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March 2017
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Azerbaijan EU allocates €14.5m for SME development in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan 03/03/2017
Georgia USD 100m in additional support for Georgian SMEs
Georgia 03/03/2017
Armenia Ukraine's Ecopharm gets loan worth €3.6m from EBRD to expand production of herbal antivirus medicines
Ukraine 03/03/2017

UKRAINE

Ukraine

EIB launches support for SMEs at Kiev conference as part of EU4Business

23 February 2017

An EU-backed programme enabling the European Investment Bank to support SMEs in Ukraine and other Eastern Partnership countries was launched at a conference in Kiev on 10 February.

The goal of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) Initiative East programme is to strengthen economic development in the target countries by providing financial and technical support to SMEs.

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LATEST NEWS
New website in Armenia for SMEs to report barriers to business
Armenia 23/02/2017

Business associations in Armenia are creating a website to encourage SMEs to complain about barriers they face in doing business.

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EU allocates €14.5m for SME development in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan 03/03/2017

The EU has allocated €14.5 million to Azerbaijan as part of the country’s regional development programme. It envisages a wide range of measures, from twinning and technical assistance to the creation of a business information system in rural areas, improved support for the development of SMEs in rural areas and family farming, the introduction of agriculture consulting services system, and consumer awareness-raising.

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EU and Azerbaijan enter negotiations for new partnership agreement
Azerbaijan 20/02/2017

The EU intends to expand dialogue and cooperation with Azerbaijan as the two parties begin negotiations for a comprehensive new partnership agreement that will better address their shared challenges, said Christian Danielsson, director general for neighbourhood and enlargement negotiations at the European Commission. Mr Danielsson was speaking during a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in January.

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Belarus
Innovative SMEs and women to benefit from new €6m EU fund
Belarus 20/02/2017

The EU is to provide a further €6 million for the development of SMEs in Belarus over the next four years – with a special emphasis on innovative startups and women in business.

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USD 100m in additional support for Georgian SMEs
Georgia 03/03/2017

A new USD 100 million financing package organised under the EU4Business programme will enable the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide further support to Georgian SMEs.

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Moldova sets up consultative council for SMEs
Moldova 23/02/2017

The Moldovan Government is establishing a Consultative Council for the development of SMEs in the country. The new structure will operate under the Ministry of Economy and act as a platform for effective dialogue between entrepreneurs and government departments.

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Ukrainian software company wins €1.22m EU research grant
Ukraine 03/03/2017

A Ukrainian software company has won a €1.22 million grant from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 innovation and research programme for a product that could save semiconductor firms millions of euros by eliminating faulty chip manufacture.

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Ukraine's Ecopharm gets loan worth €3.6m from EBRD to expand production of herbal antivirus medicines
Ukraine 03/03/2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and EU4Business are providing loans and investment support to the Ukrainian pharmaceutical producer Ecopharm, so that it can build a new export-oriented manufacturing facility in the town of Slavuta in Khmelnytskyi region, western Ukraine.

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EVENTS

20-24

Feb 2017
East Invest conference on project development, implementation and fundraising for SMEs in Armenia
Armenia

15-16

Mars 2017
Training for auditors in Moldova

20-24

March 2017
Training in successful cooperation on private-public dialogue


Belarus

15-19

May 2017
Communications training for Business Support Organisations in Belarus
Belarus
More events
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