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Ana Statova welcomes her guests
Ana Statova, a single mother of two, has recently become a local celebrity in the Gagauzia region of Moldova. News about the traditional touristic complex ‘Gagauz Sofrasi’ built in the village of Congaz has travelled fast. Ambitiously named ‘The biggest village in Europe’ , Congaz is proud of the complex reproduces the setting and charm of traditional peasant houses: stoves with heated beds,...
The EU is working to support SMEs in Moldova
The EU is working to support SMEs in the Republic of Moldova to expand their export markets, with a recent training session aimed at building up the capacity of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Organisation (ODIMM) to assist domestic companies that intend sell abroad. The training session on international practices to increase the export capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises (...
The EU-funded PARE 1+1 programme has approved 32 grant applications submitted by companies created by Moldovan migrants or their relatives for a total amount of 7.89 million lei. According to estimates, about 90 new jobs will be created, and cumulative investments in the national economy will amount to 19.43 million lei. Analysing the results of the PARE 1+1 Programme, the Secretary General of...
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...
Farmers on the banks of the Dniester River in Moldova can now benefit from professional advice from the Organic Farming Consultancy Centre, established with EU support. The centre was created at the initiative of four specialised associations on the right and left bank of the Dniester River, within the framework of the EU-funded ‘Support to Confidence-Building Measures’ programme, implemented by...
Dimitri Gvindadze, Head of the EBRD office in Chișinău, with Antoine Gabizon, President of the Management Board and CEO of Mobiasbanca.
As part of the EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing an additional €20 million loan to Moldova’s Mobiasbanca - Groupe Société Générale to meet growing demand for finance from local businesses who are investing in improving the quality of their products and services. Moldovan companies are raising standards following the establishment of...
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,...
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The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Moldova, which will guide the Bank’s investments and policy work in the country for the next five years, including key priorities in partnership with the EU4Business initiative. The 2017-22 strategy sets out the following priorities: Restructuring the banking sector: The EBRD,...
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...
A networking event was recently held with the support of an EU-funded project to support the exchange of experience and ideas between returning Moldovan migrants who want to start a business or develop their existing business, and entrepreneurs and service providers in the country. The event was organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in partnership with JCI Moldova (...