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The EU-Georgia Strategic Security Dialogue was launched in Tbilisi


On 11 October, the EU-Georgia Strategic Security Dialogue was launched at the Georgian Foreign Ministry. The first meeting of the dialogue was opened by the Georgian Vice-Premier, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze: “Georgia remains one of the strongest allies of the EU in the region and a key security partner as reflected in the EU's Global Security and Foreign Policy document. We are engaged in the EU crisis management operations and contribute to stability in Europe, as well as elsewhere. We are confident that through closer interaction, we shall be able to better assess our place in common European security architecture and contribute more effectively to the joint efforts” – the Minister said...   Read more

Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs advocate trust fund for Eastern partners


The November 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit should pave the way to set up a trust fund for Eastern partners and reward reforms by offering them customs union, MEPs said on 10th of October. MEPs welcome the significant progress made since last Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, held in Riga in 2015. They point out that some Eastern partners have made major reforms and that Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova now benefit from free trade and visa-free regimes with the EU. For the next Eastern Partnership Summit, Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs recommend setting up a trust fund for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which could focus on private and public investments in social and economic infrastructure...  Read more

European External Action Service launches ‘EU vs Disinformation’ website


The European External Action Service (EEAS) has launched a new website which will act as a single comprehensive database and resource for addressing the challenge of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Created with an attractive and clear design and interactive statistics, the website contains over 3,000 cases of disinformation cases in 18 languages which have been documented and debunked in the searchable database... Read more

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