Medvedev will discuss at the meeting the draft anti-crisis plan for 2016

Medvedev will discuss at the meeting the draft anti-crisis plan for 2016


MOSCOW, 2 February. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold on Tuesday a meeting on the draft plan of action for ensuring sustainable socio-economic development of Russia in 2016.

According to the press service of the Cabinet, a report will be made by the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev. The meeting will also be attended by first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, all Vice-premiers of the government, the Russian presidential aide Andrei Belousov, head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina and the Ministers.

Medvedev about the plan

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Yesterday the Prime Minister said that he intends on Tuesday to discuss “how the plan should be laid out” to reach a result on the formation of the new version measures to ensure sustainable socio-economic development. According to Medvedev, the government should make informed decisions that will preserve macroeconomic stability and to ensure the fulfillment of social obligations, even given the hard budget constraints.

The head of the government considers necessary to support strategically important sectors that have high growth potential. He recalled that “private industry has already received government support.” “These decisions were made during my meetings, I spent the last two weeks – in the automotive industry, on transport and agricultural machinery, and some other issues. Naturally taking into account the policy of import substitution”, – said Medvedev.

From the beginning, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation has already held several meetings on the budget balance and other economic issues. On one of them the head of the Cabinet instructed to prepare, by February 1 of the updated plan for socio – economic development of the Russian Federation, taking into account falling oil prices. Medvedev underlined that the document will be discussed with the parliamentarians, after which “we’ll start on this plan to work.”

What is known about the project

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The anti-crisis plan for 2015 includes 60 items on seven main areas of dealing with the crisis, and the total cost of these measures amounted to 2.33 trillion rubles (most of them were executed within budget). As reported last week the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, the draft anti-crisis plan for 2016 provides for the cost of 750 billion rubles., moreover, most of them also spelled out in the budget, and the other around 210 billion roubles will be spent from the funds of the anti-crisis reserve. In turn, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov believes that these measures can be direct savings from a 10 per cent budget expenditure reduction.

As previously reported, unlike last year, it is expected that the plan will not provide substantial support to the banking system, but it will be focused on assistance to small and medium businesses. In addition, as a matter of priority anti-crisis support will be provided to such industries as automotive, transport engineering, housing construction and light industry.

The press was also different social settings part of the anti-crisis plan – in particular, last week the media reported that a document supposedly provides for a restriction on the payment of pensions to pensioners with income over 1 million roubles a year and the possibility of increasing the retirement age. However, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets stated that the restriction on the payment of pensions is not included in the anti-crisis plan. Deputy MAYOR Oleg Fomichev, in his turn stressed that raising the retirement age also not incorporated in the draft document.