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Experts: Council of Europe demonstrates biased attitude towards Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Published on: 07 February 2020

By Trend

The latest tough attacks by the Council of Europe are related to the fact that Azerbaijan pursues an independent policy, and in such an unstable world its policy remains reliable and prudent, Head of the ‘Russia-Eurasia: Cultural Politics in Strengthening of Interethnic and Interreligious Peace’ Mikhail Chernov told https://en.trend.az/" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing...


We must end female genital mutilation once and for all, EU says

Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 06 February 2020

“It’s all still in my head, where it happened, who held me down, the balcony above me. And how it was all masked by a party with gifts and music.” Mariam, born in Djibouti, recounts her traumatic experience when she was 5 years old. As a young woman she joined a movement to end female genital mutilation in her country and vowed never to do this to her own daughter. However, in Mariam’s absence, her traditionalist mother arranged to have the baby cut and some months later the child died from...


New methodology for EU accession of Western Balkans proposed: More credibility, predictability, dynamism and political steer

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 06 February 2020

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi presented a new Commission proposal for enhancing the accession process for the countries of the Western Balkans, calling it ‘a geo-strategic investment of the EU in a stable, strong, prosperous and united Europe’.

“The European Union enlargement to the Western Balkans is a top priority for the Commission”, Commissioner Várhelyi said, explaining that the Commission is proposing concrete steps on how to enhance the...


Raport: Europa nu are soluţii pentru zecile de mii de tone de deşeuri nucleare

Energy, Environment and climate change

Moldova, Published on: 06 February 2020

Peste 60.000 de tone de deşeuri nucleare radioactive sunt în prezent stocate în facilităţi provizorii în Europa, în timp ce capacităţile de stocare a acestora au ajuns la limită şi nu au fost încă elaborare soluţii pe termen lung. Asta arată un raport prezentat miercuri de Fundaţia Heinrich Boell din Germania, afiliată Partidului Verzilor, relatează agenţia DPA, citată de Agerpres.


Шлях стає складнішим: ЄС змінює правила приєднання країн

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 05 February 2020

Європейський Союз змінює правила приєднання країн, які ускладнюють цю процедуру.

Про це йдеться в сюжеті ТСН.

Сьогодні Європейська комісія оприлюднила нові пропозиції щодо розширення. Вони, як кажуть експерти, ускладнюють шлях до Європи.

Нові правила, переконують у Брюсселі, мають велике значення і для України.

Євросоюз не змінює критерії, однак змінює процедуру.

Йдеться про те, що всі теми переговорів про приєднання (їх 35) розбива...


Armenia justice minister meets with Eurojust president in The Hague

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 05 February 2020


У складі української делегації для участі у Раді асоціації Україна-ЄС не знайшлося місця парламентарям, - Порошенко

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 05 February 2020

Під час засідання Комітету ВР з питань інтеграції України з ЄС Порошенко запропонував для обговорення низку важливих питань


Еврокомиссия разработала новые правила для вступления в ЕС. Что изменится

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 05 February 2020

Европейская комиссия разработала новые правила для вступления стран в Европейский союз. Об этом 5 февраля сообщает «Европейская правда» со ссылкой на RFE/RL, в распоряжении которой есть соответствующий документ. Документ призывает к созданию дополнительных стимулов для стран-претендентов на вступление в ЕС, которые показывают прогресс в реформах. Среди таких стимулов — увеличение финансирования и более тесное сотрудничество с международными финансовыми институтами. В то же время документ не ...


Belarusian FM on visit to Bulgaria

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 05 February 2020

MINSK, 5 February (BelTA) - Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei is in Bulgaria on an official visit, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in that country.


Peter Michalko: Ungheniul este un oraș foarte frumos, cu un potențial foarte mare de dezvoltare

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 05 February 2020

Pe 24 ianuarie, la Ungheni a fost lansat Programul ”EU4Moldova: Regiuni cheie”. La acest eveniment, a fost prezent și Excelența Sa, Peter Michalko, Ambasadorul Uniunii Europene în Republica Moldova.

În cadrul unei conferințe de presă, Excelența Sa, a răspuns la întrebările adresate de către jurnaliștii din Ungheni.

După ce criterii a fost selectat municipiul Ungheni în cadrul acestui vast Program?

Includerea municipiului Ungheni în Program a fost decisă după o analiză...


Programul „Satul European” ar putea fi lansat în Republica Moldova pe parcursul acestui an

Civil Society & Local Authorities, Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 05 February 2020

„Vestea bună pe care am primit-o este că, deja în acest an, va fi lansat programul Satul European, care va finanţa proiecte de dezvoltare în localităţile noastre, fără amestecul Guvernului. De asemenea, am reiterat că reforma justiţiei şi lupta împotriva corupţiei sunt condiţii indispensabile pentru îmbunătăţirea vieţii oamenilor şi UE trebuie să insiste în continuare pe îndeplinirea de către guvernare a acestor angajamente”, a scris Maia Sandu pe facebook.
Fostul premier de la...


EU Nanobiotechnology Laboratory opens for training and capacity building to H2020 associated countries

Information Society

Armenia, Published on: 05 February 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. The European Commission has opened its Joint Research Centre (JRC) Nanobiotechnology Laboratory for Training and Capacity Building for access to applicants from Enlargement and Integration Countries working in academia and research organisations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.

Applicants from institutions and organisations located in countries associated to the Framework Programme H2020: Albania, Armenia,...


Річард Терлецький: Пошук співпраці між Україною та Польщею загальмував

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 05 February 2020

Заступник спікера Сейму Польщі Річард Терлецький під час 13-го Форуму Європа-Україна в Жешуві 5 лютого висловив жаль, що на подію не приїхали українські депутати, і заявив, що пошук співпраці між країнами дещо загальмував. Про це повідомив кореспондент Тижня.

 

«Наш пошук співпраці дещо шкутильгає, загальмував. Чогось не вистачає. На форум не приїхали українські депутати, можливо вони вважають, що відносини з Польщею не такі важливі?», - сказав заступник спікера.

 

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Єврокомісія розробила нові правила розширення ЄС

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 05 February 2020

Європейська комісія розробила нові правила розширення Євросоюзу


UE respinge planul de pace al președintelui SUA, Donald Trump, pentru Orientul Mijlociu

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 05 February 2020

Uniunea Europeană a criticat planul preşedintelui american, Donald Trump, pentru a rezolva conflictul din Orientul Mijlociu. Organizaţia Cooperării Islamice a anunţat că respinge planul liderului de la Casa Albă, scrie digi24. 


Comisia Europeană va revizui procesul de aderare a unor noi state la UE

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 05 February 2020

Comisia Europeană va propune schimbări în sistemul de aderare a unor noi state la UE, pentru ca actualele state membre să aibă un rol sporit în acest proces. Decizia a fost luată în urma presiunilor Franţei şi ale altor state vest-europene care s-au opus recent continuării procesului de aderare a statelor din Balcani, scrie digi24. 


EU and Armenia’s leaders discuss future of bilateral relations and upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 04 February 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . On 3 February, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, spoke over the phone.

The President of the European Council and the Prime Minister of Armenia discussed EU-Armenia relations. Both parties pledged to further develop EU-Armenia bilateral cooperation, including commercial ties.

Armenia’s democratic reform agenda was at the heart of the discussion. The President of the European Council stressed...


UE critică planul de pace al președintelui SUA pentru Orientul Mijlociu

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 04 February 2020

Uniunea Europeană a criticat planul preşedintelui american Donald Trump pentru a rezolva conflictul israeliano-palestinian şi s-a declarat preocupată în special de dorinţa Israelului de a anexa Valea Iordanului, scrie Digi24.ro. Totodată, Organizaţia Cooperării Islamice (OCI) a anunţat luni că https://www.agerpres....


‘It is not clear what meetings My Step has had in the European Parliament, but we have not had results in being able to have an impact on this resolution’

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 04 February 2020

The head of the Bright Armenia parliamentary faction, Edmon Marukyan, considers the work of the parliament in parliamentary diplomacy to be unsatisfactory.

In an interview with Aravot Daily, Edmon Marukyan said that the European Parliament’s resolution was not strange, but he also said that the My Step faction’s visit did not cause any changes in the wording of the resolution.

The European Parliament had passed a resolution that supports the territorial integrity and the right...


Глава МИД Литвы: Ощущение, что суверенитету Беларуси со стороны РФ что-то угрожает, есть во всем мире

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 04 February 2020

По мнению литовского министра, несмотря на то, что договор об интеграции еще не воплощен в жизнь, де-факто интеграция Беларуси и России уже присутствует в областях обороны и безопасности.