Three Seas Initiative is a flexible political platform, at Presidential level, launched in 2015.
The Three Seas Initiative aims at boosting connectivity and facilitating real convergence among EU Member States, thereby contributing to enhanced EU unity, increased EU cohesion and coherence, further EU integration, as a basis for the re-launching of the European project. The Three Seas Initiative is also a regional contribution to the strengthening of the transatlantic link.
The Three Seas Initiative is a flexible political platform, at Presidential level, launched in 2015. The Initiative includes the 12 EU Member States located between the Adriatic, the Baltic and the Black Seas: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The Dubrovnik Summit in 2016 opened the dialogue under the aegis of the Three Seas Initiative, followed in 2017 by the Warsaw Summit, where the 12 Three Seas Initiative states were joined by the US President, Donald Trump.
The third Summit was hosted by Romania, in Bucharest, on 17-18 September 2018.
2018 Bucharest Summit
,,I believe in the Initiative’s potential, as it builds on the real need of the 12 participating states to reach the real convergence of their economies with the western part of the EU”
- Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania
The 2nd Three Seas Initative Summit held in Warsaw, on 6 July 2017, decided, with unanimity, upon the proposal of the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, to organize the 2018 Summit of The Three Seas Initiative and the first edition of the Business Forum in Romania.
Through their Warsaw Joint Declaration, the Presidents and their representatives participating in the Second Summit of the Three Seas Initiative, in July 2017, decided the establishment of a Business Forum with the objective of bringing together economic entities interested in economic cooperation aimed at enhancing economic bonds within the region.
The first edition of the Forum was organized in Romania, in the margins of 2018 Three Seas Summit. It will become a regular, annual event. The Forum is expected to facilitate the gathering of representatives of companies from the 12 participating states in the Initiative, the US, the rest of EU, the Western Balkans and the Eastern Neighborhood.