The CEI Business Dimension (BD), together with the Governmental Dimension, which develops activities at political level through its own structures and the Parliamentary Dimension, which develops cooperation among the Parliaments of CEI Member States also through its own structures, represents one of the three main pillars of the Organisation.
Revisiting the CEI BD
In 2013 - under the Hungarian CEI Presidency - the CEI Member States, in cooperation with the CEI Secretariat, elaborated a new concept for the CEI BD. In this context, the Ministers for Foreign Affairs at their meeting in Gödöllő (Hungary) on 31 October, agreed upon revisiting the BD and introducing a new approach, aimed at addressing the specific needs of SMEs and those of the large businesses.
The renewed BD shall be an effective tool meeting the needs of the business communities within the CEI Region and shall serve to promote growth through enhanced business interaction. The Ministers, furthermore, endorsed the Position Paper "Revisiting the CEI Business Dimension" as a guiding tool for future activities in the BD.
In this context, they tasked the Secretariat to start the necessary institutional changes in order to incorporate a solid basis for a sustainable functioning of the new BD into the CEI Structures.