This week is European SME Week. It is aimed to promote the development of small and medium businesses and encourage more people to launch their own companies across Europe, including Ukraine. It remains challenging for many entrepreneurs to access financing and advanced green technologies and meet industry standards, especially those outside big cities. The EU, through its #EU4Business (https://eu4business.org.ua/) initiative with the help of the EBRD, through partner banks, supports the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine by providing loans and grants.