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Design Georgia at PASSAGEN, Cologne
A group of Georgian interior designers and furniture producers is in Cologne, Germany, this week – the first time that Georgian designers showcase their products at the Designers Fair during Passagen Interior Design Week, Germany’s largest annual design event. Meanwhile, Georgian furniture manufacturers are also visiting leading German furniture producers to explore the potential for cooperation...
Georgian coins and banknotes
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a senior loan of $10 million to the Bank of Georgia Group PLC for on-lending to micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The funding will be distributed to MSEs through the Bank of Georgia Group’s dominant subsidiary, the Bank of Georgia – one of the country’s leading small-business lenders. This continued collaboration between the...
The ITC training in Kyiv included a Skype video link with an expert in Germany
On December 20 2018, in Kyiv, the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association facilitated a one-day training on how to export fresh and frozen berries to Germany for Ukrainian export-oriented berry companies. The event took place under the framework of the European Union-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. More...
EFSE's Armenian partner Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a local currency loan equivalent to US$10 million to Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK to expand access to financing for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – contributing to a key priority of the EU4Business initiative. The investment will allow over 3,000 new loans to be issued to Armenian entrepreneurs in their own local...
Design Georgia
Georgia will be in the spotlight at the PASSAGEN Interior Design Week in Cologne from 14-20 January 2019. For the first time, with the support of the EU4Business initiative, Georgian interior design products will be presented to the world industry gathering in Germany under the 'Design Georgia' brand. Architect and interior designer Anuka Tavartkiladze, three architects and designers from...
EU Commissioner Hahn at the Business Forum with the EU4Business Secretariat’s team
The European Union has issued a strong message of support for economic growth and jobs in its Eastern Partner countries, during two high-level Eastern Partnership (EaP) events held in Vienna on 6 and 7 December. “ It’s our aim to export stability, prosperity and consequently resilience in the area of the economy, society but also policy,” Commissioner for EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement,...
Beneficiaries of the EU-UNDP project
In the north-west regions of Azerbaijan, the UNDP and the government are helping local communities establish smallholder family businesses , with substantial financial support from the European Union, as part of the EU4Business initiative. The joint project signed just under a year ago aims to promote rural entrepreneurship, inclusive employment and technological innovation in 6 regions of the...
Participants in the STAREP workshop in Vienna
A two-day workshop in Vienna on November 28-29 has brought together participants from three regional programmes – STAREP, EU-REPARIS, and PULSAR – which support enhanced financial reporting practices in the private and public sectors in the EU-Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. STAREP is an EU4Business programme on Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern...
Over 40 people took part in the training
A two-and-a-half day workshop designed for banking supervisory staff was held in Chisinau between 5 and 7 December, as part of the EU4Business STAREP project on 'Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern Partnership'. Speakers included senior staff from the World Bank’s Centre for Financial Reporting Reform, experts in accounting standards, as well as representatives of commercial banks...
Empowering Regions through High-Tech Forum in Gyumri: around 200 people gathered for the event
The ‘Empowering Regions through High-Tech Forum’ has been held for the second year in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city from 7-8 December, with the support of the EU4Business SMEDA project. The event gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all regions of Armenia engaged in high-tech, start-ups and innovation. During the two days, participants shared experiences, presented their...