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EU helps boost tourism in Armenia’s regions

Culture and Media, Education, Training & Research

Armenia, Published on: 11 February 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 7 February, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, visited the first tourist information centre in Dilijan. The EU co-funded centre offers comprehensive information to guests visiting the area.

One of the key objectives of the centre is to attract tourists to Dilijan National Park and the nearby areas, and to become the main point for coordinating all tourism- and recreation-related events in the region. Some 6000 tourists have visited...


European Commission Vice President says would give Crimea back to Ukraine if switched places with Putin

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 10 February 2020

Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, has suggested in a video interview that she would give Crimea back to Ukraine if she had an opportunity to take up Russian President Vladimir Putin's post for just one day.

The interview was part of a video series titled "Face to Face", the project by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe party where it has engaged with European Commissioners in an informal way to ...


На Мюнхенську безпекову конференцію приїде Зеленський, - організатори

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 10 February 2020

Про це повідомляє офіційний Twitter форуму.

"Ми раді, що президент України Володимир Зеленський доєднається до нас на загальній зустрічі високого рівня для обговорення України на МКБ-2020", – йдеться в повідомленні.

Офіс президента наразі публічно не повідомляв його планів щодо участі в Мюнхенській конференції. Захід триватиме в німецькому місті з 14 по 16 лютого.

Німеччину на заході представлятимуть міністерка оборони Аннеґрет Крамп-Карренбауер та міністр закордонних...


European Commissioner Várhelyi to travel to Ukraine on Feb 11-12

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 10 February 2020

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 11-12, as the first Eastern Partnership country.

"The focus of the visit will be to reiterate continuous EU strong support for Ukraine's ambitious reform agenda, to discuss the state of reforms and the implementation of the Association Agreement as a follow-up to the European Union-Ukraine Association Council held in Brussels at the end of Januar...


ევროპარლამენტარი მარკეტა გრეგოროვა - თუ საქართველოში რეფორმები არ განხორციელდება, ამას გარკვეული საპასუხო რეაქცია მოჰყვება

Political Dialogue

Georgia, Published on: 10 February 2020

„ვფიქრობ, აშშ-ს კონგრესმენები და სენატორები ითვალისწინებენ, რომ თუ რეფორმები არ განხორციელდება, ამას გარკვეული საპასუხო რეაქცია მოჰყვება“, - ამის შესახებ ევროპარლამენტარმა მარკეტა გრეგოროვამ „ინტერპრესნიუსს“ ექსკლუზიურ ინტერვიუში განუცხადა.

მან ისაუბრა იმის შესახებ, რას უნდა ელოდოს საქართველო იმ შემთხვევაში, თუ წინასაარჩევნო პერიოდი საერთაშორისო სტანდარტების შესაბამისად არ წარიმართება და დასავლელ პარტნიორებს გარკვეული კითხვები ექნებათ.

„ვფიქრობ, აშშ-ს კონგრესმენებისა და...


International observer: European countries should use electoral experience of Azerbaijan

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 10 February 2020

By Trend

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Embracing Europe’s power

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 10 February 2020

Europeans must deal with the world as it is, not as they wish it to be. And that means relearning the language of power and combining the European Union’s resources in a way that maximizes their geopolitical impact.

BRUSSELS – The geopolitical upheavals we are witnessing today underline the urgency with which the European Union must find its way in a world increasingly characterized by raw power politics. We Europeans must adjust our mental maps to deal with the world as it is, not as...


В Комрате «поговорили с Европой». Студентам КГУ рассказали об образовательных программах ЕС

Education, Training & Research, Youth

Moldova, Published on: 09 February 2020

Студенческие обмены, волонтерство в европейских странах и другие образовательные программы Европейского союза представили студентам Комратского государственного университета (КГУ) в рамках мероприятия «EU Talks: Говорим с Европой». «Мы знаем, что у вас большие мечты, что вам хочется открывать для себя мир и реализовывать себя как личности, — обратилась к студентам руководитель проектов в представительстве ЕС в […]

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Premierul Ungariei, Viktor Orban, vine la Chișinău

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 09 February 2020

Premierul Ungariei, Viktor Orban, va întreprinde în curând o vizită la Chișinău. Confirmarea vine din partea ministrului de Externe, Aureliu Ciocoi, care a făcut o declarație în acest sens pentru Europa Liberă. Mai mult, ministrul a menționat că și președintele R. Moldova, Igor Dodon, urmează să facă o vizită în Ungaria. 


EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, U.S. State Secretary discuss situation in Ukraine's Donbas

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 09 February 2020

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed the situation in Donbas, Ukraine's east.

"The High Representative and the Secretary of State also discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the need for full implementation of the Minsk Agreements, and Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol," the European Union External Action ...


Ce înseamnă Brexit pentru UE și partenerii uniunii? Vezi în editorialul semnat de doi mari oficiali europeni

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 09 February 2020

Ce înseamnă Brexit pentru UE și partenerii ei? La această întrebare au răspuns Înaltul Reprezentant al Uniunii Europene pentru Afaceri Externe și Politica de Securitate, Vicepreședintele Comisiei Europene, Josep Borrell, și negociatorul-șef al Uniunii Europene pentru Brexit, Michel Barnier, prin intermediul unui editorial scris și semnat de cei doi diplomați. Potrivit oficialilor, părăsind UE, Marea Britanie nu va mai beneficia de sute de acorduri internaționale în domenii,  precum com......


MFA: Slovenia completes process for ratification of Armenia-EU agreement

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 February 2020


Support to the regional development of Armenia is a priority for the European Union

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 February 2020

Today, the EU Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin visited the EU co-funded first Tourism Information Center in Dilijan, which offers comprehensive information to tourists and guests visiting the area. One of the key objectives of the center is to boost the tourist attractiveness of Dilijan National Park and the adjacent areas, and to become a major platform for coordinating all tourism- and recreation-related events in the region.6000 visitors attended TIC since its opening.

The next stop was...


Newspaper: EU ambassadors ask unpleasant questions for Armenia authorities during meeting with FM

Culture and Media, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 February 2020


Зеленский встретился с президентом Италии: О чем говорили

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 07 February 2020

Президент Владимир Зеленский надеется на развитие отношений с Италией, поскольку она является влиятельным членом ЕС и НАТО

Об этом он заявил во время встречи с президентом Италии Серджио Маттареллой, передает "ДС" со ссылкой на пресс-службу главы государства.

"Главы государств обсудили широкий круг вопросов двустороннего сотрудничества, в частности развитие политического диалога, перспективы торгово-экономического и инвестиционного сотрудничества, поддержку Италией процесса...


У 2019 році імпорт газу в Україну зріс на 35%, транзит - на 3%

Energy

Ukraine, Published on: 07 February 2020

Про це повідомляє пресслужба компанії.

При цьому Україна більше чотирьох років імпортує газ лише з європейського напряму.

Максимальний рівень використання української газотранспортної системи (ГТС) для транзиту у 2019 році сягнув 113 млрд куб. м у річному еквіваленті (максимальні показники транзиту зафіксовані в липні 2019 року).

До підземних сховищ газу (ПСГ) за 2019 рік закачали 13,1 млрд куб. м газу - на 34% більше, ніж протягом 2018 року. На початок сезону відбору...


Armenia FM meets with EU colleagues

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 February 2020


OSCE SMM: Recent developments in eastern Ukraine positive, but full implementation of ceasefire required

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 07 February 2020

Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Yaşar Halit Çevik has said despite the positive impact of recent disengagement in the three agreed areas and the reconstruction of the bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska, a comprehensive ceasefire remains an essential element for progress.

In his address to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, he noted that overall, the disengagement process remained on track in the pilot areas, and that discus...


Armenia to conclude document defining legal framework for cooperation with Europol

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 February 2020


Armenia Migration Service chief discusses launch of Armenia-EU visa liberalization dialogue in Prague

Mobility and migration, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 February 2020