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MOSCOW, March 27 (Itar-Tass) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the government should be as open as possible.
Speaking at Civic University on Wednesday, March 27, Medvedev admitted that “there is a systemic contradiction: no ministry wants to open up, be it the Defence Ministry or the Health Ministry. They all want to make decisions in private. And this happens not only in our country.”
In his opinion, “how much a country is civilised is measured by how much the general public is involved in this process.”
Medvedev stressed that the government must make some secret decisions or decisions that are not disclosed to the public. “There are some decisions that have to be made in private, for example, some reform decisions have to be made in a very tough manner and sometimes without even preliminary discussion. Otherwise, everything will fall apart,” he said.
He reiterated his commitment “as open discussions as possible”, especially when it comes to “resounding issues.”
“A ministry must reply to inquiries about what has happened and what will happen,” he said, adding that this applies to security and law enforcement agencies as well.