External Factors and Geostrategic Considerations

  • Mikhail Mukhametdinov


This chapter evaluates different geostrategic motivations behind the two regional projects, and reveals that external motivations for the EAEU have been different from those of the EU. In the external context, Eurasian integration aims to consolidate the bloc’s economic capabilities in order to catch up in economic development, while the EU is trying to achieve greater political influence on par with the USA, as geoeconomic equipollence with the USA has already been achieved through the Single European Market and the euro.

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  • Mikhail Mukhametdinov
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  1. 1.Department of Foreign LanguagesSamara College for the HumanitiesSamaraRussia

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