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frozen berries
A group of Ukrainian SMEs from the berry sector took part in the Salon International de l’Agroalimentaire (SIAL), an international food exhibition in Paris, from 21-25 October 2018. The visit was organised as part of the EU-funded project, ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’, implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC). The selected beneficiaries also had the...
Ukraine has launched the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Office, set up with the support of the European Union under its EU4Business initiative. Operating as an advisory body within the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT), the SME Development Office (SMEDO) is to become the main institution in charge of entrepreneurship promotion, acting as key engine for...
The Start Business Challenge information event in Kyiv
More than 150 entrepreneurs, business associations and media attended a recent event in Kyiv to present the key features and benefits of the ‘Start Business Challenge’ tool, developed on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine b y the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), within the framework of the EU4Business FORBIZ project. The significance of small businesses...
At work in a textile factory in Moldova
The International Trade Centre has held the second of three seminars on increasing sales efficiency, aimed at Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organised in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The second seminar in the series was held on October 25-26 on the topic of ‘Retail stores in modern market conditions (rational...
Science and Technology Convergence (STC) Forum
The Science and Technology Convergence (STC) Forum took place in Yerevan on October 12-13, focusing on the future of fundamental and applied research, with the support of the EU4Business initiative. The Forum gathered around 200 scientists and researches, who discussed and presented around the topics of quantum computing, machine learning, micro electronics, information security, computer vision...
EBRD launches Trade Ready, a new support initiative in Georgia
With EU funding under EU4Business, the EBRD this week launched Trade Ready in Georgia – a new trade support initiative aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working to improve their competitiveness to succeed in international markets. Supported by donor funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, Trade Ready has been designed to facilitate access to finance and...
EBRD, EIB and WBG launch new enterprise survey in Belarus
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are launching a new round of enterprise surveys in more than 40 countries, including Belarus. The objective of the survey is to receive feedback from private sector enterprises on the state of the business environment in each of the participating countries, and use the...
Regional Doing Business 2018
Vinnytsya and Frankivsk regions are the most comfortable regions for doing business in Ukraine. These are the results of the “ Regional Doing Business 2018 ” rating, prepared for the second year by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP). The leaders got the following number of points: Vinnytsya region – 334 points, followed closely by the...
'Belarus is a country for successful entrepreneurship'
Belarus has adopted its SME promotion strategy to 2030, which aims to encourage the growth of small and medium-sized businesses, improve the structure of the Belarusian economy, increase its competitiveness, create new jobs and raise living standards The strategy – titled “Belarus is a country for successful entrepreneurship” for the period till 2030 – was endorsed by the Council of Ministers as...
Participants at the market analysis conference in Kyiv
Representatives of small and medium-sized businesses explored methods and tools for market analysis, marketing research and business intelligence capabilities at a conference in Kyiv on 27 September, organised by the Kyiv Business Support Centre, with the support of the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative of the European Union. The event – " Methods and Tools for Market Analysis. Intelligent...