Media: opinion on payment of Russia's contribution to the Council of Europe will take at the beginning of winter
The final conclusion on the payment of dues to the Council of Europe will be accepted until mid-December, it is possible that the amount will be divided into several parts due to the complex relations with PACE, said to Committee of the state Duma of the Russian Federation on international Affairs.
As told the edition in the Russian Parliament, the state budget for 2016 laid next installment of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe, part of which will be used to Finance the activities of PACE. The fixed digit of the total contribution of the Russian Federation of 23 million euros. Depending on the exchange rate of Euro the amount of the contribution may be more than 1, 6 billion rubles.
"as long as we can say that this figure is provided. Because of this, I would recall the statement of the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin about the fact that Russia is in conflict with the PACE and punishment of our delegation should not rush with the contribution for the COE, " said the head of the international Department of the state Duma Alexei Pushkov, noting that the final decision will be taken for 30-40 days.
Pushkov, in conversation with the newspaper also said that the PACE began to change in favor of Russia. Review the MP, it caused the end of tenure as President of the PACE Anne Brasseur, on which was the most conflicted period in the relations of Russia with the PACE.
"The next Commissioner will be Chairman of the PACE European people's party. Based on the results of fractional voting for this position will be nominated by the Spaniard Pedro Agramunt, which is more than reasonable and the views many times publicly declared Russia to stay in PACE in the only important country for the Council of Europe. Because of this, I dream that the context of our work with PACE will change for the better " - said the gun to the newspaper.
As said 1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the state Duma on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov, it is not excluded, the amount of the Russian contribution will be divided into several parts, As made the initiative before the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin.
for his part, the Chairman of the Department of the Federation Council international Affairs Andrey Klimov has declared to the newspaper that, in his vision of the prospects of a return to the work of the Russian delegation to PACE a little, but the RF as long as there are financial obligations to the Council of Europe and must be resolved.
punishment against the Russian delegation to PACE were introduced in April last year because of the position of the Russian capital in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea and were renewed in January 2015. The head of the Russian delegation Alexei Pushkov said that before the end of 2015, Russia remains a member of the Council of Europe: the contributions already paid.