Sanctions against Russia affect other EEU countries

This week, Bishkek held the regular meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council was held, which was attended by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov, the Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and the Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karepetyan.

As the deputy chairman of the board of the Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Miras Daulenov, said, summing up the results of the meeting during the video conference between Yerevan, Moscow, Astana, Bishkek and Minsk titled 'The interaction within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union', the Council does not fulfill its functions.

"If you look at the treaty [on the establishment of the EEU], it determines there that the Council, in cooperation with the Supreme Council, can overrule the decisions of the Eurasian Commission. The Council has the primary responsibility for what is happening in our region. During such meetings it is important not only to sum up and raise problems, but to make concrete decisions about what needs to be done," the expert said.

                 

According to him, the EEU countries need to form a liberal domestic trade market: "There are very serious restrictions not only in trade in services, but also in trade in goods. However, it is the trade in goods that is considered the main link in any general market of any association. And we still have such limitations, although we have created an integration to bring together not just legal systems, but also economies. The tasks of the EEU will not be fulfilled if such restrictions continue to exist."

Miras Daulenov noted that the sanctions imposed on Russia by Western countries affect other EEU countries as well, creating a threat to integration itself.

He also called on to amend the activities of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC): "Earlier, the EEU court had the power to review the commission's claims to the states, in case of their non-fulfillment of contracts or imposition of any excessive restrictions. And now the EEU court does not have such an opportunity. In fact, a certain platform was created, which is a forum where there are political agreements, but these agreements are not filled with concrete practical content."

The Director of the Institute of Strategic Planning and Forecasting, chief researcher at the Sociology Institute of the RAS, Alexander Gusev, also sees the presence of an external factor in the problems of the EEU: "Russia stands on the priority of integration in the post-Soviet space. We are building a position in relation to all members of the EEU, on the basis of both bilateral and multilateral relations. Meanwhile, the changed political situation in the West in connection with the presidential elections in the US is posing even more difficult challenges for us. The administration of Donald Trump will not soften its position with regard to our country and the EEU. There will be no improvements in the US-Russian relations in the near future. This will also indirectly affect our relations within the framework of the EEU. The environment that surrounds Russia is aggressive. In this situation, we can solve our common problems only through joint efforts. "

2855 views

Read on the subject


More Russian news

Crimea to establish association of friends

Crimea to establish "association of friends"

The association of "friends of Crimea", which will unite politicians and economists from different countries, will be established in October of this year.  Ex-adviser of former French President Nicolas …

Muslim necropolis of VIII-IX centuries discovered in Derbent

Muslim necropolis of VIII-IX centuries discovered in Derbent

Muslim cemetery of VIII-IX centuries has been discovered in Derbent. The discovery happened at the site of construction of the museum-exhibition complex and office building. …

Armenian native detained for shooting at Zelenograd#039s cafe

Armenian native detained for shooting at Zelenograd's cafe

Russian police detained a native of Armenia in Zelenograd. He opened fire in a cafe, injuring one of the customers. Suspect tried to ran away, but he couldn't get far away and was detained a few minutes later. …

Poacher fails to sail away from trial in Adygea

Poacher fails to sail away from trial in Adygea

The police officers of the Krasnogvardeysky district detained a local resident for illegal fishing. The emergency situation occurred on the shore of the Krasnodar reservoir. The poacher used the prohibited fishing gear - the fishing …

Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

The archaeologists working on the excavations of the Byzantine temple, discovered the base of a basilica. The xperts suggest that it was built more than 1500 years ago. The excavations are conducted on the territory of the ICC …

Body of Russian soldier found in Gyumri

Body of Russian soldier found in Gyumri

A corpse of a Russian serviceman was found today in Armenian city Gyumri. According to eyewitnesses, the man died as a result of a stab wound, received in a brawl, RIA Novosti reports, adding that now the local law enforcement agencies …

Does Kerch Strait ferry line change route?

Does Kerch Strait ferry line change route?

The Kerch Strait ferry line can change the route during the time of the bridge construction. According to the experts, such a measure will allow to differentiate cargo flows: passengers and buses will follow the Crimea-Port Caucasus …

Fire destroys apartment building in Dagestan

Fire destroys apartment building in Dagestan

Today, during a subbotnik, a fire broke out in one of the household in the village of Tissi in the Tsumadinsky district. The fire quickly spread to the house and outbuildings, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the …

Scientists of Kabardino-Balkaria create unique polymer

Scientists of Kabardino-Balkaria create unique polymer

According to the Russian Foundation for Advanced Studies, an ultra-strong polymer, superior in strength to metal, was developed by the staff of the Kabardino-Balkar State University. According to the experts, the materials of the new …

Yevgeniya Svatuhina on Vesti.FM: Russian language almost adopted the Latin alphabet 90 years ago

Yevgeniya Svatuhina on Vesti.FM: Russian language almost adopted the Latin alphabet 90 years ago

The process of latinisation of the alphabets among the Soviet states, which began immediately after the collapse of the USSR, continues at the present time. For example, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted the Latin alphabet. …

more Russian news