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The seminar on “Strategic directions of development of the Eurasian economic integration until 2025 and improvement of the EEU law” was held on Monday, September 13. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, the Eastern Committee of German Economy, as well as German companies.
The discussion was moderated by Elena Danilova, Deputy Director of the EEC Integration Development Department, and Victoria Efremova, Deputy Director of the Department for the Development of Bilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.
According to Efremova, in the first half of this year they managed to increase the Russian-German commodity turnover by a third, and new joint projects are launched. “To move forward it is important to hear each other. Our seminar is an excellent platform for communication and further interaction. Today it is necessary to develop partnership on the principles of mutual assistance, respect and trust. We are open and ready for this format of cooperation,” she said.
During the seminar the parties discussed the Strategic Directions of the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025, as well as the current and planned changes in the EEU law, in particular, in the areas of green economy and digital agenda, as well as customs procedures and technical regulation.
An important topic of the discussion was the climate agenda. As noted by Yulia Trefilova, Deputy Director of the Eurasian Integration Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the Eurasian Economic Union has a high potential for the formation of global climate rules.
For this purpose, it was decided to create a High-Level Group for the rapprochement of the EEU member states on the issue of the global climate policy, said Trefilova.
“The Working Group will become a platform for the exchange of views, practices and approaches in the implementation of the climate policy. In this area it is certainly important for the EEU to build a dialogue with foreign partners. Germany’s experience in this area is enormous. We will welcome joint initiatives and projects, and are ready for a dialogue and discussion of further steps to build a constructive dialogue,” continued the deputy director of the Department.
She added that the “green transition” could not be ignored, it is necessary to move in the wake of the global agenda.