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EU Commissioner Hahn at the Business Forum with the EU4Business Secretariat’s team
The European Union has issued a strong message of support for economic growth and jobs in its Eastern Partner countries, during two high-level Eastern Partnership (EaP) events held in Vienna on 6 and 7 December. “ It’s our aim to export stability, prosperity and consequently resilience in the area of the economy, society but also policy,” Commissioner for EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement,...
Beneficiaries of the EU-UNDP project
In the north-west regions of Azerbaijan, the UNDP and the government are helping local communities establish smallholder family businesses , with substantial financial support from the European Union, as part of the EU4Business initiative. The joint project signed just under a year ago aims to promote rural entrepreneurship, inclusive employment and technological innovation in 6 regions of the...
Participants in the STAREP workshop in Vienna
A two-day workshop in Vienna on November 28-29 has brought together participants from three regional programmes – STAREP, EU-REPARIS, and PULSAR – which support enhanced financial reporting practices in the private and public sectors in the EU-Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. STAREP is an EU4Business programme on Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern...
Over 40 people took part in the training
A two-and-a-half day workshop designed for banking supervisory staff was held in Chisinau between 5 and 7 December, as part of the EU4Business STAREP project on 'Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern Partnership'. Speakers included senior staff from the World Bank’s Centre for Financial Reporting Reform, experts in accounting standards, as well as representatives of commercial banks...
Empowering Regions through High-Tech Forum in Gyumri: around 200 people gathered for the event
The ‘Empowering Regions through High-Tech Forum’ has been held for the second year in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city from 7-8 December, with the support of the EU4Business SMEDA project. The event gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all regions of Armenia engaged in high-tech, start-ups and innovation. During the two days, participants shared experiences, presented their...
How to get the best out of a trade fair
On December 6, the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association facilitated a one-day training in Kyiv on how to increase the impact of Ukrainian export-oriented berry companies when participating in international exhibitions and trade fairs. The event took place under the framework of the European Union-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an...
On 14 December 2018, the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) and Lviv Bank signed a partnership agreement on a joint funding support programme for small and medium enterprises (SME), as well as loan agreements for Ukrainian SMEs in the amount of € 3 million, part of which will be provided in the national currency under the EU4Business initiative. "The German-Ukrainian Fund is pleased to expand the number...
Armenian and Georgian filmmakers meeting in Tbilisi
Within the framework of the 19 th Film Festival taking place in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, members of the Independent Filmmakers Community of Armenia (IFCA) have visited the Georgian Film Cluster and the Georgian National Film Centre to establish connections, discuss cooperation opportunities and partnership, and eventually implement joint projects. The visit was supported by the EU4Business...
The OECD has held a workshop in Chisinau on the monitoring of Moldova’s SME Development Strategy, as part of the EU4Business: From Policies to Action project, funded by the European Union. The workshop, held on 29 November , was organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. It allowed international experts and Moldovan stakeholders involved in the implementation and...
WE ARE THERE TO HEAR THE SMALL BUSINESS AND TO HELP It is well known that small and medium-sized enterprises provide more than half of the GDP in developed countries. That is why the European Business Association wants to gauge the mood of SMEs regarding the business climate in Ukraine. The EBA is initiating a unique survey in order to determine the Small Business Sentiment Index and its...