The 2021 EU4Business Country Report for Belarus shows that the difficulties and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect SMEs and are equally challenging for the delivery of support by EU partners and implementers. The immediate EU response was to increase the budget of the EU4Business Portfolio and reorient projects to meet these peculiar circumstances. The EU’s support for SMEs in Armenia grew in 2020 by 60.42%.
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.