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January 2018
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Ukraine Ukraine’s answer to the challenge of better business environment
Ukraine 30/01/2018
Armenia "The future of Armenia is tech" - EU4Business project launches Armenia Startup Academy
Armenia 31/12/2017
Belarus Unlocking the potential of private entrepreneurship and social enterprises for local economic development in Belarus
Belarus 05/01/2018

Ukraine

Investing in modern agriculture, with help from EU4Business

17 January 2018

Ukrainian farmer Andriy Soroka is investing to modernise his farm, building new premises and raising wages, thanks to a local currency loan from Kredobank, made available through the EU4Business SME Finance Facility, implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund, with funding from the EU and Germany through the German Development Bank KfW.

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LATEST NEWS
Ukraine’s answer to the challenge of better business environment
30/01/2018

The ‘Better Regulation Delivery Office’ (BRDO) of Ukraine has been truly living up to its name – with its expert, dynamic approach, it has proven to be a catalyst for improving the business environment and delivering concrete regulatory results that has helped to stimulate economic growth and boost the investment climate.

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"The future of Armenia is tech" - EU4Business project launches Armenia Startup Academy
31/12/2017

The Armenia Startup Academy (ASA) was officially launched in Yerevan this month, based at the Hero House in the Armenian capital. The initiative is supported by the EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME Development in Armenia), and implemented by the Catalyst Foundation, with the aim of boosting the startup ecosystem and bringing Armenian startups to the next level.

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How Fuad made his dream come true, with the help of EU4Business
03/12/2017

“For a long time, going into business on my own seemed like an impossible dream, but sometimes you get lucky and you find someone who shares the dream with you and helps to make it come true.” That’s how it all began for Fuad Mammadali Aliyev, with the help of Access Bank, the European Fund for South East Europe (EFSE), and EU4Business.

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Unlocking the potential of private entrepreneurship and social enterprises for local economic development in Belarus
05/01/2018

The European Union and UNDP have come together to launch an important new project that will support hundreds of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across Belarus over the next three years, as part of the EU4Business initiative.

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All roads lead to international trade
23/01/2018

“When you live in Senaki – a small town of nearly 40,000 inhabitants – you pretty much know who is who around [town]. Here we share joy and sorrow, and while some might consider that small-town life offers limited opportunities, I think the family spirit of a close-knit community helps us overcome economic difficulties and stand strong,” says Ioseb Gadelia, founder of road construction company Indico.

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"From greenhouses to goats: how EU4Business helped Ilie shape his destiny "
20/12/2017

“Things change and you have to adapt. When you are lucky enough to build your life around your business and your business around your life, you want to choose the right partner for financial matters,” says livestock farmer Ilie Tricolici, who managed to grow his business by borrowing from Microinvest – a micro-finance organisation with funds from the European Fund for South East Europe (EFSE) and EU4Business.

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Rock bottom interest rates for Ukrainian SMEs, thanks to EU4Business
30/01/2018

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv now have the opportunity to access investment loans at just 7.5% – half of the nominal rate of 15% – thanks to the Interest Rate Compensation Programme for SMEs, an EU4Business initiative implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF), with funding from the EU and Germany through the German Development Bank KfW. In the nearest future, the same opportunity will also apply to the regions of Kharkiv and Ternopil, which have signed Cooperation Memorandums with the GUF.

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Boost for SMEs as GLS Bank invests €27.9 million in European Fund for Southeast Europe
12/01/2018

GLS Bank has made its second investment in the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE). With its purchase of €27.9 million in EFSE notes, the bank is continuing to join forces with EFSE to ensure access to financing for micro and small enterprises and to support low-income private households in Southeast Europe and the European Eastern Neighbourhood Region, where it operates under the EU4Business initiative.

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EVENTS

29-30

March 2018
Kharkiv Forum on advanced energy efficiency technologies
Ukraine

21-23

Feb 2018
ExpoVin Moldova 2018: rendez-vous for the Moldovan wine industry
Moldova

17-28

April 2018
Hannover Messe 2018 trade fair - Armenia tech firms in focus Armenia

22-03

Feb/Mar 2018
Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week: 22 February-3 March
Belarus
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