On July 2, 2020, H.E. Mr. Arad Benkö, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to Georgia met in online format EUGBC Member companies.
The meeting was organized within the framework of regular consultations of EUGBC Business Companies with foreign and Georgia’s diplomatic community.
H.E. Ambassador briefed participants about current situation in Austria in terms of results of fight against COVID 19, also covering details about Travel measures.
Following Ambassador’s address, the meeting continued in Q&A format.
On July 1, EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) organized Online Meeting of Business Sector with Mrs. Catarina Bjorlin Hansen – Regional Director for Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Mr. Maciej Czura – Head of European Investment Bank’s Regional representation for the South Caucasus and Mr Andreas Berkhoff, Senior Banker, Lending Operations in the EU Neighbouring Countries, Financial Sector (EIB).
Main topics of the meeting were: IFI’s support to the Government and Private Sector in Crisis times; types of support EU offer to SMEs in terms of access to finance to withstand the crisis; Local currency loans with investment grants; Special credit terms in partnership with selected Georgian banks – SME Finance Facility, DCFTA Facility; Business support services by IFI’s.
On June 30, “EU-Georgia Business Council” organized a meeting of 7 Business Associations in order to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Georgian Distributors Association (GDBA), Georgian Producers’ Federation, Tax Payers Union (TPU), Georgian Employers Association (GEA) and Banking Association of Georgia (BA) leaders sign a MoU aimed at creating a framework for cooperation between the parties, namely:
- Business Associations Meetings and Coordination
- Business Associations Joint Action Plan for the communication with the Government
- Joint statements/recommendations and follow up strategy to protect fair interests of businesses and to provide specific assistance in crisis times
Pharmaceutical company Neopharm was established in 1997. The goal was to provide healthcare system with Safe, Qualitative, Effective and Affordable medicines. During years of hard work as a result company’s portfolio is presented by manufacturing line with over 200 brand name of medical products, among which are medicines, supplements, cosmetic products, natural juices and biological active compounds; Pharmaceutical retail chain with over 50 pharmacies around Georgia and distributional company, which supplies over 300 pharmacies in whole country.
We believe, that there is more to be done in the better healthcare system and we continue to work for achievement of new targets.