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“Created in Moldova, Appreciated Worldwide”: campaign to mark four years of free trade area implementation launched in Moldova

16 November 2018
On 8 November, a national campaign was launched in the Republic of Moldova to increase public awareness of opportunities opened up for Moldovan products under the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU. Under the slogan “Created in Moldova, Appreciated Worldwide”, the…
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EU shares experience on cargo and mail screening with Eastern Neighbourhood countries

15 November 2018
On 7-8 November, the screening requirements for cargo and mail shipments were discussed at a workshop in Luxembourg. The workshop was attended by representatives of relevant state institutions from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Organised…
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EU report: Ukraine makes important progress on reforms but more needs to be done on the judiciary and fight against corruption

09 November 2018
Ukraine has made progress in a number of important areas over the past year, but several outstanding reforms still need to be reinforced so that Ukrainian citizens can fully reap the benefits of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.On 7 November, the…
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EU bank steps up support to SMEs in Armenia as part of EU4Business

07 November 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50 million to the Central Bank of Armenia to finance projects implemented by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in the country, particularly in the areas of agri-food processing and tourism. The loan is being provided in the…
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Start Business Challenge: Online tool to stimulate entrepreneurship development in Ukraine

07 November 2018
More than 150 entrepreneurs, business associations and media attended a recent event in Kyiv to present the key features and benefits of the ‘Start Business Challenge’ tool. The tool has been developed on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine by the Better Regulation…
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Georgia: Keda Municipality joins EU’s ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ initiative

06 November 2018
Georgia’s Keda municipality has become the latest municipality to join the EU-supported ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ (M4EG) initiative. Since January 2017, the initiative has been supporting mayors and municipalities to be more active facilitators for economic growth and job creation at local…
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EU report: Free trade with Ukraine delivers on growth and public tenders

05 November 2018
A new EU report has revealed that the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) paved the way for EU companies to bid in public tenders in the country. Ukraine has adopted a comprehensive roadmap on public procurement – a further step towards a more transparent and open public…
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Situation in the Sea of Azov: European Parliament deplores excessive actions of Russian Federation

31 October 2018
On 30 October, the European Parliament (EP) issued a resolution on the situation in the Sea of Azov, in Ukraine. The EP said it “deplores the excessive actions of the Russian Federation in the Sea of Azov insofar as they breach international maritime law and Russia’s own international commitments…
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Austria to share experience with value added tax legislation implementation with Ukraine

30 October 2018
On 6–8 November, three representatives of the Tax Policy Department of Ukraine’s Finance Ministry will visit Austria to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for aligning Ukrainian value added tax (VAT) legislation with EU legislation. During the three-day visit, the Ukrainian experts will…
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EU4Business: New loan to help Moldovan businesses trade with EU

29 October 2018
Small businesses in the Republic of Moldova will be able to upgrade their operations to EU standards thanks to a new €10 million loan provided to the country under the EU4Business-EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) credit line. The funds were allocated to help boost trade with…