The Russian parliament at the event was represented by Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva
Olga Victorovna and First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Mikhail Emelianov Emelianov
Mikhail Vasilieviсh .
A special report “Legal and Political Aspects of the Development of Transport Routes in the BSEC Region” was considered at the Committee meeting and recommendations were also adopted. The parliamentarians were primarily interested in the legal aspects of the issue. What legal restrictions for the development of transport corridors exist, how parliamentarians can help in attracting investments, how the interests of people living in the region are respected, what measures can be taken to reduce the environmental pressure and for transport safety.
“Parliamentary diplomacy helps to unravel the problem nodes. The proposals that are being developed within the framework of PABSEC often give an impetus for adjustment of national laws,” stressed Olga Timofeeva
In his turn, Mikhail Emelianov emphasized: “The parliamentary component of the international dialogue is an important element of interaction on many issues. In this regard, a more active participation of PABSEC will contribute to the effective achievement of the common goals and objectives of regional cooperation, finding a balance of common interests. ”
Mikhail Emelianov was re-elected Chairman of the PABSEC Legal and Political Affairs Committee for another term.
PABSEC was established 26 years
ago, in 1993, at the initiative of Russia and Turkey. Today, the organization
includes 76 parliamentarians from 12 states. These are the countries of the Black Sea and Southern Balkans: Russia, Turkey, Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia,
Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine. PABSEC has
three specialized committees.