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Ukraine is among the 20 countries in the world with the largest land bank for organic production. The Ukrainian market for organic products therefore has enormous potential, but development is hampered by the lack of effective regulation of the industry. The relevant Law has not yet been put into practice, and as a result no domestic producer is certified under Ukrainian legislation, meaning that...
Heritage can boost development, if the proper regulations are in place
Ukraine has 130,000 monuments of cultural heritage. With proper preservation and effective development of the surrounding infrastructure, the country can significantly increase its cultural and tourist potential. However, current regulation does not provide protection for cultural heritage and provokes numerous corruption abuses, an audience heard at a round table organised by the Better...
The event was organised in the unusual venue of Lviv International Airport, which was decorated for the occasion
More than 100 people gathered for the Creative Economy Days in Lviv over two days on 24-25 November, to discuss issues based around ‘Design for Competitiveness’, in an event addressed by 14 speakers and which hosted three workshop. The Creative Economy Days were organised in the original venue of Lviv international airport, by the Lviv Business Support Centre with the support of EU4Business and...
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine now have access to a range of loans in Hryvna, offered by local banks under the EU4Business initiative, in partnership with European Financial Institutions. The new loan opportunities, which have become available following a series of agreements signed with local banks in the past few weeks, are all part of the second phase of the EU4Business...
The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place in Brussels on 24 November, marking the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, while looking forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will bring tangible benefits to citizens, including significant pledges in the area of business support. The Summit brought together Heads of State or...
A number of EU4Business events and trainings, funded by the EU, will be taking place in towns and cities across Ukraine in December, targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They include a number of business forums and conferences around issues ranging from tourism to green economy. Check out the events near you and make sure you register for participation. There are also several...
The conference hosted by the Business Support Centre in Kyiv
A number of SME managers took part in a recent EU4Business conference in Kyiv, where they considered the development of their company and ways to take their business to a new level. The open event took place on November 22, at the Kyiv Business Support Centre, with EBRD support under the EU4Business initiative. Leading experts in strategic management, marketing and public relations, as well as...
The event took place in Lviv, an IT industry hub in Ukraine
The IT industry in Ukraine has a huge potential for growth, but instability of tax regulation, lack of specialists and a number of regulatory barriers are constraining the development of the industry. Ways of overcoming these barriers were discussed on November 23 by representatives of the government, IT-business and academics during a roundtable in Lviv on regulation of the software development...
Participants in the keys to financial management training
A training was recently held in Sumy for women in business, entitled ‘Keys to Financial Management’, organised by the Business Support Centre of Sumy, with EBRD support under the EU4Business initiative funded by the European Union. The course is specifically designed for female entrepreneurs, and consisted of two training sessions, with a break between them, so that participants have time to...
Brussels, 24 November 2017 The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place today in Brussels. It was a moment to celebrate the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, and to look forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will bring tangible benefits to citizens. The Summit, held at the level of Heads of State or Government, brought...