Ulf Shneider: Belarus can propel Common Economic Space

Ulf Shneider: Belarus can propel Common Economic Space

The OSCE Secretary General emphasized the importance of Belarus’ chairmanship in the Central European initiative.

The announcement was made at the large scale forum, which was initiated by Belarus, in Vienna on June 9, 2017. The main subject of discussion was migration and how it influences the economic climate. Meanwhile, chairmen of Commerce and Industry Chambers of the Central European Initiative discussed the ways of setting the Common Economic Space in motion from Vladivostok to Lisbon.

Ulf Shneider, chairman of a German company:
What is Common Economic Space from Vladivostok to Lisbon? It is unification of the European Union, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Customs Union with all other countries in between these unions. Belarus is a country that can move this project forward.

Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
Belarus is a truly reliable partner; it is a very important and interesting country at the crossroads of integration unions with the participation of Belarus in the Silk Way and so on. It will give new possibilities.

Belarus is a transit country, which serves as a link between the Western and the Eastern markets. According to experts, the five-day visa free regime for 80 countries will help to turn the Common Economic Space into reality.