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OTP Leasing has been a well-established market player in Ukraine for a decade
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a local currency loan of up to UAH 324 million (€10 million equivalent) to OTP Leasing (OTPL) in Ukraine for long-term leases to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country. SMEs will also benefit from grant funding of up to €1 million available under the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, which helps...
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided financing in Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) equivalent to €10 million to the Lviv-based PJSC Kredobank. This includes a UAH 250 million (€8.2 million) investment in local bonds issued by the bank, making it the largest non-government bond investment in Ukraine in 2018. With a strong presence in Western Ukraine, Kredobank stands out as a top...
A training workshop for Ukrainian berry exporters took place in Poland last month, organised by the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative . On July 17-18, the International Trade Centre together with the Ukrainian Berries Association conducted a workshop on certification under the HACCP System (ISO 22 000) in Mragowo, Poland. The project...
Ukraine recently hosted the first training workshop on certification according to the international standard Global G.A.P. The training was organised for Ukrainian berry producers by the International Trade Centre, together with the Ukrainian Berries Association as part of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative. The two-day workshop...
From 2 to 10 August 2018, the International Trade Centre (ITC), together with the ‘Ukrlegprom’ association, conducted a training for export-oriented companies in the Ukrainian garment industry aimed at improving productivity. The event was organised in the framework of the ’Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the EU under the EU4Business initiative. Twenty specialists from ten...
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...
Doing business in Ukraine’s regions 2018
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and the Ukrainian Union of Entrepreneurs (UUE) have launched their second regional analysis of ease of doing business, which will result in the publication of the Regional Doing Business rating. The research is based on the World Bank’s methodology, which has been adapted to the country’s specific regional features. The BRDO is funded by the European...
Ukrainian businesses that want to enter the global market will have to invest a lot in its development . Resources will be required to study foreign markets, visit other countries, adapt their products to the needs of the market, search for partners and promote the goods. This was discussed at a conference for entrepreneurs that took place in Odessa – “Business together with the EU: how to enter...
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...