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Western Ukrainian businesses to receive new funds through ‘EU4Business’

02 April 2020
Small and medium-sized enterprises in western Ukraine will benefit from new loans of up to €7.5 million, provided by the ‘EU4Business’ initiative. The loans will be available in Ukrainian hryvna through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Credit Line. The loans will…
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EU grant competition in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia

01 April 2020
The EU has launched a grant competition in Georgia in response to the new challenges faced by the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition is organised within the Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development, and will close on 6 April. Grant proposals should…
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Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

30 March 2020
As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also…
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CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital

30 March 2020
CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field.  The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy…
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EU supports Georgia in producing 40,000 medical gowns in response to COVID-19

26 March 2020
A Georgian medical textile company produced 40,000 medical gowns in one week, after purchasing 12 additional sewing machines with support from the EU project ‘Clusters 4 Development’. With a total of 18 sewing machines, the company can now meet the high demand for surgical gowns in Georgia, and…
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EU keeps lookout for COVID-19 disinformation

26 March 2020
According to the EUvsDisinfo website, cases of disinformation related to coronavirus have been spotted for over 2 months now. EUvsDisinfo reports that as disinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, its narrative remains the same: the virus is man-made, and it is a…
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EU allocates funds for small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine’s east

25 March 2020
The EU has launched a programme to support small and medium-sized businesses in the government-controlled east Ukrainian region of Donbas. The ‘FinancEast’ programme has a total budget of €9.5 million and covers up to 50% of the cost of investment projects financed by selected Ukraine-based banks…
European Endowment for Democracy launches 2019 Annual Report

European Endowment for Democracy launches 2019 Annual Report

25 March 2020
This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is launching its 2019 Annual Report online. This year’s report provides an overview of EED’s work during the past year, supporting activists, independent media and human rights defenders in the European…
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Success stories of EU assistance in Ukraine

24 March 2020
In its latest newsletter, the EU Delegation to Ukraine showcased the most interesting stories from the EU’s assistance in the country. The newsletter includes stories from three priority areas: stronger society, stronger economy and stronger governance, and talks about the EU’s efforts to bring…
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Armenian winery finds new markets and increases sales with EU4Business support

24 March 2020
An old Armenian winery found new markets and increased its clientele thanks to an EU-funded programme. The success story was shared on the EU4Business website. When the company Voskevaz decided to expand to new markets, they applied for the EU programme Advice for Small Businesses, which is…