Abramchenko instructed to consider the possibility of using recyclable materials in construction

Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko instructed the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Russian Environmental Operator (REO, waste handling operator) to study how recycled materials can be used in construction and landscaping, Izvestia newspaper reports, citing a document and confirmation from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office. The Ministry of Natural Resources … Read more

Poverty in two dimensions // The Ministry of Labor plans a combined model for assessing its level in the Russian Federation

As it became known to Kommersant, today the Ministry of Labor will submit to the Russian Trilateral Commission a draft government decree that introduces an additional tool for assessing poverty in the Russian Federation. The “poverty line” will be an indicator that supplements the subsistence minimum – it will take into account the level of … Read more

Belousov instructed to consider the appeal of business about problems with the delivery of goods from Europe

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrei Belousov instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development to deal with the problems with the delivery of goods from Russia to Europe, which arose in connection with the situation on the Belarusian border. The fact that the … Read more

“When the government decided, I think, it is already incorrect to argue” // Head of the “Market Council” Maxim Bystrov on the capacity market, competition and CO2 emissions

The government again reduced the terms of competitive power take-off (CCT): tenders will be held four years before the start of power supply, the next one is scheduled for November 2023. Now regulators and market participants are thinking about changing the CCO rules and the modernization program for old TPPs. The head of the “Market … Read more

There is enough paper for the turnover // And not quite for printed editions

Publishers complain to the government about a significant increase in prices: coated paper this year has risen in price by 18%, cardboard – by 30%, there are no prerequisites for stabilization. Market participants are asked to consider subsidizing paper production in order to avoid price increases for their products. Paper mills, meanwhile, are switching to … Read more