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Nazarbayev proposes liquidating EurAsEC, but Putin opposes

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to dissolve EurAsEC because "two overlapping organizations with similar rules are not needed".

Nazarbayev proposes liquidating EurAsEC, but Putin opposes
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and Belarus President Aleksander Lukashenko (R). ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev expects Lukashenko to attend Higher Eurasian Economic Council

Belarus President Aleksander Lukashenko is expected to attend the meeting of the Higher Eurasian Economic Council of CES in Astana.

Nazarbayev expects Lukashenko to attend Higher Eurasian Economic Council
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Belarus interested in resuming oil import from Kazakhstan

Growth of Kazakhstan import to our country may be secured by resuming supplies of hydrocarbons and oil products for processing by Belarus companies: deputy PM.

Belarus interested in resuming oil import from Kazakhstan
Mikhail Khazin. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Common CES currency will be possible in 5 years

We will need a common currency in the course of development of our relations, but this has to be natural: expert.

Common CES currency will be possible in 5 years
RUssian Prime-Miister Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Putin discussed integration under CES with Nazarbayev and Massimov

Russian Prime-Minister Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Belarus and Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Putin discussed integration under CES with Nazarbayev and Massimov
Gregory Marchenko. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Prices for real estate in Almaty are not set to drop: Central Bank Governor

In a separate statement he didn’t rule out a possibility of a single currency within the Common Economic Space within 8-10 years’ time.

Prices for real estate in Almaty are not set to drop: Central Bank Governor
Meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. ©RIA Novosti
Common Economic Space kicked off

Common Economic Space has started functioning on January 1.

Common Economic Space kicked off
The building of Parliament in Astana. ©RIA Novosti
Parliament of Kazakhstan ratified EurAsEc Economic Commission Treaty

The Parliament of Kazakhstan has voted for ratification of the EurAsEc Economic Commission Treaty.

Parliament of Kazakhstan ratified EurAsEc Economic Commission Treaty
Presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. ©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev met with Medvedev and Lukashenko

The presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan gathered for a summit on Monday.

Nazarbayev met with Medvedev and Lukashenko
Customs control area. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Massimov says improvement of customs in CES is special task

Prime-Minister made a speech on December 1 at the forum timed to social-economic development of Kazakhstan.

Massimov says improvement of customs in CES is special task
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev left for Moscow for CES talks

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev left for Moscow to take part in trilateral negotiations on the Eurasian Economic Union.

Nazarbayev left for Moscow for CES talks
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Nazarbayev to discuss Eurasian integration in Moscow

November 18 Presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus will discuss Eurasian integration in Moscow.

Nazarbayev to discuss Eurasian integration in Moscow
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev: There is and there will be no ‘restoration’ of the USSR in the Eurasian Union

Kazakhstan considers the Eurasian Union an open project that is unmaginable without broad interaction with the European Union.

Nazarbayev: There is and there will be no ‘restoration’ of the USSR in the Eurasian Union
Secretary General of EurAsEC Tair Mansurov. ©RIA Novosti
Common Economic Space to start operating on January 1, 2016

17 international agreements of the CES have already been signed and will come into effect on January 1 next year; that will only mean the start of its activities: EurAsEC Secretary General.

Common Economic Space to start operating on January 1, 2016
Kairat Kelimbetov. By Yaroslav Radlovsky ©
Minister of Economic Development Kairat Kelimbetov on benefits of integration

If we analyze trade relations among post-Soviet states, trade turnover of Kazakhstan with Russia and Belarus has grown twofold in 2010-2011: Kelimbetov.

Minister of Economic Development Kairat Kelimbetov on benefits of integration
Kazakhstan’s PM Karim Massimov meeting Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Khristenko of Russia. ©flickr.com
Kazakhstan’s PM Karim Massimov meets Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Khristenko of Russia

The sides discussed issues related to the Common Economic Space of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Kazakhstan’s PM Karim Massimov meets Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Khristenko of Russia
Medvedev signed a law to cooperate with Kazakhstan in oil deliveries
Medvedev signed a law to cooperate with Kazakhstan in oil deliveries

President of Russia signed several laws regulating cooperation with Kazakhstan within the Common Economic Space.

Medvedev signed a law to cooperate with Kazakhstan in oil deliveries
Karim Massimov. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Massimov: Business finds it hard to react to CU decisions fast enough

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov took part in the press-conference following the Customs Union Forum in Moscow.

Massimov: Business finds it hard to react to CU decisions fast enough
Deputy chairman of Kazakhstan National Bank Daniyar Akishev. Photo by Maksim Popov©
Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan National Bank does't preclude single currency in CU and CES

Introduction of single currency is possible if we reach a high level of integration and convergence: Daniyar Akishev.

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Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan National Bank does't preclude single currency in CU and CES
Adalet Dzhabiev. Photo courtesy of marker.ru
Kazakhstan can be core of common economic space in CA

Kazakhstan has ample experience of integration and association among the CIS countries and can become the core of the common space in CA.

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Kazakhstan can be core of common economic space in CA