1.5. The Performance of the Eurasian Economic Union Internal Market: Law and Digital Transformation

Friday, May 18
16:00 - 18:00

Hall #1, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) unites the dynamically growing markets of the EEU member states and makes sure that the internal market of the EEU functions without barriers, derogations or restrictions. To this end, the main focus is given to ensuring the compliance of the EEU member states with legal norms of the EEU, finding a balance of common and national interests, reducing administrative burden on entrepreneurs and introducing “advanced” legal norms of the EEU. The session is going to discuss the following issues:

  1. EEU internal market: new legal reality. Functioning of the EEU internal market: negative and positive integration.
  2. Law as a tool to ensure that the EEU internal market functions without barriers, derogations or restrictions. Legal regulation in digital age: a freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and workforce or a “digital hype” and new hurdles?
  3. Elimination of “digital hurdles” on the EEU common markets. Practice and approaches to prevention, identification and elimination of the hurdles that slow down digital transformation and integration of common markets and individual economic sectors of the EEU member states.
  4. Exceptions from the functioning procedure for internal goods markets as illustrated by article 29 of the EEU Treaty: balance of the rule of international law and sovereignty of EEU members. Role of the EEU member states and bodies in ensuring barrier-free functioning of the internal market.
  5. Internal market development: experience of the European Union. To borrow best practices or to find a unique way?
  6. Development trends of the EEU internal market in a time of digital transformation: challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs.
  7. Regularization and harmonization of legislation in EEU countries in the spheres of the modern technologies development: problems and perspectives.


Ilia Cherny

Director of the Domestic Markets Operation Department, Eurasian Economic Commission


Education, academic degree:

In 2002 he graduated from Kyrgyz State National University, in 2012 from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University.

Professional experience:

2002 – 2012 - he held positions ranging from a specialist to the Deputy Chief of the Department, Adviser to the Minister in the Ministry of State Property of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2012 - 2016 he was an expert, Deputy Head of the Financial and Economic Analysis Division in the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2016 – present -  Director of the Internal Markets Operation Department.


Konstantin Chayka

Judge, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union

Karine Minasyan

Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Internel Markets, Information Support, Information & Communication Technologies, Eurasian Economic Commission

Tatyana Neshataeva

Judge, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union


Judge of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union, Head of the Department of International Law of the Russian State University of Justice, Doctor of Judicial Sciene, professor; Honored lawyer of the Russian Federation

In 1976 graduated from Perm state University with a degree in law.

Work on a specialty began in 1976 in Prosecutor's office of the Perm region.

From 1982 to 1985 studied at the postgraduate school of the Moscow state University and defended her thesis.

From 1985 to 1990 she was an assistant Professor of the Department of State Law and Soviet construction of Perm State University.

From 1990 to 1993 she defended her doctoral dissertation as a doctoral candidate at the Moscow law Academy.

In 1995 she was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Arbitration of Russia.

Since 1998-head of the sector, since 2005-curator of the Department of international law and cooperation of the Supreme Court of Arbitration of Russia.

From 2012 to 2014 judge of the court of the Eurasian Economic Community.

From 2013 to 2014, Deputy Chairman of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community.

Since 2015 Judge of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Author of 12 monographs, textbooks and 200 articles.

Honored lawyer of the Russian Federation.

Since 2000 she has been head of the Department of International Law of the Russian State University of Justice.

Vice-President of the Russian Association of International law.

Andrey Porfiriev

Partner, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners


Andrey Porfiriev PhD, focuses on regulatory issues, legislative drafting, regulatory and supervisory efforts, administrative law and resolution of disputes involving related governmental authorities. He has been practicing law for over fifteen years.

Andrey is also an expert in international trade and customs regulation. He advises clients on a broad range of issues that may arise during the process of setting up and conducting international trade and represent their interests before state bodies. He also provides legal advice throughout the customs process and assists in interactions with customs authorities, comprehensive risk assessments and the formulation of import/export strategies.

Before joining the firm in 2008, Andrey held various posts at the Federal Industry Agency and the Russian Ammunition Agency. From 2005 to 2008, he headed the litigation section of the Federal Industry Agency.

Andrey is Co-Chairman of the Business against Corruption public centre (under the auspices of the Delovaya Rossiya chamber). For several years, he has been involved in many work groups on the development of legislation. Andrey is an independent expert for conducting expert anti-corruption reviews of legislative acts, accredited with the Russian Ministry of Justice. He acted as an expert for Council of Europe on “Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in the Russian Federation from Corrupt Practices” project.

Andrey has received numerous commendations for his work to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of investors from the Russian Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights, Boris Titov, and for his work on law drafting initiatives – by the Minister for Economic Development.

In 2003, Andrey graduated cum laude from the Law Faculty of Moscow Teachers’ Training University and in 2006 completed post-graduate studies at the same institution.

Galina Skripkina

Judge, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union

Mikhail Yakushev

Executive Vice President for Government Relations, VimpelCom PJSC

* The Programme may be subject to change