Fashion House Materia from Tbilisi in Georgia, secured financing to modernise its equipment and to introduce the best workplace health and safety practices for a new clothing factory, in line with EU standards. This will help the company take full advantage of the world's largest export market - the European Union.
The Association Agreement provides for stronger political association and economic integration between the EU and the Republic of Moldova and has created constantly growing trade between the partners. The EU’s assistance supports the modernisation of Moldova through reforms for growth and jobs as well as for the respect of human rights and the strengthening of democracy.
The European Union and Georgia enjoy a very close and positive relationship. The EU-Georgia Association Agreement entered into force in July 2016 and strives for political association and economic integration.
The European Union’s bilateral relations with Azerbaijan are based on the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement in force since 1999. In February 2017, the EU and Azerbaijan began negotiations on a new framework agreement with Azerbaijan designed to give new impetus to political dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation.