Tajik citizens losing interest in joining EEU: report


DUSHANBE -- A recent report has shown that Tajik citizens' desire to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is waning, AsiaPlus reported Wednesday (December 6).

The EEU is a trading bloc of former Soviet states, which owes its creation to a treaty signed by the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in May 2014. A year later, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan joined the union.

Only 69% of citizens expressed a desire for Tajikistan to join the EEU in 2017, compared to 76% in 2012, according to the Integration Barometer-2017 report by the Eurasian Development Bank.

The Tajik government has been considering the issue of joining the EEU since 2014.

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Октам | 2017-12-10

Nearly half [of the population] of Tajikistan lives in Russia... And why should they join the EEU?