One of the biggest achivements of the European Union is braking the barriers between East and West after decades of political isolation. In the 90's and early 2000's, joining the Union was the biggest goal of most Central and Eastern European governments. And so, in 2004 and later in 2007 EU has expended and finally reached the Black Sea.
Nowadays, inspired by the many advantages of EU, Russia wants to create a "sovietic" version of it. The Euroasian Union (EAU) is a proposed political and economic union of Rusia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries, in particular the post-Soviet states.
On 18 November 2011, the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia signed an agreement, setting a target of establishing the Eurasian Union by 2015.The agreement included the roadmap for the future integration and established the Eurasian Commission (modelled on the European Commission) and the Eurasian Economic Space, which started work on 1 January 2012.
But how efficient would be a Union between countries with major problems regarding the independence of justice and rule of law?
Can EAU become a viable alternative to EU for the Eastern European countries such as Moldova, Georgia or even Ukraine?