The detailed analysis of the implementation of arrangements on each integration direction was performed by the Commission in 2017 - 2018. The need for such analysis to determine further scenario of the Union development was announced by the Heads of the Member States at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in May 2018. The Report on the Implementation of the Main Integration Directions within the Union was prepared on the basis of the results of analytical work. The Union proved its efficiency and value. The 2017-2018 results confirmed the strengthening of the Union's positions: increased indicators of mutual and foreign trade, GDP volume and growth rate, agricultural production, industrial production index, as well as reduced unemployment and inflation rate. The Union created conditions for ensuring the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor, as well as opened common markets (medicines, medical products, services). In view of current global trends, a new area, the digital agenda, was included in the Union's jurisdiction. The Union occupied its rightful place in the system of international economic relations and managed to efficiently fit into the new economic architecture being formed globally.
Apart from the evaluation of the situation in the main integration directions, the document contained a full range of proposals and initiatives aimed at the Union's development that were either developed by the Commission itself or submitted by state authorities, businesses, and the expert community.
The main conclusions of the Report included the need to develop and deepen integration, supplement cooperation formats and levels, as well as determine the strategic vector of movement for the Union.
The analysis and conclusions outlined in the Report (pursuant to Decision No. 12 of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (SEEC) dated May 14, 2018) were used to prepare the Declaration on Further Development of Integration Processes (ENG) subsequently signed at the level of the Heads of the Member States as part of the SEEC meeting on December 6, 2018.
The Declaration formalized the promising vector of the Union's development. The document determining the strategic directions for developing Eurasian economic integration until 2025 and disclosing specific mechanisms and measures for implementing the Declaration is being developed on the basis of the full range of proposals and initiatives aimed at the Union's development and presented in the Report. The implementation of these documents is assumed to give an impetus to the progressive development of the Union with regard to modern realities.
Previously, in 2016, analytical work was performed to evaluate the state of the current integration processes in the Union in the context of a dynamic world order and to identify the factors affecting the efficiency of the further development of Eurasian integration. This analysis was used to generate proposals taking into account the need for the Union's timely and effective responses to global challenges. The 2016 Report on the Implementation of the Main Integration Directions within the Eurasian Economic Union was prepared on the basis of the results of this work.
The provisions of the Report were conceptually approved and supported by business community representatives from the Union Member States during the discussion as part of the fourth meeting of the working group on the main integration directions under the Advisory Board for Interaction between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Belarusian-Kazakhstan-Russian Business Community. With due note of the provisions of the Report in accordance with Disposition No. 5 of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council 'On the Implementation of the Main Integration Directions within the Eurasian Economic Union' dated December 26, 2016, the Union Member States and the Commission are working to improve the provisions of the Treaty on the Union.
Moreover, as part of analytical work, the Integration Development Department with the assistance of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic prepared two reports – The Republic of Armenia: Two Years in the Eurasian Economic Union. First Results and The Kyrgyz Republic: Two Years in the Eurasian Economic Union. First Results and submitted them to the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on May 14, 2018.
This resulted in the adoption of the respective dispositions (Disposition No. 1 and Disposition No. 2) in accordance with which report provisions were taken into account in determining the further directions of integration development within the EAEU.
In addition, the following brochures were prepared in the Russian and English languages: The Republic of Armenia: Two Years in the Eurasian Economic Union. First Results (RUS, ENG) and The Kyrgyz Republic: Two Years in the Eurasian Economic Union. First Results (RUS, ENG).