Currently you need to set the task to enforce the law on the Federal budget in its current version, considers the first Vice-speaker of state Duma, member of Committee on budget and taxes Alexander Zhukov.
MOSCOW, 18 Dec. First Vice-speaker of state Duma, member of Committee on budget and taxes Alexander Zhukov considers that at the present time to amend Federal budget for 2016 because of the decline in oil prices is not necessary.
The lower house of Parliament adopted on 4 December a law on the Federal budget for the next year. According to the document, the average annual price of Urals crude oil should be $ 50 per barrel.
“Really, 50 dollars per barrel is the price, which was calculated from the revenue budget for next year. Now the price is lower, but to say what it will be, I don’t think anyone in the world can’t right now. And to actually predict the dynamics of oil prices as the exchange rate, to predict this is the most ungrateful thing that can be. Therefore, it seems to me, now jerking, now to make some changes to the draft budget adopted by only do not need”, — Zhukov told on air of radio “Kommersant FM”.
In his opinion, at present it is necessary to set the task to enforce the law on the Federal budget in its current wording. “To fulfill it (the law on budget for 2016), while, as it was written in the law,” the MP said.
The MP also added that it needs to reduce inflation, and strive “to make loans more affordable”. “You need to lower interest rates of the Central Bank,” said Jokol.
In the summer of 2014 a barrel of Brent crude cost $ 115, but by the beginning of 2015, oil prices began to decline and in January for the same Brent gave 48.5 dollars per barrel. By may the price of oil increased slightly to its highest level in 2015 at $ 67, but soon continued to fall, until it finally “broke” in early December, a mark in 40 dollars for barrel Brent. By mid-December, the market saw and 37.8 per barrel Brent.