Read below the statement of the EU heads of State or Government on Ukraine, adopted on March 6th. Read more
Smuggling of cigarettes through the central sector of Moldovan – Ukrainian border was the most serious risks to border security on the Ukrainian-Moldovan border in 2013. To tackle this risk, representatives from customs and law enforcement agencies of Moldova and Ukraine got together at EUBAM headquarters for a Task Force Tobacco meeting.
Over the last few weeks, the community liaison offices of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) have been overworked. These offices are supported by the EU project, “Enhancing Legal Opportunities for Vulnerable Groups to Defend Their Rights,” and are providing free legal advice on ways to protect against rights violations.
On 5 March, the European Commission agreed a package of support identifying a number of concrete measures to assist economically and financially Ukraine.
In our interview, Volodymyr Kuznietsov, communications expert with the EU-funded Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Man-made and Natural Disasters in the ENPI East region (PPRD East) speaks about the European experience of volunteerism for the safety of the community in times of big natural catastrophes and man-made disasters.
On February 18, an international conference took place in Kyiv summing up the results of the “Elder Abuse Prevention in Ukraine” project. Experts associated with the project noted that elderly people in Ukraine often suffer from financial injustices, neglect, or even physical abuse.
In his interview Stefan Verbunt, Resident Twinning Advisor of the EU-funded project “Assistance in the development of an open and transparent agricultural land market in Ukraine” shares the challenges of his recently launched project and views on what could be done to ensure transparent agricultural land market operations in the future.
Culture is an underestimated tool for creating improved life conditions and boost development. Although culture does contribute remarkably to economic growth, too, cultural projects are regularly struggling with scarce financial funds. We spoke with Luciano GLOOR, Team Leader of the supporting unit RMCBU of the Programme, about the achievements so far.