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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...
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...
MODA UK
Ukrainian clothing and footwear manufacturers have an opportunity to take part in the UK's number one trade fashion event, MODA UK in Birmingham, on 5-7 August, with the support of the EBRD in the framework of the EU-funded EU4Business initiative. Over the next two years (2018-2020), British-Ukrainian company VimesVC LTD, working on behalfof the EBRD under EU4Business, will provide support to...
Improving SME Statistics in Ukraine
The OECD organised its first workshop on business statistics on 13 March in Kyiv, Ukraine, focused on definitions and methods for producing entrepreneurship and structural SME statistics. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving SME Statistics in Ukraine’, part of the EU4Business: From Policies to Action programme, implemented by the OECD. The purpose of the...
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...