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Lithuanian and Ukrainian PMs have different attitude towards Eurasian Union

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 12.04.2012.Print version
Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius is negative about Russia's aspiration to create the Eurasian Union, meanwhile his Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Azarov during working visit in Vilnius said that his country would consider any proposals beneficial to Ukrainian economy.

Mykola Azarov and Andrius Kubilius. Vilnius, 12.04.2012. Photo: kmu.gov.ua

"Both our experience and of Ukraine is the very clear (&) there is no European Union integration alternative to countries of this region," Kubilius said on the Eurasian Union project Thursday, reports LETA/ELTA.

 

Head of Ukraine's Government said that his country is interested in developing cooperation and partnership with all interested parties. This is why Ukraine had very difficult talks with the EU on signing trade agreements. Ukraine also has free trade area agreement with a group of countries from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the country's trade turnover with them makes around a third of total turnover. "We have to consider all proposals that allow developing our economy," PM Azarov said.

 

Following the EU example, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin last year proposed the establishment of the economic union of Eurasia; Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan plan to sign an agreement on establishment by January 1, 2015.






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