• 20 February 2014

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    Category : Opinion

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    Eye witness account from a FIIAPP expert in Kiev

    The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) is currently managing three international cooperation projects in the Ukraine, with a further two about to commence. Another project concluded in 2013.

    All these projects are part of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), which aims to bring Ukrainian and European law into closer alignment.

    To achieve this, Ukrainian civil servants are being trained in different areas of railway safety, satellite navigation, intellectual property, vocational training andemployment for people with disabilities and management of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

    The European Union is funding the projects which are being carried out by Spanish government officials with their professionalism and capacity for work. One of these is José Ortuño, an expert from the Ministry of Public Works responsible for developing European space programmes in the satellite navigation area with the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NKAU).

    José Ortuño says that “the situation in Kiev has deteriorated in the last few hours and the National Space Agency of Ukraine is sending workers home”.

    To see the videos that José Ortuño has filmed from his house in Kiev, click here:

    Video 1
    Video 2

    The news media are reporting that there have been dozens of deaths since the truce was broken yesterday in Kiev.

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