The task to adopt the framework law “On the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation” and to codify arctic legislation stands before parliamentarians.
It was declared by a member of the Committee of the State Duma on international affairs, the special presidential envoy on international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov on the first plenary session of the expert council on issues of legislative support of development of districts of the Far North, areas equated to them, districts of the Far East and also territories included to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
As he says, at the present time more than 500 legislative and normative acts touching upon the Far North and the Arctic function in the Russian Federation. Many of them were adopted in the Soviet time. Some of them mutually exclude each other.
As he reminds, efforts to develop the law on the Arctic have been continued since the end of the 1990-s, as Parlamentskaya Gazeta informs.
The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Kobylkin focused attention on the necessity of faster adoption of the Federal Law “On the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation”, which will become “the foundation” for many important decisions, including in favor of guaranteed job placement of young specialists.