News/Press

Fruit Garden of Moldova is running an information campaign
The National Agency for Rural Development (ACSA) is organising an information campaign to raise awareness of opportunities available under the EU4Businees Fruit Garden of Moldova project, with seminars in 30 districts all over Moldova taking place between November and February. Fruit Garden of Moldova is part of the EU-funded DCFTA Initiative East, implemented by the European Investment Bank...
Financial education programme for entrepreneurs in Georgia
As part of Georgia’s ‘Year of Financial Literacy’, the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has developed a financial education programme for micro and small enterprises together with the Development Facility of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE DF), and with the involvement of the Export Development Association (EDA). Implementation began in July 2018, with experts from the EDA training...
3rd Working Group meeting on the project “Supporting the Implementation and Monitoring of Azerbaijan’s SME Roadmap”
The OECD held the third Public-Private Working Group meeting of the project on ‘Supporting the implementation and monitoring of Azerbaijan's SME roadmap’ in Baku on 26 September. The project is part of the broader ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’ programme implemented by the OECD across the Eastern Partnership and funded by the EU in the framework of its EU4Business initiative. The...
Training for textile SMEs
A number of trainings have been held for textile SMEs in the northern regions of Armenia, in the framework of the EU4Business initiative to support private sector development across the Eastern Partnership region. The trainings were organised by the project ‘ Textile for a sustainable economic development of the northern regions of Armenia’ , implemented by the Gegharkunik, Shirak and Lori...
Round table on Milk Market Regulation
Development of the Ukrainian milk market is being held back by defective regulation, a round table organised by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) has heard. Ukraine ranks 9 th in the world in terms of milk production, representing more than a third of gross livestock production. In 2017, the country produced 10.3 million tons of milk, 2.5 times less than production volumes in France (...
EIB supports hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses and water projects in Georgia
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend €30 million to TBC Bank, the largest bank in Georgia, in order to broaden the access to finance of Georgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which represent more than 90% of companies active in the country. The EIB funds will be provided in the framework of the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, designed to support SMEs in the...
EU Ambassador Piotr Świtalski
Armenia and the EU today discussed new opportunities for Armenian and European businesses deriving from the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Organised by the country’s Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, together with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, the event gathered EU and Armenian officials and representatives of the...
Startup Boost Weekend
The Startup Boost Weekend, a unique 54-hour event targeting around 120 university students not only from Yerevan but from various marzes of Armenia, took place from 14-16 September, providing participants with the opportunity to define and shape their startup ideas, develop teams, and under the supervision of experienced mentors present fresh and creative startup ideas. For the second year now,...
Training on product listing in Azerbaijan
Following up on a first workshop on product listing in May this year, a second workshop was held in Baku at the end of August, as part of the recently launched EU4Business ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project, which aims to increase the competitiveness of SMEs from Azerbaijan and other Eastern Partnership countries, and to improve access to a more global market, with a particular focus on the European...
Meliora Responsible Business Awards
Companies in Georgia have until 10 October to enter the 2018 Meliora Responsible Business Awards , an annual Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Contest organised as part of the EU-funded ‘Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative’. The contest is organised in collaboration and with the support of various business associations and aims to promote responsible business conduct in...