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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – have signed a guarantee agreement with Oschadbank in order to support €50 million of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine made possible with European Union support through the EU4Business initiative. This agreement will enable Oshadbank to facilitate access to finance for...
Around 100 people gathered in Sumy on 7 December for an EU4Business Forum on the ‘Benefits of European Integration for Enterprises and Organisations of the Sumy Region’. Participants included representatives of SMEs, NGOs and experts. The forum was organised within the framework of the EBRD programme for business support centres in Ukraine, and was funded within the framework of the EU4Business...
Members of the tourism and hospitality business in the Zaporizhzhya region of Ukraine recently gathered for a conference on the ‘Development of tourism attractiveness of the region through improving the efficiency of SME activities in the HoReCa sector. The event was organized by the Business Support Centre of Zaporizhzhya with the support of the EBRD within the framework of the EU4Business...
The Association Council between the European Union and Ukraine held its 4th meeting on 8 December, reviewing the state of EU-Ukraine bilateral relations and taking stock of progress in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. “We met for the first time since the entry into force of our Association Agreement and of visa free travel for Ukrainians to the EU. These two...
More than 200 local entrepreneurs gathered in Ivano-Frankivsk on 30 November for the ‘Business Trends 2018’ forum, organised by the local Business Support Centre, within the framework of the EU4Business initiative of the European Union, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development . The business trends discussed were split into two sessions – one on strategy and...
Women entrepreneurs in Ivano-Frankivsk were last month taught how to make their own business even more successful with the help of digital marketing, by taking part in an EU4Business training titled ‘Going Digital. The Practical Application of Digital Marketing Tools for Women Entrepreneurs’. The training was organised by the local Business Support Centre as part of the EU4Business initiative of...
Between 7 and 25 October, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine reviewed the work of 61 central executive authorities in relation to disclosure of their activities, public information and access to open databases. The study is conducted on a regular basis within the framework of a public dialogue of the EU4Business / FORBIZ project, aimed at increasing the efficiency of the...
As part of the EU4Business initiative funded by the European Union, the Dnipropetrovsk Business Support Centre, supported by the EBRD , recently organised a three-day training on ‘Business Diagnostics for Consulting’, which was attended by representatives of consulting companies and individual consultants. Consulting is a process of advising directors and managers on a wide range of issues in the...
Ukraine is among the 20 countries in the world with the largest land bank for organic production. The Ukrainian market for organic products therefore has enormous potential, but development is hampered by the lack of effective regulation of the industry. The relevant Law has not yet been put into practice, and as a result no domestic producer is certified under Ukrainian legislation, meaning that...
Heritage can boost development, if the proper regulations are in place
Ukraine has 130,000 monuments of cultural heritage. With proper preservation and effective development of the surrounding infrastructure, the country can significantly increase its cultural and tourist potential. However, current regulation does not provide protection for cultural heritage and provokes numerous corruption abuses, an audience heard at a round table organised by the Better...