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Estonia is in all probability the world leader in cyber-related issues. This is one of the reasons why the Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is located in its capital Tallinn. This centre's major event is the annual cyber conference (CyCon), which this year was held from 27 to 31 May 2018.

The EU is continuing to offer significant support to border security activities in Central Asia. In particular, on 26-28 June 2018, Ashgabat is hosting the national workshop on customs control of strategic goods, dual use goods, endangered species of fauna and flora (CITES Convention), protection of intellectual property rights and development of new working tools for combat illegal trade, fraud and etc.

90% of the EU's external trade and 40% of its internal trade is transported by sea. Safe and secure seas and oceans are of fundamental importance for free trade, the EU economy and living standards.

To this end, the EUTM RCA contributes to the restructuring of the Defense sector in three domains: strategic advice, operational training and education. Nearing the end of the first two-year mandate, the EUTM RCA has advised, trained and educated more than 3,000 soldiers, men and women of FACA.

"(...) EUTM CAR is now completing its first 2-years mandate. We have completed the training or the validation of nearly 3.000 soldiers, including 3 Infantry Battalions. Our future 2-years mandate, pending on EU Member States decision, will allow us to continue this training, enlarging our Mission Area to a new Training Centre in BOUAR and to support the Internal Security Forces (ISF).(...)"

22 июня в Музее прикладнго искусства Узбекистана состялось открытие выставки “Древо жизни”, организованной Британским Советом совместно с Фондом развития культуры и искусства при Министерстве культуры Узбекистана при поддержке Делегации Европейского Союза в Узбекистане.


The Tree of Life exhibition launched on June 22 is the result of the Art for Sustainable Development programme, supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan and implemented by the British Council, the Culture and Art Development Fund and the State Museum of Applied Arts.


The revised EU Maritime Security Strategy (EU MSS) Action Plan contributes to the implementation of the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy and includes, for the first time, a section dedicated to regions and sea-basins, including the Black Sea. Bordered by six countries, including two EU Member States, the Black Sea is strategically located at important geo-political crossroads. Since the accession of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, the EU implemented a number of EU initiatives for the Black Sea, such as the Black Sea Synergy.

The European Union and Turkmenistan held the tenth round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels on 21 June.