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Head of Karelia participated in the session of the State Council of the Russian Federation in Izhevsk

On November, 18th Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov has taken part in the session of the State Council of the Russian Federation.

Session of the State Council was held in Izhevsk by the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. Measures to take for development of national competitiveness under conditions of world financial crisis have been considered at the session. The key report was made by the head of the working group of the State Council, governor of Novosibirsk area Victor Tolokonsky. Report was also made by the Minister of Economic Development of Russia Elvira Nabiullina.

In his opening speech Dmitry Medvedev has told, that national competitiveness was and remains the strategic purpose of the countryvdevelopment. The degree of Russia's integration into world economy has grown essentially. Significant advantages and problems are also related to this issue. We cannot but feel the effects of the financial crisis which is affecting the world today. But there are no alternatives to innovative development, introduction of advanced technology, and increased productivity, and we all understand this. All of these measures represent the best way to counter this crisis, - President of Russia has declared addressing to heads of regions.

Dmitry Medvedev has set the task must to take active measures to support domestic demand, support and optimize regulation in today's labour market, provide social support for the poorest segments of the population. As he said, about 5 billion roubles total will be spent on stabilization measures. The key problem regarding this issue is providing real financing for the industry and agriculture.

President of the country has paid special attention to filling of the regional budgets. Issies of increasing corresponding money resources to be directed to support subjects of the Russian Federation were discussed at the session of the State Council. Matters also concerned granting budgetary credits to regions to cover cash breaks and further work on perfection of interbudgetary relations.

Problems which small enterprises face today have been also taken into consideration. Dmitry Medvedev has asked to pay special attention to small businesses. In the current circumstances support for small and medium-sized businesses is not just a national priority that we are working on together. Rather, it is a way to preserve our economic potential and, in some cases, to preserve qualified personnel, - head of the state has noted.

According to the Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov, at the session of the State Council in Izhevsk specific decisions directed on support of national economy and creation of new workplaces have been made. Measures taken will help solving economic problems in Karelia, too, - Head of the republic has told.

Sergey Katanandov also has told, that within the scope of decisions on support of regional budgets, Karelia will receive additional means to avoid problems with the budget financing up to the end of the year.

Speaking of the State Council's influence on the economy development, Head of the republic said that discussion in Izhevsk has helped to assess situation as a whole on the country and to aim governors at solution of such priorities, as support of domestic production and creation of conditions for development of Russian enterprises.

Ivan Stepanov
Press-secretary of the Head of the Republic of Karelia

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