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Russia Ready to Negotiate Single Market With EU in Any Form

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First session of EEU Intergovernmental Council - Sputnik International
Russia is ready to negotiate a single market with the European Union in any format, with or without the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the first deputy economic development minister said Wednesday.

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ROSTOCK (Germany) (Sputnik) On Tuesday, Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev said Moscow was open to resume the dialogue on EEU-EU single economic space.

"[We will negotiate ] in any format convenient for our European partners… [We] will act as it would be convenient for Europeans, as soon as they are ready," Alexey Likhachev told reporters.

The Russia-led EEU, in existence since January 2015, provides for the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor among its five member states: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

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