Dmitry Medvedev said that the government plans to continue raising salaries for education, healthcare, culture and social services employees.
“The conversation was direct and open and as a result we issued several instructions and made amendments to the protocol. This is all very good. We agreed that we will keep our meetings that way in the future as well. We can’t have lengthy breaks in between these meetings,” Prime Minister Medvedev said, summing up the outcome of intergovernmental talks in Kiev.
“The future budget must reflect our medium- and long-term plans. It must be a modernisation budget. And all social commitments – spending on education, healthcare, and support for maternity, families and childhood – must be implemented unfailingly.”
“We will have to increase the throughput capacity of Moscow airports also by streamlining the structure of the airspace and upgrading the technical equipment of traffic control centres.”
Issues discussed at the meeting included the social and economic situation in the Stavropol Territory. The prime minister stressed that “although the region has an excellent climate and soil for agriculture, you should develop not only farming. I hope you will focus on investing in industry as well.”
“Today I cited one good figure which in my view characterises the potential of our cooperation – this is a 36% growth of our trade,” the Russian prime minister said.
Dmitry Medvedev issued a directive to draft proposals on introducing amendments to Russia’s competition promotion programme and an action plan for its implementation before 2015, and submit them to the government.
In his opening remarks, the prime minister said that the goal of today’s discussion is to assess the overall state of competition in Russia. The findings will be used to develop a new set of regulations.
Innopolis will be built in the Verkhneuslonsky District of Tatarstan, 40 km from Kazan, taking up an area of 1,200 hectares. Dmitry Medvedev expressed confidence that it will be a very beautiful, very powerful and very interesting innovation centre that would generate ideas and produce talent.
“Some 20 million people in Russia rely on the work you do every day,” the prime minister said, congratulating social workers on their professional holiday.
“Our goal is to make maximum use of the advantages of WTO membership, while at the same time minimising the risks to the industries that are most vulnerable to this process.”
“We are certainly all interested in raising the prestige of teaching; this is our key goal. We must increase the incomes and the social status of our teachers. The successful development of each region ultimately depends on this.”
“Every politician, every leader should be responsive to the needs of the public. Otherwise they will become inflexible and make the wrong decisions.”
Speaking about the current problems affecting the global financial markets, the Prime Minister stressed that “our goal remains the same: to monitor the present situation calmly and to rebalance our financial system wherever necessary, guided first and foremost by the approaches that we have developed during and after the global financial crisis.”
In summer children should be improving their health, participating in sports and creative endeavours and having lively experiences. This is important for every family, for every child and for the state as a whole.