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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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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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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…
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Ukrainian apparel companies receive recommendations on how to improve wholesale technologies

23 March 2020
Between 9 and 13 March, 20 Ukrainian apparel companies and two state-owned educational institutions participated in a seminar on the latest wholesale technologies. Organised by the EU4Business project ‘Ready to trade’, the event gathered participants from 15 regions of Ukraine, including owners…
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EU allocates funds to support Ukrainian businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

23 March 2020
The EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced they will continue to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Ukraine, despite the current market turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU will provide grants to help eligible enterprises upgrade their…
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EU evaluates results of trade agreements with Georgia and Moldova

23 March 2020
The EU has announced that it will evaluate the costs and benefits of its ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements’ with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova. The feedback will be collected until 2 April 2020, and the data will be summarised in a study on the impact of these agreements on trade…
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EU4Business helps Ukrainian berry producers access international market

20 March 2020
In February, nine Ukrainian berry producers participated in ‘Fruit Logistica’, one of the world's largest trade fairs for fresh food businesses. The Ukrainian companies attended the event with the support of the EU project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to trade’ under the EU4Business initiative.…
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Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020

18 March 2020
On 18 March, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (EU High Representative) have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening…
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development unveils €1 billion emergency coronavirus financing package

16 March 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled an emergency €1 billion “Solidarity Package” of measures to help companies across its regions deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an initial response to the crisis and the Bank stands ready to do more if…
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EU4Digital consolidates e-commerce between Eastern Neighbourhood and EU

12 March 2020
On 12 February, EU4Digital Facility launched a number of activities to harmonise e-commerce between the EU and the Eastern partner countries. E-commerce, or electronic commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods and services from anywhere in the world through computer networks. While…