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EU facilitates discussion on addressing challenges faced by honey market in Ukraine

19 April 2018
A round table discussion in the Ukrainian town of Rivne on 20 April will focus on how the state and businesses can solve the challenges facing the honey market in the country. The discussion has been organised by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) under the EU4Business initiative. The…
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Video features results of EU support to organic beekeeping in Armenia

19 April 2018
The Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), supported by the EU in Armenia, has presented a video showcasing the results of its assistance in promoting organic beekeeping in the country. The video shows farmers who have received grants or benefited from training or technical assistance.…
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Lithuania to share its experience on phytosanitary control of imports with Ukraine

17 April 2018
On 17-20 April, experts from the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production will visit Lithuania. They will obtain hands-on experience of the technology utilised for phytosanitary control of commodities which are imported into an EU Member State, in accordance with the…
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EU remains biggest development donor: €75.7 billion in 2017

11 April 2018
The European Union and its Member States continue to be the world's leading provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) with an overall amount of €75.7 billion in 2017, as confirmed by the newly released figures by the OECD-DAC. This amount represents 0.50% of EU Gross National Income (GNI)…
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EU to help Georgia systemise agricultural crop varieties

09 April 2018
On 10-13 April, an expert from France will visit Georgia as part of the EU’s assistance to the country to establish a national catalogue of plant varieties. When Georgia adopted its ‘Law on Allowing the Use of Agricultural Crop Varieties Subject to Mandatory Certification and Seed Production’ in…
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EU supports series of workshops on organic berry cultivation in Ukraine

04 April 2018
Organic berry cultivation will be the focus of a workshop in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, organised on 12 April under the EU4Business initiative. The workshop will be the first in a series of events on the organic cultivation of berry crops. All the events will take place in the western regions of…
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EU supports rural development workshops in Georgia

04 April 2018
Around 200 representatives of regional and local authorities from 10 regions of Georgia have attended interactive workshops on rural development. The workshops were part of an awareness raising campaign supported by the EU and initiated by the country’s Ministry of Environment Protection and…
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Georgia: EU-supported "Employment Shuttle" programme presents results

29 March 2018
The five-month Employment Shuttle programme, implemented in the framework of the EU-supported project in the Tetritskaro municipality of Georgia, has presented its first results. Through the programme, eight of the twenty beneficiaries have been employed, while the others are continuing their job…
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EU4Business supports Georgian hazelnut growers to meet global demand

27 March 2018
The production of hazelnuts constitutes a major part of Georgian agriculture. As one of the country’s top 10 export commodities, they provide a source of income for more than 50,000 farmers and dozens of processing facilities. The subtropical climate around the coast of the Black Sea offers…
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Ukrainian beekeepers to learn to brew mead at EU-supported workshop

21 March 2018
A workshop in the Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi on 25 March, organised under the EU4Business initiative, will look at how beekeepers can brew mead to generate additional revenue. The workshop will help beekeepers to make value-added products and recycle honey into the traditional alcoholic…