Published regularly, this newsletter reports on the activities of the OECD/GVH Regional Centre for Competition. It provides information about recent cases and developments in the participating economies in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
This policy paper analyses measures related to COVID-19 in 11 EECCA countries based on their potential to advance the transition to a greener, climate-resilient and low-carbon economy. Recommendations suggest ways to ensure that governments align efforts to support economic recovery with their objectives on climate change, biodiversity and wider environmental protection.
A webinar on “Designing and implementing green public investment programmes: Experience from Poland and the Czech Republic” with the objective to facilitate knowledge transfer and experience-sharing between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries with regard to greening public expenditure.
The EU-funded “EU4Environment” Programme, launched in 2019, helps six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being. It supports environment-related actions, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts.
The regional component of the EU Water Initiative (EUWI) focuses on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). It supports work of the European Neighbourhood Policy and of the EU-Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation, and helps to promote the progressive approximation to EU water policies, particularly to the EU Water Framework Directive, in EECCA countries.
This seminar facilitated the sharing of experiences and good practices from OECD and the Eastern Partnership economies in adopting risk-based approaches to environmental compliance assurance, exploring commonly encountered challenges and methods to support voluntary compliance.
EU4Environment organised the Regional workshop on Implementing a Best Available Techniques (BAT) approach to environmental regulation in the Eastern Partnership countries. It provided updates on BAT-related activities, discussed challenges, and ways in which peer countries and the EU4Environment project can continue to support implementation.
EU4Environment is helping Azerbaijan align national environmental assessment legislation with international commitments. Azerbaijan progresses on its commitment to apply environmental impact assessment, including in a transboundary context, to prevent and mitigate damage to the environment and health from economic growth.
The "Greening Economies in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) programme assists six countries of the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership in progressing faster towards a green economy framework. Find out more on the OECD’s set of Green Growth Indicators for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.