The meeting will touch upon the issue of financial support of regions from the federal budget
SOCHI, February 16th. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitrii Medvedev will hold a meeting on Friday with the heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation within the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. This was reported by the press office of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The meeting will deal with the prospects for inter-budgetary relations, as well as the strategy of spatial development and removal of infrastructure restrictions," the government noted.
The meetings of the prime minister with governors have already become a tradition for the Sochi forum. As previously said in an interview with TASS by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitrii Kozak, this meeting is expected to discuss in detail and work out solutions for the most urgent issues of the region's relations with the federal center at the moment. Among other issues, he spoke about the rules for providing financial support to regions from the federal budget, as well as aspects of eliminating the federal infrastructure deficit in the framework of the preparation and forthcoming implementation of the Russian spatial development strategy.
Regions in the focus of the forum
The program of the forum, which will end on Friday, is focused on regional issues and consists of three main thematic blocks. As part of the discussion of the first block entitled "New Regional Policy: Improving Governance," participants discuss the problems of introducing modern project management methods into the practical work of the state and municipal authorities, as well as criteria for assessing the effectiveness of state and municipal employees. The second block called "Business in the Regions. To Give New Impetus“ is devoted to the search for ways to stimulate regional entrepreneurship, lift infrastructure restrictions and administrative barriers for business development, build a dialog between businesses and the government, promote best regional practices in all these areas. The third block called "Improving the Quality of Life" will touch upon the matters of public health, environmental protection, digital education in the regions.