2022 March

31 Mar: OSCE Permanent Council No. 1365 – EU Statement on the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine

(Source: EEAS)

OSCE Permanent Council No. 1365

Vienna, 31 March 2022

EU Statement on the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine

 

Mr Chair, we are five weeks into Russia’s war of aggression against its peaceful and democratic neighbour, Ukraine, and Russia continues unabated in its horrendous attacks against Ukraine’s civilian population and infrastructure. There are deeply disturbing reports, including from OHCHR, of cluster munitions being used in populated areas. The Russian Armed Forces have besieged Mariupol and other Ukrainian cities and are denying humanitarian access to these areas. Those trying to leave the besieged cities are being targeted, while…

31 Mar: GSP+ monitoring mission visited Uzbekistan

(Source: EEAS)

A team of senior European Union officials conducted a monitoring visit in Uzbekistan from 24 to 31 March 2022 to review Uzbekistan’s progress in implementing the 27 international conventions applicable under the Special Incentive Arrangement for Sustainable Development and Good Governance under the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+).

Tashkent, March 31, 2022 – A team of senior European Union officials conducted a monitoring visit in Uzbekistan from 24 to 31 March 2022 to review Uzbekistan’s progress in implementing the 27 international conventions applicable under the Special Incentive Arrangement for Sustainable Development and Good Governance under the EU …

31 Mar: Crypto assets: new rules to stop illicit flows in the EU

(Source: European Parliament)

Crypto-assets’ transfers would need to be traced and identified to prevent their use in money laundering, terrorist financing, and other crimes.

The legislation is part of the new EU anti-money laundering package Aim is to ensure crypto-assets can be traced in the same way as traditional money transfers There is an absence of rules for tracing transfers of crypto-assets like bitcoins and electronic money tokens

On Thursday, MEPs from the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) adopted, with 93 votes to 14 and 14 abstentions, their position on draft …

31 Mar: MEPs withhold discharge of EU border control agency Frontex’ accounts

(Source: European Parliament)

Border and Coast guard’s discharge withheld due to failure to meet conditions set out in previous discharge and OLAF findings on misconduct Rule of law violations leading to losses for the EU budget must be addressed immediately More checks needed to ensure COVID-19-related expenditure is legal and efficient

On Thursday, the Budgetary Control Committee recommended clearing most of the EU accounts for 2020, but postponed the decision on the European Border and Coast guard Agency.

In a vote with 6 in favour to 23 against and 1 abstentions in the so-called discharge procedure, MEPs in the Budgetary …

31 Mar: Funded traineeship for graduates at the Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Lesotho

Deadline: 18-04-2022

(Source: EEAS)

Are you a graduate interested in international relations and in the relationship of Lesotho with the European Union? Are you curious to learn more about the work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Lesotho?

What we offer

A traineeship of 6 months in the Political, Press and Information area of the EU Delegation to Lesotho, starting in May 2022, subject to respect to the local legislation, to perform the following tasks:

Information gathering and analysis on political, social, and economic developments in Lesotho, and assisting in the…

31 Mar: EIB advisory services and Czech railway administration to modernise Czech railways

(Source: European Investment Bank)

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, will extend its ongoing support for the modernisation of Czech national railways and provide advisory assistance to Správa železnic, s.o (SŽ), the national railway administration of the Czech Republic. The EIB will support SŽ in the development of a methodology and tools for assessing the suitability of public-private partnerships for delivering rail infrastructure projects in the country. EIB and the Czech railways authority signed the advisory agreement in Prague on 24 March.

The EIB will also help SŽ to develop its own capabilities for identifying …

31 Mar: EIB and GIZ renew partnership to boost climate action and sustainable infrastructure in developing countries and emerging economies

(Source: European Investment Bank)

Bringing together financial and technical expertise for low-carbon investments. Focus on environmental sustainability, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Supporting greening of cities, scalable innovation and digital transformation.

Meeting today at the EIB’s headquarters in Luxembourg, the European Investment Bank and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH renewed their partnership to further help low and middle-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change, foster a just transition and strengthen resilience — in the collaborative spirit of Team Europe.

The partnership between EIB and GIZ builds on the successful Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment – Cities …

31 Mar: Written question – Online public consultation on the extension of the EU Digital COVID Certificate – P-001264/2022

Priority question for written answer P-001264/2022to the CommissionRule 138Rob Rooken (ECR), Bert-Jan Ruissen (ECR), Virginie Joron (ID), Guido Reil (ID), Francesca Donato (NI), Gilles Lebreton (ID), Ladislav Ilčić (ECR), Milan Uhrík (NI), Annika Bruna (ID), Nicolaus Fest (ID), Jaak Madison (ID), Tom Vandendriessche (ID), Hélène Laporte (ID), Marco Campomenosi (ID), Catherine Griset (ID), Jean-François Jalkh (ID), Laura Huhtasaari (ID), Elżbieta Kruk (ECR), Ivan Vilibor Sinčić (NI), Gerolf Annemans (ID), Bernhard Zimniok (ID), Jorge Buxadé Villalba (ECR), Jean-Paul Garraud (ID)

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31 Mar: Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the Republic of North Macedonia

Deadline: 19-04-2022

(Source: EEAS)

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Operations II Section of the EU Delegation to the Republic of North Macedonia, starting in September 2022.

The Operations II Section is dealing with assistance projects and policy advice/reporting in the following areas: Infrastructure and Transport, Environment, Agriculture and Rural development, Education, Employment & Social Policy.

Main tasks:

Assisting project managers in financial assistance related work ; Assisting in organizing and reporting on work related meetings; Drafting Terms of Reference (assisted by a colleague in the Section); Assisting one or more colleagues in ex-ante control…