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Thanks to the EU4Business interest rates compensation programme for SMEs, Ukrainian businesses have an opportunity to receive investment loans at an interest rate of only 7.5%. The programme is implemented under the EU4Business Initiative by the German-Ukrainian Fund, with funding from the EU and Germany through the German Development Bank KfW.

Publishing and books face a steep challenge to survive in the digital age: in Moldova, the EBRD Advice for Small Businesses programme, financed by the European Union through the EU4Business initiative, has given the Litera Publishing House an opportunity to keep readers interested and business strong by supporting the creation of an online bookstore.

This Concept of the development of the market for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations – produced by the Better Regulation Delivery Office, with the support of the EU4Business FORBIZ project – is the direct outcome of the BRDO review of markets in ‘Energy Distribution’ and ‘Energy Efficiency for SMEs’, and the public consultation process supporting the review.

This White Paper, produced by the Better Regulation Delivery Office, with the support of the EU4Business FORBIZ project, follows the BRDO’s public consultations on issues of market access restrictions. In March 2017, the BRDO published a Green Paper on market access restrictions, and public consultations were held with key stakeholders.

Ukrainian farmer Andriy Soroka is investing to modernise his farm, building new premises and raising wages, thanks to a local currency loan from Kredobank, made available through the EU4Business SME Finance Facility, implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund, with funding from the EU and Germany through the German Development Bank KfW.

What loans can Ukrainian businesses obtain to develop and enter international markets? Representatives of three Ukrainian banks – KredoBank, Ukrgasbank and ProCredit Bank – speak about local currency loans offered for small and medium-sized enterprises, provided by Ukrainian banks in partnership with European financial institutions – the EBRD, EIB and KfW.