Putin Calls for Business Inspections to Become Public

© Sputnik / Michael Klimentyev / Go to the photo bankVladimir Putin delivers annual Presidential Address to Federal Assembly
Vladimir Putin delivers annual Presidential Address to Federal Assembly - Sputnik International
During his address to the General Assembly on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin called for business inspections to become public.

MOSCOW, December 4 (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that all the inspections by regulatory bodies should become public.

"As many barriers as possible for business need to be removed, it should be freed from excessive control and oversight. All inspections [by law-enforcement and regulatory bodies] need to become public. Next year, a special register will be launched, containing the information on which [regulatory] body and why has launched an inspection and what were the results obtained," Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his annual state-of-the-nation address to the Federal Assembly.

According to the Russian constitution, the president addresses parliament every year with a speech focusing on the country’s current situation and on the main aspects of domestic and foreign policy. Leaders of the Constitutional, Supreme and Arbitration courts, regional governors, heads of traditional religions and other prominent public figures take part in the event along with deputies and senators.

The first address was made by Boris Yeltsin on February 24, 1994. This year, this tradition celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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