Dmitry Medvedevthe: Alexander Miridonov / Kommersant
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev commented on the appeal of President Vladimir Putin’s pension reform. According to the head of the government, measured changes in the pension system was agreed by the government and society, reports TASS.
“It is very important that the balanced nature of the transformations was achieved by joint efforts of government and society,” — said Medvedev. He also added that the government closely followed the discussion and “take maximum part in this difficult and very important work.”
According to the Prime Minister, held in the Parliament the debate over changes in the pension legislation was tough enough, but such a dialogue was necessary.
Earlier, Putin announced the commutation of the pension reform. In particular, the authorities intend to reduce the age of retirement for women to 63 years, as was in the original draft, up to 60 years in the new version.
Medvedev announced changes to pension legislation June 14. The reform includes raising the retirement age eight years for women and five for men. The document has already passed its first reading in the state Duma.
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