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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 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…
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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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EU supports social integration of veterans in Ukraine

20 March 2020
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) shared a new story about Anatolii Keptanar – a veteran that successfully started a business for selling dried fruit thanks to the EU-supported project ‘Reintegration Support for Veterans of the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine and Their Families’.…
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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.…