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A joint meeting on the monitoring of the SME development strategy of Georgia and the launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment took place on 7 June 2018 in Tbilisi, during a meeting of the Private Sector Development Advisory Council. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The...
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of training courses on career development and customer services and communication skills, aimed at the local workforce in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The targeted sectors of the project are food processing and tourism. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course...
Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs in Armenia
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of courses for SMEs in the food processing and tourism sectors in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course will last 15 hours a period of 3 days. By taking part in the courses, start-up and acting SMEs will improve their...
By April 2018, the SME Investment Support programme implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) had issued 78 loans to SMEs worth UAH 237.7 million since the start and presentation of the programme in April 2017 at the First Financial Fair, according to figures released by the GUF. The GUF implements the KfW programme of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility Phase II , with funding from the EU...
EU4Business: from Policies to Action
The OECD has organised the second workshop of its project on 'Improving business statistics in Ukraine', with a focus on SME financing indicators. The project is part of the EU-funded regional programme ‘ EU4Business: from Policies to Action ’. The purpose of the workshop – held on 30 May 2018 in Kyiv – wasto support Ukrainian institutions, in particular the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the...
Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern Partnership
A series of events aimed at strengthening the accounting and auditing profession in Georgia took place in Tbilisi last month, as part of the Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern Partnership programme, funded by the EU under its EU4Business initiative and implemented by the World Bank. Joining forces with the Service for Accounting, Reporting and Auditing Supervision (SARAS) and the...
Launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) Assessment in Belarus
The launch of the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment took place in Minsk, Belarus on 29 May with a high-level public-private Working Group meeting under the umbrella of the Council for Entrepreneurship Development. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The Small Business Act for...
EU4Business: From Policies to Action
The first public-private Working Group meeting, launching the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment, took place in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 31 May 2018. The meeting was organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The Small Business Act for Europe is an overarching framework for the EU policy on SMEs. It...
Working Group meeting to launch the Small Business Act for Europe assessment
A first public-private Working Group meeting, launching the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) assessment, took place in Chisinau on 23 May 2018. The main objective of the Working Group meeting was to launch the third cycle of the SBA assessment. In addition, the meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress in implementation of SME policies in Moldova since...
macro financial assistance for Ukraine
On 29 May 2018, EU ambassadors endorsed, on behalf of the Council of the European Union, an agreement with the European Parliament on a new package of macro-financial assistancefor Ukraine. A further €1 billion in loans will cover Ukraine’s financing needs over a period of two and a half years. The loans will support economic stabilisation and a programme of structural reforms , supplementing...