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Bridging the Gap: EFSE impact report
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) released its Impact Report today, showcasing the fund’s accomplishments in supporting entrepreneurs as the drivers of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – the economic backbone of the fund’s target regions. EFSE aims to foster economic development and prosperity in Southeastern Europe and in the European Eastern Neighbourhood region – where it...
Doing business in Ukraine’s regions 2018
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and the Ukrainian Union of Entrepreneurs (UUE) have launched their second regional analysis of ease of doing business, which will result in the publication of the Regional Doing Business rating. The research is based on the World Bank’s methodology, which has been adapted to the country’s specific regional features. The BRDO is funded by the European...
Ukrainian businesses that want to enter the global market will have to invest a lot in its development . Resources will be required to study foreign markets, visit other countries, adapt their products to the needs of the market, search for partners and promote the goods. This was discussed at a conference for entrepreneurs that took place in Odessa – “Business together with the EU: how to enter...
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...
The EU Delegation in Ukraine, in cooperation with the Delo.UA business portal, recently held the first conference in the framework of the ‘Business together’ special project, with the support of the EU4Business initiative. On 8 June Delo.UA and the EU Delegation in Ukraine gathered 50 entrepreneurs from the Odessa and Mykolaiv oblasts in order to answer the most pressing questions for Ukrainian...
By April 2018, the SME Investment Support programme implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) had issued 78 loans to SMEs worth UAH 237.7 million since the start and presentation of the programme in April 2017 at the First Financial Fair, according to figures released by the GUF. The GUF implements the KfW programme of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility Phase II , with funding from the EU...
EU4Business: from Policies to Action
The OECD has organised the second workshop of its project on 'Improving business statistics in Ukraine', with a focus on SME financing indicators. The project is part of the EU-funded regional programme ‘ EU4Business: from Policies to Action ’. The purpose of the workshop – held on 30 May 2018 in Kyiv – wasto support Ukrainian institutions, in particular the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the...
EU4Business: From Policies to Action
The first public-private Working Group meeting, launching the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment, took place in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 31 May 2018. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The Small Business Act for Europe is an overarching framework for the EU policy on SMEs. It...
macro financial assistance for Ukraine
On 29 May 2018, EU ambassadors endorsed, on behalf of the Council of the European Union, an agreement with the European Parliament on a new package of macro-financial assistancefor Ukraine. A further €1 billion in loans will cover Ukraine’s financing needs over a period of two and a half years. The loans will support economic stabilisation and a programme of structural reforms , supplementing...
ITC berry export seminar
On May 3, the International Trade Centre in cooperation with the Ukrainian Berries Association organised its first seminar in Kyiv on the possibilities of exporting berry products to EU markets. The seminar was held within the framework of the three-year ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project, a regional programme funded by the EU across the Eastern Partnership under the EU4Business Initiative. The project...