Medvedev said, preparing proposals for pension changes

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In the «United Russia» in the preparation of proposals to change the pension system were taken into account opinions of public organizations, experts and representatives of other parties, said the Chairman of the party, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

«We organized an all-party discussion on a range of related documents questions, considered the opportunities that exist for changes in positions, including specific mitigation items. Were taken into account opinions of public organizations, experts, and representatives of some other parties to adjust the package from the point of view of social justice. On the basis of this package was prepared with specific proposals, they are reflected, which is especially valuable in the complex of measures, which was announced by the President in his special address on this subject, which was August 29», — said Medvedev on Tuesday during discussion of the proposals of the «United Russia» to change the pension legislation.

Medvedev also thanked the colleagues from the «United Russia» for the «tremendous work the party has done in recent months, which actually gave quite a good result in the elections» in a single voting day on 9 September.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 29 August made a half-hour address to the Russians, which stated that the main objective of the pension changes — the stability and sustainability of the pension system. According to him, to postpone change any longer, it’s irresponsible, and hesitation in this matter may endanger the stability and security of the Russian Federation. The President stressed that the decision on pensions is a difficult, but necessary, urged Russians to be sensitive to future innovations.

Meanwhile, Putin proposed a number of measures that will allow mitigate their decisions. In particular, according to him, the age of retirement for women in Russia must be 60 years instead of the government 63, 65 for men. Other plans include a large mother should have the right of early retirement, the terms of pensions for the indigenous peoples of the North should be retained, unemployment benefits for those approaching retirement age is increased, and for the dismissal before retirement, you need to enter administrative and even criminal liability. Proposals to change the pension system was designed as amendments to the law submitted by the President for consideration in the state Duma on 6 September, the same day the «United Russia» also brought in GD the first set of amendments.

Now the standard age of retirement in Russia is 60 and 55 years for men and women respectively prescribed by law the retirement age established in the 1930-ies. The question of raising the retirement age has been discussed for quite some time. The need for this is caused by growing life expectancy and the inability to provide a decent pension in circumstances when the number of employees in the country decreases, while the number of pensioners, by contrast, is growing. Today, in most countries the retirement age is 60-65 years.

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