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The Georgian stand at BioFach 2019
Companies from Georgia secured more than €600,000 worth of orders from international buyers at BioFach 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for organic products, in Nuremberg, Germany. The participating companies are beneficiaries of the International Trade Centre’s ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, which aims to connect...
Western Georgia Business Forum for SMEs
The Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) recently hosted a Western Georgia Business Forum for SMEs at its renovated regional office in Kutaisi, which also houses the local DCFTA Information Centre. Up to 200 SMEs from western regions of Georgia attended the forum , which was organised with the support of the 'SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia' project, funded by the European Union...
Beekeeping in Georgia was among the issues discussed
Sectoral meetings were held last week at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia on beekeeping and fruit growing and market gardening, in the framework of the EU4Business project 'Georgia on European Way: Creation of Effective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation'. The first section of the meeting was dedicated to challenges in the beekeeping sector. During...
The Georgian stand at IGW
Two Georgian honey producers are presenting their products at the International Green Week (IGW), a one-of-a-kind annual international exhibition of the food, agriculture and gardening industries in Berlin on 18-27 January, 2019. Georgia will be featured by a range of products at the fair this year, but it is the first time that European consumers and trade visitors will have a chance to try...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Armenian and Georgian filmmakers meeting in Tbilisi
Within the framework of the 19 th Film Festival taking place in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, members of the Independent Filmmakers Community of Armenia (IFCA) have visited the Georgian Film Cluster and the Georgian National Film Centre to establish connections, discuss cooperation opportunities and partnership, and eventually implement joint projects. The visit was supported by the EU4Business...