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BESME webinar for Small Business Financing

The webinar – Small Business Financing – was held on 27 October 2020, and presented available financing tools for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Montenegro.  This event increased the visibility of the SME financing schemes supported by the EU that are available in Montenegro and it provided advice on SMEs’ access to finance.

Speakers included the European Investment Fund, Investment and Development Fund, South Central Ventures, and more.

Please click here to find out more information.

The webinar was implemented by Expertise France, Bpifrance and Business France and supported by WB EDIF in coordination with the EU, Montenegro Ministry of Economy, Investiciono-razvojni fond Crne Gore A.D., EIF, CKBbanka and South Central Ventures.



EBRD and EU boost competitiveness of Serbian firms

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Serbia will be able to boost their competitiveness thanks to a new EBRD programme combining targeted and grant-supported investments.

The EBRD SME Competitiveness Programme is providing a €40 million credit line that two local partner banks, UniCredit and Banca Intesa, will offer to local SMEs. In addition, borrowers will be able to benefit from European Union grant incentives worth 15 per cent of the total investment.

Find more information about the initiative here.


WB EDIF at the Poznan Summit 2019

The Western Balkans Summit Poznan 2019 took place on July 3-5, where the Ministers of foreign affairs, internal affairs and economy convened on July 4 and on the day after the heads of states and governments discussed key issues concerning Western Balkans. The European Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn opened the Berlin Process for Western Balkan with the participation of the Forum for Business and Civil Society.

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Poznań Summit 2019

The Western Balkans Summit Poznań 2019 will take place on July 3-5 at the Poznań International Fair. Ministers of foreign affairs, internal affairs, and economy will convene on July 4. A Leaders’ Summit will take place on July 5 – heads of states and governments of partners to the Berlin Process will discuss key issues concerning Western Balkans.

WB EDIF will be presented during this Summit, among other with the presence of a stand, promoting the various instruments and programmes it has to offer.

More information about the Summit can be found here.

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