Philippe Maystadt, the President of the European Investment Bank, and Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Ulyukayev signed a framework agreement on cooperation between Russia and the EIB today.
According to the press secretary of the Russian Prime Minister, currently three projects on collaboration are being worked out.
At negotiations, Russian and EIB officials spoke in favor of broadening the bank's mandate for operations in Russia and considered possibilities for creating projects in the sphere of environmental protection.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia