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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...
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More than 160 entrepreneurs from Ukraine and beyond took part in the East Export Forum on 8 November, organised by the Kramatorsk Business Support Centre, supported by the EBRD within the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The First Secretary of the Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Joselin Gyuton, told participants how with the coming into force of the DCFTA, all...
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A Tourism Forum was held in the Ukrainian city of Sumy on November 9, aimed at assessing the prospects for creating ‘Sumy Tourism Cluster’ and better promoting the region online. The Forum was held at the congress centre of Sumy State University, organised by the Sumy Business Support Centre as part of the EU4Business initiative of the European Union, supported by the European Bank for...
Representatives of the Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector of the Republic of Moldova (ODIMM) and the Moldova-Romania Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CBCIRM-RO) at the signing ceremony.
The Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector of the Republic of Moldova (ODIMM) and the Moldova-Romania Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CBCIRM-RO) have agreed to develop a partnership to support and promote entrepreneurs in both countries. According to Constantin Vieru, president of CBCIRM-RO, "The main goal for CBCIRM-RO and ODIMM is to develop and...
Cecilia Malmström addressing her audience in Chisinau
Trade between the EU and the Republic of Moldova has continued to increase since the entry into force of the deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA) between the two countries, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said in a speech to the European Business Association in Chisinau on 6 November 2017. “Our bilateral trade continues to increase – Moldova now relies on the EU for 66% of its...
More than 150 owners and managers of farming and food processing enterprises attended a two-day agricultural forum organised by the EU4Business initiaitive in Zaporizhzhya on November 1-2. The theme of the event was ‘Strengthening the capacity of farmers in small and medium sector through the development of horticulture and cultivation of new niche crops’. The Forum was organised by the Business...
The European Union is funding four Ukrainian start-ups under the Horizon 2020 programme of research and innovation for a total of around €1.4 million. Since the beginning of Ukraine's participation in the Horizon 2020 programme, 323 contracts have been concluded with Ukrainian institutions, organisations, and enterprises for the implementation of 69 projects with funding of almost €12 million...
Speakers at the FORBIZ round-table on self-regulation in Ukraine
Self-regulation as a form of management and self-control of business associations significantly reduces administrative pressure on business and promotes higher standards of business activity, and hence better protection of consumers' interests, a round table organised by the EU4Business FORBIZ project recently heard. In Ukraine, legislation allows the creation of self-regulatory organisations (...
“There is a myth that women cannot manage finances. It's not like that," consultant Kyrylo Lynnyk told participants in a training for women entrepreneurs organised by the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative in Zaporizhzhya on 26 October. This was confirmed by the participants of the training - successful business ladies from the Zaporizhzhya region, managers and owners of small and medium-sized...
On October 30, the Kyiv City Administration and the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) presented a Joint Programme on the Subsidy of Interest Rates for Loans to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Kyiv. The programme is implemented for the loans that are issued under the GUF's SME Support Programme, funded by the German Government through KfW in cooperation with the European Union's EU4Business...