Course: Business in the Countries of the EFTA

EENI- School of International Business

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

Business Countries of the EFTA

The main objective of the e-learning course “Foreign Trade and Business with the Countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)” (15 ECTS) 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 English (Spanish Curso CEFTA French CEFTA Portuguese ACELC).

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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 millions of 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- The 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. The European Neighbourhood Policy
  2. The EU Enlargement
  3. The European Union-Western Balkans
  4. The Black Sea Synergy (EU)
  5. The Eastern Partnership
  6. The EU-Moldova Association Agreement and a Free-Trade Area
  7. The Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement
  8. The 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. The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  2. The Central European Initiative (CEI)
  3. The Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  4. The 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. The Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. The 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

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  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in the CEFTA Markets”: 15 ECTS
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 585 Euros
  3. Duration: 15 weeks

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 studied...

  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 Master or Doctorate at EENI (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 (School of International Business).

Dr Fatos Beka Dr Fatos Beka EENI Professor in the region

Knowledge Area: Europe - Doing Business.

EFTA-Albania Free Trade Agreement

Examples - Business in the Countries of the EFTA

Trade Relations European Union-Western Balkans

EFTA-Montenegro Free Trade Agreement

EFTA-Serbia Free Trade Agreement

EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreement

European Union Enlargement

European Union-Moldova Association Agreement

EU 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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