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EU Remains Biggest Development Donor: €75.7 Billion in 2017

The European Union and its Member States continue to be the world’s leading provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) with an overall amount of €75.7 billion in 2017, as confirmed by the newly released figures by the OECD-DAC. This amount represents 0.50% of EU Gross National Income (GNI) and is …

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EU Launches New External Investment Plan in Tbilisi

Under the EIP, the EU will mobilise a contribution of EUR 4.1 billion  (GEL 12 billion) that will leverage up to EUR 44 billion (GEL130 billion) of investments from public and private sector from 2017 to 2020 more than 70 economies around the world, including Georgia and the other Eastern …

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EU Launches Market Surveillance Project in Georgia

This week, the European Union launched a new twinning project in Georgia to help the country strengthen its market surveillance system. The objective of the project is to assist the Government of Georgia to comply with EU best practice in line with the objectives contained in the EU/Georgia Association Agreement …

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EU Representatives Visit Agricultural and Rural Development Projects in Georgia

The representatives of the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission, Mr Mathieu Bousquet and Ms Michaela Hauf paid visits to EU-supported agriculture and rural development projects in Georgia during 1-2 March 2018. The guests visited EU-funded agricultural cooperative, fishery “Tsisartkela”, in …

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Georgia Joins EU Search Platform for State Tenders

Georgia has joined the EU s search platform for state tenders. The OPENTENDER.EU launched operation today, on January 30. The platform unites information on state tenders from 35 countries. Besides 28 EU member countries, the website provides information about tenders in Georgia, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Serbia and Armenia. OPENTENDER.EU is part …

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EU Transfers GEL 140 million to Georgia in Support of Reforms

The European Union (EU) has transferred GEL 140 million (EUR 48.1 million) of non-reimbursable aid to Georgia in acknowledgement of commonly agreed reform progress in 2017 in several sectors: Trade and business development Vocational education and employment Aagriculture Integration of internally displaced people (IDPs). Payments were also made for Georgia’s …

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Georgia Close to Finalising New Energy Law in line with EU Standards

Georgian national authorities and representatives of the Energy Community Secretariat recently met in Vienna to finalise the country’s new Energy Law. Agreement was reached on the majority of the law’s provisions. The main and final goal is to ensure its compliance with the Third Energy Package. The discussion mainly focused …

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Boosting Vocational Education and Training in Agriculture

Prospects and challenges of vocational education and training in agriculture were in focus of a conference in Tbilisi, on November 22, 2017. The event was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Swiss Agency …

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