The Constitutional Court in Yerevan is due to examine later this month the correspondence of the treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to the country’s basic laws.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Court said the hearing is scheduled for November 14 and will be held in a ‘written procedure’.
Earlier, the leader of the ruling Republican Party’s parliamentary faction, Vahram Baghdasarian, told RFE/RL’s Armenian Service (Azatutyun.am) that a special session of the legislature to discuss the treaty is likely to be convened on November 17-18 if the Constitutional Court provides its conclusion by then.
The treaty that Armenia signed on October 10 in Minsk, Belarus, implies the country’s membership in the trade bloc of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan beginning in January. Kyrgyzstan has also made a bid to become a member of the emerging union by the end of the year.
At least five of the six factions in the 131-member National Assembly of Armenia have been explicitly or implicitly supportive of Armenia’s accession to the EEU. Only representatives of the four-member Heritage faction and a couple of other lawmakers outside the governing party have spoken against the move. Considering this, most local experts predict no major obstacles to the parliamentary ratification of the EEU Accession Treaty in Armenia.