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The Energy Union Communication ("A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy") of 25 February 2015 and the European Council Conclusions of 19-20 March 2015 recognised the importance of the external dimension of the Energy Union and asked for greater engagement on energy diplomacy. On 20 July 2015, the Foreign Affairs Council adopted Council Conclusions on EU Energy Diplomacy, which included an EU Energy Diplomacy Action Plan.
The European Union proposes investing €16 billion in the period 2021-2027 to further enhance Europe's leadership in space. This new space programme, with a budget 50% higher than that of the previous 7 year period, will reinforce the EU as a world space player successfully competing with both other state and private-sector space actors.
Thanks to EU support, 1,670 children in Belarus can study in warmer, brighter classrooms.
The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place today in Brussels. The leaders of all 28 Member States - together with Presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker as well as EU High Representative Federica Mogherini - participated in the Summit with the six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. At the Summit, leaders took stock of progress made since the Riga Summit in 2015, with a focus on the tangible impact the partnership brings to eastern partner citizens.
On 24-25 July the European Union Energy Days were held in Astana in the framework of the Future Energy Forum. The events sponsored by the European Union as part of "EU Energy Days", was the main contribution of the EU to EXPO 2017.
Opening remarks of EU Ambassador Traian Hristea at the TAIEX Workshop, Astana, 12 July 2017
The European Union is stepping up its existing action and engagement in the Arctic region.
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