The Russian Federation is discussing with the EC the restart of the cooperation agreement with Europe

The Russian Federation is discussing with the EC the restart of the cooperation agreement with Europe


Join the discussion of investment projects, said the head of Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev. He noted that for some projects is a lot of work, for example, via the “Nord stream – 2”.

MOSCOW, 7 Dec. Russia is discussing with the European Commission the possibility of restarting the agreement on partnership and cooperation with Europe and has received from European partners, the confirmation of the work in this direction, said the head of Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

“He still remains on the agenda an attempt to return to the project of restarting the agreement on partnership and cooperation with Europe. We had it. We would now like to turn it into something more, and here in the summer, gave the European Commission President Juncker is our vision of how this agreement might be, — then from Eurasian economic Commission had sent a formal letter. In October, Juncker said that will work, form a mandate. This is very important,” he said in an interview with the newspaper “Vedomosti” published on Monday.

According to the Minister, is the joint discussion of investment projects.

“We returned to the practice of intergovernmental commissions and working groups, we discuss joint investment projects. With France hold a Commission in January, in February — with Belgium, Austria, Spain, Slovakia, Greece recently conducted. All of this is the resumption of dialogue,” he said.

The speaker noted that while it is still only about the discussion, although some projects also is a lot of work, for example, via the “Nord stream — 2”.