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The reason for the queues on the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border and potential solutions

... registration certificates, border crossing coupons.KGZ called such actions a hidden customs control, which fundamentally contradicts the provisions of the Treaty on the EAEU in terms of ensuring the freedom of movement of goods on the domestic market of the integration bloc. Biskhek threatened to sabotage the work of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) if it was not satisfied with its inquiry into the matter, and even consider withdrawing from the EAEU. Earlier during the EAEU summit in May 2020, President ...

11.06.2020 15:43:13

The price of Eurasian disintegration

... May 2020.Tensions over gas prices and other problemsThe incomplete results of the latest heads of state summit the Eurasian Economic Union, which took place on May 19, 2020, became another occasion for many to recall their criticism of the Eurasian integration project.This time, the parties did not agree on the pricing mechanism for the transportation of natural gas. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Armenia Nicole Pashinyan consider it too high and suggest moving to ...

27.05.2020 18:09:36

Ten reasons why joining the EAEU could be beneficial for Azerbaijan

... corresponds to the structure of the EAEU import by only 7%. For comparison, in Uzbekistan and the EAEU, the index of trade complementarity is 36%.But this is not so bad either. Firstly, large flows of mutual trade are desirable for regional economic integration, but not necessary. In such integration associations as MERCOSUR and USMECA, the share of mutual trade in the entire trade of the bloc is only 14-16%. The EAEU falls into this category. At the same time, creating one’s own regional market ...

09.02.2020 12:36:01

What has Eurasianism to do with the Eurasian Economic Union?

... a cultural communality of the peoples of northern Eurasia and the existence of the Eurasian civilization, which is distinct from Europe and Asia. However, most often the Western perception of the sway of Eurasianist theory over contemporary Eurasian integration is riddled with overestimation, misinterpretation and a general anti-Russian bias[1],[2]. First of all, most Western analysts overestimate the influence that Eurasianism allegedly has on Russian president Vladimir Putin, on Moscow’s foreign ...

17.11.2019 20:42:00

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

05.05.2019 09:25:27

Brussels’ approach in Greater Eurasia in need of revision

... place as part of the XI. Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, Italy on 26 October 2018. First published on Euractiv.com.In September 2018 the European External Action Service (EEAS) presented a strategy concept on the EU’s stance towards growing integration and connectivity in the wider Eurasian space. The policy paper is called “Joint Communication: Connecting Europe and Asia – Building blocks for an EU Strategy”.This concept paper has several pros and cons. Among the aspects that should ...

01.11.2018 23:25:09

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

... 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 2017 and was organized by the Institute for Economic Strategy in Moscow and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. One of the working groups of ...

28.10.2018 16:25:51

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

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, Centre of Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics. Moscow, August 28, 2018.*Eurasian economic integration is a living process that constantly requires the improvement of existing aspects, elements and directions and the addition of new ones. As Tatiana Valovaya, minister, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) put it during the EEC-RIAC Young Researcheers ...

27.09.2018 08:44:20

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

16.09.2014 13:51:00

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