“The Eurasian Economic Union will start working on cancellation of roaming of the mobile operators between the member-states,” said the report.
“There is a task to work on the roaming throughout EAEU territory in order to cancel it inside the union in the time of phone calls,” said Tigran Sarkisyan, chairman of the collegium of the Eurasian Economic Union.
It was reported on September 28 about the planned cancellation of roaming between the member states of the EAEU states.
The Member-States of the Eurasian Economic Union are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation. EAEU states roaming
What is the Eurasian Economic Union? EAEU states roaming
In theory, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU or EEAU) is an ambitious project for economic integration in the former Soviet region. Its formal objectives are to create a common market much like the European Union (EU).
It aims to achieve this by coordinating economic policy, eliminating non-tariff trade barriers, harmonizing regulations, and modernizing the economies of its five member states.
The EEU has its own institutions, mirroring that of the EU. These include the Eurasian Economic Commission in Moscow as its regulatory body and a Court of the Eurasian Economic Union based in Minsk.
European Union and the EEU
The entire founding idea of the Eurasian Economic Union was that it would serve as a Eurasian counterpart, and potentially partner, to the EU. Many of its structures and institutions are modeled on EU structures and Russia has billed the EEU as a partner for the EU in a proposed free-trade zone ‘stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok’.
There had been considerable enthusiasm for the EEU in European nations. The hope was Russia would pursue trade liberalization through a transcontinental agreement and become a more stable, benevolent neighbor. In Germany especially, there was optimism about the EEU as a project to bring Europe and Russia closer together through trade and connectivity.