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Yaugen Afnagel: We ought to demonstrate the will of Belarus to join the European Union
«Honest» journalists and «pure» internet on the agenda
On of the European March applicants, member of the public campaign “Jeans for Freedom!” Yaugen Afnagel dwelt on the targets of the action which is to be held in Minsk 14 October.”Our target is to provide maximum participation of people in the European March. The European values are extremely relevant nowadays both for the youth and for the adult population”, the activist declared in his interview with the Radio Svaboda.
Tax officials meet with Zhdanovichy protestors
The today’s priorities of education are ideological and social upbringing .That was declared by the chairman of the educational committee of the Minsk city executive committee Uladzimir Scherba who spoke at the pedagogical forum of the employees of educational organizations in the great hall of the Palace of Republic 22 August. Scherba particularly stressed the” problem of “dirty” internet “which is accessible to schoolchildren and students who get information there including the anti-state information”.
Gas is likely to be paid in «militarized» cash
Senior officials of the tax ministry on Tuesday received around 40 market vendors operating at Minsk`s Zhdanovichy retail market.
European Flags in Pobediteley Avenue (Photo)
The money received from selling weapons is likely to be used by Minsk for setting off the gas debts.
Belarus paid for gas 1 day ahead of schedule
21 August at around 8 p.m. 40 activists of the public campaign ”Jeans for Freedom’!” came to Pobediteley Avenue (former Masherov Avenue)in Minsk. The youth activists flew the flags of the European Union and marched to the Moskva cinema. There the street banner running “Our Time has Come! European March - 14 October 2007” was installed.
Minsk ready to give in
Belarus made a complete settlement for the Russian gas delivered in July, the Belatransgaz representative reported through the ITAR-TASS. As stipulated by the contract concluded by the Beltransgaz and Gazprom the gas price for Belarus is to be USD 100 for one thousand cubic meters, i.e. two times last year price.
Minsk is planning to increase state subsidies to deliverers of the Russian oil to Belarus by railway. The Belarusian government considers that this will help to increase oil deliveries to the national oil refineries which have been almost idling of late.