Dmitry Chernenok Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting
Analytical Center expert Dmitri Chernenok told a Control Panel Magazine journalist about the effect that the construction of high speed rail lines is going to have on the country's economy.
Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector
As the global climate continues to deteriorate, more and more pressure will be put on countries with a large-scale coal-fired generation capacity
Environmental protection organizations expect that closing of coal-fired generation capacity should exceed the new coal fired generation capacity going into operation by 2022, thus marking the start of a global decline. For the time being, it is only countries that have very little or no coal fired power generation at all that have publicly announced that they will soon drastically cut the use of coal in power generation or drop coal completely. Countries dependent on coal need very serious economic or climate-change -related reasons to start phasing out coal, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Vladimir Mesropyan Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program
Notary services are to be expanded through digital economy, allowing Russians to remotely get a number of notary services, TASS reports. A special federal bill has already been approved by the experts of the work group on the standards and regulations of the digital economy of the Russian Federation program.
Aleksey Safronov Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting
A draft law regulating carpooling is widely discussed. If it is adopted in its current form, drivers can be imposed fines for the service payments in cash, they will be obliged to meet numerous requirements, equip their vehicles with special devices, etc. Journalists of the Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaking) radio station asked the Analytical Center expert, Alexey Safronov, what in this case would be the difference between the service and taxis, and how to solve the arising problems.
The plan for the development of transport infrastructure will include projects with the biggest socio-economic effect
The Analytical Center has developed a procedure for selecting projects for the comprehensive development plan for the country's transport infrastructure outlined in a May Presidential Decree, writes Kommersant. As per the presidential decree the plan must be approved by October 1. It calls for the development by 2024 of transport corridors to connect the west and east of the country as well as the north and south as well as to improve the "economic relatedness" of the country's territory.
Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics
A ban on U.S. investors buying the Russian sovereign debt will reduce demand for the government bonds and lead to a long-term growth in the cost of ruble borrowing for the state, as reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) study.
Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics
The Izvestia journalists took an interest in statistics of alcohol consumption in Russia, according to which the sales of imported alcoholic beverages increased, but consumption of domestic spirits did not go down, however.
Elena Kovaleva Department for Competition Policy
RBC journalists turned their attention to the FAS proposal about considering digital platforms that occupy at least 35% of substitutable services market as monopolies. This is a one of the points of the institution's 5th Antimonopoly Package.
Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector
Arbitration panel ruled in favor of the European gas market model established by the Third Energy Package
The World Trade Organization arbitration panel ruled on the Third Energy Package suit that Russia had filed against the EU in April 2014. The WTO arbitrators partially sided with the Russia's claims but upheld ownership unbundling (separation of supply and production activities from transportation and distribution) which is in core of the integrated EU gas market.
Victoria Pavliushina Department for Research Studies