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The 4 th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Business Forum takes place in Tallinn on 26-27 October 2017, under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. More than 500 business leaders, government officials, policy makers from the European Union and from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine come together to debate on the ‘ Digital Economy:...
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...
Participants discussed how to ensure maximum growth for the IT sector
The software development market is the only stable export industry in Ukraine, demonstrating an increase of 58% for 2013-16. Exports of software development services in 2016 amounted to US$3.2 billion, which brought the industry to third place in terms of currency revenues and provided 26% of total exports of services. The market creates about 100,000 high-paying jobs and has huge potential for...
Farmers involved in greenhouse cultivation, and those just interested in the industry, had an opportunity to get up to date with the latest information and establish useful contacts during the ‘Tradition and Innovation in the Greenhouse Business’ Workshop in Khmelnytskyi on 20 October. The seminar was organised by the local Business Support Centre with the participation of the European Bank for...
Signing the agreement between the BRDO and Oschadbank
Ukraine’s Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) has teamed with Oschadbank to support the implementation of business projects for SMEs. On October 20, during the Get Business Festival, Oleksiy Goncharuk, the Chairman of the BRDO , which is supported by EU4Business FORBIZ project, and the Chairman of Oschadbank signed a memorandum of cooperation for the implementation of business projects in...
"Women are born with an entrepreneurial steak at the genetic level - a willingness to take responsibility for their children and their families. Our goal today is to inspire participants, to make them believe in themselves, in their strengths and opportunities, to find like-minded people." That was the message from Elvira Sevostiyanenko, the president of the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and...
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) is expanding its partnership with ProCredit Bank Ukraine by providing a new local currency loan for the equivalent of US$10 million in Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH), with a focus on farmers and agricultural businesses . The new facility will support ProCredit Bank Ukraine to increase its outreach and scale with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Proposals for action grants to support private sector organisations (BMOs and BSOs). The deadline for the submission of applications is 10 November, 2017,16:00. The aim of the this call is to support Private Sector Organisations (business associations and other business member organisations) to: Improve...
Kyiv City Council has approved a programme for compensation of 50% of interest rates charged on loans to small and medium enterprises in the city. The interest compensation will be provided by the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) in the framework of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility in Ukraine implemented by the German development bank KfW . Thanks to the initiative, entrepreneurs in Kyiv...
The Business Support Centre in Lviv is inviting businesses to take part in a survey on the current state of the Ukrainian industrial design market, as part of an analytical study being conducted with the support of the European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) within the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The results of the study will be presented during the Creative Economy Days in...