Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
WADA: Legendary Isinbayeva suits role of ambassador for clean sports in RussiaSport May 26, 19:33
Russia working on advanced air defense systemMilitary & Defense May 26, 19:17
WADA receives Russia’s new national anti-doping planSport May 26, 19:14
Moldova’s ruling pro-European coalition breaks upWorld May 26, 19:12
MOSCOW, September 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Over the 40 years of its existence, the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) has been the most representative international organization, but it is not complete organizationally and it has no legally binding statute, Russian Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mikhail Margelov said on Thursday.
“Although over the past 48 years the world changed cardinally, the Helsinki Agreements preserved their influence among the most important European documents. The OSCE continues to be one of the most representative international organizations. It has 57 members, including representatives of North America and Central Asia,” Margelov said at an international seminar titled “Helsinki +40: Prospects for Strengthening OSCE”.
“The OSCE does not compete with NATO and even with the EU institutions in the military-political field,” he said.
“OSCE's tasks in the field of security differ from NATO’s approach,” Margelov said. “The OSCE should do for indivisible security without the Cold War rules. Today the worsening split within the West-East does not bring unity for carrying out the OSCE instructions,” he added.
The OSCE “should give up the practice of double standards and adhere to the principle of indivisibility of security. But for the present the dividing lines are deepening in Europe and very often the OSCE is protecting security of its members from each other”, Margelov said.