If the message is not displayed correctly, please view it under this link.

June 2019
Newsletter EN

Azerbaijan EIB DCFTA Facility issues 590 loans to SMEs in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, supporting over 20,000 jobs
All countries 24/05/2019
Georgia New project to enhance financial inclusion and accountability in Georgia
Georgia 03/05/2019
Armenia Ease of doing business: ranking spurs regions into improving climate for SMEs
Ukraine 17/05/2019

All countries

EIB DCFTA Facility issues 590 loans to SMEs in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, supporting over 20,000 jobs

24 May 2019

Five hundred and ninety loans have been issued for a total amount of €92 million in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under the European Investment Bank’s DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility, which benefits from financial support from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative.

The first newsletter on the impact of the Guarantee Facility until December 2018 said 64% of the loans issued had been in local currency, and average financing per SME was €215,000. A total of 21,700 jobs have been supported as a result of the loans.

Read More
LATEST NEWS & SUCCESS STORIES
New project to enhance financial inclusion and accountability in Georgia
30/05/2019

Five hundred and ninety loans have been issued for a total amount of €92 million in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under the European Investment Bank’s DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility, which benefits from financial support from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative.

Read More
Ease of doing business: ranking spurs regions into improving climate for SMEs
17/05/2019

The business climate for small and medium-sized businesses is slowly but surely improving in the Ukrainian regions. One of the engines of progress has been a large-scale survey entitled Regional Doing Business, carried out for the second year in a row by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), funded by the European Union as part of the FORBIZ project.

Read More
Bank Lviv first partner of Women in Business programme in Ukraine
24/04/2019

Women entrepreneurs in western Ukraine will benefit from Bank Lviv becoming the first bank in the country to join the EBRD Women in Business (WiB) initiative, supported by the European Union as part of the EU4Business initiative. The EBRD is providing a financial package of up to €5.3 million to Bank Lviv for on-lending to women-led businesses and trade support.

Read More
Assessing SME business environment in Azerbaijan
27/05/2019

On 16 May, the OECD held a meeting in the Azerbaijani capital Baku to discuss the 2020 Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) Assessment, organised in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘EU4Business: From Policies to Action’.

Read More
EBRD and EU release new funds for SMEs in Moldova
20/04/2019

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union are providing €10 million in new financing for Moldova-Agroindbank (MAIB) and Victoriabank, following steps by Moldova’s key lenders to achieve transparency of ownership and to restore corporate governance.

Read More
DAK Farm. From Belarusian Goats With Love
03/06/2019

When planning for the future of a business, it is important to rely on qualified marketing research and unbiased specialist opinion. This is what Dzmitry Krylou, the owner of DAK farm, the only breeding goat farm in Belarus, was looking for when he applied to the ‘Advice for Small Businesses’ programme implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of the EU4Business initiative, funded by the European Union.

Read More
EU4Business project launches competition for local development business ideas in Belarus
22/05/2019

The UNDP and the Ministry of Economy of Belarus have launched a competition for business ideas as part of the EU4Business project ‘Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus’, funded by the European Union.

Read More
Training young people for a digital future in the regions
02/05/2019

Sustainable regional development in Armenia depends on overcomingthe gap between the capital Yerevan and the marzes (regions) by providing young people with the skills they need to fuel local economic growth. The Digital Pomegranate, an IT company based in Gyumri, the country’s second largest city, has employed young specialists trained with the help of the European Union.

Read More
Final Women Entrepreneurs' Club held in Yerevan with EU4Business support
20/04/2019

The fifth and final Women Entrepreneurs’ Club (WE Club) was successfully held in Yerevan last week, with the support of the EU4Business SMEDA project.

Read More
Loans for SMEs: Ukrainian entrepreneurs learn about new sources of financing
19/04/2019

On 16 April 16, the Third Financial Fair for representatives of small and medium-sized businesses of Ukraine took place in Kyiv with hundreds of participants from SMEs as well as representatives of the financial sector and international donors.

Read More
EVENTS

25-29

June 2019
Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019


Armenia

04-06

July 2019
Course on strategic marketing and business modelling

Ukraine

02-03

July 2019
Small Business Act for Europe Assessment 2020 - Regional SBA stakeholder meeting

15-17

July 2019
Finance for non-financial managers: accounting, analyses, budgeting: training in Dnipro
Ukraine
More events
www.EU4Business.eu

EU4Business is an EU initiative that helps SMEs in the six countries of the Eastern Partneship region to realise their full potential and boost economic growth.

EU4Business secretariat

De Kleetlaan 2
B-1831 Diegem
Belgique

Phone number

+32 749 17 15

Email adress

secretariat@eu4business.eu

© European Union
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.
The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the EU4Business Secretariat and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -