European-standard food products: how will it work in Ukraine

From the beginning of April, the control of products of animal origin for Ukrainian tables will start according to European standards. On April 4, the Law “About state control over compliance with legislation on food products, forages, animal by-products, animal health and welfare” will come into force. Read more

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Inspection reform: what will change for business and control agencies

A year and a half ago, Ukraine took the first step towards a complete reorganization of the business inspection system – a legislative framework was adopted. In 2018, the changes finally started to be implemented. The Head of BRDO told what business should expect from inspections in 2019. Read more

EU4Business provides cheap loan to Dnipro pasta maker to cover operating costs

The Dnipro producer of flour, cereals and pasta “SamRiz” needed a quick affordable loan to pay wages to its workers and buy food stock. The company was able to cover these expenses thanks to a cheap loan from ProCredit Bank, a Ukrainian partner of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), within the framework of the EU4Business initiative. Read more

A made-in-Ukraine miracle house may change the construction industry

In November, seven outstanding Ukrainians made it into the annual “New Europe 100” rating published by Financial Times. The New Europe 100 is a list of 100 people from Central and Eastern Europe who, “are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments.” Read more

Wheale and Dobidovska: Only Businesses Can Ensure Food Safety

Ukraine is now adapting its food safety system to the realities of the market economy and European norms. We talked to Tony Wheale, the team leader of the EU-funded ‘Improvement of Food Safety Control System in Ukraine’ project, and Yana Dobidovska, the project’s deputy team leader, about the differences between the old and new systems, changes already accomplished, and the way forward. Here are the highlights of our conversation. Read more

How Ukrainian entrepreneurs are changing world industries with EU grants

Energy-efficient houses, 3D metal printing, solar smart blinds – these technologies will change the global economy and our everyday lives in the very near future. Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the creators of these innovative products. Read more