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May 2018
Newsletter EN

Ukraine Mobile phones instead of wallets
Ukraine 09/05/2018
Georgia Georgia's journey from policies to action to support small and medium enterprises
Georgia 11/05/2018
Armenia EU support opens new horizons for Armenian fashion
Armenia 06/04/2018
Georgian Film Cluster – putting Georgia on the international film production map

It has been over a year now that the Georgian film industry has come into focus of a cluster development initiative launched in Georgia with the support of the European Union.

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The new reality: growing a digital startup from Armenia to Europe and beyond

The IT sphere has grown to be one of the most important industries in Armenia, with its startups, tech entrepreneurs and innovators who believe in a high tech future. One Armenian startup has created the Triple-E Augmented Reality Platform, and is expanding its business to Europe and beyond thanks to the assistance provided by the European Union.

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Mobile phones instead of wallets

Thanks to new technological developments, Ukrainians are now able to use “mobile money”. The advent of this service, used worldwide, was made possible thanks to an improvement in the business climate supported by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), financed by the European Union as part of the FORBIZ project.

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Georgia's journey from policies to action to support small and medium enterprises

With the advice of the OECD as part of the EU4Business initiative, Georgia has built a comprehensive set of policies, institutions and support programmes that make it stand out as a reference point in the Eastern Partnership for impactful and coherent policymaking for small and medium enterprises.

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EU4Business in Moldova: Investing in the virtual environment – the place where Vitra meets its customers

Harnessing the possibilities of the web opens up new business expansion opportunities for companies through direct interaction with their clients.

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EU helps Georgian apparel industry compete on European markets

Since 1992, Elselema has been producing all types of clothing, with a particular focus on uniforms, outdoor wear, as well as casuals and knitted products for men, women and children. It’s a family business which has grown to operate two factories – both employing up to 200 workers – one in Tbilisi, and one in Lanchkhuti to the West of the Georgian capital.

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EU support opens new horizons for Armenian fashion

Armenia is well known for its unique cultural and creative heritage. In music, film, poetry and painting, Armenia has nurtured artists known the world over, and seen its creative potential flourish. Now, Armenian fashion designers have a chance to highlight their creative flair, thanks to the ‘Support to SME Development in Armenia’ (SMEDA) project, co-funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU4Business initiative and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and implemented by GIZ.

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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.

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Armenian delegation in the spotlight at Hannover Messe 2018

Supported by the EU-SMEDA project, four Armenian Precision Engineering and IIoT (industrial internet of things) companies recently had the opportunity to be part of this year's Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s biggest trade fair for engineering.

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EBRD Advice for Small Businesses celebrates 15 years of success in Georgia

Up to 1,150 advisory projects with local small and medium-sizes enterprises (SMEs) have been implemented by the Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since the launch of the programme in 2003, in Georgia. Around half of the projects were carried out outside the capital city, and about one-fifth of the enterprises were led and/or managed by female entrepreneurs.

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Moldova: continued EU commitment drives trade growth

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip in Brussels on 3 May on the occasion of the fourth Association Council meeting between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. With trade between the EU and Moldova up a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova's total trade, the two sides discussed further steps to translate increased trade volumes into tangible benefits for citizens.

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May 2018
Public-private working group to meet in Minsk as OECD launches third cycle of Small Business Act for Europe Assessment in Belarus


June 2018
EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum to be held in Baku on 5 June


May 2018
European experts for Ukrainian business’: information event for SMEs in Kharkiv


May 2018
Digital economy: from industrial to information society - EU4Business forum in Zaporyzhzhia
More events

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