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Premier Pavel Filip and EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti shaking hands during the meeting
Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip has met the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabarti, who was on a working visit to Republic of Moldova last week. Both sides hailed the good partnership relations between the Republic of Moldova and the EBRD. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the continued support provided by the EBRD in key areas of...
Moldova scores well on procedures for starting a business
The Republic of Moldova has made progress in the setting up of business, according to the 2017 annual study on ‘ The Cost of Doing Business in Moldova ’, conducted by the World Bank Group. According to the data, Moldova occupies the 44th position out of 190 countries across a range of business indicators, the same position as in 2016, but with an increase in its overall score, from 72.8 to 73 out...
EU4Business is monitoring the implementation of Georgia's SME strategy
The OECD held a first meeting of a public-private working group on 15 February 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia, which focused on the monitoring system as a key aspect of an effective implementation of the country's SME Development Strategy. The meeting was part of the EU4Business project ‘From Policies to Action’. The purpose of the Working Group meeting was to discuss Georgia’s current monitoring...
workshop on the monitoring of Azerbaijan's SME roadmap
The OECD held a workshop on the monitoring of Azerbaijan's SME roadmap on 15 February 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The meeting was part of the EU4Business project ‘From Policies to Action’. The main objective of the workshop was to discuss and refine the process of monitoring the implementation of the SME roadmap including defined targets and key performance indicators (KPIs). Elchin Ibrahimov ,...
STAREP seminar in Baku
National initiatives for improving accounting education and strengthening professional accounting organisations in Azerbaijan were discussed at a workshop recently organised in Baku by the World Bank as part of the EU4Business initiative. The event was part of the EU-funded Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Countries of the Eastern Partnership ( STAREP ) regional programme, which...
Inspection Portal Web Service
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The results of business inspections will be available online from now, as part of an online inspection platform created by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine, supported by the EU4Business initiative. The results of 128 inspections, conducted during January 2018 have been uploaded onto the Integrated Computerized System of State Monitoring (Control) . The first government...
Armenia Start-up Academy
On February 3, the eleven graduates of the EU4Business Armenia Start-up Academy presented their start-ups at the American University of Armenia. The Academy is implemented within the framework of the EU4Business SMEDA programme, funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the German Federal Enterprise for...
SMEDA missions to improve statistics
The EU4Business SMEDA project in Armenia is supporting two international missions to improve SME statistics in Armenia and bring them into line with international and EU standards, while scaling up the capacities of the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSSRA). The two missions – with Lithuanian and Danish experts – have worked with the respective NSSRA staff to reveal...
BRDO School project
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine has launched its BRDO School project offering training courses on various areas of state regulation. The first course starts on 20 February. The BRDO is funded by the European Union within the framework of the FORBIZ project and the EU4Business Initiative, with the aim of simplifying the process of doing business and providing effective...
A new programme for structural reform in Moldova has been launched by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aiming to contribute to structural reforms to regulate and stimulate business and trade in the country. The programme's promoters aim to promote Moldovan exports to the European Union market over the next four years, and to make the business environment more...