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Medvedev to sum up results of work done by Expert Council to RF Govt in 2013

January 22, 2014, 3:54 updated at: January 22, 2014, 5:54 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 22, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet on Wednesday with Open Government experts to sum up the results of the activities of the Exper Council in 2013 and outline priorities for the current year.

A government press service official said participants in the meeting would also discuss "matters aimed at raising the effectiveness of social spending, and consider proposals on how to improve entrepreneurial climate and raise the efficiency of State programmes".

First Vice-Premier Igor Shuvalov, Mikhail Abyzov, Minister for Open Government Affairs, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, and members of business and expert communities have been invited to take part in the meeting which will take place at the Premier's residence.

The Expert Council to the Russian Government is a deliberative body. It was set up for expert examinations and participation in working out and implementing all significant socio-economic decisions of the Cabinet, Federal ministries and agencies.

Last year, members of the Council took an active part in discussing matters aimed at raising the effectiveness of budget expenditure, at introducing a Federal contract system, the investment programmes of natural monopolies, the quality of the State governance system, at creating a megaregulator of financial markets, and arrangements for the control of the space sector in Russia.

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