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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...
On 19-22 June 2017, Advice for Small Businesses of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a training course on ‘Marketing and Selling Consulting Services’ for local consultants in the Republic of Moldova. The overall objective of the training was to build the capacity of local consultants in the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter referred to as Moldova) in order to...
The EU4Business-supported project to help implement the Republic of Moldova’s Deep and Comprehensive Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU has increased access to finance, generated jobs and helped align Moldovan standards with those of the EU, making products safer and improving trading opportunities. These were the conclusions of the event held on 23 August to mark the end of the DCFTA Sector...
The c onfererence to mark the anniversary of the Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Size Enterprises (ODIMM) in the Republic of Moldova in May saw participants take stock of the projects and programmes implemented by the organisation over that time. The ODIMM has helped reform the regulatory framework in the country, promote market access, develop human capital and...
Officials cutting ribbon
On the 19th of June, 2017 the Calarasi Business Incubator was officially opened in the presence of Mr. Octavian Calmic, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Aneil Singh, Head of Operations Section at the EU Delegation to Moldova as well as representatives of local and rayonal public administrations. The Calarasi Business Incubator is the ninth Business...