Subjects discussed included wage arrears and implementation of decisions taken following the Direct Line with the President on April 14.
Minister of Labour and Social Protection Maxim Topilin briefed the meeting on action taken to resolve the wage arrears issue.
Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov spoke about response measures to complaints from residents of several regions about the poor state of roads.
Many of the questions put during the Direct Line concerned the need to improve the laws on trade and on trade in medicines. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich made a report on this subject.
Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev briefed the meeting on measures regarding the labelling of foodstuffs, in particular dairy products containing dairy substitutes.
Deputy Agriculture Minister and Director of the Federal Fisheries Agency Ilya Shestakov spoke about planned amendments to the law on fisheries.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues,
The Prime Minister addressed the Duma yesterday. In my opinion, he held a very substantive conversation with Duma deputies and told them about the Government’s plans and what has been done.
However, now I would like to talk with you about the results and the course of the direct line. You know that many questions were asked and they are most assuredly vital for each citizens of the country.
A list of instructions has been drafted. I asked Mr Medvedev to follow up on the implementation of everything that is described here but, of course, it would be appropriate for us to talk about the most sensitive issues at today’s meeting.