Regulatory reforms and the quality of legislation are nowadays important issues discussed among legal scholars, legislative lawyers and politicians. In many countries and also at the level of the European Union efforts are made to improve regulations and to introduce new standards or to strengthen existing good practices. Reforms include substantial aspects (content of norms or public policies) as well as procedural or institutional aspects and the techniques and forms of regulation.
This publication contains contributions from the point of view of different countries and legal systems. Special focus is given on the situation in Russia where regulatory reforms meet particular challenges because the current context in many regards differs fundamentally from the Soviet past. The political, institutional, economic, technical and territorial conditions are indeed hardly comparable and require more profound and comprehensive changes than in most other countries. Furthermore, the contributions highlight the fact that reforms have to be implemented; it is not enough to merely decide them.
This article is devoted to developmet of regulatory impact assessment (RIA) in Russia as part of the institutional reforms regarding legislative procedures.
The current integration processes on the former Soviet Union are analyzed at this article. It is noted in particular, that integration is being developed rapidly, but its driving force for Russia in most cases is political need rather than economic expediency. As much that circumstance makes integration processes unstable, which are influenced both by inner regional political events and external political factors rather than economic ones. There is an attempt to prove the usefulness of development and implementation of the common economic policy within the analyzed integrating country group and first of all in real economy spheres, lead to strengthen the economic interdependency of EEU member states. It has to have a positive effect on integration union stability and as aftermath to enhance external economic security of Russian Federation, which is the integrator country.