EBRD support for a mining investment in southwestern Mongolia will create jobs and ensure the highest possible environmental standards at the Khundii Gold project in the Bayankhongor region of the country
Two MARS Crop Monitoring Bulletins were published today, covering Russia and Kazakhstan. According to the MARS Bulletin global outlook – Russia, yield expectations are above average for barley and maize.
The conference will discuss the latest developments in the renewable energy sector in Turkey and the countries in Central Asia, Caucasus and the Western Balkans and will engage with the public and private sectors to brainstorm strategies to improve project financing conditions, regulations, support schemes, the integration of renewables in electricity systems, the development of new technologies, and the investment environment.
Despite the difficult global economic climate, European companies have continued to make good use of the opportunities created by the European Union’s trade network – the largest in the world. In 2018 this network covered 31% of Europe’s trade exchanges, a figure that is set to rise significantly (to almost 40%) as more trade agreements enter into force, according to the European Commission’s annual report on the implementation of trade agreements released today. Overall, trade accounts for 35% of the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Today’s signature of an amendment to the Administrative Arrangement concluded between the Secretariat and the European Union Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators, ACER, in 2016 marks the starting point for further enhanced cooperation between the two institutions.
On 26 September, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) approved an own-initiative opinion to mark the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). In this opinion, the EESC acknowledges the important achievements of this initiative, but also calls for further reforms in the areas of democratisation and fundamental freedoms. The opinion insists on the need to strengthen the role of civil society and to provide credible EU membership prospects to EaP states.