Funeral ceremony for Tu-154 crash victims held at military memorial cemetery near MoscowSociety & Culture January 16, 14:57
Russian combat engineers defuse over 20,000 munitions in AleppoMilitary & Defense January 16, 14:41
Kremlin: Russia is not going to groundlessly accuse other countries of cyberattacksRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 14:30
Russian Helicopters sign first contract for civil products supply to PakistanBusiness & Economy January 16, 14:25
Montenegro accuses Russian national of inciting assassination plot against ex-premierWorld January 16, 13:48
IAC commission to join investigation of Bishkek air crashWorld January 16, 13:38
Kudrin says pension age should be raised starting from 2019 in RussiaBusiness & Economy January 16, 13:32
Flight recorder recovered at crash site of cargo Boeing-747 near Bishkek — sourceWorld January 16, 13:28
Kremlin agrees with Trump that NATO is 'vestige of past'Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 13:16
GORKI, December 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that the inter-governmental agreement for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline prevails over the legislation of the European Union and he pledged that gas supplies would be made in Europe within the deadlines set before. Medvedev has made a statement at a news conference after the negotiations with Slovenian counterpart Alenka Bratusek on Tuesday.
“From the point of view of international law the acts of the European Union are the domestic legislation for all EU states,” Medvedev recalled. “From the point of view of international law the inter-governmental agreements with the mentioned EU countries (Slovenia, Bulgaria and several other countries through which the South Stream gas pipeline is running) are the acts of international law, and the principle of the international law prevailing over the domestic legislation is in effect in the international law and the law in general,” the Russian prime minister said.
The Russian prime minister added that from the legal point of view the effective agreements should be interpreted only this way.
However, the Russian premier noted that “the consultations were held in order to avoid a deadlock.” “Different rules exist to take into account the interest of the European Union and to implement the South Stream gas project,” Medvedev said. “These decisions are juridical or lie at the confluence of law and economy,” he said.