Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Russian Antimonopoly Service and Investigation Committee Sign Cooperation Agreement
On 3rd October 2012, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) signed a Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement provides for exchanging information on issues of mutual interest (including in the field of criminal proceedings and antimonopoly law); organizing joint conferences, seminars, working meeting and other events, mutual consultations, and establishing inter-agency working (expert) groups. “The Agreement will enable our agencies to promptly exchange information, examine criminal cases, particularly under the framework of FAS investigations of cartels and misconduct in public offices. On top of everything else, our joint efforts will make a considerable anti-corruption contribution, which, in its turn, will have a positive effect upon the general economic situation in Russia”, pointed out FAS chair Igor Artemyev.