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05.12.2014

On parliamentary hearings related to the Russia-EU relations

 

On 4 December a session of the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee, which is holding an inquiry into the current state of relationship between Russia and the EU, has taken place. The members put special emphasis, among others, to issues related to the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and prospects of cooperation between the EAEU and the EU.

With assistance of the Embassy, Deputy Director of the First Department of CIS Countries in the MFA of Russia Dmitry A. Polyanskiy addressed the Sub-Committee members and briefed them on the current progress and prospects of Eurasian integration. He stressed the readiness willingness of the member states of the EAEU to launch together with the EU the practical examination of possibility to create a common economic space with the participation of the EAEU and the EU and establish a free-trade zone between them in a long-term.

Upon the request of the members Dmitry A. Polyanskiy shared his assessments of the impact of the EU policies in respect of Ukraine (including the “Eastern Partnership” initiative) on the current crisis in this country.

Some issues of bilateral agenda between Russia and the UK were discussed as well.




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