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Weekly digest - EU news for businesses 29/04/2019

Events to look out for

What are the Economic Partnership Agreement opportunities in Japan for EU dairy products? The webinar hosted by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will take place on 21 May and targets small European businesses seeking to export dairy products to Japan.

Funds available

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2019: EUR 26 million of EU funding available to trigger investment in sustainable energy. Interested? You're still in time to join EASME's webinar for potential applicants taking place tomorrow 30/04/2019. The webinar covers the topics: Integrated home renovation services, Innovative financing, Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance and Project development assistance.

Funding available for the small businesses in Germany and the Netherlands. Around 2,000 enterprises can now benefit from €100 million available through Funding Circle, a leading global platform for small business loans. The funds are provided by the European Investment Bank as a part of the Investment Plan for Europe: the Juncker Plan.

New benefits for Croatian start-ups. More than 100 Croatian start-ups will benefit from €32.55 million available through the Fil Rouge Capital ii. The investment is part of Croatian Venture Capital Initiative, launched by the Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and the European Investment Fund.

EU policies for better business

eInvoicing: new European electronic invoicing starndard for public procurement. From 18 April 2019, all public entities and contracting authorities are expected to receive and process electronic invoices in line with the European standard set by Directive 2014/55/EU. The eInvoicing standard is part of the Digital Single Market Strategy and aims to unlock online opportunities in public procurement.

Get involved

Apply and vote open for the European Cluster Conference 2019 Awards. The awards will be designated in three categories: EU Cluster Manager of the Year, European Strategic Cluster Partnerships of the Year and the EU INNOSUP-1 Cluster Project of the Year. The applications close 30 April 2019 (midnight).

Updated on 6 May 2019