Brussels watches new “Comecon”

Customs union to impact on countries

    The European Commission is closely following the efforts to promote economic cooperation in the context of the Common Economic Space and the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner told New Europe on August 31. She was responding to a question on whether the Commission is concerned that a new customs union of former Soviet republics, proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, will be an economic counterweight to the EU.    Last mon...

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