Political and Economic Prospects for Armenia in EEU
21.11.2014
18:30
The Eurasian Economic Union cannot live a long life, according to some politicians.

An online debate entitled “Political and Economic Prospects for Armenia in EEU” was held at the initiative of the Media Center and cybercast at A1plus.am.The speakers included: Khosrov Harutyunyan, Member of Parliament, the Republican Party of Armenia, Alexander Arzumanyan, Member of Parliament at the National Assembly, Armen Martirosyan, Deputy Head of the Heritage Party, Garnik Isagulyan, Head of the National Security Party, and Andrias Ghukasyan, political analyst.

The debate was moderated by Arevik Sahakyan.

Andrias Ghukasyan explained that Armenia's accession to the EEU contradicts the EEU Treaty since one of its basic principles is the legal equality of members.

‘The agreement with the EEU Armenia is to sign does not specify legally equal conditions for our country in the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission as for the coming year or even further Armenia will have 3 representatives but only one vote,’ explained Ghukasyan.

Armen Martirosyan said that the Heritage Party is against Armenia's accession to that kind of union because they believe there are lots of problems in this regard.

Garnik Isagulyan claimed that Armenia's accession to the EEU is the only way to ensure a minimal loss to Armenia and it will become evident in the future.

Khosrov Harutyunyan told the opponents of the EEU that membership in the Customs Union will give Armenia a chance to enter a market of 170 million consumers.

‘Accession to the EEU does not interfere or hinder the intensive economical rapprochement policy towards Europe,’ Khosrov Harutyunyan mentioned.

In his opinion the September 3 decision was the only balanced and right one in political, geopolitical, geoeconomical and security context for both Armenia and Karabakh.  

In response to Mr. Harutyunyan’ statement, Aleksandr Arzumanyan said that due to the security argument Armenia has been stuck to Russia for 200 years.

'The sanctions against Russia will finally lead to limitations in the Armenian IT sphere. We badly need IT technologies: those are our oil,' Arzumanyan noted.

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