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Federation Council’s Response to Proposal for Extra Holidays in May

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Moscow, April 19 – The proposal of the New People’s Party to make the weekend from May 2 to May 5 is a populist proposal “on the topic of the day”, it is better for the party to delve into the economic agenda, which contains many unresolved issues, Ivan Abramov, first deputy chairman of the committee Economic Union Council see.
Earlier on Wednesday, the press service of the New People’s Party informed the News Agency that State Duma deputy speaker Vladislav Davankov sent an appeal from the faction to the governors with a request to make May 2-5 days off, thus extending the weekend. year.
“They promised (the New People’s Party) some completely different economic matters, and the economy will not work better than rearranging the holidays. Therefore, I advise them to delve into the economic agenda, there are a lot of issues that must be regulated by law, and the holidays are the topic of the day, to attract attention, no more “.

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According to the senator, this “smells like pure populism” and does not help the economy in any way, because “processes stop, people are forced to cut ties,” and it takes time to resume them.
The parliamentarian noted that today “this is not the case” when you can rest “for a long time.”
“Today we have the task of import substitution, and we have many tasks for industry,” the legislator emphasized.
Earlier, deputies of the New People’s faction submitted to the State Duma a bill on days off in the Russian Federation from May 1 to May 9 annually, while it is proposed to reduce the New Year holidays by four days.

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