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2, EAEU. Summit Review in Astana

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On the eve of the presidential palace "Akorda" (Astana, Kazakhstan) opened the summit of the Eurasian Economic Union. These days, the biennium marks the signing of the agreement on the creation of the EAEU. The summit is attended by the heads of the participating states: President of Kazakhstan (as host) Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.


2, EAEU. Summit Review in Astana


The stated agenda of the EAEU summit consists of 14 issues, including the formation of a single energy market (oil, gas and petroleum products), the deepening of trade integration, the search for opportunities to expand the partnership of the EAEU with foreign countries and economic associations.

As for the formation of a single market for hydrocarbons trading in the EEU, the chairman of the EEC board Tigran Sargsyan commented on the situation. According to him, the concept was approved whereby energy companies of the countries of the union education will receive "non-discriminatory access to the oil infrastructure of partners." In addition, according to Tigran Sargsyan, the EAEU countries will be able to purchase oil and petroleum products without quantitative restrictions and without export duties, and at prices that are market prices and are set at exchange trading. The concept of a single energy market will work no earlier than 2025 of the year.

The idea of ​​such an energy partnership was eventually supported by all the presidents, however, as they say, not without rough edges. For example, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, was alerted by the wording “market prices” when making purchases of oil and oil products. “Non-discriminatory access to the oil infrastructure of partners” did not alert, but “market prices” alerted ...

As a result, the Belarusian leader criticized the path along which the Eurasian Economic Union was moving up to this point. According to Alexander Lukashenko, there is still no “barrier-free environment and equal conditions for all” in the EEU. Information Service BelTA cites the statement of the President of the Republic of Belarus:
Barrier-free environment and equal conditions in the EAEU have not been created. In whatever format our association functioned, the number of withdrawals did not change. They remained at the level of 600. Our domestic trade only falls with the signing of the agreement on the EAEU. This means that not all contractual positions correspond to the current situation in the economy and our expectations. We need to work out the mechanism of the work of the EAEU in applying unilateral measures to protect one country against other countries. We have taken the direction of industrial cooperation. We have decided on the parameters for the support of national producers and the development of exports. Now we need to begin the practical implementation of these tasks. The steps to integrate in the energy sector. Today we reviewed plans for oil and gas. But from concept to realization, the path is long. The reason for this is ourselves. The Eurasian Economic Commission must take comprehensive measures to implement the concepts. We are discussing the possibility of creating a single market for medicines and medical devices. However, here too there was no further talk. To determine the place of the EAEU in the world economic system, we need to create our own single market. It is necessary to be strong, to strengthen the union. It will be easier to have a dialogue when we speak from one position. Without this, we will not be able to effectively implement both domestic and foreign policy.
To be fair, it should be noted that the Belarusian leader was not the only president at the summit who expressed dissatisfaction with the forms of interaction either within the EAEU or the EAEU with external partners.


Thus, the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev raised the issue of difficulties with the transit of Russian (and not only) goods through the territory of Kazakhstan. According to him, various barriers continue to persist that impede the free movement of goods to and from Kyrgyzstan.
The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, responded to this remark. According to Nazarbayev, in the year of the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the EAEU, everything possible will be done to increase the level of integration and to remove barriers that hinder the growth of commodity turnover in particular and the economic development of the union.

Press office Kazakh leader cites a fragment of his statement:
In this regard, at my suggestion, as the chairman of our organization, 2016 was declared the "Year of deepening the economic relations of the EAEU with third countries and key integration associations." In my address, I mentioned that we see the EAEU as an open community, organically integrated into the world economic system, serving as a reliable bridge between Europe and Asia. Last year, the first EAEU agreement on the creation of a free trade zone was signed with Vietnam. Today, issues of cooperation with China, India, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Cambodia and many other countries are being worked out. The possibility of establishing trade and economic relations of the EAEU with integration associations, such as the EU, SCO, ASEAN and others, is considered separately. Internal issues of interaction, in general, are already regulated. I am confident that the implementation of the tasks and principles of the Union’s activities will serve as a powerful impetus for the economies of our states. We should look for opportunities, as in these difficult conditions, when we experience a sharp decline in mutual trade, to find other ways of interaction. Cooperation within the framework of the association allows us to consolidate resources and create favorable conditions for joint economic development.


Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said that the EEAA has not only economic problems, but also problems related to security issues. According to Sargsyan, “the escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan has become a challenge to the security of the EAEU.” Serzh Sargsyan stated that “the risk is obvious.” At the same time, the head of Armenia noted that such a conflict pushes investors away from the EAEU, who are not ready to invest in projects, if significant risks remain associated with the presence of “permanent hotbeds of conflict”.

Press Service of the President of Armenia quotes his statement:
Armenia cannot stand aside in case of aggressive actions of Azerbaijan in relation to Nagorno-Karabakh. Of course, the Karabakh self-defense forces restored order and took control of the situation. Russia played an important role in this, to which Azerbaijan requested to restore the cease-fire regime. In Vienna, with the mediation of the countries of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, a meeting was held during which agreements were reached on establishing confidence-building measures - mechanisms for monitoring the line of contact and investigation of incidents. Armenia intends to consistently work towards the implementation of these agreements and continue the search for a peaceful settlement based primarily on the right of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh to control their own destiny and to self-determination. Armenia agrees with the co-chairs of the Minsk Group that this principle, like the principles of non-use of force or its threat, as well as the principle of territorial integrity are the basis for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.


Even this rather brief overview of the EAEU summit says that practically each of the presidents of the countries belonging to the Eurasian Economic Union is mostly focused on the problems of the state he heads, and not on the union as a whole. This is understandable. His shirt is what is called closer to the body. But at the same time with this complaint, then at each other, then at third countries, the number of problems only grows. Here and the fall in trade, and the remaining economic barriers and the desire of some to get to the resources and infrastructure of others, not wanting to share their own resources and infrastructure. All this so far resembles a communal apartment of impressive scale, where literally everyone is not happy with his neighbor, but at the same time he tries to pretend that they don’t do anything with a sourish mien on his face ... consensus in a communal? - it all depends on how abrupt the character of its inhabitants. Moreover, it can only be achieved when all these inhabitants understand that this is their common home, and therefore it needs to be kept clean and tidy, regardless of what you think about your neighbor or his level of welfare.

As a result, it seems that they agreed that “they will maintain a common house and oppose the“ infantile ailments ”of a supra-state entity, too, if possible together.

Almazbek Atambayev:
I believe in the future of the EEU. He is only two years old. The EEU is still very young. At the same time, it is clear that the union has great potential. There are already certain results, successes, there are misses, losses and artificially created barriers. But, apparently, it should be in a young body. But we all, the heads of state and our peoples, must clearly realize that we have no other alternative. We are responsible for the future of the EAEU, for the future of our countries.


Russian President Vladimir Putin saidthat “one should not expect any magic means from our interaction,” while adding that “such integration will help overcome current difficulties.”



Hopefully, the tension seen on the faces of the presidents in the above photo from the summit is not a reflection of the level of tension within the Eurasian Economic Union.
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  1. ImPerts
    ImPerts 1 June 2016 07: 02
    +6
    The picture, when Putin spoke about the oil and gas markets, was interesting. Lukashenko is tense, Sargsyan is tense, Atambayev is concentrated, Nazarbayev is calm.
    Indicative.
    There is a drop in commodity circulation, and remaining economic barriers and the desire of some to get to the resources and infrastructure of others, while not wanting to share their own resources and infrastructure.

    An old habit when the RSFSR subsidized other republics. She has not gone anywhere. Big brother is not needed, but wallet yes ...
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 1 June 2016 07: 15
      +8
      Quote: ImPerts
      Lukashenko is tense

      There is no oil
      Quote: ImPerts
      Sargsyan is tense

      There is absolutely no oil gas
      Quote: ImPerts
      Atambaev concentrated

      Similar to the previous plus with trading, the plug, I focused on this
      Quote: ImPerts
      Nazarbayev is calm

      There is oil and gas flowing to China and the west, a pipe was provided for the Russian Federation to China, money is flowing in the opposite direction, why then fuss?
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 1 June 2016 07: 21
        +4
        Quote: sa-ag

        There is no oil

        You have to pay for gas!
        Quote: sa-ag

        There is absolutely no oil gas

        It all depends on Russia.
    2. avt
      avt 1 June 2016 08: 02
      0
      Quote: ImPerts
      . Lukashenko is tense

      How gently described the emotional state of Pope Kolya. laughing I laid out my views yesterday
      Minister of Energy of Belarus Vladimir Potupchik on May 17 said that progress has appeared in the negotiations between Russia and Belarus on the price of Russian gas supplies.

      Meanwhile, on May 13, the head of the Ministry of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak announced that Moscow did not intend to provide Belarus with a discount on gas.

      Novak said that the debt of Belarus to Gazprom in January-April 2016 amounted to more than $ 125 million. At the same time, Minister of Energy of Belarus Vladimir Potupchik said that Minsk does not recognize a debt to Gazprom for the supplied gas.

      He also said that the leadership of his country considers fair the price of Russian gas at 73 dollars per 1 thousand cubic meters.
      “There are non-payments to the Belarusian company (Gazprom's subsidiaries - Gazprom Transgaz Belarus) from Belarusian consumers. Already there the sum has accumulated very, very serious - already for 200 (million dollars), ”TASS quoted him as saying. On May 28, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported that the Russian authorities did not plan to file a lawsuit against Belarus in the Stockholm court to resolve payment problems debts for Russian gas.
      On May 27, the first deputy prime minister of Belarus announced that Minsk was negotiating a discount on gas with Russian partners and hoped to reach an agreement on this issue in the near future. "Wassat Reminds me of nothing! ??? Here, How do you order to understand? Said ? " Let me remind you that the Belarusian youngsters are calling at rallies "Belarus is alive!" And are already adding Bandera chants to themselves, teaching them in Poland, and almost on the same courses as "Yabloko" from Russia. You can quite see how this new generation of miscarriages of the party organized in the 90s by Boldyrev Lukin Yavlinsky are already sparkling their faces on TV, with the central channels in Russia being trained.
      Yeon is not stressed! Yeon is still angry and even squeezed out about "smuggling for our gang"
      We need to work out the mechanism of the EAEU when applying unilateral measures of protection of one country in relation to other countries.
      Maybe he immediately keys to the apartment, where the money is, to hand over?
    3. Rash
      Rash 1 June 2016 10: 13
      -3
      Quote: ImPerts
      Big brother is not needed, but wallet yes ...

      Following the example of a loving wife: "I love my husband and his wallet too!" wink
  2. 1536
    1536 1 June 2016 07: 04
    +4
    It seems that Uncle Sam is whistling now, and as if on command, everyone will run to fawn on him and wag their tail, looking at Russia viciously. Well, when will we share it, Uncle, when?
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 1 June 2016 07: 19
      +7
      What a mistake it was to give everyone independence. Leaders of countries want discounts to slightly increase the solvency of their population and to remain at the helm for some other period. Only Putin and Nazarbayev understand that beer can’t be fooled, and that for the development of the union you need to work tightening your belts.
      1. Talgat
        Talgat 1 June 2016 18: 06
        +6
        Quote: Alexej
        What a mistake it was to give everyone independence


        It was not a mistake - but a planned betrayal - the collapse of the USSR - which was carried out by the leaders of the 3 republics - Yeltsin Kravchuk and Shushkevich. With the full silent support of the humpback. They didn’t invite our ANAS there - t, he was initially against

        After the collapse of Kazakhstan and the National Academy of Sciences, they began to make attempts to revive integration - but they stumbled upon a complete refusal of Moscow - because then, under the Eltsins and Gaidars of the Khakamads of the Germans, Russia was struck by the madness of attempts to enter the Western world, "throwing off the yoke of Central Asia" as one of the singers of the collapse of Solzhenitsyn wrote - and we were also meant.

        Thank God under Putin, the course of Russia turned back - and Nazarbayev’s initiatives were accepted - the CSTO strengthened created the CSTO CSTO, Unified Air Defense, the Customs Union - and then as its development the Eurasian Union - which is at the very beginning of its path

        Once again, the Eurasian empires perished many times - but each time they revived in even greater splendor. It's not over yet
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 1 June 2016 07: 22
      +1
      Quote: 1536
      It seems that Uncle Sam is whistling now, and as if on command, everyone will run to fawn on him and wag their tail, looking at Russia viciously.

      They look at one wagging tail -Ukraine and think, well, it’s such a wag in FIG.
      Quote: 1536
      . Well, when will we share it, Uncle, when?

      Why divide, wreak havoc and hostility?
  3. samarin1969
    samarin1969 1 June 2016 07: 05
    +3
    The author correctly noticed about the "communal apartment" ...
    It's time to elect the main "commandant".
  4. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 1 June 2016 07: 09
    -1
    A lot of thoughts, and all about the fact that if, for example, Comrade Lukashenno was born in Asia, a good satrap would come out of him, and so, not fate ... He knows how to hang noodles on his ears.
    1. avt
      avt 1 June 2016 08: 17
      0
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      A lot of thoughts, and all about the fact that if, for example, Comrade Lukashenno was born in Asia, a good satrap would come out of him, and so, not fate ..

      Come on ! Yong "Ruhnama" translated and published at home.
      Quote: igorra
      . God forbid Russia to feed the parasites again, and walk in bast shoes herself.

      And happiness was so close
      As for the formation of a single hydrocarbon trade market in the EAEU, the situation was commented on by the chairman of the EEC board Tigran Sargsyan. According to him, the concept was approved, under which the energy companies of the countries included in the union formation will receive "non-discriminatory access to the partners’ oil infrastructure. "
      And now Baska’s practically voiced dream about give us the deposit and then like a butt on the head
      The idea of ​​such an energy partnership was eventually supported by all the presidents, however, as they say, not without rough edges. For example, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, was alerted by the wording “market prices” when making purchases of oil and oil products. “Non-discriminatory access to the oil infrastructure of partners” did not alert, but “market prices” alerted ...
      laughing `` They put on alert ".... they hunted on the head! As in that Soviet joke -" I have the right? You have. So I can? You can't. But after all, I have the right and therefore I can!? You have the right, but it does not mean that you can . "What Putin actually announced to the meeting
      Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that “one should not expect any magic means from our interaction,” adding that “such integration will help overcome current difficulties.”
      He will consider the personal file of each person. bully
  5. Dam
    Dam 1 June 2016 07: 09
    0
    As it is in the Bible: Before dawn, you will deny me twice. For some reason I don’t believe Luke
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    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 1 June 2016 07: 37
      0
      Quote: igorra
      How does Lukashenko want us to steal Belarusian oranges and marine reptiles from the Belarusian sea. Judging by the abundance of dairy products on our shelves, the Belarusian cows, on the orders of the father, began to strain and began to give milk a ton per day. God forbid Russia to feed the parasites again, and walk in bast shoes herself.

      Humanitarian aid is free, it is for the people, including scientists, for officials.
      A. Lukashenko
    2. avt
      avt 1 June 2016 08: 05
      +1
      Quote: igorra
      Belorussian cows, on the father’s order, took some effort and began to give a ton of milk a day.

      And IMMEDIATELY with powdered milk! laughing
  7. sgazeev
    sgazeev 1 June 2016 07: 34
    0
    As a result, the Belarusian leader criticized the path along which the Eurasian Economic Union was moving up to this point. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the EAEU still lacks a “barrier-free environment and equal conditions for all.” BelTA Information Service cites a statement by the President of Belarus:


    On the nose is a crop of Polish apples. lol
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 1 June 2016 08: 24
      +2
      Quote: sgazeev
      On the nose is a crop of Polish apples.


      If it so happened that in Russia their apples do not grow anywhere, then why are Uzbek apples worse than Polish ones? Think about why they are "worse".
  8. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 1 June 2016 07: 39
    +2
    The concept of a single energy market will not work until 2025 of the year.
    This market takes 9 years. And the EAEU has been working for only 2 years, this is the "nursery period" for it. The project is being "tested", "fine-tuning". The most important thing is not to lower your hands, but the creeping roughness will work in, rub in.
  9. Humpty
    Humpty 1 June 2016 07: 53
    0
    Quote: Alexej
    Only Putin and Nazarbayev understand that beer cannot be fooled, and that for the development of the union you need to work tightening your belts.

    The rest was allegedly found in cabbage. When you solve your financial problems, it is considered normal to tighten the belt, and not your own, but the loop on the neck of another. This is not about Putin.
    Quote: Alexej
    What a mistake it was to give everyone independence.

    Is it not true that this is no longer a mistake, but a pre-planned crime? hi
  10. Humpty
    Humpty 1 June 2016 08: 01
    +1
    Quote: Humpty
    The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, responded to this remark. According to Nazarbayev, in the year of the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the EAEU, everything possible will be done to increase the level of integration and to remove barriers that hinder the growth of commodity turnover in particular and the economic development of the union.

    According to Nazarbayev, do not drink honey. And as practice shows, for practical confirmation of words, sometimes a friend’s call is required. Or an urgent visit by the US ambassador from Russia.
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 1 June 2016 08: 26
      0
      Quoted article request
    2. marshes
      marshes 1 June 2016 10: 21
      +1
      Quote: Humpty
      . Or an urgent visit by the US ambassador from Russia.

      What kind of visit and where?
      1. Humpty
        Humpty 1 June 2016 17: 50
        0
        The visit of this ambassador to Astana at the beginning of May 2010 came with a reasonable request, if not strange. Then, the ambassador had to remind about the promises given by the head of state, otherwise he either forgot or changed his mind, but did not warn.
        1. marshes
          marshes 1 June 2016 18: 16
          0
          Quote: Humpty
          The visit of this ambassador to Astana in early May 2010

          And I thought this year.
          So there is an embassy in Astana. I had a consulate in Almaty, through them I made a guest visa in 2008. It’s easier with the Germans. smile
  11. kotuk_ha_oxote
    kotuk_ha_oxote 1 June 2016 09: 39
    -1
    Quote: LÄRZ
    The concept of a single energy market will not work until 2025 of the year.
    This market takes 9 years. And the EAEU has been working for only 2 years, this is the "nursery period" for it. The project is being "tested", "fine-tuning". The most important thing is not to lower your hands, but the creeping roughness will work in, rub in.

    When the momentum drops, it’s not a break-in, but a quiet funeral.
    1. LÄRZ
      LÄRZ 1 June 2016 18: 11
      +2
      Quote: kotuk_ha_oxote
      When the momentum drops, it’s not a break-in, but a quiet funeral.

      So it is necessary to stop, find out the reason for the "decline in speed", eliminate it and continue moving forward. And there is always time to stop and bury the project. But who will be better from this? Remember the "funeral" in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
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  13. marshes
    marshes 1 June 2016 10: 29
    +2
    Some from the "collapse" got into debt, took risks, then invested their own, were engaged in the exploration of the construction of infrastructure and transport corridors. Other figs knows what they were doing. The result is the demand for domestic prices of oil and gas countries.
  14. pavelty
    pavelty 1 June 2016 10: 48
    +1
    It’s hard to integrate back. A dad as always wants a freebie)
  15. marshes
    marshes 1 June 2016 11: 19
    +1
    You can pay tribute to the German auto industry, up to the 2000s.
    In Kordai, it borders with Kyrgyzstan, at the same time, AUDI 100, S-4 and S-5 vans were in great demand. 0,8 cc capacity was collected in the back, glass was tinted. The fuel was smuggled.
    A "hearse" Kamryukha-10 or a Meren van could not.
  16. Petrik66
    Petrik66 2 June 2016 10: 31
    +2
    Russia needs to stop shying away. Going into an open conflict with the West, we jumped in the direction of China, they did not understand us there. Strangely different, but what did we expect? That China, for which we are an average trading partner with an unpredictable domestic policy, will embrace and say: "Here's the money, brother, take as much as you want." Our CIS friends are nothing more than a bunch of princelings dreaming of passing on power by inheritance and piously protecting their sovereign right to tear the skin of their slaves. Their "friendship" is bought by oil rent and direct cash donations. Unfortunately, there are no others. Russia has nothing to offer them, and it shouldn't. All flirting leads to debt cancellation and subsidies. Lukashenko alone is worth something .... a strong business executive. We already had one - a strong business executive, beekeeper Luzhkov, was forced to retire, Lukashenko does not want to be sent to retire, so he plays on two sides. All this is not serious because of Russia's internal economic and political weakness. And we invite Kudrin, we keep notable sovereign managers: Nabiulin, Chubais, Dvorkovich, Ulyukaev, and Golikov controls them .... Well, where even more? Serious countries have their own interests and no one will solve our problems in a purely brotherly way. The country urgently needs a "new course", and we see all the same people who successfully bring the country to crisis. American shits? Yes crap, and what is this - SURPRISE? Suddenly? Was it different before? What a surprise. Personnel must be changed, but this "Quartet" must be sent home - to Pestovo. "And you friends do not sit down, all musicians are not suitable .." The classic is right again.