Source Pravda.Ru

Russian PM: main parameters of budget-2003 to be submitted to government on Monday

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov hopes that the finance minister will submit the main parameters of the draft federal budget-2003 to the government on Monday.

Answering the question by RIA Novosti on Monday, Kasyanov pointed out that only two days remained before the consideration of these parameters at the session of the cabinet which is considerably less than the usual regulatory time-limits. "This worries me," he said.

The Prime Minister emphasised that the budget-2003 will be "very difficult" but expressed the hope that despite the short period of time which remained before the consideration of the materials by the cabinet's session, the government members will be able to study thoroughly the main parameters and take proper decisions, while taking into account the existing complicated problems.