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Working towards sustainable rural development in Azerbaijan: 44 families getting EU4Business support

18 December 2018
Exactly 44 families in rural areas of Azerbaijan will be receiving targeted support thanks to the EU4Business initiative. These families have the potential to grow successful business models. They were selected in the northwest regions of Azerbaijan under an EU-funded project. While initially…
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EU-funded project presents overview of enforcement challenges of the technical regulation on milk and dairy products in Georgia

17 December 2018
On 17 December, the Georgian Farmers’ Association together with its partner organisation organised a public–private dialogue and presented the first policy brief on enforcement challenges of the technical regulation on milk and dairy products in the country. The presentation was followed by a…
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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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Georgia: EU-supported training on organic agriculture and renewable energy resources conducted in Khulo municipality

11 December 2018
Basic principles and methods of organic agriculture, conservation, biodynamic agriculture, renewable energy sources and related technologies were the focus of training seminars, organised with EU support, which took place in Khulo municipality in early December. Up to 20 representatives of Khulo…
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Georgia: Young farmers from Tetritskaro municipality discuss gender-related issues

10 December 2018
Over 30 young farmers from Tetritskaro municipality last week participated in a youth event on gender issues, organised within the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). The event took place in Tetritskaro on 4 December, on the occasion of the…

ENPARD stakeholders discuss trade in agricultural products

07 December 2018
On 4 December, stakeholders and implementing partners of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) met in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for the 19th ENPARD stakeholders’ meeting. The gathering aimed to share the updates within the EU-supported…
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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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Georgia: Family-run wine cellar, farmers’ consultation centre and tasting hall opened in Dedoplistskaro municipality

06 December 2018
On 5 December, a family-run wine cellar, consultation centre for farmers and wine-tasting hall for the public were opened in Dedoplistskaro municipality with the support of the EU’s Rural Development Project, under the Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD…