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Feds help businesses navigate eastern Europe

November 16, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut businesses are getting help from federal officials as they search for business opportunities in eastern Europe.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association are sponsoring a conference on Monday to help local businesses and government officials pinpoint export opportunities in eastern Europe.

Murphy is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on European affairs.

The conference at the Stamford Marriott Hotel will feature a speech by Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She will speak about events in eastern Europe and their impact on economic and diplomatic relationships with the United States.

Panel discussions will include Josip Paro, U.S. ambassador to Croatia; foreign government officials; and representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce and other agencies.

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