Eurasian Union

Eurasian Customs Union Crawling Closer to Georgia

By | January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

Nino Evgenidze is Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Center. In 2015 Armenia became a full-fledged member of the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union (ECU). Georgia, on the other hand signed Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union. […]

Anti-Putin protests in Yerevan

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Photo: TBILISI, DFWatch–Armenians protested on Liberty Square in Yerevan Monday against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting. Blognews Armenia informs that the protesters brought posters reading ‘Stop Russia’, ‘Serzh the Betrayer’ and shouted ‘Stop Russia’ […]

Putin visiting Armenia

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , |

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Yerevan today for the first time in five years. Russian media report that during his visit, Putin will meet with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan. There will also be held a Russia-Armenia regional […]

Why ‘no’ to the Eurasian Customs Union

By | October 19th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Nino Evgenidze is Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Center. “The Eurasian Customs Union in the framework of Eurasian Economic Development” – the name of this union mainly has an economic connotation to it. However, everyone agrees that its main goal is political. Spheres of competence of the union prove this argument: […]

Georgia and the Eurasian Union

By | October 16th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Michael Fuenfzig is Assistant Professor at Tbilisi State University’s School of Economics. A few weeks ago, speaking at a press conference, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili floated the idea of Georgia joining the Eurasian Union. Although he later backtracked on his statements, the cat was out of the bag. Predictably, the United National Movement slammed […]

EU spokesman: Georgia will not join the Eurasian Union

By | October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Europe, News|Tags: , |

Boris Yaroshevich. (Civil Service Bureau.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A spokesman for EU’s delegation to Georgia says although Russia has increased its pressure on Eastern Partnership countries, there is no risk that Georgia will join the Eurasian Union, because the Georgian government’s stance is clear. In 2010, the […]

Ivanishvili: Georgia might join Eurasian Union

By | September 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanisvhili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanisvhili doesn’t rule out that Georgia might join the Eurasian Union, which will span most of the former Soviet Union when it is realized. But Ivanishvili says Georgia will only become member if it is benificial for the […]

Medvedev wants Georgia to join Eurasian Union

By | August 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. (Rustavi 2.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev interviewed by Georgian TV five years after the war: ‘Georgia should be interested in joining the Eurasian Union, because it is a neighbor of Russia.’ “We will never be neighbors with the US whatever happens. […]

Saakashvili lashes out at Putin’s planned Eurasian union

By | March 8th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s leader Mikheil Saakashvili Wednesday went on the offensive against newly elected Russian president Vladimir Putin’s brainchild; a Eurasian union, to encompass most of what was formerly part of the Soviet Union. „Any attempt to resurrect the […]