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In December 2006, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on behalf of Kosovo in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 signed an agreement to amend and expand the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA). The agreement, which took effect in 2007, covers trade in goods and services and investment.

last update: May 2012


Mircea Toader - Suspension of free trade agreement between Moldova and Romania will poise trade balance
Suspension of the free trade agreement between Moldova and Romania on January 1, 2007, when Romania is expected to join the European Union (E.U.), will poise the trade balance between the two states, according to Mircea Toader, undersecretary of the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
EU backs southeast Europe free-trade pact in 2006
The European Union will give strong support to efforts by the continent’s southeastern countries, most of them in the Balkans, to sign a regional free trade deal this year, EU officials said on Monday.
EU eyes free trade zone in Balkans
The European Commission has proposed replacing the existing web of bilateral trade agreements in the Balkans with a regional free trade agreement — a move it says would boost economic prospects. However, the idea has met with opposition in Croatia.
Balkans: On different roads to EU
All Balkans countries are headed for European Union membership, but they are taking different roads, and at differing pace.