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EU co-funded fund supports Egyptian bank to increase access to finance for SMEs
The SANAD Fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), co-funded by the EU, announced this week an additional USD 10 million senior loan to AlexBank in Egypt to support the lender’s ongoing expansion of financing for Egyptian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).   The Egyptian lender operates a specialised SME...
EU calls Ukraine to bring intellectual property rights into line
Ukraine has failed to bring its intellectual property laws in compliance with the Association Agreement signed with the European Union, according to the Conclusions of the 14th EU-Ukraine IPR Dialogue issued on 27 September. Ukraine has to implement all its international obligations under the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) urgently, the...