In 2002, the Russian Economy Ministry has passed 46 bills through the State Duma, including seven bills on social policies, 37 economic bills and two foreign-trade bills, Russian Economy Minister German Gref stated at an Internet press conference today.
The most important bills adopted by the State Duma, were on bankruptcy and on technical regulation. Gref said that the adoption of the latter was "a revolution". According to it, all departmental regulations of Russian authorities should be replaced by laws by 2007. As the Minister said, up to 90 percent of all activities in Russia are subject to compulsory certifying and standardizing, while in the USA and Canada this amount is below 5-7 percent.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America