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Belarus is setting out priorities and development goals to 2035
Belarus has started work on its National Sustainable Development Strategy to 2035, with the first meeting of the public council for monitoring and assessment of sustainable development, hosted by the Research Institute of Economy at the Economy Ministry. The consultative body has been set to develop the long-term objectives and priorities for socio-economic development in Belarus, which will form...
Women in Business EBRD conference
Women entrepreneurs and company directors shared their insights on how to run a successful business at a conference in Minsk on 7 September. Around 150 women attended “Business Territory: Women’s Approach”, the first conference of to be held on female entrepreneurship in Belarus. The conference was organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under its Women in...
Local currency lending in Belarusian rubbles
The EBRD and Belarus are joining forces to improve the domestic investment climate and corporate standards, with new initiatives in the area of local currency lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the commercialisation and governance of state-owned enterprises. The agreements mark an important contribution to the EU4Business objective of supporting SME growth by facilitating...
Andrea Wiktorin, Suma Chakrabarti and Vladimir Zinvovsky addressing media
Small Business Advice programme expands in remote regions of Belarus with €6 million in additional funds provided by EU. The European Union (EU) is providing a major boost to small businesses in Belarus, with a pledge of €6 million in additional funds over a period of four years for the EBRD’s Advice for Small Business (ASB) programme. Over 200 domestic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
Andrea Wiktorin, head of EU Delegation in Belarus
Andrea Wiktorin, Head of the EU Delegation in Belarus, spoke about promising projects to promote the country's economic development as she attended the opening of the workshop held by the Research Center of the Institute for Privatization and Management (IPM Research Center) jointly with the Research Institute of Economy of the Economy Ministry of Belarus on 30 June, BelTA has learned. “...
Alla Ahskan, giving presentation at event.
The event, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Minsk on 8 August 2017, targeted women entrepreneurs working in the country. Participants came away with tips and techniques on how to manage staff as well getting more information on the EBRD’s Women in Business programme. Olga Kuznetsova (EBRD) opened the meeting and introduced the Women in Business programme...
The role of SMEs and their Business Support Organisations (BSOs) in Belarus was the focus of a week of seminars and round tables in Minsk from 10 to 14 July. The events were organised by the Republican Union of Employers (BelUE) as part of the EU4Business East Invest 2 project. They aimed to support BSOs in participating in public-private dialogue (PPD) and to raise awareness of the need for...
EU and EaP flags
Belarus thinks it is necessary to revitalize the project activity within the framework of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko noted at the 9th annual Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers' meeting in Chisinau on 10 July. When speaking during the panel session, Oleg Kravchenko presented Belarus' vision of the prospects for multilateral...
EU4Business was well represented at the OECD policy seminar in Minsk, which aimed to help Belarus successfully implement its SME strategy.
The Ministry of Economy of Belarus presented its draft SME strategy at an international seminar in Minsk on 27 June. The strategy to 2030 includes proposals to improve the business environment. The Ministry of Economy also identified reform priorities in the areas of innovation, investment and export promotion. Advice from EU and EaP countries The two-day seminar, “SME strategy for Belarus:...
Participants at the East Invest 2 Annual Partner Conference 2017
21 June 2017, Kiev More than 100 business support organisations (BSOs) representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the EU Member States gathered in Kiev today for the final conference of the EU funded East Invest project. Participants discussed private sector's engagement in policymaking across the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and showcased East Invest...