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European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will visit Minsk on June 21-22 to participate in the 10th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership Dialogue. "On June 21-22, we hold the so-called informal ministerial dialogue within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, which will be attended by...
A joint meeting of the Working Group of the project for ‘ Supporting the implementation and monitoring of Azerbaijan's SME roadmap’ and the SBA Public-Private Working Group took place in Baku on 6 June to discuss Azerbaijan’s newly established SME agency and its role in boosting SME development, as well as the launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment. The...
A joint meeting on the monitoring of the SME development strategy of Georgia and the launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment took place on 7 June 2018 in Tbilisi, during a meeting of the Private Sector Development Advisory Council. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The...
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of training courses on career development and customer services and communication skills, aimed at the local workforce in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The targeted sectors of the project are food processing and tourism. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course...
Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs in Armenia
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of courses for SMEs in the food processing and tourism sectors in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course will last 15 hours a period of 3 days. By taking part in the courses, start-up and acting SMEs will improve their...
By April 2018, the SME Investment Support programme implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) had issued 78 loans to SMEs worth UAH 237.7 million since the start and presentation of the programme in April 2017 at the First Financial Fair, according to figures released by the GUF. The GUF implements the KfW programme of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility Phase II , with funding from the EU...
Launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) Assessment in Belarus
The launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment took place in Minsk, Belarus on 29 May with a high-level public-private Working Group meeting under the umbrella of the Council for Entrepreneurship Development. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The Small Business Act for...
EU4Business: From Policies to Action
The first public-private Working Group meeting, launching the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment, took place in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 31 May 2018. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The Small Business Act for Europe is an overarching framework for the EU policy on SMEs. It...
EU4Business: from Policies to Action
The OECD has organised the second workshop of its project on 'Improving business statistics in Ukraine', with a focus on SME financing indicators. The project is part of the EU-funded regional programme ‘ EU4Business: from Policies to Action ’. The purpose of the workshop – held on 30 May 2018 in Kyiv – wasto support Ukrainian institutions, in particular the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the...
Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern Partnership
A series of events aimed at strengthening the accounting and auditing profession in Georgia took place in Tbilisi last month, as part of the Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern Partnership programme, funded by the EU under its EU4Business initiative and implemented by the World Bank. Joining forces with the Service for Accounting, Reporting and Auditing Supervision (SARAS) and the...