In his speech, the President outlined several priorities for the Prosecutor General’s Office.
The first of these is ensuring effective coordination among all law enforcement agencies in combating crime, taking into account the ongoing reform of the Interior Ministry and amendments to criminal and criminal procedure law.
Another challenge is linked to the global economic crisis and related social problems such as unemployment. The situation in the labour market requires that the execution of employment laws and labour laws in general be carefully supervised, Mr Medvedev said.
The President raised the issue of economic crime. In particular, he stressed the need to audit usage of public funds allocated to support the industries.
According to Mr Medvedev, efforts to ensure the freedom of entrepreneurship and reduce the number of inspections of medium and small businesses must become more effective. At the same time, the President noted that the opposite extreme is also unacceptable.
President Medvedev focused separately on the issue of combating corruption, stressing in particular the importance of assessing legislative acts insofar as exposure to corrupt practices is concerned. The President said that he will soon hold a meeting of the Presidential Council for Countering Corruption to consider a national strategy in this field.