Updated at 11:59,21-05-2018

Political analyst Olga Abramova: Point of no return has already been passed


"Belarus made its selection. And I think, the point of no return has already been passed", the political analyst, ex-member of the House of Representatives Olga Abramova expressed her opinion to UDF.BY on signed agreements by Medvedev, Lukashenko and Nazarbaev on November 18.

The expert believes, that today's agreements pose a "cross" on the European prospects of Belarus.

"Belarus will continue cooperation with Europe at a declarative level. It will collaborate in areas of common interest, for example on migration issues. But not on strategic issues", Olga Abramova said.

Heads of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Friday in the Kremlin signed the Declaration on the Eurasian Economic Integration and the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The Declaration states a transition to the next stage of the integrative construction - the Common Economic Space (CES), based on norms and principles of the WTO and opened for accession by other states at any stage of its formation.

The document also identifies further ways of the integrative cooperation in the format of "a triplet". The ultimate goal is the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union.

In accordance with the signed contract on the Eurasian Economic Commission, it is endowed with functions to manage processes of integration in the format of the CU and the CES, and should start its work on 1 January 2012.