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Caption: three MoUs were signed between Armenian and Iranian companies at the Forum
The first Armenian-Iranian Nanoscience and Technology Forum took place in the Armenian capital Yerevan on September 22-23, organised in the framework of the EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME Development in Armenia). The Forum focused on high-tech and innovation policies, and saw the presentation of nanotech products and equipment, and experience of commercialisation, along with...
Gas market regulations were discussed at a BRDO round table
The final cost of gas for the population of Ukraine has increased fourfold during the period 2013-2016, with losses of gas in distribution networks four times higher than in EU countries, and more than 50% of the resource sold at uncompetitive terms, according to the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) created under the EU4Business FORBIZ project. The issues of regulation of the industry...
Belarus is setting out priorities and development goals to 2035
Belarus has started work on its National Sustainable Development Strategy to 2035, with the first meeting of the public council for monitoring and assessment of sustainable development, hosted by the Research Institute of Economy at the Economy Ministry. The consultative body has been set to develop the long-term objectives and priorities for socio-economic development in Belarus, which will form...
Launching a unique platform to support SMEs in Ukraine, Source BRDO
Small business in Ukraine now have a unique online platform to help them navigate the procedures to start a new business. The Platform for Effective Regulation (PRO) – http://regulation.gov.ua – was created by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) under the EU4Business FORBIZ project. Launched on 20 September 2017, it provides a new online platform for business-to-state interaction – a...
business statistics
On 4 October 2017, the OECD will organise the first of three workshops in Armenia, as part of a new project aimed at ‘Improving Business Statistics in Armenia’. The project is part of a new broader regional initiative on ‘Supporting competitiveness and business environment reforms in the Eastern Partnership: an EU4Business initiative 2017-2020’ co-funded by the EU and implemented across the...
Women in Business EBRD conference
Women entrepreneurs and company directors shared their insights on how to run a successful business at a conference in Minsk on 7 September. Around 150 women attended “Business Territory: Women’s Approach”, the first conference of to be held on female entrepreneurship in Belarus. The conference was organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under its Women in...
A participant at the second International Business Women’s Conference in Chernihiv
The second International Business Women’s Conference was held on 7 September, organised by the Chernihiv Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. The conference took place thanks to the financial support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of the EU4Business initiative of the European Union. This conference saw successful representatives of the Chernihiv business...
Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business Initiative seeks to improve competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises in six Eastern Partnership countries An initiative project to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Partnership (EaP ) countries to integrate into global value chains has been launched by the European Union and the International Trade Centre (...
business team
The Sumy region is most business-friendly region in Ukraine, according to the ‘ Regional Doing Business rating ’, developed by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), set up under EU4Business FORBIZ project, and the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP). The top five regions are the Sumy region, which received the highest score (107) for the best business climate, followed by Lviv (103...
inland waterways
Ukraine has 4,000km of potential inland waterways, but actually uses less than 10% of its river freight transport capacity, with inland waterways accounting for less than 1% of total freight traffic, compared to an average of 7% in the EU, according to a review of the sector carried out by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), set up under EU4Business FORBIZ project. Representatives from...