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EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti (left) heard about the progress of the EU4Business-EBRD joint financing programmes for SMES on his visit to Georgia.
The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Sir Suma Chakrabarti, visited Georgia on 5 and 6 September to discuss ways of further strengthening the country’s economic performance. Sir Suma met Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and other top government ministers and was a guest at a session of the Investors’ Council , a platform for public-private dialogue set up by...
ProCredit Bank signed an agreement on 5 September with the German-Ukrainian Fund to provide local currency loans to Ukrainian SMEs.
Ukrainian SMEs will benefit from a new EUR 10 million local currency lending facility to be operated through Ukrainian banks. ProCredit Bank signed an agreement with the German-Ukrainian Fund under the SME Promotion Program, funded by the German Government in cooperation with EU4Business. The facility provides lending at 15% per year in Ukrainian hryvnia and will be managed by German state...
On 1 September 2017, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement comes into full force. The Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), is the main tool for bringing Ukraine and the EU closer together: it promotes deeper political ties and stronger economic links, as well as respect for common European values. The DCFTA provides a framework for modernising...
Enterprise Georgia, in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and with the support of GIZ, is opening registration for The Manager Training Programme in Germany. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is entrusted to lead the programme. The GIZ offers a four-week practice-oriented specialist training programme for English-...
The EU4Business-supported project to help implement the Republic of Moldova’s Deep and Comprehensive Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU has increased access to finance, generated jobs and helped align Moldovan standards with those of the EU, making products safer and improving trading opportunities. These were the conclusions of the event held on 23 August to mark the end of the DCFTA Sector...
During a round table discussion on balancing Ukraine’s energy and gas supply markets, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) presented a White Paper on how to best regulate these markets. The White Paper helps public authorities use regulatory reform to empower consumers, support SMEs and increase the overall efficiency and competitiveness of the energy sector. The paper provides practical...
To make the process of starting a new business easier, a new online tool helps Ukrainian entrepreneurs find the correct permits and file the right paperwork. Although many of us have dreamed about starting our own business, for many, it has remained exactly that: a dream. The daunting tasks of understanding the rules and regulations, finding the right permits and filing the correct paperwork...
Andrea Wiktorin, head of EU Delegation in Belarus
Andrea Wiktorin, Head of the EU Delegation in Belarus, spoke about promising projects to promote the country's economic development as she attended the opening of the workshop held by the Research Center of the Institute for Privatization and Management (IPM Research Center) jointly with the Research Institute of Economy of the Economy Ministry of Belarus on 30 June, BelTA has learned. “...
The c onfererence to mark the anniversary of the Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Size Enterprises (ODIMM) in the Republic of Moldova in May saw participants take stock of the projects and programmes implemented by the organisation over that time. The ODIMM has helped reform the regulatory framework in the country, promote market access, develop human capital and...
The event, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Minsk on 8 August 2017, targeted women entrepreneurs working in the country. Participants came away with tips and techniques on how to manage staff as well getting more information on the EBRD’s Women in Business programme. Olga Kuznetsova (EBRD) opened the meeting and introduced the Women in Business programme...