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The European Union and Belarus work in close cooperation to improve the quality of life of Belarusian citizens. Every year, a series of programmes are jointly carried out across Belarus to create more jobs, develop better conditions and foster new opportunities for all Belarusians. This communication campaign showcases some of the concrete benefits of EU-Belarus cooperation in the areas of economic growth, energy efficiency, and health.


The EU's cooperation with Armenia aims at supporting the country's resilience, security and prosperity built on democracy, human rights, the rule of law and sustainable economic growth, as well as strengthening its connection to the EU and to the region through enhanced transport connectivity, mobility of people and people-to-people contacts.


The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini met this afternoon in Brussels with the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei.

Federica Mogherini meets with the Prime Minister of Ukraine

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Panel on Security, CSDP and Civil Protection convened on 15 May in Brussels, for the first time under the EaP revised institutional set-up, addressing not only security and CSDP matters, but also civil protection.

The EU is strongly committed to the stability and prosperity of Moldova. Thanks to a trade agreement in the framework of the EU's Eastern Partnership programme, trade between the EU and Moldova increased a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova's total trade. Meeting on 3 May, EU High Representative Mogherini and Moldovan PM Filip discussed further steps needed in order to translate increased trade volumes into tangible benefits for citizens.


Relations between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter "Moldova") have intensified in the past years. Moldova joined the EU's Eastern Partnership in 2009 and the EU-Moldova Association Agreement entered into force on 1 July 2016. This includes the introduction of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).


Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council


The Republic of Moldova has advanced with the implementation of some reforms, but further action is still required for its citizens to reap the full benefits of the Association Agreement.