Medvedev will hold a meeting on the balanced budget

Medvedev will hold a meeting on the balanced budget


MOSCOW, January 25. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will gather a special meeting to discuss how to balance the Federal budget by 2016.

According to the press service of the government, to the head of the Cabinet of Ministers by the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Deputy Prime Ministers Olga Golodets, Arkady Dvorkovich, Dmitry Kozak, Dmitry Rogozin, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, Central Bank Chairman Elvira Nabiullina.

In the first weeks after the new year, Medvedev held a series of meetings on economic issues, because the situation in world and Russian economy is complicated. Oil prices are falling, and the government of the Russian Federation do not exclude that if this trend continues, the budget will have to adjust.

The Prime Minister had earlier said 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. Medvedev stressed that “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 sectors after the adoption of known solutions”.

According to him, it comes to such industries as agriculture, metallurgy, railway engineering, individual segments of the chemical industry, machine building, agricultural machine building. “We need to take the most energetic steps in the budget and not only, to not only retain these developments, but also to strengthen them where possible,” said the Prime Minister. Medvedev is sure that even in the current difficult economic environment “possible and necessary in every industry to find an adequate set of measures that will support these growth points and gradually achieve stable development of the entire economy”.

So, on Friday at meeting on car industry, Medvedev said he signed a decree on measures to support the industry. The government allocates in 2016 22.5 billion rubles on the renewal of programs of support of demand for cars – recycling and trade-in. The total support will amount to about 50 billion rubles.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly stated that it will be finished and all social obligations. Will continue the program of construction and modernization of schools.

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