The media learned about the intention of the Kremlin to revive the Presidium of the economic Council


The authorities decided to revive the meetings of the Presidium of the economic Council under the President. About it writes on Tuesday the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the four Federal officials. The last time the presidency was about two years ago, reminds edition.

The newspaper writes that the members of the Presidium will not only discuss the current economic agenda, but also to write a program of economic reforms under the presidential elections of 2018.

Interlocutors of the edition noted that in the economic agenda of the vacuum. According to one of the officials, to keep the budget and to maintain reserve funds for the presidential election in 2018 – this is not the agenda and even more unclear how to live after this election.

Another official noted that the economic policy of the Ministry of Finance and the soloist is all about the retention of a given strip in a 3% budget deficit. According to the interlocutor, it is time to define priority directions of development of the economy and to subordinate fiscal policy to them. If you do not begin immediately to discuss the contours of economic reforms in 2018, the moment will be lost, said a third official.

The interlocutors of the newspaper noted that the Bureau will meet every two months. The topics of meetings – from demographics and macroeconomics to the real economy, medicine and education. The first presentation, by prior arrangement, will accelerate economic growth and various sources for that. Who will be the Rapporteur is not yet decided, the newspaper said.

The newspaper reminds that the Presidium of the economic Council under the President headed by the President Vladimir Putin, in addition to government officials it includes economic aide Andrei Belousov, Central Bank Chairperson Elvira Nabiullina, the President of Sberbank German Gref, Chairman of the Committee of civil initiatives Alexei Kudrin, the rector of the Academy of state service (Ranhigs) Vladimir Mau and economic Advisor to the President Sergei Glazyev.

The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told “Vedomosti” that in the next month in the chart of Putin no meetings of the Council. One of the interlocutors of the publication predicts that for the first time the Board will meet no earlier than may.