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

... Firstly, Brussels has always been uncomfortable when it comes to the special friendship between Moscow and Belgrade, as they have been counting on Belgrade’s “gradual alignment with the common EU foreign and defense policies” as part of European integration. However, this naughty junior partner declined to join the European sanctions against the “eastern aggressor,” and worse still, decided to sign a new preferential trade deal with that aggressor. Secondly, on the day when it is supposed ...

Кофнер Юрий
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 ...

Кофнер Юрий
12.06.2019 08:38:09

EAEU: It’s Only the Beginning

... 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 described in integration theory have already been implemented.First, a common commodity market and a single customs area were established on paper and carried out. The removal of customs posts at the borders between our countries has led to a significant increase ...

Кофнер Юрий
30.05.2019 17:05:19

Five Years On: The Eurasian Economic Union in Action

... most notably, the elimination of various barriers within the Union’s internal market.The results of this meeting, which was held exactly one month before the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the EAEU, testifies to the viability of Eurasian integration and its benefits for the member states.Immediately four barriers less One of the main criticisms of the EAEU is that many barriers handicap the proper functioning of the economic bloc’s internal market. A sentiment persists that member ...

Кофнер Юрий
10.05.2019 11:56:26

Priorities for the EAEU’s next five-year plan

... Union (EAEU) is becoming increasingly dynamic in the economic, trade and geopolitical dimensions. However, the EAEU’s potential is far from being exhausted. What tasks would the Eurasian Union need to solve in order to remain in demand as a vibrant integration bloc?– The EAEU is on the threshold of its first anniversary and Eurasian cooperation has been going on for more than 20 years. What conclusions can be drawn from the creation of this Union? Is it justified to say that it has established ...

Кофнер Юрий
05.05.2019 09:25:27

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

... sector, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, analytic, OECD-HSE Research Centre, Higher School of Economics. Interviewed by Anna Fedko for “The Diplomat’s Notes”. Moscow, 29 May 2018.On May 29, 2018, the Day of Eurasian Integration, the Higher School of Economics hosted the international research conference “Theory of Eurasian Integration” dedicated to this significant day. The event was organized by the OECD-HSE Center with the support of the analytical media “Eurasian ...

Кофнер Юрий
09.06.2018 16:40:11

EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

... a wider Euro-Eurasian economic space. Major results were made within Phase I (2014-2016). IIASA is now launching a more detailed Phase II (2017-2020).The first phase of the international research project “Challenges and Opportunities of Economic integration within a wider European and Eurasian Space” aimed at discussing and critically evaluating the potential and conditions for the creation of a common economic space between the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).This ...

Кофнер Юрий
04.09.2017 10:09:43

Making sense of Eurasian integration

Describing the project of the Eurasian Union Vladimir Putin referred to the successful integration experience of the EU. It is not about feasibility of the EAU what I am concerned with. Putin's project has indeed close resemblance to the European one, but do we need a blueprint? In my opinion, contemporary political science - both ...

Самоловов Иван
16.09.2014 13:51:00

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