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EU disburses €20 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Georgia

14 December 2018
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has disbursed €15 million in loans to Georgia under the first instalment of its new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme. The grant component of €5 million will be disbursed in the coming days, bringing the total amount of this instalment to €20…
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Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood

14 December 2018
'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and…
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Georgia: loans and grants for small businesses under EU4Business initiative

06 December 2018
The Bank of Georgia recently hosted an information event for clients to present the opportunities afforded by loans and grants provided by the EU4Business-EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Credit Line. In total 150 people from a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial…
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Eastern Partnership: Promoting stronger economies and societies for the EU’s six Eastern Partners

06 December 2018
On 6 December , the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the European Commission, is hosting the 5th Eastern Partnership Business Forum in Vienna. This will be followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring…
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New funding opportunities for small businesses in Moldova

06 December 2018
Small businesses in Moldova will soon be able to bring their products and services up to EU standards, as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and EU are opening new funding opportunities. The EBRD is providing a €5 million loan to the Chisinau-based subsidiary of Banca…
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EU4Business: Women Entrepreneurs Club expands to Armenia’s regions

30 November 2018
The first regional Women Entrepreneurs Club (WE Club) has been launched in Goris, in the Syunik Region of Armenia, with the support of EU4Business and the EU-SMEDA (Support to SME Development in Armenia) project. Local businesswomen, as well as men, gathered to discuss the business-related…
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EU approves disbursement of €500 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine

30 November 2018
On 30 November, the European Commission, on behalf of the EU, approved the disbursement of the first €500 million of the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Ukraine. With this disbursement, the total MFA extended to Ukraine by the EU since 2014 will reach €3.3 billion, the largest…
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Women in Business support helps Georgian hotel boost profits and turnover

27 November 2018
A hotel run by four women entrepreneurs in the Georgian city of Tskaltubo increased its annual turnover by 27% after it benefited from the Women in Business programme, part of the EU4Business initiative. With the help of the programme, the hotel’s management strengthened their internal processes…
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Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

23 November 2018
“Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against women and girls. Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights and yet it is still widespread across the world. The perception that harassment or…
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Ukraine: EU experts to share experience in public finance management

21 November 2018
On 27-28 November, experts from Finland and Sweden will join a workshop in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to discuss management of public finances. The event will gather officials from the Ministry of Regional Development of Ukraine and Kyiv and Bila Tserkva city councils, who will touch upon…