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Fruit Garden of Moldova is running an information campaign
The National Agency for Rural Development (ACSA) is organising an information campaign to raise awareness of opportunities available under the EU4Businees Fruit Garden of Moldova project, with seminars in 30 districts all over Moldova taking place between November and February. Fruit Garden of Moldova is part of the EU-funded DCFTA Initiative East, implemented by the European Investment Bank...
At work in a textile factory in Moldova
Two new business clusters have been launched in the southern and northern regions of the Republic of Moldova, with the support of the European Union. They concern creative industries in Cahul and textile companies in Soroca, and offer the opportunity to bring businesses together to develop joint projects. The creation of the two clusters was carried out by the Organisation for the Development of...
Many agricultural businesses have received support under PARE 1+1
A total of 1,246 Moldovan businesses have received funding under the EU-funded PARE 1+1 programme since 2010, with total grants of 242.4 million lei trigerring further investments worth 767.7 million lei, the Interlic news website has reported, quoting a government press release. The programme has helped open 538 new businesses - mostly in rural areas, and to create 3,200 jobs. Programme...
Peter Michalko, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
Sixty-eight per cent of Moldova’s exports now go to the European Union, the Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova Peter Michalko has said in a message released to mark four years since the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. In his message, Peter Michalko said: "there are good results both in increasing...
Aneil Singh, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Iulia Costin Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Petru Gurgurov, Interim General Manager of ODIMM, with beneficiaries of the Business Academy for Women programme
Over a period of 18 months, more than 300 women from all over the Republic of Moldova, including including the districts on the left bank of the Nistru and the Gagauzia administrative unit, have been trained to manage their businesses, 30 mentors are now ready to support women entrepreneurs, and 10 businesses run by women benefitted from grants worth to about 120,000 lei per investment project...
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...
Swedish ambassador Signe Burgstaller and Angela Sax, head of EBRD in Moldova
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will step up its support for women-led businesses in Moldova with €2.5 million in new grant financing from the government of Sweden. The funds will boost the Bank’s Women in Business programme, co-funded by the EU under its EU4Business initiative, which helps female entrepreneurs innovate through business advice, training, long-term...
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...
Working Group meeting to launch the Small Business Act for Europe assessment
A first public-private Working Group meeting, launching the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment, took place in Chisinau on 23 May 2018. The main objective of the Working Group meeting was to launch the third cycle of the SBA assessment. In addition, the meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress in implementation of SME policies in Moldova since...
Pavel Filip, Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip in Brussels on 3 May on the occasion of the fourth Association Council meeting between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. With trade between the EU and Moldova up a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova's total trade, the two sides discussed further steps to translate increased trade volumes into...