MOSCOW, 30 December (BelTA) – In his New Year greetings Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), has called the year 2021 quite successful for the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), BelTA informs.
“The Eurasian Economic Union did pretty well in the outgoing year. The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of our countries is gradually waning. Industrial output is growing, unemployment has more than halved, mutual and external trade in goods has expanded by nearly a third,” Mikhail Myasnikovich stated.
He recalled that the year 2021 marked important decisions related to Eurasian integration. An agreement on the use of navigation seals for tracking shipments was signed. Equal access to public procurement in the EAEU was guaranteed. The Work Without Borders project was launched to facilitate employment and hiring in the EAEU labor market. The agreement on pension benefits for people working in the EAEU states came into force.
The work on the formation of a unified system of technical regulation continued. The project “Digital technical regulation within the Eurasian Economic Union” kicked off.
“What we have achieved is the result of the concerted efforts of national governments and governing bodies of the EAEU, including the Eurasian Economic Commission. Taking stock of the performance in the outgoing year, I would like to address words of special gratitude to the heads of state and government, members of the EEC Council for their great personal contribution to Eurasian integration,” he said.
Mikhail Myasnikovich emphasized that the EAEU member states are successfully working to converge their economies and legislations; the EAEU is becoming a regional center of attraction for investments and intellectual resources and high technologies, a strong, competitive and successful association.
“It is comfortable to operate and grow in the EAEU. This is perhaps the main achievement of Eurasian integration. We have succeeded in many ways. Yet, a lot of work and new tasks are still ahead,” the chairman of the EEC Board concluded.