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GLS Bank has made its second investment in the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE). With its purchase of €27.9 million in EFSE notes, the bank is continuing to join forces with EFSE to ensure access to financing for micro and small enterprises and to support low-income private households in Southeast Europe and the European Eastern Neighbourhood Region, where it operates under the...
Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mihail Rusi at the Moldovan-Belarus Business Forum.
More than 120 entrepreneurs from the Republic of Moldova and Belarus took part in the Moldovan-Belarus Business Forum, which took place in Minsk earlier this month. The participants were welcomed by Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mihail Rusi. In his speech, Pavel Filip pointed out that Belarus is among the main trading partners of the Republic of Moldova,...
Piotr Arushanyants, Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at the Belarusian Economy Ministry
On 23 November President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus signed an ordinance on entrepreneurship development, the key document in a package of regulations designed to improve the country's business climate, according to the BelTA news agency. Piotr Arushanyants, Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at the Belarusian Economy Ministry, told BelTA that, “the ordinance is the result of the...
The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place in Brussels on 24 November, marking the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, while looking forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will bring tangible benefits to citizens, including significant pledges in the area of business support. The Summit brought together Heads of State or...
The Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov addressing the forum
The Belarusian-European investment forum – ‘Belarus. Invest in Tomorrow’ – took place in Luxembourg on 27 October, brining together around 200 European businessmen, as well as government and business delegations from Belarus. Among the participants were the Ministry of Economy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Bankers' Association, the Luxembourg Association of Investment Funds, the Innovation and...
Brussels, 24 November 2017 The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place today in Brussels. It was a moment to celebrate the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, and to look forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will bring tangible benefits to citizens. The Summit, held at the level of Heads of State or Government, brought...
On the eve of the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels, EUROCHAMBRES – the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry and a key partner of the EU4Business initiative in the East Invest programme – has called for a strong political engagement of the European Union in the EaP countries, and underlined the importance of further economic reforms, development of the private...
Belarus is one of the leaders among the Eastern Partnership countries in the digitisation of its economy, Dirk Schuebel, the head of division for bilateral relations with Eastern Partnership countries at the European External Action Service, has told the Minsk Forum, the BelTA news agency reported. “Belarus is one of the leading countries, one of the driving forces in the development of this area...
The 5 th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit will take place in Brussels on Friday, 24 November, bringing together heads of state and government from EU member states and the six Eastern partner countries. Among the priority areas to be discussed are economic development and better market opportunities. The leaders will look forward to future cooperation, as well as taking stock of what has been...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Republic of Belarus have endorsed the financing by the EIB of key infrastructure projects in Belarus, including the upgrade of a number of connectivity projects between the country and its EU neighbours. The EIB activities in Belarus were discussed by the EU bank’s Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, Alexander Stubb, and the Belarus...