Medvedev and the Ministers will discuss the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation

Medvedev and the Ministers will discuss the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation


MOSCOW, January 19. /Corr.TASS/. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday will gather a meeting on “topical issues of socio-economic development” of the country.

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The press service of the Cabinet of Ministers has not yet specifying what the issues will be addressed. However, lists of invitees to the Prime Minister: Vice Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Minister of construction and housing and utilities Mikhail Men, energy Minister Alexander Novak, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, Minister of labor and social protection Maxim Topilin, the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, the Governor of Samara region Nikolai Merkushkin.

Meeting on the budget

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At a meeting on the budget for 2016 on Monday, Medvedev said that to cut costs it should, but on a simple Pro rata reduction in the budget items. “I want to emphasize that to cut costs, of course, necessary. Here, unfortunately, there is no uniquely perfect solutions, solutions which are all arranged. But in any case, just about proportional to the reduction of the budget speech does not go”, – he said. The Prime Minister said, “it is important to optimize the spending so that it didn’t hurt the positive changes that have emerged in our economy in a number of industries.” Among them agriculture, metallurgy, the individual segments of the chemical industry, machine building, agricultural machine building, railway machine building. The Prime Minister is confident that in the current difficult economic environment “possible and necessary in every industry to find an adequate set of measures, measures that will support these growth points and gradually achieve stable development of the entire economy”.

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