According to the European Commission, annual losses of Belarus caused by its expulsion from the General System of preferences of the European Union will make about 12 million euro. The representative of Eurocommission has declared in particular: «We have received various information on the prospective losses. Even the sum of 300 million euro was mentioned. According to our data, annual losses of Belarus will make about 12 million euro, i.e. about
0,4 % of the total Belarusian export to the European Union.
Aliaksandr Halieu, lawyer of political prisoner Zmiter Dashkevich has known that new criminal case against his client was brought as long ago as 14 August. Aliaksandr Halieu says that he phoned interrogator and he assured Aleksandr that no case was brought.
An opposition activist in Rechytsa, Homyel region, has been jailed for six days by a district judge’s decision viewed as a move to isolate him for the period of a national end-of-harvest festival, Dazhynki 2007, hosted by the city on September 21 and 22.
A judge of Minsk’s Leninski District Court ruled on September 21 that the obscenities case against Alyaksandra Klimovich, a member of the youth wing of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), should be revised.
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) René van der Linden declared that Europe is ready “to start up a dialog with the Belarusian authorities again”. “But the process is impossible to begin without the concrete positive steps taken by Belarusian side, and particularly without the discharge of those people who considered to be political prisoners”, - President of PACE stressed.