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SOUTHEASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SIGN FREE-TRADE PACT

Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, and Kosova signed the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) at a ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, on December 19, dpa and Makfax reported the sameday. The UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) signed on behalf of Kosova. Prior to the enlargement, the CEFTA comprised Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Macedonia. Romania and Bulgaria will leave in January to join the EU (see "RFE/RL Newsline," December 5 and 18, 2006). CEFTA,widely seen as a training ground for EU membership, harmonizes trade rules among its members. "We are opening a new chapter in the history of our region," Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said at the ceremony. "The European Commission supports the new accord on free trade, which is in line with the European integration process," he added.

December 20, 2006 in CEFTA (RTG) | Permalink

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It deals fairly on both side. Great thing it was passed.

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