Miras Zhiyenbayev and Julia Belous on Uzbekistan’s possible accession to the EAEU in “Russia in Global Affairs”
Miras Zhiyenbayev and Julia Belous, published an article “Gain not to lose: Uzbekistan on the threshold of the EAEU” in “Russia in Global Affairs”.
- Involvement of a new state into the integration processes can become an excuse for the EAEU’s slowdown, allow it to acquit the inability to build common markets with the accession of a new member-state, the subsequent periods of stagnation, or even rollback.
- Enlargement, following the European Union example, can contribute to the resolution of conceptual issues of further EAEU’s development.
- The involvement of a new participant means for the EAEU, on the one hand, the need for ultra-precise manual reconfiguration and possible revision of existing agreements due to the inclusion of a sizeable Eurasian economy. On the other hand, the Union recognizes the significance of the current reality and the impossibility of the final formation of single markets in such a limited time due to the need to adapt to reality with new project participants.
- Uzbekistan will solve a significant number of long-lasting internal development problems. The current EAEU members will gain no less significant benefits from Uzbekistan’s possible accession to the Union.
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