All posts tagged "Russia"

  • Norwegian parliament adopts new, tighter asylum rules

    Norwegian border officials will be able to refuse entry to asylum seekers if there are “extraordinarily high numbers of arrivals,” according to new legislation passed last week. Storting – the

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Russian pension ages to rise by 5-8 years

    Russian civil servants are to see their retirement age rise by five years for men and eight years for women, as officials and elected representatives are put in the lead

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • Russian pay plan defeated by inflation

    A six-year plan by the Russian government to raise the incomes of public sector workers is being badly undermined by rising inflation, according to a leaked report by Russia’s National

    • Posted May 19, 2016
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  • Russian employment support programme falls flat

    A 3.9bn ruble (USD$60m) anti-unemployment scheme run by Russia’s 18 regional governments has failed to generate significant results, the Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation has found. The spending, overseen

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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  • Western sanctions are ‘pushing Russia towards China’

    Western sanctions are pushing Russia to explore deeper financial links with China, Moscow’s deputy finance minister has said. Alexei Moiseev said Russia expected to sign a deal this year linking

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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  • Russia to create single social security management system

    The Russian Federation has announced its intention to create a single data management system bringing together all of its social security spending, with the aim of improving efficiency and combating

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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  • Australia appoints three new ambassadors

    Three new ambassadors have been appointed by the Australian government. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) last Thursday announced Paul Wojciechowski as new ambassador to Poland; and yesterday it

    • Posted November 17, 2015
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  • Three ideas from Russia

    Ilya Sokolov, director of the Budget Policy Department at Russia’s Ministry of Finance, tells Winnie Agbonlahor how he has tried to improve fiscal management Ilya Sokolov is in charge of setting

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation: Exclusive Interview

    Mikhail Pryadilnikov returned to Russia after studying at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. He tells Global Government Forum why he thinks gaining a global outlook is so important

    • Posted June 8, 2015
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