Russian, Kazakh and Belarusian MPs to discuss Eurasian Parliament creation
Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 4 / Trend D.Mukhtarov /
Parliamentarians from Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will meet in September to discuss the issue of creating the Eurasian Parliament, the speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, Valentina Matviyenko, said in an interview with Trend.
"A working group to discuss the future of the parliamentary dimension of the Eurasian Union has been created. It includes parliamentarians from Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus," Matviyenko said.
She said that on September 13 Moscow will host the first meeting of the working group which will discuss the creation of a Eurasian Union Parliament and its location.
"Personally, I believe the new Parliament should be in Astana as Kazakhstan as today there is no doubt it is the engine of Eurasian integration," Matviyenko said.
The Eurasian Economic Union is the economic union of the Common Economic Space states (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan) planned for 2015.
In November 2011, in Moscow, Presidents of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakhstan - Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the document on the next stage of integration which is the Declaration on Eurasian Economic Integration, the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
The Declaration of the Eurasian economic integration stated a switch from January 1, 2012 to the next phase of the integration building - the Common Economic Space, based on the norms and principles of the World Trade Organisation and open at any stage of its formation to accession by other states. The ultimate goal is the creation by 2015 of the Eurasian Economic Union.