Joint workshop on economic integration between Europe and Eurasia

Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE toop part in a joint workshop of the Working Group “Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok” (L2V) and IIASA project “Challenges and opportunities of economic integration within a wider European and Eurasian space”, that took place at IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria on October 30, 2017.

L2V joins leading German companies interested in developing economic-trade relations with Russia, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and other post-Soviet states. Ulf Schneider, managing partner of the consulting company SCHNEIDER GROUP, was elected the co-chairman of the business association.


Representatives of the German business circles visited IIASA to exchange experiences, consider interim steps to create a common economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and also to discuss possible cooperation between both organizations to achieve this goal.

The IIASA scientists presented to the German entrepreneurs the results of three applied research, which are of direct interest to the European business community: 1. EU – EAEU: foreign direct investment; 2. Trans-Eurasian transport corridors; 3. EU – EAEU: aligning TBT and SPS policies. The international research project “Challenges and opportunities of economic integration within a wider European and Eurasian space” is conducted by the IIASA in cooperation with the Eurasian Development Bank, the Eurasian Economic Commission and the European Commission.


Ulf Schneider, managing partner, SCHNEIDER GROUP; co-chairman,  Working Group “Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok”.

Conversely, the L2V Working Group also presented their task force studies on matters, concerning technical regulations, customs/logistics and visa simplification between the EU and the EAEU.

During the joint workshop the report “IIASA High-level consultation meeting on Eurasian Economic Integration” (2017) was presented.

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