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BusinessCool
The first phase of the ‘BusinessCool’ training programme for social entrepreneurs was completed with a final session on 15-17 February in Riscova, Moldova. Funded by the Entrepreneurship Academy of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), the workshops were conducted by the local business support organisation EcoVisio at its training centre for social businesses and start-ups, as part of...
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,...
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...
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...
Investments to finance upgrades of local businesses to EU standards
Small businesses in Moldova will soon be able to improve products and services to European Union (EU) standards, as the EBRD and EU are opening new funding opportunities to upgrade firms’ operations. The EBRD is providing a €5 million loan to the Chisinau-based subsidiary of Banca Comercială Română, or BCR. The financing is provided within the EU4Business-EBRD credit line , which the EU is...
Today in Vienna, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with the European Commission will host the 5 th Eastern Partnership Business Forum followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring together high level representatives from the EU and the six Eastern Partners - Armenia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Georgia , the...
Up to 75 companies will receive support in developing export capacities to the EU
The European Union is funding a package of support for 75 Moldovan companies, to help them understand more about how they can benefit from tariff-free imports from the Republic of Moldova, and gain greater access to the EU marketplace. The deadline for companies to apply is 14 December. The package will be delivered through a technical assistance project (Support to the Quality Infrastructure...
Economic Forum 2018
The Development Facility of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) today joined forces with key sector players and other partners, including the Central Banks of Moldova, Armenia, and Georgia, to hold an Economic Forum in Chisinau. Top among the conference’s themes was the role of regulators and banks in supporting sustainable economic development and the advancement of local currency...
Created in Moldova, Appreciated Worldwide – launch event in Chisinau
Moldovan businesses and business associations, civil society representatives, government officials and diplomats gathered in Chisinau on 8 November to mark four years of DCFTA implementation in the Republic of Moldova. The event marked the launch of the national campaign to increase public awareness of opportunities opened up for Moldovan products under the Free Trade Agreement with the EU, and...