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Course “Doing Business in the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)” (e-learning, 15 ECTS, Higher Education in English).

Business Countries of the EFTA

  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in the CEFTA Markets”: 15 ECTS
  2. Total Tuition Fees: EUR 360
  3. Duration: 15 weeks

Continuing education, HA University EENI (Business School)

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The main objective of the e-learning course “Foreign Trade and Business in the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)” (15 ECTS) taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business, is to provide an overview of the economy of the Central European Markets of the CEFTA (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo) and the business opportunities in the CEFTA Region.

  1. To learn to do business in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo
  2. To analyse the business opportunities in the Central European Region of the CEFTA
  3. To know how to negotiate in the Central European Markets of the CEFTA
  4. To understand the importance of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and the influence of the free trade agreements (FTA) related to the region
  5. To analyse the foreign trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the CEFTA Markets
  6. To design a business plan for the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)

Languages of study Higher Education in English (Tertiary Education in Spanish Curso negocios países CEFTA Post-secondary Education in French Affaires pays de l’ALECE Study in Portuguese Curso negócios nos países ACELC).

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in all the related topics to the foreign trade and business in the Central European Markets of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) (30 million people).

Subjects of the Course “Business in the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)”:

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1- The Countries of the EFTA and the Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation (PDF) [2].

  1. Major religions of the Countries of the EFTA: Orthodox Christianity and Islam (Albania)

2- Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) [0,5]

3- Doing Business in Albania [1]: The third world producer of chromium

4- Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina [1]: in the process of conversion to a market economy

5- Doing Business in Macedonia [1]: one of the fastest growing European economies

6- Doing Business in Moldova [1]: one of the poorest countries in Europe

7- Doing Business in Montenegro [1]: an economy based on the aluminium industry

8- Doing Business in Serbia [1]: an emerging Central European Market

9- Doing Business in Kosovo

10- Economic Relations of the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) with the European Union [3]

  1. European Neighbourhood Policy
  2. EU Enlargement
  3. European Union-Western Balkans
  4. Black Sea Synergy (EU)
  5. Eastern Partnership
  6. EU-Moldova Association Agreement and a Free-Trade Area
  7. Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement
  8. Stabilisation and Accession Agreements of the European Union with Albania and Montenegro

11- Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Economic Organisations related to the Countries of the EFTA [4,5]

  1. Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  2. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  3. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  4. Regional Cooperation Council
  5. All the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) have free trade agreements (FTA) with Turkey and the EFTA States (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein):
    1. Albania-EFTA
    2. Bosnia and Herzegovina-EFTA
    3. Macedonia-EFTA
    4. Montenegro-EFTA
    5. Serbia-EFTA
  6. Macedonia has a Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
  7. Moldova has trade agreements with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, China and the Kyrgyz Republic
  8. Moldova has free trade agreements with Ukraine and Russia
  9. Serbia has free trade agreements (FTA) with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan

12- Other regional institutions related to the Countries of the EFTA (Summary).

  1. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

13- Business Plan for the Central European Markets of the CEFTA.

Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)

EFTA-Macedonia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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Download the syllabus of the course “Doing Business in the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Markets” (PDF)

The course “Doing Business in the CEFTA Markets” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:

  1. Masters (online): International Business, Europe
  2. Doctorate specialisation Europe

The students who have taken this course (Business in the Central European Markets of the CEFTA) can validate and register for a Bachelor's Degree, Master or Doctorate at EENI (Business School) and HA University (School of International Business).

The course “Foreign Trade and Business in the Central European Markets of the CEFTA”, contains exercises (Business Plan) that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma of the course “Doing Business in the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Markets” issued by EENI (Business School).

Dr Fatos Beka Dr Fatos Beka EENI (Business School) and Hispano-African University Professor in the region

Knowledge Area: Europe - Doing Business.

EFTA-Albania Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Examples - Business in the Countries of the EFTA

Trade Relations European Union-Western Balkans

EFTA-Montenegro Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

EFTA-Serbia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

European Union Enlargement

European Union-Moldova Association Agreement

European Union Eastern Partnership

Central European Initiative (CEI)

Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

The European EENI Students
Students EENI in Europe

Access CEFTA Markets



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