September 10, 2021

Call for innovative policy proposals: CEFTA – regional trade area and beyond

In light of 15 years of the CEFTA agreement, CEFTA and European Policy Centre (CEP) are launching a competition for policy papers on the theme “CEFTA

July 9, 2021

BEST PAPER COMPETITION – “International Trade in Southeastern Europe: Obstacles and Opportunities for CEFTA and the Common Regional Market”

Since the signing of the CEFTA agreement in 2006, the Free Trade Area has played an important role in promoting international trade in South Eastern

July 5, 2021

CEFTA takes part in Western Balkans Summit in Berlin

Berlin/Brussels, July 5th 2021 – Mr. Emir Djikic, Director of the CEFTA Secretariat presented and elaborated key deliverables that the CEFTA Parties achieved in the light

June 10, 2021

Tirana Summit 2021

TIRANA, ALBANIA 10 June 2021 – Leaders from the Western Balkans, EU Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi and the representatives of the regional organisations gathered today in

May 6, 2021

Traders carrying essential goods to benefit of prioritized passage throughout the Western Balkans

A year after launching the initiative, the Green Corridors/Lanes has been extended to all intra CEFTA BCPs/CCPs. This means that traders carrying essential goods will

May 5, 2021

Regional trade agenda: briefing with the ambassadors

Today in Brussels, Mr. Emir Djikic, Director of the CEFTA Secretariat, met with the Macedonian Minister of Economy, Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi, CEFTA Chair in Office

April 15, 2021

The first year of the green corridors/green lanes implementation

cDespite the COVID-19 pandemic, medical supplies, food and animal feed travelled across the region more easily, reassuring businesses that the trade flows will remain uninterrupted.

March 15, 2021

Transport Community and CEFTA Secretariats call on Greece to Exempt the Truck Drivers from COVID-19 Measures

The Transport Community and CEFTA Secretariats urge the authorities of Greece to exempt the truck drivers of petroleum from new sanitary measures that have the

December 21, 2020

A challenging but substantial year for the CEFTA region

“CEFTA in pandemics: Achievements and Challenges” was the title of today’s hybrid Conference opened in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina to mark the end of CEFTA

November 10, 2020

CEFTA region becomes one market

The Action plan for establishing Common Regional Market was endorsed by the WB6 leaders 10/11/2020, Brussels/Sofia: Western Balkan leaders, today at the meeting within the

November 6, 2020

Economy Ministers meeting in Sofia: CEFTA e-commerce market is worth 1 billion euro

CEFTA is instrumental in building the Common Regional Market and its integration into the EU Single Market. 05/11/2020: The Minister of Economy Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi

October 30, 2020

Cefta launches negotiations on the dispute settlement mechanism

Seven negotiating teams have met today to kick off the reforms of CEFTA dispute settlement rules. In its first meeting they agreed methodology, timeline and

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