For the first time, the idea of creating the EAEU was put forward in March 1994 by the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev.
It is based on a large-scale project that, along with the improvement of the CIS, involves the creation of a new integration structure, within which coordinated policies are formed and joint strategic development programs are adopted. Within the framework of the International Program "MediAsia", together with the Deputy Director of the EEC Integration Development Department Bakhtiyar Berikovich Asautaev, we figured out how the EAEU operates and what to expect from this initiative.
The editors of the Ia-centr.ru portal summarized some of the expert's theses:
1.  ; The implementation of the EAEU is a progressive initiative. Since 2012, a single economic space has begun to function between the three countries, and already in early 2015, an agreement on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union came into force, to which Armenia and Kyrgyzstan joined. Today, duties are not applied within the customs territory of the union, many restrictions have been lifted, four freedoms are being realized, and the economic policies of countries in key industries are being coordinated. The Union is actively developing and constantly improving: customs legislation is being unified, a concept for the formation of a common financial market and a service market has been approved, a common labor market is operating, and international cooperation is being implemented. The process of modernizing transport policy is also actively underway, an integrated information system is in operation, the purpose of which is to ensure interstate interaction on key issues of economic development, and facilitate business processes.
2. In 2020, the directions and mechanisms for the implementation of the Strategy 2025, the key backbone document within the EAEU, were determined. The strategy is aimed at developing and deepening integration processes. Among its main provisions are the complete elimination of barriers, increasing the efficiency of the goods market, ensuring quality and safety guarantees for traded goods, customs regulation, creating a digital space, building an effective system for managing and financing joint projects, scientific and educational cooperation, as well as cooperation in the field of education. , healthcare, tourism, sports, etc.
The lecture was held as part of the final stage of the International program "MediAsia": Week in Nur-Sultan, which will last until October 10, 2021
The Mediation program includes four country weeks, which will be held from June 21 to October 10, 2021
The event is implemented by the Information and Analytical Center of Moscow State University for the Study of Socio-Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Space (IAC MSU)| Ia-centr.ru and the Eurasian National University. L. N. Gumilyov with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund.
A detailed video of the meeting, as well as the entire program of the International Program "MediAsia" are available on the Facebook page.