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10 December 2021, 16:37

EEC: Eurasian integration strategy 2025 goes to plan

MOSCOW, 10 December (BelTA) - The Eurasian economic integration strategy through 2025 is processing according to the plan, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a briefing after the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting on 10 December, BelTA has learned.

During the summit the EEC reported to the EAEU leaders on the progress made in the implementation of the Strategy 2025 this year. “In general, the pace of its implementation corresponds to the plan. A total of 84 activities were scheduled for implementation in 2021. In addition, more than 100 events are being implemented on an ongoing basis,” said Iya Malkina.

The EEC representative cited several examples. The methodology of dividing obstacles in the internal EAEU market into barriers, exemptions and restrictions has been updated this year. This has allowed for more rapid consideration, qualification and elimination of them. The EAEU countries have launched the Work without Borders project which expands opportunities for employment and recruitment of EAEU citizens in the union's labor market. An agreement on pension provision for workers in the EAEU has also come into force. It determines the procedure and mechanism of pension export, provides for summation of work experience to determine the right to a pension, and many other things.

“The heads of state instructed the commission to continue this work,” said Iya Malkina.

The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council summit was held via video conference. It was attended by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko.

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