Dmitry Medvedev commented on the future of the tandem. “We are tied with Vladimir Putin not only by political cooperation, but also just 20 years of friendship,” he recalled. “As for the prospects of the work, we called some prospects,” Medvedev said, obviously with the reference to the probability to be appointed as prime minister under Putin. “So, it seems to me that it is time for all to get relaxed, as this is for a long time,” he said.
Shoigu will give some powers to other officials in the Moscow Region
The lawmakers in the Moscow Region decided to divide the powers of the regional governor and the head of the regional authorities. Governor Elect Sergei Shoigu will not head the regional government, while an outgoing governor Boris Gromov combines two posts. The details of the reform are being elaborated, but it is already clear that the work of the governor will become easier, and the staff of the government in the Moscow region will grow noticeably.
The road maps for a better investment climate to be submitted to Putin
The businesspeople set forth the plans for a better investment climate. Next week the working groups of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives will present to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the road maps for a better investment climate. It is not ruled out that he will approve them already as the president by one of his first decrees. Four out of 22 road maps are ready, particularly those for construction, energy, customs regulations and export support. The developers hope that the steps stated long ago for a better investment climate will be realized this time. The experts noted that without cardinal changes in the current legal system everything will boil down to shallow measures.