"Northern Dimension" Spoke In Favour Of More Active Inclusion Of Russia In Cooperation In The North Of Europe

Participants of the first international forum "The Northern Dimension" which finalized its work on Tuesday in Finland stated that more active inclusion of Russia into the process of cooperation in the north of Europe was one of the prerequisites of the successful implementation of the European Union's policy in those regions of the continent. Vice-premier of the Russian government Viktor Khristenko who spoke the day before at the forum noted, in particular, that the European program "The Northern Dimension" immediately received understanding and support in Russia and the latter was prepared to more actively participate in it. In the course of the two-day discussion representatives of the European Union, Russia, Poland and the Baltic states discussed matters of cooperation in the area of ecology and nuclear safety, economic cooperation and settlement of social problems of the northern part of Europe, they were also talking about coordination of funding of the most important projects.

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