Media: anti-crisis plan focused on the protection of property rights

Economic development designed a draft anti-crisis plan for 2016 affects aspects such as economic restructuring, and support for sectors, regions, climate, and social support, “Vedomosti”.

MOSCOW, 28 Jan. Economic development designed a draft anti-crisis plan involves the privatization of state-owned companies, a significant reduction of business inspections, the predictability in the work of legislators and measures to improve judicial and law enforcement systems, wrote on Thursday the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev on 25 January has sent Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the draft anti-crisis plan of the government for 2016. The document should be finalized by February 5, the final mixing of the plan is vested in the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Shuvalov, speaker and several other key members of the socio-economic bloc of macroeconomic balance and the measures to accelerate economic growth, reported its press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

As told “Vedomosti” one of the participants of the meeting discussed the proposals of the Ministry of economic development, and the measures proposed to have no objection to the President. But still have questions on funding sources for these measures, told the newspaper another Federal official.

According to the publication, the draft economic development is divided into four sections: measures of the structural transformation of the economy and support the investment climate, support regions, the support industries and social support. The main sources of funding the Federal budget (310 billion rubles of budget loans to the regions, decisions on which are adopted in 2015) and the anti-crisis Fund of the government (more than 220 billion rubles).

“In terms of restructuring and support of the investment climate the Ministry of economic development proposes to reduce state participation in the commercial sector and privatization of state-owned companies, a significant reduction of inspections of business, increasing predictability of legislators and measures to improve judicial and law enforcement system”, — the newspaper writes.

In particular, the Ministry expects that the law enforcement system should become “one of the key guarantors of property rights protection and equal “rules of the game” for business”, and practice its use for unfair competition must be eliminated. In the judicial system requires “increased transparency, quality of personnel work, strengthening the independence of judges and their responsibility for illegal decisions,” said the publication.

If the anti-crisis plan of 2015 primarily solved the problems of the banking sector and lending to enterprises, in a present more proposals to support small and medium-sized businesses. This simplification of the patent system for self-employed, expansion of access of small and medium-sized enterprises to public procurement, a moratorium on inspections for new companies, applying a risk-based approach, transfer “sheets”.

Measures to support industries include additional appropriations for transportation engineering (up to 10 billion rubles from anti-recessionary Fund), light industry (1.4 billion), automotive (88,59 billion from the budget and 49.1 billion from crisis Fund), the increase of state guarantees for 20 billion rubles and support agriculture, according to the newspaper.

In turn, the representative of the Ministry of Finance said that the Ministry did not agree with all points of the plan and will do its calculations. “It is important to understand medium-term impact of these measures on the economy and the impact on the budget”, — quoted by his newspaper.