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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...
Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Andrea Viktorin
An expert assessment of Belarus' compliance with the principles of the Small Business Act for Europe was discussed on May 29 at a round table in Minsk. The meeting was organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in cooperation with the Council for the Development of Entrepreneurship, in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action...
A series of rural startups from Belarus will get the chance to put their ideas into action with EU support, after being selected at the fourth Startup Weekend in Kamarova earlier this month. At the event, business ideas were presented by residents of Miadziel, Astraviec, Smarhoń and Pastavy districts, who had been trained at the School of Rural Business in Kamarova from January to April 2018. A...
Ready to Trade: training on product listing in Azerbaijan
A first workshop on product listing has just been held by the International Trade Centre in Azerbaijan, as part of the recently launched ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of SMEs from Azerbaijan and other Eastern Partnership countries, and help them access new markets with a...
Château Mukhrani
A training on agritourism development took place at the end of April at Château Mukhrani in Georgia, supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , with funding from EU under the EU4Business initiative. More than 20 representatives from micro businesses learned how to use opportunities created by raising visitor flow to the country and to Mukhrani in particular. Along with...