Aleksey Kudrin, addressing the State Duma, stated that the development of Russia’s political system is "lagging behind the challenges of the time and doesn’t provide the mechanisms to build up the country's modernization."
‘Golden parachutes’ for senior managers of state corporations and companies with state participation may be significantly cut as soon as in August, 2013. President Putin earlier requested that the government come up with new legislation on the matter.
As the question of the UK's EU membership has taken the center stage of British politics, some of the UK's leading business heavyweights argue that political interests should not be placed before the economics.
Not only has social inequality risen in the industrialized nations over the past three decades, the economic crisis of 2008-09 sped up the deterioration as “pain of the crisis was not evenly shared,” a new report says.