Lately the US Congress adopted an “Act on democracy in Belarus”, which envisages allocation of the financial aid to opposition political parties and organizations of Belarus for the good of democratization of our society. How do the ordinary folks perceive that news?
NTV television company isn’t negotiating right now with the official Minsk on reopening NTV bureau in Belarus, RIA “Novosti” was informed on Monday by the head of the department for public relations of NTV Grigory Simanovich.
Minsk city hall officials reported that the building of the National Humanities Lyceum would be shut down for the period of 1,5-2 years. The Lyceum students’ parents don’t lose hope to find money for the construction works, so that their children could start the new academic year in their regular institution.
The Act on foreign relations’ passage by the lower chamber of the US Congress, incorporating key provisions of the Act on democracy in Belarus, reveals the consistency of the US policy towards Belarus, said in an interview to BelaPAN former deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus, Charter’97 civil initiative’s international coordinator Andrei Sannikov.
On July 17 at the customs office in Kuznitsa-Grodno of the Belarusian-Polish border the Belarusian frontier guards put off the train and sent back home Katarzyna Matuszewska, counselor of the Polish Vice-Premier, deputy chairman of the Union of Labor, one of the ruling Polish parties.
Deputy of the “house of representatives”, head of the parliamentary faction “Respublika” Sergei Skrebets deems that the authorities are exerting psychological pressure on him. In such a way he commented on the circulating state media reports on the institution of criminal lawsuit against him, although the case has been pending for a long time and nothing new appeared in it so far.
In compliance with a “union state’s” treaty Belarus is obliged to transform her pipeline system into a joint stock company and set up a joint venture with Russia on its premises. Formally, “Beltransgas” had already been made joint-stock, but the price, which the Belarusian government established for 48% of shares of the newly formed company, turned out unaffordable for “Gasprom”.
The president’s team won the hockey battle against the Interior Ministry’s squad, whose defense was played by the finalist of the Stanley Cup-2003, “Anaheim Mighty Ducks” defender Ruslan Salei, with a 14:8 score. The game was held on July 19 in the Gorky Park hockey palace.
The government of Belarus in its #882 ruling of June 30, 2003 defined the conditions for the formation of the joint gas transportation Belarusian-Russian organization in the form of a joint stock society with participation of “Beltransgas” and “Gasprom”, “Interfax” was told by a source in the national state management bodies.