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Women entrepreneurs in Ivano-Frankivsk were last month taught how to make their own business even more successful with the help of digital marketing, by taking part in an EU4Business training titled ‘Going Digital. The Practical Application of Digital Marketing Tools for Women Entrepreneurs’. The training was organised by the local Business Support Centre as part of the EU4Business initiative of...
Between 7 and 25 October, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine reviewed the work of 61 central executive authorities in relation to disclosure of their activities, public information and access to open databases. The study is conducted on a regular basis within the framework of a public dialogue of the EU4Business / FORBIZ project, aimed at increasing the efficiency of the...
As part of the EU4Business initiative funded by the European Union, the Dnipropetrovsk Business Support Centre, supported by the EBRD , recently organised a three-day training on ‘Business Diagnostics for Consulting’, which was attended by representatives of consulting companies and individual consultants. Consulting is a process of advising directors and managers on a wide range of issues in the...
Ukraine is among the 20 countries in the world with the largest land bank for organic production. The Ukrainian market for organic products therefore has enormous potential, but development is hampered by the lack of effective regulation of the industry. The relevant Law has not yet been put into practice, and as a result no domestic producer is certified under Ukrainian legislation, meaning that...
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,...
three MoUs were signed between Armenian and Iranian companies at the Forum
More than 150 young people from the regions of Armenia got together with representatives of the government and international organisations to take part in the ‘Empowering Regions Through High Tech’ conference organised by the EU4Business SMEDA project in Gyumri over two days last month. Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia, is aiming to become the IT capital of Armenia with its...
Heritage can boost development, if the proper regulations are in place
Ukraine has 130,000 monuments of cultural heritage. With proper preservation and effective development of the surrounding infrastructure, the country can significantly increase its cultural and tourist potential. However, current regulation does not provide protection for cultural heritage and provokes numerous corruption abuses, an audience heard at a round table organised by the Better...
Piotr Arushanyants, Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at the Belarusian Economy Ministry
On 23 November President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus signed an ordinance on entrepreneurship development, the key document in a package of regulations designed to improve the country's business climate, according to the BelTA news agency. Piotr Arushanyants, Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at the Belarusian Economy Ministry, told BelTA that, “the ordinance is the result of the...
The event was organised in the unusual venue of Lviv International Airport, which was decorated for the occasion
More than 100 people gathered for the Creative Economy Days in Lviv over two days on 24-25 November, to discuss issues based around ‘Design for Competitiveness’, in an event addressed by 14 speakers and which hosted three workshop. The Creative Economy Days were organised in the original venue of Lviv international airport, by the Lviv Business Support Centre with the support of EU4Business and...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – on 29 November signed guarantee agreements with TBC Bank in Georgia to support the equivalent of over €90 million of lending to Georgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The EIB also signed its first microfinance investment in the country,...