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.