The establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has a history going back much further than that of the Customs Union and Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), and bears potential exceeding the geographical boundaries of the union itself.
On Wednesday, the EAEU summit opens in the capital of Kazakhstan. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of other member countries: Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have already arrived in the Palace of Independence, where the meeting will be held. The meeting is dedicated to the five-year anniversary of signing the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union and the 25th anniversary of the very idea of Eurasian integration.
Any form of cooperation is governed by regulations, laws, and agreements between the involved parties.
Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with the head of Slovenia Borut Pahor. It is planned to discuss issues of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as to exchange views on key regional and international issues.
On August 16th, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, will hold talks in Sochi. In addition to economic and trade cooperation and cultural ties, the heads of states will discuss issues of partnership in the Eurasian region and the most important international events.
The Eurasian Union has come to the present stage in its evolution within a remarkably compressed time-frame.