Siluanov explained why Finance Ministers are unpopular in their countries

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First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov explained that the heads of ministries of Finance around the world are not popular because of their desire to maintain a balanced budget.

«The Finance Ministers very often have to say «no» very often to offer unpopular decisions in order to summarize and make balance for the budget as for family, same thing,» he said on air of the First channel in the program «Pozner».

«Because if the people who say: «Let’s fulfil this project, let’s take such a decision». And the Minister of Finance said: «Wait, friends, we, first, there is no money, it’s your decision ineffective. Though it is popular, but will not bring the results you mentioned». I always said to him: «What are you hinder progress? What you interfere with good beginnings?» — said Siluanov.

«I think that this situation is not only in our country,» he added.

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