The article addresses the issues of cross-border transfer of pension rights within the space of six countries: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, being members of the Customs Union and the SES, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Tajikistan, integrating within the framework of the CU - SES and the Eurasian Economic Union being formed. The paper is based on the joint report by the EDB Centre for Integration Studies and World Bank programs MiRPAL «Mobility of pensions within the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS» (CIS EDB, 2014). The authors have shown positive and negative aspects of the introduction of the common pension space and gave recommendations on practical introduction of the common pension space in the countries of the EEU being created.
This article examines the perception of economic integration ideas by the population of the former Soviet Union countries. The authors highlight the differences in integration orientations among the young people and the older population in post-Soviet states. Territorial differentiation of the population’s integration sentiments is revealed in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. The study is based on the data from the fourth wave of the “EDB Integration Barometer” survey. The main conclusion of the article is that the public opinion in post-Soviet states varies a lot: there is the age differentiation of the population’s integration orientations. In addition, there is a great diversity in integration preferences within different regions in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. The authors conclude that there is no homogeneous perception of integration processes in the post-Soviet states, and that special attention needs to be paid to the differences in the perception of Eurasian economic integration.
The paper contains the analysis of already existing and theoretically possible forms of interstate economic integration, the development of which is shaping the future of regional associations. The author points out a fundamental difference between the development of integration in forms leaving quite broad discretion to national regulators and those where the key role is played by supranational mechanisms.
This paper is a result of a study “Cross-border cooperation in regions of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine” which was carried out by the Eurasian Development Bank. The authors described the economic situation in the borderland of three countries at present and functional relations between border regions, assess the potential of cross-border cooperation, its institutions and the state today. Econometric methods are applied to an evaluation of the relation between mutual trade and economic growth in the condition of border’s different barrier role. Measures aimed to a better use of the economic, social and resource potential of border regions and to the increase of their role in the processes of integration are recommended
The article addresses the main issues hindering adaptation of Russian business to the terms and standards of the World Trade Organization in the framework of international economic integration. The author outlines the main areas of cooperation between business and government, as well as proposes some of the methods for the adaptation of Russian business in the framework of Russia’s accession to the WTO and entering the international trade space. The close relationship between the processes of international economic integration and adaptation of Russian business to the standards and norms of the World Trade Organization is emphasized.
This project focuses on the main aspects of Russia-Belarus social communications having to do with the immediately-neighboring zones: the zones of trans-border municipal districts. It focuses on social-cultural communications because it is not possible to touch on all aspects of the communication process in one article, therefore this project places the accent on one of these aspects. In particular, the author draws the conclusion that over the past few years, an effect of spatial compression of trans- border social communication has been observed in the Russia-Belarus trans-border zones. The intersection of these borders on both sides has localized in several large channels that run alongside main automobile or railroad lines. The trans-border territory divides into two types of areas: contact and border-zone barriers.