Russia has no problems with the budget, you just need to spend the money effectively and live within your means, stated the co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front Alexander Brechalov.
MOSCOW, 24 Dec. Russia has no problems with the budget, but if money will be spent effectively, even result in a budget surplus, declared to journalists the co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front Alexander Brechalov at interregional forum in Stavropol.
“We need to go from this agenda that we do not make, and we have no influence (on her), and to live, excuse me, within our means. I am convinced that Russia has no problems with the budget, no deficit no. If we are going to effectively spend money, then we will have a surplus,” said Brechalov.
He cited the data of the accounting chamber, according to which “15% of the Russian budget is spent inefficiently,” and noted that in Russia when still the prices for oil the small and medium business engaged in by the residual principle. “A time of opportunities, a large number of niches,” he added Brechalov.
At the same time, the co-Chairman of the Central headquarters Olga Timofeyeva, on the issue of corruption, said that in southern Russia the level is extremely high.
“In the South of Russia tremendous specificity. Where else to talk about interethnic problems and soaring levels of corruption? The level of corruption is off the charts here, as nowhere else. The discussion today that we are launching, must address these issues”, — said Timofeeva.
According to her, “when we talk about the execution of decrees of the President, we understand that problems are everywhere but in the Caucasus we want effective them execution”. “We are not saying that the South and the North Caucasus falls. Here our main goal is to indicate problem areas and to monitor more effectively,” said Timofeeva.
The Federal 2016 budget showed a deficit of 3% of GDP, and it is calculated based on the average annual oil price in 50 dollars for barrel. The head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev in mid-January stated that the government is considering the possibility of increasing the budget deficit in 2016 to 7-7. 5% of GDP, while maintaining extremely low oil prices.
The forum takes place from 24 to 25 January. Among the participants, more than 600 civil society activists from the southern regions of the country, Federal and regional experts of the popular front, representatives of Executive authorities, journalists. In addition, the event will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of the North Caucasus, the Ministry of labour and social protection, Ministry of construction and housing, the Federal Antimonopoly service, audit chamber, the Agency for nationalities, and others.