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South Eastern Europe
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CEFTA 2006



CEFTA 2006

On September 28, in Ohrid, under the Chairmanship of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, SEE Ministers responsible for trade and the Director of Economic Policy of the United Nations Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo took a number of key decisions that will ensure the efficient and effective implementation of CEFTA 2006.


CEFTA Workshop for SEE Parliamentarians

Parliamentarians from each of the eight CEFTA parties (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and UNMIK /Kosovo) gathered in Brussels on 19 and 20 April for a seminar on this new, ambitious and inclusive trade agreement.  The seminar, which was jointly organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Stability Pact office, aimed at providing parliamentarians with an overview of CEFTA in the context of the EU accession process, the multilateral trading system and the overall business climate in South Eastern Europe.    It also provided an opportunity for parliamentarians to gain a better understanding of the obligations assumed under the agreement. Speakers included representatives from DG Enlargement, DG Trade and the OECD as well as senior trade experts who have worked with the Stability Pact’s Trade Working Group on the CEFTA negotiations. To date, three parties – Albania, Montenegro and UNMIK/Kosovo have ratified the agreement which is expected to come into force in mid 2007.  Further information including the agenda and a number of presentations is set out below.

CEFTA Summit, Bucharest, December 19th, 2006

Stability Pact and Government of Romania co-host a Summit of SEE Prime Minisers in Bucharest on 6 April,

to launch negotiations on an enlarged and amended Central Europe Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) for the region.  Wolfgang Schussel, Chancellor of Austria, Commissioner Olli Rehn (Enlargement) and Commissioner Peter Mandelson (Trade) will also attend [Link to Event Link to Trade Web] 

CEFTA related events 

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