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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. “...
Participants at event
The c onfererence to mark the anniversary of the Organisation for the Development of the Small and Medium Size Enterprises (ODIMM) in the Republic of Moldova in May saw participants take stock of the projects and programmes implemented by the organisation over that time. The ODIMM has helped reform the regulatory framework in the country, promote market access, develop human capital and...
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...
Participants at course.
On 19-22 June 2017, Advice for Small Businesses of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a training course on ‘Marketing and Selling Consulting Services’ for local consultants in the Republic of Moldova. The overall objective of the training was to build the capacity of local consultants in the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter referred to as Moldova) in order to...
Officials cutting ribbon
On the 19th of June, 2017 the Calarasi Business Incubator was officially opened in the presence of Mr. Octavian Calmic, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Aneil Singh, Head of Operations Section at the EU Delegation to Moldova as well as representatives of local and rayonal public administrations. The Calarasi Business Incubator is the ninth Business...
Fabrica de producție Oldcom
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...
The 4th Eastern Partnership Business Forum will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 26-27 October 2017.
Innovative technologies, e-commerce and the digital economy will form the focus of the 4th EaP Business Forum in Tallinn, Estonia, on 26-27 October 2017. The forum is a precursor to the Summit between EU and Eastern Partnership countries, which this year takes place in Brussels on 24 November. The business forum will be opened by Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood...
Participants at the Forbiz round table included representatives from mobile market players, the Ukraine government and industry associations.
Ukraine’s plans to introduce a mobile payment system (MPS) as part of a transparent cashless economy could prove a great success, a round table on the subject heard in Kyiv on 13 July. Some 15% of all subscribers are expected to be making payments through mobile devices within two years, according to research presented at the IQ Business Centre event, attended by mobile market players and...
The round table was organised under the EU4Business project, Forbiz, aimed at improving the business environment in Ukraine, and involved the country’s Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).
Spending on energy represents a growing share of SME costs in Ukraine, a round table on energy efficiency and SMEs heard in Kyiv on 5 July. Poor energy efficiency and energy saving measures is costing SMEs dear when it comes to their competitiveness on the international stage, several speakers told the event, “Energy Efficiency and SMEs: New Regulation – New Opportunities” , at the IQ Business...