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Deputy Prime Minister Octavian Calmac addressing the event
An SME conference was recently held in Chisinau, bringing together some 350 entrepreneurs and representatives of national and local authorities and business support organisations. This year, the 10th International Conference of SMEs was titled ‘Intelligent Specialisation, the Engine of Economic Growth of the Regions of the Republic of Moldova’. The objectives of the conference included presenting...
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...
On the eve of the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels, EUROCHAMBRES – the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry and a key partner of the EU4Business initiative in the East Invest programme – has called for a strong political engagement of the European Union in the EaP countries, and underlined the importance of further economic reforms, development of the private...
The invitation to the National Women's Entrepreneurship Gala
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Organisation (ODIMM), in partnership with the National Women's Platform of Moldova, has launched its annual contest to reward the best women entrepreneurs in the Republic of Moldova. The deadline for entries is 22 November. The contest aims to identify and recognise the most talented and successful women in business, who have achieved remarkable results...
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A new EU-funded project to support SMEs in Moldova will be launched in 2018, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Octavian Calmic has announced, according to the NOI.md website. Calmic made the announcement at a meeting with local officials and stakeholders in the Cantemir District, where they discussed local infrastructure projects, support for SMEs in rural areas, and...
The 5 th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit will take place in Brussels on Friday, 24 November, bringing together heads of state and government from EU member states and the six Eastern partner countries. Among the priority areas to be discussed are economic development and better market opportunities. The leaders will look forward to future cooperation, as well as taking stock of what has been...
Representatives of the Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector of the Republic of Moldova (ODIMM) and the Moldova-Romania Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CBCIRM-RO) at the signing ceremony.
The Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector of the Republic of Moldova (ODIMM) and the Moldova-Romania Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CBCIRM-RO) have agreed to develop a partnership to support and promote entrepreneurs in both countries. According to Constantin Vieru, president of CBCIRM-RO, "The main goal for CBCIRM-RO and ODIMM is to develop and...
Cecilia Malmström addressing her audience in Chisinau
Trade between the EU and the Republic of Moldova has continued to increase since the entry into force of the deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA) between the two countries, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said in a speech to the European Business Association in Chisinau on 6 November 2017. “Our bilateral trade continues to increase – Moldova now relies on the EU for 66% of its...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed today the first guarantee agreements with ProCredit Holding and its subsidiaries in order to support EUR 100 million of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine under EU4Business initiative. These agreements will enable the ProCredit banks in these...
The European Union will continue to support the Republic of Moldova with the implementation of the DCFTA agreement that opens the European market to Moldovan businesses, the Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova, Ambassador Peter Michalko told an international conference on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking place as part of Moldova Business Week in Chisinau from 3-6 October. The EU...