Book Launch and Discussion on Consequences of EU Enlargement in 2004

Book Launch and Discussion on Consequences of EU Enlargement in 2004

The EaP CSF member EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Institute for European Studies and the Institute for European Studies at Université libre de Bruxelles would like to invite you to a book launch and discussion: “A Mixed Bag? Reflections on the Big Bang Enlargement 12 Years On”.  The debate will take place on 2 May 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30 at the Permanent

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Panel Discussion on Dialogue between Citizens and Institutions Held at the European Parliament

The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) in cooperation with MEP Bogdan Zdrojewski, CORLEAP; Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) and its Belarusian National Platform, EaP CSF members Centre for European Transformation and Lev Sapieha Foundation held a panel discussion entitled “Dialogue between Citizens and Institutions in Belarus – the Way Forward?” The event took place at

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Civil Society Organizations From The Regions Of Armenia Strengthen Their Capacity

On April 21-22, 2016, representatives of CSOs from the regions of Armenia participated in a 2-day training in Yerevan on improving capacities on project design and fundraising. Why were these specific topics chosen? According to the mapping study conducted by the TA project to analyse civil society landscape in Armenia, financial sustainability is one of the biggest challenges for Armenian CSOs. Lack

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Georgia—Waiting for NATO, Waiting for the EU – Interview with Tinatin Khidasheli

The notion of a Europe whole and united hardly got a look-in at this year’s Globsec forum of foreign and security policy experts in Bratislava. Yet becoming part of the Euro-Atlantic structures of NATO and the EU is key to Georgia’s future direction and stability. Since 2012, when the Georgian Dream coalition defeated the party led by

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New Anti-Corruption Protests Brought Together Divided Moldovans against the Newly-Formed Government

Protests in Moldovan capital of Chisinau continued over the weekend as thousands of people went to streets demanding the resignation of the newly-formed government and calling for early elections. The new government was approved on 20 of January 2016 by the parliamentary majority willing to avoid early elections that could bring a defeat to the

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Civil Society in Moldova Concerned about Campaign Against Diplomats

Moldovan civil society organizations expressed their concerns over the statements made by the Judges’ Association of Moldova who accused EU diplomats of “interfering with internal affairs”. The criticism of the diplomatic corps is a clear sign of support for the politicians interested in stalling the reform process. The civil society representatives emphasized the importance of

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European Commission Proposes Visa-Liberalisation for Ukrainian Citizens

Today the European Commission is submitting a proposal for the Council of European Union and the European Parliament concerning introduction of visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens. Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos noted: “Today we follow up on our commitment to propose short-stay visa-free travel to the EU for Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports –

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Ukrainian Parliament Appoints New Government Led by Volodymyr Groysman

Today Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada appointed a new cabinet led by Volodymyr Groysman. After more than two months of political deadlock, the former mayor of Vinnytsia and the speaker of Ukrainian Parliament Groysman, is replacing Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new head of Government. Yatsenyuk recently stepped down amid mounting criticism over the failure to tackle pandemic

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EaP CSF Reacts to Result of the Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Following the outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the EaP CSF Steering Committee (SC) adopted a statement. The SC highlights that the continuation of the reform process in Ukraine is a key element in strengthening Europe’s common security based on democracy, the rule of law and a free market

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