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Commissioner Johannes Hahn
The EU and the six Eastern Partner countries have agreed to step up their cooperation on the digital economy, adopting a road map on reducing roaming charges, addressing the cybersecurity threat in a coordinated manner, and expanding e-services to create more jobs in the digital industry. Speaking in Minsk, Belarus, where he was taking part in the 10th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership...
Working Group meeting to launch the Small Business Act for Europe assessment
A first public-private Working Group meeting, launching the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment, took place in Chisinau on 23 May 2018. The main objective of the Working Group meeting was to launch the third cycle of the SBA assessment. In addition, the meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress in implementation of SME policies in Moldova since...
Pavel Filip, Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip in Brussels on 3 May on the occasion of the fourth Association Council meeting between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. With trade between the EU and Moldova up a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova's total trade, the two sides discussed further steps to translate increased trade volumes into...
On 21 March, the EU presented its External Investment Plan (EIP) at a regional launch event in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Under this plan, the EU will mobilise investments from the public and private sector from 2017 to 2020 for more than 70 economies around the world, including Georgia and the other Eastern Partner countries. The EIP will aim to boost investment and support more inclusive and...
Tbilisi
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union are extending their support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia , Moldova and Ukraine to a total of almost €1.1 billion in credit lines and trade finance and €58.3 million in EU grants. At a high-level conference in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for...
Start for Youth
The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova, in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Organisation, has elaborated the project plan for the START for YOUTH project, which aims to support young people in starting a business. The ‘START for YOUTH’ programme has been proposed for public consultations and is planned to run from 2018 to 2020. The...
The EU4Business initiative, with the support of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, recently brought together EU4Business implementing partners, mostly dealing with access to finance support for SMEs, for a half-day event organised in Chisinau. The event gathered in one place institutions such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European...
The event highlighted the impact of SME support programmes
The EU4Business initiative with the support of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova has brought together representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Moldovan Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, the Organisation for Development of the SME Sector (ODIMM) and Commercial Banks of the Republic of Moldova. The event...
Grants for participation in large-scale brokerage events for Horizon 2020
Researchers from the Eastern Partnership region, including from industry and SMEs, have the opportunity to apply for EU grants for participation in large-scale brokerage events and similar activities related to the EU’s Horizon2020 programme for research and innovation. The aim of the grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP...
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...