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No more money to be made on Russian oil
Lukashenka’s website presented in Belarusian
Because of problems with access to a pipeline Belarus cannon recommence export of its oil, interrupted since the beginning of 2007 in connection with the changed conditions and shortage of primary material at Belarusian oil refineries. Russian media have been informed about that by a representative of organs of state administration. According to a well-known economist leaned Zaika, diminishing of oil exports is connected with legalization of deliveries of Russian oil which make re-export not so attractive. “Now every ton is registered by Russia, and export dues are to be paid for it. Russians legalized oil deliveries to Belarus, got rid of “gray” schemes thanks to which people close to the government enriched themselves,” the expert told to the Charter’97 press-center.
Belarusian oil not exported for 6 months
Since today the official internet-portal of Alyaksandr Lukashenka received a Belarusian version. The BelTA has been informed about that by the press-service of the leader of the state.
Minsk powers look for money in Emirates
Belarus cannot continue oil export because of the problems with the access to the pipelines system. The oil export was interrupted in early 2007 as a result of new terms of supply and lack of raw materials at the Belarusian oil recycling plants. The information was given by an official to PRIME-TASS. The official remarked that the Government had urged concern Belneftekhim (Belarusian oil and chemical concern) to resume exports of Belarusian oil in May ensuring absolute implementation of the oil balance of the “union state” of Belarus and Russia for 2007.
Belarus eager to enter European stock market
The delegation of Belarusian officials headed by deputy chairperson of Minsk municipal executive committee Viachaslau Kushner held talks with general director of municipality of Abu Dhabi Juma Mubarak al-Juneibi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Secretary General of CDU demands freedom and democracy for Belarus
As first Deputy Minister of Finance Andrei Kharkavets said, Belarus plans to get credit rates soon and to edit Eurobonds in the autumn, Reuters reports. “Potentially we have the opportunity. And we also have certain offers from banks. We consider the possibility of placing Eurobonds at the international currency markets,” - he said and added that this could take place in autumn.
Artur Finkievich can spend 3 years in prison
The Secretary General of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a deputy of Bundestag Ronald Poffala has made a statement at the opening of a conference “Prospects for Belarus” in Berlin. Belarusian oppositional politicians, Bundestag deputies and experts take part in the conference, Radio Svaboda informs.
Polish Preacher to be deported
The administration of Magiliou special commandant’s office has 10 days to define disciplinary punishment for one of the “Malady Front” leaders Artur Finkevich for the incident which has taken place recently.
Latvia will not extradite a Belarusian
On June 26, the Central district court of Minsk declined the claim of deported Protestant Priest, Polish citizen Jaroslaw Lukasik against the resolution on his deportation, as lawyer Siargey Lukanin told BelaPAN.
Hundreds of Pilgrims Go to Budslau (Photo Report)
Latvia’s Government resolved Tuesday not to extradite Belarusian citizen Yury Brytvich to Belarus. In his homeland Brytvich is accused of purchase, saving and transporting of drugs, but Yury declines the charges and claims the criminal action is fake.
Russian Minister to lecture in Minsk
Today morning several hundreds of Catholics of Belarus and other countries set out on a great pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Budslau, a patron saint of Belarus. Pilgrims from Minsk and other places of our country, from Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, are starting their journey on foot from a Cathedral in Minsk to the little town of Budslau, Myadzel district. Catholic bishop Anthony Dzemyanka gave his blessing to the pilgrims.
Lukashenka pledges refusal of total control
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is to arrive in Belarus on Wednesday evening, after his trip over the Middle East. The Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to Belarus is dated for the 15th anniversary of the diplomatic relations of Russia and Belarus.
Magiliou municipal executive committee: pickets press court powers
“I am ready to give up taking decisions on individual projects, approving most promising tendencies and specific projects. At the same time I must see not a single ruble is wasted,” - Aliaksandar Lukashenka said June 26 at the meeting on the issues of state support for enterprises of the economy’s real sector.
US to impose sanctions against Iran’s “friends”
Pickets for exoneration of former candidate for the Presidential post, political prisoner A.Kazulin were not allowed in Magiliou. Such were the commentaries by Magiliou municipal executive committee: “demands on exoneration of certain categories of citizens are the means of pressure on the state court powers and the municipal powers cannot favor such actions,” as Radio Svaboda reports.
At the session on June 26 the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs passed a wide-ranging bill that would toughen U.S. sanctions on Iran and on companies that invest in the country. It bans any new cooperation in the sphere of nuclear energy with Russia and other countries that cooperate with Iran in nuclear and rocket sphere. The Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2007 was approved by the Committee by 37 votes with 1 vote against. The bill envisages sanctions against oil producing companies cooperating with Iran, Interfax informs.