06 March 2014
Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna (1220 Vienna, Erzherzog Karl-Strasse 182)
In this lecture Glazyev will discuss the establishment of the Customs Union (CU) and the Common Economic Space (CES) of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan. He will also analyze the economic effects of integration and special attention will be paid to the different ways Ukraine can participate in this process.
Comparison will be drawn with the stages, time-frames and sequence of the formation of the European Union, highlighting the common aspects and particularities.
The lecture will also focus on analyzing the prospects of further development of Eurasian economic integration as well as new opportunities for cooperation between the countries of the Customs Union and the European Union will be presented. A future scenario that sees the formation of a zone of economic cooperation and partnership “from Lisbon to Vladivostok” will be discussed.
Academician Sergey Glazyev has been Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation since 2012. Born in 1961, Glazyev holds a doctorate degree in economics from the Central Institute of Mathematics and Economics at the Russian Academy of Sciences where he researched between 1986 and 1991.
In 1988, he participated in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program and has been collaborating with IIASA ever since. From 1992 to 1993 Glazyev was First Deputy Minister and then Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of the Russian Federation. He then served as a Deputy in the State Duma from 1993 to 1996, when he chaired the Economic Policy Committee. In 1996, Glazyev became the Head of Department at the Security Council of the Russian Federation and then Head of the Information and Analysis Department at the Federal Council of the Russian Federation from 1997 to 1999. He was a Deputy of the State Duma between 1999 and 2007, after which he served as Director of the Institute of New Economy, State University of Management. From 2008 to 2012, he was Deputy of the General Secretary of EURASEC and Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Customs Union.
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