Source Pravda.Ru

Russian exclave offers no problem to Europe: Premier

The Kalininigrad Region, Russia's Baltic exclave, does not present whatever dangers and problems to any European country, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov reassured a Baltic Council prime-ministerial session.

The exclave will find itself isolated from the Russian mainland after Poland and Lithuania, its neighbours, join the European Union.

European apprehensions of the Schengen procedures simplified for Kalininigraders will enhance crime, drug traffic and illegal migration are groundless. Crime rates in the exclave are not above those in the adjacent areas. Besides, Russia and the Baltic countries have sufficient knowhow of combat on organised crime to prevent its progress, said the Premier.

Much is being done at the federal and provincial levels to ensure normal arrangements in the Kalininigrad Region, and help it to overcome an economic lag behind a greater part of Russia. Its specific geography demands external conditions to promote the progress of the exclave. That is why Russia is working for remedies against tentative problems even before the EU extends membership, explained Mr. Kasyanov.

Comments
Bill Clinton's Oval Office disgrace destroyed Yugoslavia
Center and peripheries in Europe - Portugal, a case of peripheral disaster
Orthodox unity splits as Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople
Russia develops special strategy in Africa
Russia and Germany develop anti-Polish collusion
Russia sees first mass school shooting organised by 18-year-old student
Russia sees first mass school shooting organised by 18-year-old student
Can China take it to the limit in the trade war with USA?
Russia sees first mass school shooting organised by 18-year-old student
The Iron Curtain is falling on Russia again
Russia and Germany develop anti-Polish collusion
Deputy head of the Crimea arrested in Moscow
Russia sees first mass school shooting organised by 18-year-old student
No rest for the wicked Donald Trump
Explosion rips through school in Crimea, 10 killed
Russia eyes Libya to subordinate the West to its will?
Crimea terrorist attack: Young man shoots students, then blows up his bomb
Russia and Germany develop anti-Polish collusion
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Deputy head of the Crimea arrested in Moscow
Explosion rips through school in Crimea, 10 killed