Central European Initiative


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Central European Initiative,

organization founded in 1991 to promote economic and political cooperation in the region between the Adriatic and Baltic seas. Members include Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine are associate members. The organization has initiated projects relating to agriculture and small-business development, transportation links among member countries, minority rights, and youth exchange.
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The Central European Initiative is one of the most significant regional multilateral initiatives, formed 25 years ago which unites numerous countries from Middle and Southeast Europe which cooperate in various fields of mutual interest and on political and economic plan.
In 2015 the Republic of Macedonia took the Presidency of the Central European Initiative.
The supports of the Section of the Geodynamics of the Committee of Geodesy, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic (Centre for Earth Dynamic Research--projects LN00A005 and LC506 and the project of the Central European Initiative 1P05ME781) are highly appreciated and acknowledged.
It formally welcomed the continued orientation of Slovenia's foreign and security policy towards the European Union and Slovenia's contribution to regional stability, in particular through its active participation in the Stability Pact and membership of other international fora, such as the International Demining Fund, the Central European Initiative and the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.
Belarus views the membership in the Central European Initiative as an additional opportunity to improve understanding with the European Union, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said at the CEI Heads of Government meeting in Minsk.
In 2015, too, the Republic of Macedonia continued to develop good-neighborly relations with all its neighbors and to promote regional cooperation including within the framework of regional organizations and initiatives as was its successful chairmanship of the Central European Initiative.
The Central European Initiative chaired by the Republic of Macedonia wishes to be actively involved in the implementation of the post 2015 development agenda, while its member states are committed to making concrete regional contribution, knowhow transfer and sharing of the best practices through various initiatives for sustainable development, building of institutional capacity and raising of awareness," said Gruevski.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) announced the winners in the two categories aProfessional Journalistsa and aYoung Professional Journalistsa.
On the subject of enlargement, he spoke out in favour of second-wave candidate countries from South-East Europe, namely Romania and Bulgaria, with which Italy has close links through an informal alliance called The Central European Initiative.
Project name : Central European Initiative (CEI) - Programme Manager 2018
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, an international conference titled "Migrations and Refugee Influx in Transit Countries: Security Implications" was held on 17 December as part of the Macedonian Presidency of the Central European Initiative (CEI) 2015.
The SA Council welcomed Macedonia's continued active participation in regional cooperation, as well as its chairmanship of the Central European Initiative, and also took note of the migratory pressures the country and the region has been faced with in recent months and the high-level conference to be held soon in keeping with the European Council Conclusions of 25-26 June 2015.

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