eui head



Ukrainian (UA)English (United Kingdom)


Посилання на EU Bookshop

1-eu

EUi Останні новини



(11/04/17) Міжнародний Інформаційний тиждень Програми Європейського Союзу Еразмус+ (27-28.10, 17-18.11, 8-9.12)

Міжнародний Інформаційний тиждень Програми Європейського Союзу Еразмус+ (27-28.10, 17-18.11, 8-9.12) Щиро запрошуємо Вас взяти участь у *Міжнародному Інформаційному тижні Програми Європейського Союзу Еразмус+*, що пройде з *6 по 10 листопада 2017 р. в м. Києві*. Заходи в рамках І...
Читати далі...

(05/22/17) 20 травня 2017 року студенти Навчально-наукового інституту Міжнародних віднисин за сприяння Інформаційного центру ЄС ННІМВ взяли участь у публічній дискусії «Культурна дипломатія: шляхи до порозуміння»

20 травня  2017 року студенти Навчально-наукового інституту Міжнародних віднисин  за сприяння Інформаційного центру ЄС ННІМВ  взяли участь у публічній  дискусії «Культурна дипломатія: шляхи до порозуміння» від Представництва ЄС в Україні, що відбулася в рамках Д...
Читати далі...

(05/22/17) Виставка-конкурс дитячої творчості «Барви Європи» до Дня Європи в Україні

У травні за традицією Україна відзначає День Європи. Святковий захід проходить і в Національному авіаційному університеті. З 11 травня в читальній залі НТБ НАУ працює виставка-конкурс  дитячої  творчості «Барви Європи», присвячена Дню Європи в Україні. Захід проводи...
Читати далі...

(05/18/17) Європейська Україна відзначає День Європи уже в п’ятнадцяте

Європейська Україна відзначає День Європи уже в п’ятнадцяте. Цього року нам є що святкувати: країна не на словах стала частиною великої європейської родини. Адже безвізовий режим відкриватиме для українців нові можливості і наочний приклад, як змінити життя на краще. П...
Читати далі...

(04/04/17) Упродовж 29-30 березня 2017 року на базі Інформаційного центру ЄС при ЛНУ ім. Івана Франка відбувалася щорічна зустріч координаторів Інформаційних центрів Європейського Союзу в Україні за участі координатора Інформаційного центру ЄС ННІМВ НАУ Алли Горобей

Упродовж 29-30 березня 2017 року на базі Інформаційного центру ЄС при ЛНУ ім. Івана Франка відбувалася щорічна зустріч координаторів Інформаційних центрів Європейського Союзу в Україні за участі координатора Інформаційного центру ЄС ННІМВ НАУ Алли Горобей. Під час зустрі...
Читати далі...

Східне партнерство — політика Європейського Союзу (ЄС), що має на меті зміцнення стосунків зі східними сусідами ЄС і є продовженням східного напрямку існуючої Європейської політики сусідства. http://www.enpi-info.eu/

Ініціатива Східного партнерства була представлена Польщею за підтримки Швеції у травні 2008 року на Раді ЄС. Ця ініціатива передбачала участь 6 країн Східної Європи — України, Молдови, Білорусі, Грузії, Вірменії та Азербайджану. До основних сфер, де пропонувалося зміцнити співпрацю, належали:
• Робота над Угодою про асоціацію, яка включатиме комплексне порозуміння про зону вільної торгівлі між ЄС та 6 країнами партнерами;

• Фінансування комплексних програм, що мають покращити адміністративну структуру української влади;

• Інтеграція з економіками країн ЄС, що передбачає зближення українського законодавства з законодавством ЄС;

• Створення економічного союзу між учасниками проекту Східного партнерства;

•  Співпраця в боротьбі проти корупції, організованої злочинності, нелегальної міграції;

• Збільшення мобільності робочої сили та перспективи відкриття ринків праці ЄС для українців;

•  Посилення енергетичної безпеки України;

• Реалізація програм, що спрямовані на подолання економічної і соціальної нерівності України;

• Реалізація індивідуальних програм (охорона кордонів, допомога у ліквідації наслідків стихійного лиха, підвищення енергетичної ефективності та відновлюваних джерел енергії);

• Посилення контактів між Україною та ЄС і між їх громадянами (наприклад, проект «Євро-конкурс»);

•  Додаткова фінансова допомога.

У червні 2008 року на саміті Ради ЄС ініціатива знайшла підтримку усіх представників членів ЄС.

3 грудня 2008 року Європейська Комісія прийняла цей проект, оприлюднивши комюніке «Східне партнерство». В проекті зроблено акцент на створенні зони вільної торгівлі, підписанні угоди про асоціацію, лібералізації візового режиму для країн, що беруть участь у проекті, співпраці задля енергетичної безпеки, одночасно збільшивши фінансування проекту до 600 млн євро до 2013 року. 20 березня 2009 року Рада ЄС остаточно затвердила проект Східного партнерства, оголосивши про те, що його офіційний старт відбудеться 7 травня 2009 року у Празі.
7 травня 2009 під час установчого саміту «Східного партнерства» у м. Прага прийнято спільну заяву, згідно з якою «Східне партнерство» буде доповненням до двосторонніх договірних відносин між ЄС та кожною з держав-партнерів.
Основні завдання проекту в стосунках з Україною
«Східне партнерство» передбачає:
•  подальше спрощення візового режиму та поступовий рух до його лібералізації,
•  укладення поглиблених зон вільної торгівлі,
•  підтримку процесу адаптації законодавства та зміцнення інституційної здатності країн-партнерів,
•  сприяння регіональному розвитку на основі політики регіонального вимірювання ЄС,
•  створення інтегрованої системи управління кордонами,
•  співпрацю у сфері енергетичної безпеки.

У рамках ініціативи передбачено багатосторонній діалог на чотирьох рівнях:

1. зустрічі глав держав і урядів;
2.  щорічні зустрічі на рівні міністрів закордонних справ;
3.  зустрічі чотирьох тематичних платформ:
4.   демократія, належне управління та стабільність;
5.   економічна інтеграція та наближення; енергетична безпека;
6.   міжлюдські контакти;
7.   панелі для підтримки роботи платформ.

У червні 2009 р. проведено перші установчі засідання всіх тематичних платформ, під час яких схвалено загальні принципи і привила процедури їх діяльності.
За підсумками установчих засідань Європейська Комісія має намір підготувати проект основних цілей діяльності кожної з платформ, який буде винесено на розгляд наступних засідань (орієнтовно — у листопаді 2009). Крім того, Єврокомісія доопрацює концепції майбутніх проектів в рамках «Східного партнерства» і представить їх на розгляд Української Сторони.

Фінансування:

Східне партнерство буде фінансуватися з фонду Інструменту Європейського Сусідства і Партнерства, що передбачає виділення 600 млн євро (2009—2013), з яких:
•  250 млн. — кошти, що вже передбачені Європейською політикою сусідства,
•  350 млн євро — це нові кошти, які були виділені на реалізацію проекту Східного партнерства.

Останні новини :

New EU Neighbours Website

Dear subscriber, The new euneighbours.eu website is online! The website is currently available in four languages: Arabic, French, English and Russian, and it will be further expanded with pages translated into Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Hebrew, Romanian and Ukrainian. With its simple navigation, the site aims to provide clear and easily accessible information - by country and theme - on EU cooperation with partner countries in the East and South neighbouring regions. The website provides up-to-date information, news, events, feature stories, interviews, and testimonials from beneficiaries, as well as an overview of projects currently implemented by the European Union in its various areas of cooperation. This new website replaces the former EU Neighbourhood Info Centre website. If you have comments or would like to give us feedback, you can do so on the "Contact us" section on the site.
Visit http://www.euneighbours.eu

__________________________________________________________________

EU calls for immediate stop to fighting in Eastern Ukraine

The European Union has called for an immediate stop to the recent fighting around Avdiivka in Eastern Ukraine. "The intense fighting around Avdiivka in the last few days, involving heavy shelling with proscribed weapons and leading to a considerable number of casualties, is a blatant violation of the ceasefire, as stipulated by the Minsk…
To read more visit: http://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/news/eu-calls-immediate-stop-fighting-eastern-ukraine

__________________________________________________________________

Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

EU Neighbours East is kicking off the New Year with twenty-one new opportunities for you! A lot of events and trainings will be organised in 2017, including the 17th EU Study Days in Ukraine (Vinnytsia, Ukraine – February 2017) , the learning programme “Youthful Europe” (Tbilisi, Georgia – March 2017) , and the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (Warsaw, Poland – July 2017) . In addition, new calls for project proposals have been issued by the European Union and other organisations, with multiple funding offers for civil society support. Make sure to review the list below to not miss your chance!
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47757&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU−Ukraine Association Council: focus on political reform and economic cooperation

The third meeting of the EU−Ukraine Association Council will take place on 19 December 2016 in Brussels. The meeting will be chaired by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. Ukraine will be represented by its Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47602&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

The European Council reconfirms its commitment to Ukraine

The European Council has reconfirmed its commitment to international law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as to the EU-Ukraine Association, in its official conclusions published on 15 December.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47616&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU identifies key deliverables for the Eastern Partnership

The European Commission and the European External Action Service have identified 20 key deliverables for the Eastern Partnership by 2020. The targets were published in a joint working document, "Eastern Partnership – focusing on key priorities and deliverables", on 15 December.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47612&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Dear all, we have selected the latest interesting opportunities offered by EU institutions, EU projects, as well as EU member states to individuals, civil society organisations and companies from the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Please, review the list of tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs generated by the EU Neighbours East project.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47606&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

European Parliament condemn Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine

A delegation of the Security and Defence Subcommittee of the European Parliament have condemned the illegal annexation of Crimea and the ongoing Russian aggression, as part of a visit to Ukraine on 1-4 November 2016. The MEPs also called upon all relevant EU institutions to make visa liberalisation a reality for the citizens of Ukraine.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47100&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

ERASMUS+ launches call for proposals 2017

The EU-funded programme ERASMUS+ has launched its call for proposals for 2017 for a total amount of EUR 2,157.1 million. Institutions and individuals from the East and South neighbourhood countries can take part in several activities announced in the call as partners or applicants.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=47010&lang_id=450 (South)
or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=47010&lang_id=450 (East)

__________________________________________________________________

EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions by six months

Last week, the Council of the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2017. The measures were initially introduced for one year on 31 July 2014, in response to Russia's actions in the east of Ukraine. Reinforced in September 2014, the sanctions target the financial, energy and defence sectors, and the area of dual-use goods, the EU said on 1 July.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=45731&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: 36 students win Erasmus scholarships to study in European universities

Thirty-six graduate students from Ukraine will this autumn start their Master's and Doctorate Programmes at Austrian, Dutch, British, Spanish, French, Italian, Belgian, German, Swedish and Portuguese universities. These opportunities have become available thanks to the successful enrolment of these students in the prestigious EU Erasmus Mundus Master and PhD programmes. Apart from these new Erasmus students, 28 current Ukrainian students who won their scholarships in the previous 2015 call will continue their studies on Master’s and Doctoral programmes in European universities, according to a press release from the EU Delegation in Ukraine.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=45344&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EU supports efforts to restore governance and reconciliation in eastern regions

Local government reform, gender-responsive recovery and improved service delivery in the crisis-affected communities of Ukraine will be the focus of additional EU funding aimed at peace-building and the prevention of further conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The new EUR 10 million grant will support an already existing programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine dealing with the restoration of governance and reconciliation in crisis-affected communities in the country.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=45291&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EP fact-finding mission to assess EU assistance

A delegation of four Members of European Parliament (MEPs) is to visit Ukraine between 16 and 19 May for a fact-finding mission. They will assess the financial assistance provided by the EU since the Maidan revolution to support Ukraine's stabilisation and reform process, the EU Delegation to Ukraine said. The members of the Budgetary Control Committee responsible for controlling the spending of EU money will analyse how the aid is being used on the ground, how the country is coping with corruption and whether it affects EU funds.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=45083&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Mogherini on Europe Day: the world needs a strong Europe more than ever

On the occasion of Europe Day celebrated on 9 May, the EU High Representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini issued a rallying cry stressing the essential nature of the European project to the world: "In this tough moment in the history of the world, the world needs a strong Europe more than ever. We have a responsibility to our own citizens, and also to the rest of the world.”
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=44971&lang_id=450(South)
or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44971&lang_id=450(East)

__________________________________________________________________

Principles of Public Administration: SIGMA sets framework for reform in ENP Countries

The EU-funded programme SIGMA programme (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) organised a regional conference yesterday in Jordan to present a report on “The Principles of Public Administration: A Framework for ENP Countries”.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=45016&lang_id=450(South)
or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=45016&lang_id=450(East)

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44884&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: Opportunity for journalists in Lviv and Poltava

Are you a journalist working for regional and local print or online media in Ukraine? Are you interested in internal migration issues, particularly what relates to internally displaced people in this country? If so, the Thompson-Reuters Foundation and the Institute for Regional Media and Information invite you to take part in two five-day capacity building seminars in the Ukrainian cities of Lviv and Poltava. These activities are part of the EU-funded media development project ‘The Regional Voices’.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44915&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU Days in Strasbourg and Brussels: EU institutions open doors to general public

On Sunday 8 May and Saturday 28 May, the European Institutions will open their doors to the general public in Strasbourg and Brussels to celebrate Europe Day in a fun and festive way. The European Parliament, European Council, Council of the European Union, European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions and European External Action Service will host a large range of activities - from thematic villages, concerts, guided tours and exhibitions to debates, meetings with Members of European Parliament and European Commission Commissioners, as well as sports, culture and even culinary activities.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44937&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Mogherini on Europe Day: the world needs a strong Europe more than ever

On the occasion of Europe Day celebrated on 9 May, the EU High Representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini issued a rallying cry stressing the essential nature of the European project to the world: "In this tough moment in the history of the world, the world needs a strong Europe more than ever. We have a responsibility to our own citizens, and also to the rest of the world.”
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=44971&lang_id=450
or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44971&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date.

__________________________________________________________________

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

“The European Commission (EC) is today proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament (EP) to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine by transferring Ukraine to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen area,” the EC announced in a press release today, 20 April. Once the proposal is adopted by the EP and the Council, Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports will no longer require visas when travelling for short stays of up to 90 days to the Schengen area, the EC statement added.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44735&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Commissioner Hahn in Ukraine: new government needs to act fast on reforms

"Ukraine's new government needs to act swiftly to implement key economic and rule of law reforms and step up the fight against corruption,” said Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, prior to his visit to Ukraine that started yesterday. A press release said that during his two-day stay in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv the Commissioner will meet with the country’s political leadership: President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44751&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

‘Be European’: new campaign launched in Ukraine

“What does it mean to you to be European?” This is the question put to Ukrainian citizens in the framework of a new campaign launched on 14 April with the support of the EU Delegation in Kyiv, the country’s Foreign Ministry, the ‘European Truth’ news portal and ‘European Radio’ station. In return, the campaign organisers will communicate stories about the lifestyle and habits of ordinary Europeans, their interests and tastes, showing that EU is about unity in diversity.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44646&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EU welcomes appointment of new Prime Minister and government

“Today’s appointment of a new government in Ukraine, headed by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, is a crucial development at a time when new momentum in the country is badly needed,” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn in a statement on Thursday. “Having met Mr Groysman in his previous capacity as the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada many times, including very recently, we look forward to working with him to build a stronger Ukraine, on the basis of fundamental reform and accountable governance,” the statement added.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44639&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Maritime security: open seas a cornerstone for peace and stability - G7

“Free, open and stable seas are a cornerstone for peace, stability and prosperity of the international community”, the G7 Foreign Ministers underlined at a meeting on maritime security in Hiroshima (Japan) on Monday 11 April 2016. In their statement, the representatives of the seven major powers and the EU focused on the Asian zone and the South China Sea in particular, but the principles are universally applicable. The G7 confirms the importance of “maintaining a maritime order based upon the universally recognized principles of international law,” the statement said.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=44599&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: better communication for a more effective police

A group of 35 officers from the Kyiv Patrol Police Administrative Services Hall will learn how to communicate in a citizen-oriented way during a ‘Communication Soft Skill’ course designed by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine. The officers taking part face people violating traffic rules on a daily basis, and the training will focus on communicating in a friendly manner, overcoming conflict situations and dealing with stress.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44613&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Opportunity: Fellowships in Europe for scientists working on research and innovation

Scientists from around the world interested in research and innovation are invited to apply for an Individual Fellowship to work at a research institution in one of the EU Member States or Associated countries. This opportunity is available through the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 and its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project that provides grants for researchers’ mobility, and is open to scientists from Eastern Partnership countries.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44614&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU on situation in eastern Ukraine: “A sustainable ceasefire is urgently needed”

“The significant increase of ceasefire violations in the Donetsk region represents an unprecedented level of violence since the sides recommitted to the ceasefire in 2015,” an EU Spokesperson said on Monday, reacting to recent escalation of violence in the conflict-ridden eastern part of Ukraine. “We back the call by Special Representative of the Federal Government of Germany for the OSCE Chairmanship, Gernot Erler, and urge all sides to take steps to de-escalate the situation and to fully honour their commitments,” said the statement.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44581&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Dutch referendum on Ukraine: “we need to be more engaged with our citizens”, say MEPs

“To us who are deeply convinced of the merits of this Agreement, which is mutually beneficial to both Ukrainian and EU citizens, and who were actively committed to its realisation, it is of course a disappointment to see that a majority of those who cast their vote in the Netherlands rejected the Agreement,” said a statement reacting to the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, issued last week by the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee chair Elmar Brok, the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee chair Andrej Plenković and Ukraine standing rapporteur Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44575&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Apply now: traineeship at European Parliament for graduate students

University graduates with a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU who are interested to learn about the work of the European Parliament (EP) are invited to participate in the traineeship programme at the EP offices in Brussels and Strasbourg this year. Three types of traineeships are offered to applicants from EU and candidate countries. In addition, 10% of spots have been allocated to the third country nationals, including those from the EU Neighbourhood countries.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44568&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: Prepare for summer!

All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood. This week’s special: Summer internships & trainings as well as tenders & grants, calls for proposals & jobs collected by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44564&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Opportunity: European Neighbourhood Policy summer school for PhD students

The College of Europe has announced its fourth European Neighbourhood Policy summer school to be held in Warsaw this year between 23 June and 1 July. PhD students of political science specialising in sub-disciplines related to EU integration, international relations, comparative politics, peace and conflict, as well as public administration have been encouraged to apply.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44566&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

European Commission spokesperson reacts to Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

"The European Commission takes note of the outcome of the referendum held yesterday in the Netherlands on the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement,” said the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, at the mid-day press briefing in Brussels today. Answering a question from journalists on the referendum held in the Netherlands on 6 April, the Spokesperson added that under the Dutch national law the referendum has a consultative nature.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44547&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU announces EUR 52 million to support access to education for children in emergency situations

The European Commission (EC) yesterday announced a EUR 52 million humanitarian aid package for 2016 to support educational projects for children in countries experiencing war, conflict or other emergency situations. A press release from the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) said the funding would target regions across the world, including Ukraine, where children are at higher risk of being left out of school or having their education disrupted.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44507&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Energy Efficiency: EU opportunity for researchers from Eastern Partnership countries

Are you an early stage researcher or research project manager from one of the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries? Do you work in the area of energy efficiency for an established scientific research institution in your country? Would you like to learn more about project management of international scientific projects supported by the largest EU multinational programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project, which provides grants for researchers’ mobility? If so, the EU-funded International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries (IncoNet EaP) invites you to take part in a summer school in Vienna, Austria between 13 and 17 June 2016.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44506&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Journalist competition: Best article on forestry issues in Ukraine

Are you a journalist working in Ukraine and writing on environmental issues, in particular the protection of forests? If so, the EU-funded forestry programme FLEG II invites you to take part in an annual journalist contest ‘Every year is Forest Year. 2016’. Newspaper and magazine articles, TV and radio stories, as well as online publications are accepted from journalists, NGO activists, foresters and even ordinary citizens passionate about forest issues. The deadline is 15 May 2016.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44462&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood: have you missed any of them this week? Check out the new opportunities selected by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44456&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EUAM brings British police experts to share experience on money laundering

Over 100 Ukrainian security officials have taken part in an event highlighting money laundering issues led by two City of London police detectives, in a workshop organised in Kyiv by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine. The programme focused on tracing laundered money, recovering stolen assets, as well as learning about international cooperation in tackling economic crimes.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44400&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EU supports renovation of social institutions for local communities and IDPs

A dozen important social institutions in the villages of Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine will open their doors for visitors this spring after the refurbishment, funded by the European Union. According to the EU Delegation to Ukraine, over 23,500 local residents and over 5,500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be able to attend culture clubs, the culture centre for youth and children, ambulatories, departments of social adaptation and rehabilitation of disabled people and sport complex renovated with EU support.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44390&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Tenders & grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the Eastern Neighbourhood: have you missed any of them this week? Check out the new opportunities selected by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre to date. Jobs & Traineeship opportunities
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44284&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU calls on Russia to release Savchenko – Mogherini

“Despite many calls, Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday,” commented EU High Representative Federica Mogherini following the news that Savchenko was sentenced by a Russian court to 22 years in jail after a resonance and controversial trial that lasted one and a half years. “We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadiya Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.”
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44350&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU Visitors Programme invites young leaders

The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) invites young leaders from outside the EU for study visits to the European institutions. The call for applications is open until 23 April 2016. The successful applicants will gain first-hand information on EU activities as well as a better understanding of its values and functioning of EU institutions. According to the EUVP, each study visit will be individually tailored to meet the participant’s work profile and interests.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44287&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU assists with women’s equal access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries

Legal professionals from five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) met on 18 March 2016 in Strasburg to discuss barriers that women face in accessing justice in their respective countries. The activity was organised within a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe (CoE) to lay the foundations for the development of training materials on women’s equal access to justice in the five countries.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44276&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Call for proposals: EC invites Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to help integrate refugees

The European Commission’s (EC) Creative Europe Programme has announced a cross sectorial call for proposals to facilitate the integration of refugees in the European environment. The Programme invites creative organisations and companies from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to submit cultural, audio-visual and cross sectorial projects that will contribute to enhancing mutual cultural understanding and fostering intercultural and interreligious dialogue, tolerance and respect for other cultures.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44279&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Brussels: MEPs meet with parliamentarians from four EaP countries

Parliamentarians from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are in Brussels between 21 and 23 March 2016 to meet with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the framework of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. Common political and security issues with respect to Russia, Turkey and Iran, energy cooperation, movement of skilled labour are on the event agenda. The press service of the European Parliament reports that it will be the first large scale inter-parliamentary gathering of parliamentarians from the EU and Eastern Partnership region since the review of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44280&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EU continues to condemn annexation of Crimea, two years on

“The European Union remains firmly committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini on 18 March 2016 – the second anniversary of the illegal annexation by Russia of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. “The European Union reiterates that it does not recognise and continues to condemn this violation of international law. It remains a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all states.”
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44274&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Illegal annexation of Crimea – EU's response in facts and numbers

18 March 2016 marks the second anniversary of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol.The European External Action Service (EEAS) has published a factsheet outlining the EU’s non-recognition policy towards the annexed territories. The EEAS’s East StratCom Task Force has also distributed an infographic showing in numbers the EU's sanctions in response to the violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44275&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Brussels: Remarks by EU leaders during visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

From 16 March 2016, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on a two-day visit in Brussels to meet with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as well as the European People's Party President Joseph Daul and a number of leaders of the EU Member States. The Minsk Agreement and visa liberalisation regime are among the issues discussed between the EU and Ukraine’s leadership.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44245&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EUAM helps 600 senior local prosecutors make a successful start at work

The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine has announced the start of a two month extensive capacity building programme for newly recruited senior local prosecutors. The programme was launched by the country’s General Prosecutor’s Office and the National Academy of Prosecutors with EUAM’s support. A total of around 600 recently appointed head and deputy head local prosecutors that went through a new four-stage recruitment competition will attend the programme.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=44217&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Brussels reaches out to Russian-speaking audience

The European External Action Service (EEAS) presented on 8 February 2016 an official Russian version of its website. The website comprises a wide range of materials, especially those related to sanctions against Russia, the living conditions of people in Ukraine, EU efforts in the Middle East and other information, reports the EEAS.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43694&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: EU helps people caught on the frontline

As part of an EU-funded humanitarian assistance project, residents of Svetlodarsk in Ukraine are receiving electronic vouchers to purchase food and hygienic items in local supermarkets, reports the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The vouchers, which are worth 450 hryvnia (around €18) a month, are distributed by International NGOs like People in Need on behalf of the UN World Food Programme (WFP)
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43600&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EUAM Ukraine: new structure to assist National Police reform

The European Union Assistance Mission Ukraine (EUAM) hosted a meeting with international donors active in Ukraine to announce the creation of a new structure designed to assist with the reform of the country’s National Police. The EUAM reports that it developed a concept for the structure together with other international partners, and that it shall facilitate the implementation of key reforms in four main areas: community policing, criminal investigation, human resources, and public order
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43519&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Federica Mogherini voices EU support to reforms in Ukraine at Foreign Affairs Council

Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has re-iterated the Union’ full support to Ukraine’s reform agenda during an address to the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on 18 January 2016. “… We will have, last but not least, a full point on the agenda on our support to Ukraine. Not only on having an update on the Minsk agreement implementation, but first and foremost on our support to Ukraine itself, to the reform agenda. I just briefly met with Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, to discuss this,” said Ms Mogherini.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43386&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Remarks by Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Ukraine

Johannes Hahn, the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, has made important remarks on Ukraine upon his arrival to the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 January 2016. Referring to the issue of visa liberalisation, Commissioner Hahn noted that some of Ukraine’s commitments are still pending.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43387&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

DCFTA Implementation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Discussion event in Brussels

On 27 January 2016 (16.00-17.30), the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) together with the Eastern Europe Studies Centre from Lithuania, will organise a discussion on the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The event will take place at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union (Rue Belliard 41-43, Brussels).
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43406&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Preparing staff for EU-ENP related jobs: College of Europe to hold final workshop

The College of Europe will be organising the final workshop of the EU-funded project ‘Preparing staff for EU-ENP related jobs’ on 8-9 December at its Bruges campus.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=43022&lang_id=450 (South)

or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=43022&lang_id=450 (East)

_______________________________________________________________

Revised EU Neighbourhood Policy must focus on security and migration, say MEPs

Members of the European Parliament yesterday called for more focus on migration and security and more flexibility in the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), after foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn presented their proposals for a new ENP to the foreign affairs committee.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=42795&lang_id=450 (South)

or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42795&lang_id=450 (East)

_______________________________________________________________

New European Neighbourhood Policy unveiled: focus on stabilisation

The European Commission today unveiled the main lines of the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), spelling out its renewed approach to its eastern and southern neighbours, with stabilisation as the ENP’s main political priority in this mandate.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=42791&lang_id=450 (South)

or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42791&lang_id=450 (East)

_______________________________________________________________

EU Delegation presents new e-book for Ukrainian entrepreneurs

A guide developed within the EU Delegation to Ukraine to assist Ukrainian businesses to find partners in the EU, start or grow exports of their goods and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the DCFTA, has been published online.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42753&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EU supports businesses of internally displaced persons in Ukraine

An EU-funded project is supporting businesses of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine, including providing compensation for business loans and costs for the development of business plans.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42732&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

Mogherini: Ukraine at the top of the EU agenda

The EU will keep Ukraine high on its agenda and will continue its common work in all fields, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a statement issued yesterday after talks with political leaders and civil society groups in Ukraine.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42694&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

Agreements make it easier to move across Moldova-Ukraine border

Two new cross border cooperation agreements were signed yesterday between Moldova and Ukraine that will make it faster and easier to move across their joint border.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42654&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EU hands over incinerator to help prevent forest fires in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski last week officially handed over a pilot incinerator purchased by the EU to support the prevention of wild forest fires within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and thus decrease the risk of airborne radioactive contamination being spread beyond the zone.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42655&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EaP CSF: workshop on Energy Union and Energy Security in EaP Countries

Energy experts from EaP countries this week discussed with EU representatives the main findings of a joint project funded under the new EaP Civil Society Forum re-granting scheme, during a workshop on Energy Union and Energy Security in EaP Countries.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42486&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EU project presents report on countering corruption in Ukrainian public procurement

An EU-funded project on 'Harmonisation of Public Procurement System in Ukraine with EU Standards' has presented a report on “Anti-Corruption Measures in Public Procurement – International Best Practices”.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42366&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EU helps Ukraine get ready for upcoming local elections

The EU is supporting Ukraine as it prepares for key local elections on 25 October, giving its citizens a chance to consolidate political and economic reforms. Financial assistance for election-related projects totals €3.5 million, and is provided through several Ukrainian and international organisations.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=42285&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EU helps to train first 70 detectives of National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

Seventy future detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine are to take part in a training programme supported by EU, launched yesterday at an opening event attended by the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=41972&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

Ukrainian officials discuss Action Plan for the Economic Recovery in country

Top Ukrainian officials and representatives of international business and financial corporations last week met to discuss an action plan for Ukraine’s economic recovery at an International Economic Forum in Kharkiv, co-organised by the EU-funded project for ‘Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy’ (SURDP).

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=41988&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________

EaP summit: EU is a partner for the long haul

The EU has three "simple and very clear messages" ahead of today's Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said last night, adding the EaP was not a beauty contest between the EU and Russia.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=40959&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________

Hahn stresses key media role in Eastern Partnership

Free and reliable media are crucial for implementing the goals of the Eastern Partnership, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn told the Eastern Partnership (EaP) media conference in Riga yesterday.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=40953&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood

Tenders grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood , both South and East. .

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&;id=39141&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________


Ukraine: EU steps up humanitarian assistance and recovery aid to conflict-affected communities

The EU is providing an additional €3.3 million to help the most vulnerable population affected by the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine to meet their basic needs and prepare for the winter. This increases the Commission's humanitarian funding to €11.05 million since the beginning of the crisis, a press release said, adding the new relief effort will address the most acute needs by providing shelter for the coming winter, food and non-food assistance, health services and protection.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=39136&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________


Ukraine: EU welcomes Parliamentary elections, a victory of the people of Ukraine and of democrac

The EU welcomes the holding of parliamentary elections in Ukraine on 26 October, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said a joint statement issued on Monday. Ukrainians have voted for peace and Europe, added the chief observer of the European Parliament in a comment on the elections .

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38909&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________


Enhanced controls at Transnistrian stretch of Ukrainian-Moldovan border among EUBAM achievements

Tightening control at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border and ensuring that second line checks are carried out in compliance with European human rights standards have been among the achievements of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), as revealed at the meeting of Advisory Board on 9 October in Chisinau.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38689&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________


ENPI 2007-2013: an instrument for the Neighbourhood – new report outlines seven years of activities and results k

A new report outlining how the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument ( ENPI ) has contributed towards strengthening relations between the EU and its Neighbourhood Partner Countries and made aid delivery more effective, has just been released by EuropeAid.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&;id=38588&lang_id=450


_______________________________________________________________

Operational concept for EU civilian advisory mission in Ukraine agreedk

Senior European Union diplomats have agreed the concept of operations for the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), a civilian mission under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy. “ This is another step towards the rapid start of the mission's work in support of efficient, trusted and democratically controlled civilian security services in Ukraine,” a press release said.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38584&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________


Faces of the Neighbourhood – an Info Centre photo exhibition, opening next week

Under the patronage of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a photo exhibition prepared by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre opens to the public next week, running from 30 September until 14 November 2014, at the Info Point Europa in Brussels. 

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&;id=38532&lang_id=450 (South)

or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38532&lang_id=450
(East)

_______________________________________________________________


Eastern Partnership: Young Leaders Forum at the European Parliament – apply now!

The Eastern Partnership-EU Young Leaders Forum will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on December 8-11, 2014. The Forum – attended by young leaders from both the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries – consists of several round tables where participants discuss among themselves or with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of other EU Institutions or experts and external guest speakers. The deadline for applicants is 10 October.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38519&lang_id=450

_______________________________________________________________


From Ukraine’s EuroMaidan to North African rappers: human rights defenders in focus for Sakharov Prize

This year’s nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought include the pro-European EuroMaidan movement from Ukraine, a jailed Azerbaijani human rights activists, and rappers and activists from the EU’s southern neighbourhood.

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&;;id=38503&lang_id=450 (South)
or:
http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38503&lang_id=450 (East)

_______________________________________________________________

Ukraine ceasefire: EU notes decrease in violence and release of hostages

The European Union has welcomed the Minsk agreement on the implementation of the ceasefire in Ukraine, taking note of the resulting decrease in violence, and stressing that, “a lasting ceasefire remains key to the success of the current efforts to reach a sustainable political solution, based on respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=38468&lang_id=450
_______________________________________________________________

Ukraine: European Parliament calls for EU sanctions against Russian energy firms

The EU must step up sanctions targeting individual Russians and be ready to impose economic sanctions on Russia immediately, Members of the European Parliament said in a vote today, 17 April. They also called for EU measures against Russian firms and their subsidiaries, especially in the energy sector, and Russia's EU assets, against a background of violence designed to destabilise the east and south of Ukraine.
To read more visit:   http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=36970&lang_id=450
_______________________________________________________________


Ukraine: Council gives green light to financial support and trade measures, extends freeze of embezzled state funds

The Council of the European Union has approved two key components of the EU's package of economic and financial support to Ukraine, in a move that will provide up to €1bn in macro-financial assistance and grant unilateral trade preferences that will remove about half a billion euros of EU customs tariffs a year.
To read more visit:  http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=36912&lang_id=450
_______________________________________________________________



Ashton concerned at latest developments in Eastern Ukraine

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has voiced grave concern at the surge of “ actions undertaken by armed individuals and separatist groups in various cities of Eastern Ukraine, ” including the seizure of police stations and branches of the Ministry of Interior and the erection of check points around the city of Slavyansk. “ The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission plays and must continue to play a crucial role in actively observing and reporting about these developments and thus contributing to prevent a further escalation of the situation ,” the EU foreign policy chief said in a statement issued yesterday.
To read more visit:  http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=36903&lang_id=450
_______________________________________________________________



All about the ENI – a new section on the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre website

A new section with information and links about the new external relations financial instrument, the ENI (European Neighbourhood Instrument), replacing the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), has been created on the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre website.
To read more visit:
http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&;id=36892&lang_id=450
_______________________________________________________________
EU condemns “illegal referendum” in Crimea, imposes sanctions targeting 21 people

The European Union does not recognize the “illegal referendum” in Crimea. EU foreign ministers, meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels today strongly condemned the vote as being in breach of the Ukrainian Constitution and decided to introduce travel restrictions and an asset freeze against persons responsible for the escalation around Ukraine.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36513&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU condemns “illegal referendum” in Crimea, imposes sanctions targeting 21 people

The European Union does not recognize the “illegal referendum” in Crimea. EU foreign ministers, meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels today strongly condemned the vote as being in breach of the Ukrainian Constitution and decided to introduce travel restrictions and an asset freeze against persons responsible for the escalation around Ukraine.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36513&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

MEPs: Crimea vote to break away from Ukraine “illegitimate and illegal”

Russia must immediately withdraw all its military forces from Ukrainian territory, the European Parliament said in a resolution passed on Thursday. MEPs condemned Russia’s " act of aggression in invading Crimea " as a breach of international law and a threat to the security of the EU.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36495&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: MEPs denounce Crimean referendum, call for strong response to Russia

Members of the European Parliament have called for a strong response to Russia amidst the escalation of tensions over Crimea. In a debate over Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine on Wednesday they rejected the upcoming referendum on Crimea’s independence as “ manipulated and contrary to international and Ukrainian law ,” a press release said. The EU should also support Ukraine and continue to work towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict, MEPs insisted.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36470&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU-Ukraine seminar: what’s next?

Tomorrow at 10am, the EU Delegation in Ukraine is organising a seminar on the current state of EU-Ukraine relations in Ivano-Frankivsk, as part of its “Building Europe in Ukraine” information campaign. The event will be held at the conference hall of the Stanislaviv Hotel. Experts taking part in the event are:
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36451&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

European Commission proposes €11 billion support package to Ukraine

The European Commission today agreed a support package to Ukraine that could mobilize at least €11 billion over the next couple of years from the EU budget and EU-based international financial institutions to assist the country.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36378&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU strongly condemns Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, supports international mediation efforts

The EU strongly condemns the “clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces” , EU foreign ministers said yesterday. Meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, ministers said these actions are “ in clear breach of the UN Charter and the OSCE Helsinki Final Act, as well as of Russia's specific commitments to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity under the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 and the bilateral Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership of 1997.”
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36351&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

G7 leaders condemn Russia over Ukraine

European Council and European Commission Presidents have joined the G7 leaders in condemning Russia’s deployment of armed forces in Ukraine. In a joint statement issued today, they cited a “ clear violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, in contravention of Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter and its 1997 basing agreement with Ukraine.”
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36349&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood

Tenders, grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out 12 new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood , both South and East.
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=36319&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU is ready when Ukraine is ready’ says EU Trade Commissioner

The EU is ready to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine, as soon as Ukraine is ready, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said after a meeting of EU trade minister in Athens today, adding: “ We will react appropriately to any request from a new inclusive government committed to political and economic reforms.”
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36325&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukraine: MEPs urge support for democracy, some favour EU membership prospect

The EU should step in to support democracy in Ukraine, following the dramatic events of the past weeks, MEPs from across the political spectrum said in a plenary debate yesterday. Speakers paid tribute to Ukrainians' courage and underlined that they should be able to freely determine the future of their own country.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36311&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood

The EU must help Ukraine with urgent financial aid while enforcing targeted sanctions against those responsible for violence in the country, MEPs said in a resolution passed today. The key challenges that Ukraine faces are to build constructive dialogue between political forces, maintain its territorial integrity, fight corruption, and organise free and fair elections, the resolution underlined.
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=36315&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood

Tenders, grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out 13 new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood , both south and east.
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=36054&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

IEMed to present 2013 Mediterranean Yearbook in presence of EU Neighbourhood Commissioner Štefan Füle

The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) will be presenting its Mediterranean Yearbook 2013 on Friday 7 February at the European Parliament in Brussels. .
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=35990&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ashton appalled at deliberate targeting of Maidan protesters

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said today she was appalled at the “obvious” torture of Ukrainian Maidan activist Dmytro Bulatov and the death of protester Yuriy Verbytskyy – actions which she described as “ deliberate targeting of organisers and participants of peaceful protests” .
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35975&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU-Russia summit: focus on progress in relations, Eastern Partnership, Ukraine

During a “ frank and far reaching discussion ” at the EU-Russian summit in Brussels yesterday, the sides addressed openly their convergences and divergences over relations with common neighbours, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said following the high level meeting. One such issue is how the Eastern Partnership and the Customs Union initiative could relate to each other, he added.
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35959&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ashton strongly condemns violence in Ukraine and calls for genuine dialogue

EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton has strongly condemned the violent escalation of events in Kyiv overnight leading to casualties. “ The reported deaths of several protesters is a source of extreme worry and my sympathy goes to all those affected ,” she said in a statement issued today.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35868&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Ukrainian crisis: Barroso warns of impact on bilateral relations as EU ponders possible actions

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has expressed shock at the deaths of protesters in Ukraine, and offered deepest condolences to their families. “ We deplore in strongest possible terms the use of force and violence ,” he said today, calling on all sides to take immediate steps that would help scale down tension.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35879&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

CoR President in Kyiv tomorrow: Ukrainian civil society needs EU support more than ever

Tomorrow the President of the EU's Committee of the Regions (CoR), Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, together with representatives of all political groups in the CoR, will visit Ukraine to meet with national members of the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), as well as representatives of Ukrainian regions and cities' associations.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35884&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU-funded projects, their activities, their stories

EU-funded projects in the Neighbourhood are the result of the partnership between the EU and its neighbouring countries. It is the projects that are working on the ground, in agreed fields, to bring about change to the benefit of the citizens! Their stories are told by the EU Neighbourhood Infe Centre, not only through the daily email alerts which one can subscribe to and are free of charge, but also through a number of publications.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=35826&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU-Ukraine: setting the facts straight – fact sheet refutes myths and stereotypes about Association Agreement

The EU Delegation to Ukraine has released an easy-to-use document, refuting all the myths and stereotypes about the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The document includes a clear explanation of what the Association Agreement really means and brings to Ukraine and dispels “many untrue, false and misleading myths” , which are used by the opponents of European integration.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35828&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

EU foreign ministers voice deep concern over Ukraine’s new laws

EU foreign ministers meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels today have voiced deep concern about the legislation passed by the Verkhovna Rada on 16 January. Citing the statement of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last week, the Council conclusions said the laws had been passed “ under doubtful procedural circumstances .”
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35829&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Interview alert - Interview with Stéphanie Horel: Medieval Bruges – the gateway to 21st century public administration

Civil servants from 14 countries of the European Neighbourhood descend on the College of Europe in Bruges to become students again, if only for three days. They come to understand how the EU works, what it stands for and how it interacts with the outside world. Armed with this knowledge, they return home to carry through policy decisions that their country has agreed with the EU, says Stéphanie Horel , team leader of the project on ‘Preparing staff for EU-ENP related jobs’ , in an interview with the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=35834&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Eastern Partnership Migration and Asylum Panel looks at ways of tackling statelessness

Ways to prevent and reduce statelessness were the focus of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Panel on Migration and Asylum expert meeting, held in Budapest last month. The meeting on 12-13 December, organized jointly by Hungary and Moldova, brought together experts from partner countries as well as from Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35380&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Barroso: Eastern Partnership is about tangible benefits for citizens

The Eastern Partnership is not just about the economy or abstract concepts, it's about concrete benefits for citizens, removing barriers, and enabling people to meet each other, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, told participants of the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius today.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35380&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________


Ukraine: EU Delegation urges calm amid demonstrations

The EU Delegation to Ukraine tonight issued a statement saying it took note of the pro-European aspirations shared by a vast part of Ukrainian citizens, and urging people to remain calm amid ongoing demonstrations.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35381&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Van Rompuy: Eastern Partnership should become an irreversible project

Strong engagement by all participants of the third Eastern Partnership summit sends a convincing message of “our commitment and shared ownership”, President of the European Council
Herman Van Rompuy said at a press conference following the EaP summit in Vilnius. “The European Union is a dynamic project. European aspirations and European choice are not vain words,” he underscored.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35379&lang_id=450

__________________________________________________________________

Eastern Partnership: Joint Declaration outlines roadmap from Vilnius to Riga

The Joint Declaration endorsed by the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius today says the Partnership will now “witness, for the EU and partners concerned, a challenging qualitative shift from negotiation of agreements to their effective implementation.” Participants reaffirmed their “acknowledgement of the European aspirations and the European choice of some partners and their commitment to build deep and sustainable democracy,” stressing “the particular role for the Partnership to support those who seek an ever closer relationship with the EU.”
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35376&lang_id=450

_________________________________________________________________________

Eastern Partnership: a lot is happening in the Neighbourhood, join in ‘the party’!
A lot is happening in the Neighbourhood, don’t stay aside – join in! This is the message from the third cartoon to promote the Eastern Partnership, the last in a series produced by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre. 
“The Party” is a one-minute animation, which features the same characters from the first two cartoons produced by the Centre: The Scarecrow and the Musical Contest .

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35215&lang_id=450

_________________________________________________________________________

Eastern Partnership: All you need to know (and share) in one page

The long-awaited Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, will begin next Thursday 28 November and will last two days.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35250&lang_id=450
_________________________________________________________________________


Armenia: disaster risk reduction workshop brings together specialists from four countries
A workshop on disaster risk reduction was held in the Armenian capital Yerevan, bringing together experts in the filed from Italy, Belarus, Moldova, and Georgia, as well as several international organisations. The event was organised by the EU Eastern Neighborhood Support initiative within the framework of the EU-funded programme on “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to man-made and natural disasters” (PPRD East). 
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35261&lang_id=450
_________________________________________________________________________

Armenia: disaster risk reduction workshop brings together specialists from four countries

A workshop on disaster risk reduction was held in the Armenian capital Yerevan, bringing together experts in the filed from Italy, Belarus, Moldova, and Georgia, as well as several international organisations. The event was organised by the EU Eastern Neighborhood Support initiative within the framework of the EU-funded programme on “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to man-made and natural disasters” (PPRD East).
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35261&lang_id=450
_________________________________________________________________________

Workshop to focus on migration and mobility ahead of Eastern Partnership summit

What is the reality of migration and mobility in today’s Eastern Europe in the light of the future Association Agreements between the EU and some of its Eastern Partners? What will be the consequences of political actions and inactions on these patterns? These and other related questions will be discussed at the final workshop of the EU-funded CARIM-East project due to be held in Brussels tomorrow. The workshop will try “ to get to the bottom of some of the myths and beliefs surrounding the questions of migration and mobility in the EaP ,” a press release from the project said, while discussing future scenarios as well.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35265&lang_id=450
_________________________________________________________________________

Lithuanian Presidency rules out trilateral dialogue over Ukraine’s association with EU

The Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council has ruled out the possibility of a trilateral dialogue (involving the EU, Ukraine and Russia) over the prospect of Ukraine’s association with the European Union. “ The EU proposal for bilateral association remains on the table and we see no role for third countries in this process ,” Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said in a statement issued on 22 November.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35266&lang_id=450

_________________________________________________________________________

Van Rompuy and Barroso: Ukrainians should be free to decide what kind of engagement they seek with EU
For Ukraine and other Eastern partners, stronger relations with the EU do not come at the expense of their relations with other neighbours, such as Russia, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuyand President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said in a joint statement issued today.
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35270&lang_id=450
_________________________________________________________________________

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood
Tenders, grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out 9 new EU opportunities for the Neighbourhood , both south and east. 
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=35276&lang_id=450 (South)

or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35276&lang_id=450 (East) 

_________________________________________________________________________

Covenant of Mayors as vector of change in the Neighbourhood: high level forum in Istanbul
A forum will take place in Istanbul on 14-15 November, to discuss the role of the Covenant of Mayors as a vector of change for the European Neighbourhood region and Central Asia. 
To read more visit: http://www.enpiinfo.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=35046&lang_id=450 (South) 
or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35046&lang_id=450 (East) 

_________________________________________________________________________


The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre is releasing today its latest publication on Visibility and Communications for EU-funded Projects: Frequently Asked Questions . 
To read more visit: 
http://www.enpiinfo.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=35041&lang_id=450 (South) 
or: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35041&lang_id=450 (East)

_________________________________________________________________________

Both the EU and the Eastern partner governments need to communicate more openly and to improve the engagement of the public and of all stakeholders, from business to civil society, in policymaking, if they are to strengthen the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of policy outcomes, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) indicates in its latest set of reports on implementation of the Eastern Partnership roadmap to this month’s Vilnius Summit. 
To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35141&lang_id=450

_________________________________________________________________________


To achieve sustainable democratic development, EU and partner countries must place inclusive policymaking, deep democracy, and monitoring of EU spending at core of relations in all partner countries – and launch public awareness campaigns to explain mutual benefits of closer European integration ,” says the statement of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum released today and addressed to EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, and Foreign Ministers of Eastern Partnership countries and EU member states.
To read more visit:http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=35143&lang_id=450