The Public Council for Russia's Joining the WTO called on the government to be reasonable in solving the issue of entering this organisation. The Council delivered an address to Russian entrepreneurs, which noted that the country would need some time to prepare for opening the domestic market, especially in those economic branches which are objectively non-competitive compared with imported goods. That is why, the authors of the address stress, the terms of joining the WTO, which a number of members of this international organisation insist on, can lead to a situation when foreign producers would have more privileged conditions in the struggle for the Russian market. The authors of the address suggested to develop a draft of the government's special programme to upgrade competitiveness of the most vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.