Eurointegration may make Armenia lose its agriculture, ruling party MP says
YEREVAN, September 4. /ARKA/. Signing of the agreement about association and agreement on deep and all-embracing free trade zone by Armenia will make the country lose its agriculture, member of parliament from the Republican Party of Armenia, head of the Constitutional Rights Union Hayk Babukhanyan said.
A study by ECORYS analytical organizations who is an official partner to the EU, Armenia will completely lose its agriculture and will have its rural production reduced by 30% and its agriculture imports doubled, Babukhanyan told a press conference Tuesday.
As a consequence, emigration from Armenia will grow, which is, according to Babukhanyan, for the benefit of the European Union interested in labor migrants from Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries.
In November 2013, an EU leaders summit will be held in Vilnius to discuss Eastern Partnership and initialing of the agreement on free trade zone with several countries, including Armenia.
The aim of the Eastern Partnership program is rapprochement between the EU and Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. Under the program, political counteraction, integration level and financial support are to be increased. –0--