News on 20.06.2008
17:23, — Economics
Belarus’ joint external debt as of April 1, 2008 was $13 bn 630 mln, and it has grown by 8% over the first quarter of this year (by $1.007 bn).
16:28, — Politics
The organising committee on creation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) has received a letter from the Ministry of Justice saying this public association was denied registration.
15:37, — Politics
Interfax has learnt it from the president’s press service after the meeting between Alyaksandr Lukashenka and head of the Central election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna.
14:46, — Politics
Today Ales Kasach went to Kastrychnitskaya Square with a poster with the aim to attract attention of the regime to arbitrariness of Shklou colony’s staff, but policemen expelled him away from the square immediately.
14:09, — Politics
The Maskouski district court of Minsk dismissed a complaint of Svyatlana Zavadskaya against unjust acts of Mikhail Titsyankou, deputy head of the Minsk city executive committee, who banned holding a picket on 7 May, at the anniversary of disappearance of former minister of internal affaires of Belarus Yury Zakharanka.
13:21, — society
Human rights activist Aleh Vouchak thinks high-rank officials, responsible for a decision to form a “human shield” should be involved in the case.
12:15, — Economics
Soon there will be no representatives of the working class left in Belarus, who are so necessary to realization of ambitious plans of the government to increase the GDP. The reason is banal: it’s the outflow of workers to the neighbouring countries where wages are higher.
11:58, — Freedom of speech
The Draft Law on Media threatens the activity of bank websites.
11:34, — society
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a decree under which a number of military units change their stations.
10:48, — Politics
A national white-red-white flag was hung out in honour of Vasil Bykau’s anniversary above Vitsebsk-Polatsk road near Kirauski town on 19 June.
10:39, — Politics
A draft decree on appointing the date for “parliamentary” elections was introduced to Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Head of the Central Election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna said it. According to her, “the coming electoral campaign will be held in a traditional way, no special novelties are expected.”
Mikhail Kavalyou: «Hushed creeping Russian privatisation is to be carried out in Belarus very quickly” 15
10:13, — Economics
How Russian ruble’s strength would affect the economy of Belarus, and how the country could avoid economic takeover? According to the dean of the economy faculty of the Belarusian State University Mikhail Kavalyou, there is one way out, to stimulate influx of Western, Arabic, Chinese capitals to the country at any cost.
8:53, — society
Monument of XIX century architecture – a residential building in Classicism style with eclectic elements in Revalutyonnaya Street, 17 in Minsk, was ruined without a permission of the Ministry of Culture.