туристична сфера відповідає стандартам ЄС. Зміни не відбуваються миттєво, але маємо вж...


EU commissioner: Visa-free travel may be considered for Azerbaijan

Mobility and migration, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 25 June 2020

By Akbar Mammadov

The European Union is ready to consider visa liberalization issue with Azerbaijan, the EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Oliver Varhelyi said at a press conference.

According to the information provided by the portal SchengenVisaInfo.com, the commissioner made these remarks following a video conference of the Eastern Partnership countries’ foreign affairs ministers held on June 11.

Noting that a request for visa-free...


Studenţii din UE vor plăti taxe mai mari la universităţile din Anglia, de anul viitor

Education, Training & Research, Youth

Moldova, Published on: 25 June 2020

Studenţii internaţionali reprezintă o sursă importantă de venit pentru universităţile britanice. Aceştia plătesc adesea dublu - chiar mai mult, în cele mai prestigioase instituţii de învăţământ - faţă de 9.250 de lire sterline cât achită britanicii, o taxă valabilă până acum şi pentru studenţii din ţările UE, relatează AFP, citată de Agerpres.

Ca urmare a ieşirii Regatului Unit din UE la sfârşitul lunii ianuarie, rezidenţii din UE, din alte ţări ale Spaţiului economic european şi...


Armenia has signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 24 June 2020

Today,  24th of June, the Permanent Representative of Armenia – Ambassador Paruyr Hovhannisyan, in the office of Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and in her presence has signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents.

The Council of Europe opened the Convention on Access to Official Documents for signature in 2009. It is the first binding international legal instrument to recognise a general right of access...


Department of State: Georgia remained strong US security partner in 2019

Political Dialogue, Justice Freedom & Security

Georgia, Published on: 24 June 2020

The US Department of State said in its recent report on terrorism that in 2019 Georgia, ‘a longstanding member’ of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, ‘continued its robust engagement’ with the US across a range of counterterrorism-related issues. 

Georgia participated in numerous bilateral counterterrorism (CT) exercises and trainings with the United States and remained a strong US security partner”, the report says.

It also notes that although there were no terrorist...


O grădiniţă din Cantemir a fost eficientizată termic cu susţinerea UE

Energy, Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 24 June 2020

Grădiniţa nr. 2 din Cantemir a fost construită în anii '90. Este o clădire mare, cu cateva blocuri. Lucrările de efecienţă energetică sunt finalizate deja în proporţie de 80 la sută. Antreprenorul spune că în scurt timp grădiniţa va asigura condiţii moderne pentru copii.

„Este un proiect inovativ care foloseşte materiale de termoizolare a clărilor publice educaţionale, vată minerală cu grosimea de 150 milimetri cu densitatea de 120 kg, ceea ce va asigura o siguranţă termică foarte...


Belarus, Hungary intend to expand cooperation in nuclear energy

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 24 June 2020

The prospects of cooperation in nuclear energy between the two countries were discussed by Belarus' Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich and Hungarian Ambassador to Belarus Zsolt Csutora during a meeting in Minsk on 24 June.


First cohort of graduates from the Eastern Partnership European School

Education, Training & Research, Youth

Armenia, Published on: 23 June 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . On 23 June, the Eastern Partnership European School in Tbilisi, Georgia, held a graduation ceremony for its first cohort of students.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held online. The event was attended by the Georgian Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, the director of outreach and...


"Коронавирус - не оправдание": в ЕС призвали Украину не сворачивать реформы

Ukraine, Published on: 23 June 2020

Украина должна продолжать внедрение реформ и пандемия коронавируса не является уважительной причиной для остановки трансформаций

Об этом заявила вице-президент Еврокомиссии по вопросам ценностей и прозрачности Вера Юрова, передает "ДС" со ссылкой на "Европейскую правду".

Юрова отметила, что в условиях пандемии ЕС решил сделать исключение о предоставлении макрофинансовой помощи в размере 1,2 млрд евро, и сейчас идут переговоры с Украиной относительно политических условий...


UE şi-a consolidat poziţia de partener comercial principal al Republicii Moldova

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 23 June 2020

În şase ani de aplicare a Acordului de Asociere şi Liber Schimb, Uniunea Europeană (UE) şi-a consolidat poziţia de partener comercial principal al Republicii Moldova, relatează Mesager.

Украина предоставила ЕС доказательства нарушений прав человека в оккупированном Крыму

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Ukraine, Published on: 23 June 2020

Между Киевом и Брюсселем по видеосвязи проходит "Диалог по правам человека между Украиной и ЕС", который включает 12 тематических блоков

Об этом говорится в сообщении "Крым.Реалии", передает "ДС".

После выступления председателя делегации с вступительной речью о выполнении Нацстратегии по правам человека первой темой утреннего заседания был вопрос соблюдения прав человека на временно оккупированных территориях - Крыма и Донбасса.

Выступление постоянного представителя...


Memorandum de înţelegere în susţinerea comunităţilor rurale

Civil Society & Local Authorities, Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 23 June 2020

Ministrul Ion Perju a vorbit în cadrul evenimentului despre importanţa semnării memorandumului, ca fiind un prim pas în instituţionalizarea Programului LEADER în Republica Moldova.

„Moldova are nevoie de o nouă abordare în sprijinul localităţilor rurale, iar experienţa de peste 30 de ani a Uniunii Europene demonstrează eficienţa LEADER - unde protagonistul şi beneficiarul principal este cetăţeanul, iar motorul acestui program sunt Grupurile de Acţiune Locală. În acest context, MADRM...


Andrius Kubilius and Gayane Abrahamyan have noted that the cooperation based on the CEPA with the EU is growing into an enhanced and strategically reinforced partnership between Armenia and the EU

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 23 June 2020

Co-President of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Andrius Kubilius and Gayane Abrahamyan Make Joint Statement

The Co-President of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, the Head of the European Parliament Delegation Andrius Kubilius and the Head of Armenian Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Gayane Abrahamyan made a joint statement, which referred to the EU assistance for Armenia to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 crisis, to protect democracy, the support of the...


Euronest PA Co-President, Armenian MP Gayane Abrahamyan make joint statement

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 23 June 2020


EU-funded agricultural advisory project to last 26 months

Economy and trade

Azerbaijan, Published on: 23 June 2020

By Akbar Mammadov

The project to strengthen EU-funded agricultural advisory services in Azerbaijan will last 26 months, Melek Cakmak, Head of the Partnership and Coordination Office of the FAO in Azerbaijan said on June 23. 

The purpose of this project is to support the Azerbaijani government's efforts to develop an effective and sustainable advisory service strategy that can better respond to current and future challenges in the agricultural sector, Cakmakci said.

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Azerbaijan through the eyes of European diplomat - VIDEO

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 23 June 2020

​Denis Daniilidis has been the deputy head of the European Union delegation to Azerbaijan for four years


EU, WHO send medical supplies to Azerbaijan amid COVID-19

Health

Azerbaijan, Published on: 23 June 2020

By Ayya Lmahamad

The European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe ha send medical protective means to Azerbaijan, organizations’ press service reported on June 23.

Total supplies of 10,000 face shields, 10,000 protective goggles, 8,000 isolation gowns and 140,000 respirators have been delivered to Azerbaijan.

The assistance is part of the project “Solidarity Initiative for Health”, for which the EU has allocated €30 million wit...


Commission publishes EU Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online continues to deliver results

Culture and Media, Information Society

Armenia, Published on: 23 June 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 22 June, the European Commission released the results of its fifth evaluation of the 2016 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online.

The results are overall positive with IT companies assessing 90% of flagged content within 24 hours and removing 71% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech. However, the platforms need to further improve transparency and feedback to users. They also have to ensure that flagged content is evaluated consistently...