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As soon as Armenia joins the Customs Union, 30% of the Russian gas tariff for the country will be subsidized, Director of the New York based Institute for Democracy and Cooperation Andranik Mihranyan said during a meeting with professors of Armenian State Pedagogical University on Tuesday.
Concerning the suspension of the association negotiations with the European Union, Mihranyan said that Armenian goods are not competitive on the European market, so, the Association Agreement will give Armenia no economic benefits.
"The decision to join the Customs Union will not close the door into Europe for Armenia. On the contrary, it will turn the country into a strong player and an equal negotiator with any European country. So, this was a double victory for the Armenian diplomacy," Mihranyan said.