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Negative effects for Russia of the US-China Phase-One-Deal

_ Yuri Kofner, non-residential research fellow, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies, editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Munich, 19 March 2020. Significant trade diversions expected After a 1.5-year trade dispute between the United States and China in which both have raised mutual import tariffs from 3.8 percent and 8.3 percent to 21 percent each, and as a result of which the US-Chinese merchandise trade has dropped by almost USD 90 billion, US President Donald Trump...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
19.03.2020 12:59:09

From the Eurasian Economic Union to the Greater Eurasian Partnership: The View of Chinese Scholars on Eurasian Integration

This overview summarizes part of the views of Chinese academic circles on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) from different perspectives. Since Chinese scholars do not see a lot of potential in the EAEU to develop on its own, they tend to pay more attention to the integration of Greater Eurasia, and the alignment of the EAEU and the Belt and Road Initiative ...

Fang Yunming
Опубликовано:
28.02.2020 14:39:59

Ten reasons why joining the EAEU could be beneficial for Azerbaijan

_ Yuri Kofner, editor-in-chief, Eurasian Studies. Munich, 8 February 2020.Azerbaijan joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) could reduce the costs of imported intermediate goods for the Azerbaijani industry, increase exports of the agricultural and non-oil sectors of the republic by USD 280 million, improve the working and living conditions of Azerbaijani labor migrants ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
09.02.2020 12:36:01

What has Eurasianism to do with the Eurasian Economic Union?

... Kofner, editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Munich, 18 November 2019. First published on Global Review. When talking about the various influences on Russia’s foreign policy and on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Western journalists and professional kremlinologists generally mention the philosophy or ideology of Eurasianism. Eurasianism is a school of thought that was incepted by a group of Russian white emigre intellectuals almost a hundred years ago during ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
17.11.2019 20:42:00

A Win-Win Situation: EAEU Signs Free Trade Deals with Serbia and Iran

... Market Studies; editor-in-chief, analytical media "Eurasian Studies". First publication on: "Valdai" International Discussion Club. Munich, 29 October 2019.* On October 25 in Moscow, prime ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan and Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic signed a Free Trade Agreement between Serbia and the EAEU. On October 27, a “temporary” free trade zone was launched between ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
29.10.2019 19:53:04

RIAC - Astana International Financial Center discuss EAEU financial integration

25 -28 May 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan the expert school “The Role of the Astana International Financial Center in the Integration Processes and the Establishment of the EAEU Commona Finance Market” took place. The school was organized by the AIFC with the participation of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Yuri Kofner, Head of the Eurasian Sector at the HS and chief editor of the Eurasian Studies portal ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
12.06.2019 08:38:09

EAEU: It’s Only the Beginning

_ Yuri Kofner, Head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE, Research assistant, IIASA, Editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Nur-Sultan, 29 May 2019.During the first five years of its existence, the EAEU became an indisputable economic reality in Eurasia. Despite the international pressure and relative youth of the Union, it is bringing concrete benefits to the member states. Generally speaking, two of the so-called "four freedoms" of movement ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
30.05.2019 17:05:19

Five Years On: The Eurasian Economic Union in Action

_ Yuri Kofner, Head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE, Research assistant, IIASA, Editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Moscow, 7 May 2019.On April 30 2019, the heads of government of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) convened in Yerevan for a regular meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council (EMPS). There, they achieved the resolution of important issues concerning the future development of the Union, most notably, the elimination of various barriers ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
10.05.2019 11:56:26

Priorities for the EAEU’s next five-year plan

... Moscow, April 25, 2019. Interview by Dmitry Podobed. The interview was first published in the special issue of the interstate journal “The Bulletin of the Economy of the Eurasian Union” devoted to the priorities of the second five-year plan of the EAEU (in Russian, Euromedia. April – May 2019).The development of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is becoming increasingly dynamic in the economic, trade and geopolitical dimensions. However, the EAEU’s potential is far from being exhausted. What ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
05.05.2019 09:25:27

Pragmatic Eurasianism: Four Approaches for Better Understanding the Eurasian Economic Union

... Kofner. Head, Eurasian Sector, Centre for Comprehensive International and European Studies, Higher School of Economics. Munich, 2 January 2019.In May 2019 we will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the 25th anniversary of the idea of modern Eurasian integration. Since then, the Eurasian Economic Union established itself as a rapidly developing, open and attractive integration block, which has become the indisputable reality of the economic ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
06.01.2019 11:03:58

Western Sanctions and Russian Counter Sanctions: Reasons and Effects

... their main task is to prevent the emergence of a power of equal potential to the USA. In the first half of the 21st century, only two blocks could become such - China and a potential continental block between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).The imposition of sanctions against Russia under the auspices of the United States should be seen as part of a century-long containment policy aimed at dominating Europe, i.e. the EU, and at preventing a potential alliance between Europe and Russia-Eurasia,...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
31.12.2018 00:06:03

EU – EAEU could revive Eastern Partnership

... national sovereignty, voluntariness, equal representation, openness and the market economy. Each member state has an equal voting right, independent of economic and population size, and all decisions are made solely by consensus. The main bodies of the EAEU are mainly intergovernmental with three supranational exceptions: the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), based in Moscow; the Court of the EAEU, based in Minsk; and the loosely affiliated Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), based in Almaty.Some of ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
25.11.2018 09:21:40

Brussels’ approach in Greater Eurasia in need of revision

... logical order, no regional cooperation priorities, and, because of this, there are no implementation roadmaps.Secondly, while talking about connectivity in the wider Eurasian space, two of its most important players – the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Chinese “Belt and Road” Initiative are never mentioned once in it. This obvious omission contradicts the overall call for cooperation and evokes the thought that the EU is projecting its own agenda against that of the EAEU and China....

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
01.11.2018 23:25:09

The Marco Polo Initiative is born, a network of young European leaders looking to the East

... non-government organization has presented a project for the creation of a network of promising young entrepreneurs and future European and Eurasian political leaders, who support greater cooperation between the European Union (EU), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Chinese Belt & Road and other Eurasian actors (such as Turkey, Iran, India).The organization was born on the margins of the International Youth Forum “Future for Eurasian and European Integration 2040” which was held in Vienna in December ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
28.10.2018 16:25:51

EAEU for citizens and businesses in the mirror of Russia’s EAEU presidency in 2018

... aspiration to constantly deepen and expand the spheres of integration, it is important not to lose sight of the main objectives of Eurasian integration – improving the welfare of the citizens and increasing business activity. Thus, according to the EAEU Agreement of 2014, one of the three objectives of the regional block is “to create conditions for the stable development of the economies of the member states in order to improve the living standards of their populations”.Achieving these goals ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
27.09.2018 08:44:20

Eastern Europe would gain most from EU-EAEU Economic Alliance

... order is likely to become bipolar once again, divided by an “economic NATO” (“TTIP-2”) and a China-led “Greater Eurasian Partnership”. However, based on their incredible economic compatibility, an economic alliance between the EU and the EAEU would be more beneficial for both of them. And Eastern Europe would gain the most.The title of this year’s Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj, Poland was “A Europe of Common Values or A Europe of Common Interests?”. In this regard I adhere to ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
22.09.2018 22:38:55

EAEU: the honymoon's over. Time to work!

... the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy of the Russian Federation (CFDP), who are among the most influential policy institutes in Russia and the Eurasian space. It is precisely they who form, in many respects, the agenda for the conjunction of the EAEU with the Silk Road Economic Belt. This idea, as well as the very concept of a “Greater Eurasian Partnership” were the first developed by the CCEIS and Dr. Karaganov. The OECD-HSE Center works with the Government of Russia and we are currently ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
09.06.2018 16:40:11

Moldova received EAEU observer status. What next?

... author may not necessarily reflect the official position of the HSE. Moscow, 3 June 2018.On May 14, 2018, at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, i.e. the summit of the heads of the of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Republic of Moldova was finally granted  the status of an observer state with the EAEU.More than a year before that, the post-Soviet media claimed that this status had already been given to Moldova at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
03.06.2018 19:12:27

A Comparative Study of the Greater Eurasian Partnership: The Chinese and Russian Perspectives

... Russian expert literature, potential participants of Greater Eurasia include mainly non-Western organizations and countries [2]. The potential members are the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as third-party countries including Turkey, Iran, and India. Due to the unclear membership, the Chinese experts suggest interpreting the Greater Eurasian Partnership into narrow, moderate,...

Wong (Frank) Ka-Ho
Опубликовано:
31.05.2018 07:49:24

 

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