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The Eurasian Economic Union: prospective regional integration in the post-Soviet space or just geopolitical project?

Pablo PODADERA Rivera () and Anna Garashchuk ()
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Pablo PODADERA Rivera: University of Malaga, Spain
Anna Garashchuk: University of Malaga, Spain

Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2016, vol. 7(2), 91-110

Abstract: Despite the strong competition on the part of the European Union (EU) to become a main integrator in the Post-Soviet Space, the Russian Federation (RF) has not abandoned the idea of continuing to promote integration among ex Soviet Union’s republics and as a result, on the basis of the Eurasian Economy Community (EAEC), the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which is meant to become a link between Europe and Asia, has been created. This contribution aims to analyse the integration in the Post-Soviet Space and the role and perspectives of a new agent in the region, the EEU. With regard to methodology of research, such theoretical methods as analysis of literature and authors’ opinions, analyses of official legal documents and statistics data and comparative analysis of institutions were applied.

Keywords: Eurasian Economic Union; European Union; Integration in Post-Soviet Space; regionalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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