CEFTA is a modern and comprehensive regional trade agreement, designed as an integral part of the Parties' pre-accession agenda and in line, where appropriat, with their commitments to the WTO. It provides a strong legal basis for policy formulation and implementation in key areas related to trade and investment. The CEFTA Secretariat, which was established in September 2008, has the role of providing technical and administrative support to the Joint Committee, the overall governing body of CEFTA.
LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe brings together the LSE's expertise on South Eastern Europe and provides a significant platform on which to build high quality, independent research and facilitate public dialogue, while disseminating information on the region. At LSEE we conduct research which is organized along three broad streams including (a) Social policy, regional policy and labour markets; (b) European integration, macroeconomic policy and institutional reform; and (c) International relations, minorities, security and state-building.