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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...
Minsk furniture forum
More than 80 participants gathered at the Furniture Forum in Minsk on 20 June - a sectoral event within the framework of the EBRD's Advice for Small Businesses Programme and the EU4Business initiative in Belarus, where they were able to hear the best international practices, meet market leaders and exchange views. The EBRD’s Yuriy Serikov told the conference that the EBRD was counting on the...
Students in Support of Social Enterprises
The Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) recently held an award ceremony for the winners of its annual competition ‘ Students in Support of Social Enterprises ’. The competition was organised as part of the EU-funded project Social Entrepreneurship – Innovative Approach for Economic and Social Changes . "Social enterprises have the potential to have real social impact...
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...
Belarus has huge potential to develop its digital sector, the Director for Neighbourhood East at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargements Negotiations Lawrence Meredith has said in an interview with the ONT TV channel. “We see huge potential for the digital sector in Belarus. I think you have very experienced young people who work in this sector. It is...
European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will visit Minsk on June 21-22 to participate in the 10th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership Dialogue. "On June 21-22, we hold the so-called informal ministerial dialogue within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, which will be attended by...
A joint meeting of the Working Group of the project for ‘ Supporting the implementation and monitoring of Azerbaijan's SME roadmap’ and the SBA Public-Private Working Group took place in Baku on 6 June to discuss Azerbaijan’s newly established SME agency and its role in boosting SME development, as well as the launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment. The...
A joint meeting on the monitoring of the SME development strategy of Georgia and the launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment took place on 7 June 2018 in Tbilisi, during a meeting of the Private Sector Development Advisory Council. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The...
Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs in Armenia
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of courses for SMEs in the food processing and tourism sectors in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course will last 15 hours a period of 3 days. By taking part in the courses, start-up and acting SMEs will improve their...
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of training courses on career development and customer services and communication skills, aimed at the local workforce in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The targeted sectors of the project are food processing and tourism. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course...