Russia hopes to harmonize Russian and European laws

Deputy Chief of Staff Viktor Ivanov called for harmonizing Russian legislation with European laws at the Russian Academy of Civil Service on Tuesday.

Bringing Russian law into line with European law, "is very important for Russia's integration into the European community where our country is already playing a great role" said the Deputy Chief of Staff.

This year is the sixth anniversary of Russia's partnership with the European community. "Our relations with the European Union are becoming ever more distinct," Viktor Ivanov said.

There are four main areas in which Russia is working toward integration with the European Union: an all-European economic space, external and internal security, joint studies in science and culture and implementation of the joint program for training managerial personnel, said Viktor Ivanov.

Russia intends "to closely cooperate with the European community," said Ivanov.

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