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September 2018
Newsletter EN

Georgia Made in Georgia: EU support to help Georgian manufacturers meet key European standards
Georgia 10/08/2018
Ukraine Keeping warm and saving money – thanks to the EU and EBRD
Ukraine 06/08/2018
Azerbaijan The sweet taste of success
Azerbaijan 26/07/2018
Made in Georgia: EU support to help Georgian manufacturers meet key European standards

MPT Georgia has been producing apparel products for Danish multi-brand fashion group DK Company, a leading fashion company in Europe, for the last three years. The labels of various brands that are part of the group – Coop Denmark, Denim Hunter, B-Young, Fransa – read “Made in Georgia” in nine languages. The Danish company sells MPT Georgia-made clothing in Germany, the UK, Norway and Canada.

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Investing in technology: a boost for SME development, and quality of life

Although the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector is promising in the Republic of Moldova, the lack of investment is making it uncompetitive, and this means the economic growth that could be generated by the private sector is yet to materialise.

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Quality first: EU support helps transform family farm

Taron Yeritsyan has been engaged in poultry farming in Armavir city in Armenia for five years. Now, thanks to support provided by the EU in 2017, his small family farm has hatched into a fully-fledged egg and chick production, recording double growth.

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Keeping warm and saving money – thanks to the EU and EBRD

Teenagers perched in the branches of large green trees are the first thing you see when you walk into the yard of the ‘Stupeni’ school in Odessa. “It’s no big deal, children should get to know the world,” says Natalya Lukyanchenko, director and founder of the school, dismissing the baffled question on whether they are in breach of discipline.

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The sweet taste of success

AZZA Cake House is the most popular manufacturer of cake and confectionary products in Azerbaijan. Originally established as a clothes store in 2004, the brand subsequently branched out into the café business. Four years later, AZZA moved into confectionary, and the company has not looked back since, today boasting the largest network of cake shops in the country.

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When knowledge is more important than money

Yarych Confectionery, located in the village of Staryiy Yarychiv near Lviv, can easily be detected by its strong, unusual odour. It smells of garlic and vanilla… at the same time. "This comes from the savoury crackers and the Maria biscuits" – the origin of the strange aroma is explained by a smiling Nadiya Shankovska, the head of the factory’s laboratory. The garlic crackers were baked overnight, and now it is the turn of the dry Maria biscuits.

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The tools of success: new souvenir production business established with EU support

Artak Petrosyan is a skilled craftsman who carves wood, particularly furniture in the city of Vagharshapat, in Armenia’s Armavir region. In August 2017, he started his own business after start-up training from an EU-funded project.

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Madam Wine: EU4Business helps all-women Georgian winery expand

With funding from the European Union and its EU4Business initiative, the EBRD’s Advice for Small Businesses programme has helped an all-women Georgian wine producer to grow its presence online and increase visibility to attract new clients and explore new export markets. As a result, the company has boosted its outreach and found clients both on domestic and foreign markets.

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Together for a better future: entrepreneur expands production with EU4Business loan

A Lviv entrepreneur founded a company supplying one of the most attractive markets in the world – the European Union. New equipment purchased with an EU4Business loan will allow her to increase deliveries by 15%. “Show us the most beautiful equipment,” we ask Lviv entrepreneur Nataliya Nichoga before a photo shoot at her production facility.

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Belarus adopts new law on regulatory legal acts in line with OECD recommendations

Belarus has recently adopted a new law “On regulatory legal acts”, which aims to provide better public consultations and introduces regulatory impact analysis (RIA) for draft legal acts. The law is in line with OECD recommendations for policy reform to improve the business climate for SMEs.

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Ukrainian berry producers take part in standards training

Ukraine recently hosted the first training workshop on certification according to the international standard Global G.A.P. The training was organised for Ukrainian berry producers by the International Trade Centre, together with the Ukrainian Berries Association as part of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative.

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New rounds of ‘Successful Start’ business support programmes launched in Armenia

The EU4Business project for ‘Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs’ in Armenia is launching the second and third rounds of its ‘Successful Start’ programme aimed at start-ups, SMEs that have been in business for the last three years, and job seekers in business managerial positions, in the regions of Armavir, Lori, and Syunik.

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Sep 2018
Students in Armenia: sign up now for Startup Boost Weekend


Sep 2018
ITC training for fruit and vegetable sector on how to write market profiles


Sep 2018
From Work to Business: 16 days of training in Lviv during September-October


Sep 2018
Five-day training for regional consultants in Belarus
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