Eurasian Economic Union: Recent Trends and Prospects

26.06.2017 15:00 Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Bolshaya Tatarskaya 42, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On June 26, the Valdai Discussion Club conference hall (42 Bolshaya Tatarskaya, Moscow) will host an economic seminar, titled Eurasian Economic Union: Recent Trends and Prospects.

The discussion will focus on the most topical issues pertaining to the Eurasian Economic Union, with particular emphasis on the macroeconomic performance in EEU countries. Recent trends suggest that trade turnover between EEU economies increased substantially in Q1 2017, with growth rates particularly significant in the largest EEU economies, namely Russia and Kazakhstan. Furthermore, economic growth in all countries of the Eurasian Economic Union is expected to be in the positive zone this year, partly on the back of the moderation in exchange rate volatility. These positive trends are far from being secure as the region’s susceptibility to global economic risks remains significant. We will look at the main drivers and risks for EEU economies and delineate the main trajectories of integration observed in recent periods and the integration trends that we expect to witness in the near term.

The topicality of the discussion on EEU integration is further reinforced by the mounting impulses towards integration in Eurasia emanating from China via the One Belt-One Road initiative. The relationship between the OBOR initiative and EEU will be crucial in the ultimate success of both enterprises. During the seminar we will take a look at the implications of current global and regional integration trends for the EEU, including with regard to such areas as the BRICS, possible FTA alliances with ASEAN economies and other countries currently negotiating alliances with the Eurasian Economic Union.     


  • Yaroslav Lissovolik, Programme Director, Valdai Discussion Club; Chief Economist and Board Member, Eurasian Development Bank.


  • Dmitry Korshunov, Head of Projects, MBA, Eurasian Development Bank

  • Vyacheslav Sutyrin, Ph.D Editor-in-Chief of

Working language: English

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