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A number of EU4Business events and trainings, funded by the EU, will be taking place in towns and cities across Ukraine in December, targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They include a number of business forums and conferences around issues ranging from tourism to green economy. Check out the events near you and make sure you register for participation. There are also several...
The conference hosted by the Business Support Centre in Kyiv
A number of SME managers took part in a recent EU4Business conference in Kyiv, where they considered the development of their company and ways to take their business to a new level. The open event took place on November 22, at the Kyiv Business Support Centre, with EBRD support under the EU4Business initiative. Leading experts in strategic management, marketing and public relations, as well as...
The event took place in Lviv, an IT industry hub in Ukraine
The IT industry in Ukraine has a huge potential for growth, but instability of tax regulation, lack of specialists and a number of regulatory barriers are constraining the development of the industry. Ways of overcoming these barriers were discussed on November 23 by representatives of the government, IT-business and academics during a roundtable in Lviv on regulation of the software development...
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...
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 (...
Deputy Prime Minister Octavian Calmac addressing the event
An SME conference was recently held in Chisinau, bringing together some 350 entrepreneurs and representatives of national and local authorities and business support organisations. This year, the 10th International Conference of SMEs was titled ‘Intelligent Specialisation, the Engine of Economic Growth of the Regions of the Republic of Moldova’. The objectives of the conference included presenting...
Participants in the keys to financial management training
A training was recently held in Sumy for women in business, entitled ‘Keys to Financial Management’, organised by the Business Support Centre of Sumy, with EBRD support under the EU4Business initiative funded by the European Union. The course is specifically designed for female entrepreneurs, and consisted of two training sessions, with a break between them, so that participants have time to...
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...
Ukrgasbank will start lending to Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at a rate of 15% per annum in hryvnia, following an UAH 81 million agreement signed between the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) and Ukrgasbank on 23 November. The agreement is part of the German government’s SME Support Programme, which runs in conjunction with the EU-funded EU4Business initiative that provides funds...