On 4 June the Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency open-air exposition in Aparan, Aragatsotn marz was launched to mark the official opening of the Sustainable Energy Week. SEW is organised on annual basis under the auspices of the EU4Energy Initiative.
High Representative Federica Mogherini is proposing today, with the support of the Commission, a European Peace Facility (EPF). The EPF is an off-budget fund over the period of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners.
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its role as a global actor.
A pioneer project in Armenia will make buildings more energy efficient and resilient to earthquakes. Almost 150 kindergartens will benefit from the EUR 5m grant from the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) to which the European Union is the largest contributor. The project is jointly implemented by the EIB, the Municipality of Yerevan, the Green Climate Fund and UNDP. The grant completes the EIB loan of EUR 7m signed in 2017
Since January 2015, EU-Armenia relations have developed significantly. The negotiation and provisional application of a new bilateral partnership agreement, as well as the finalisation of Partnership Priorities in February this year have contributed to this success, a new EU report said.