Armenian Parliament to discuss withdrawal from EEU

 Armenian Parliament to discuss withdrawal from EEU

Armenia's parliament will discuss the opposition Yelk alliance's call for Armenia’s withdrawal from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) today, the President of the Armenian National Assembly Ara Babloyan said.

Despite the negative verdict of the standing committee of the Armenian parliament, Yelk was allowed to hold a debate on the issue, News.am reported.

Representatives of the pro-Western bloc proposed earlier the creation of the ad hoc commission after the pro-government majority in the National Assembly objected to its draft parliamentary declaration saying that the Armenian authorities must embark on a “process” of invalidating their accession treaty with the EEU.

The proposed declaration says that EEU membership has hurt the country’s economy and security. Yelk’s leaders decided to postpone parliamentary discussions on the document for now and focus instead on the idea of setting up the commission.

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