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Topic: Society

4.03.2015

Imported goods to disappear from shops  ? 54

13:56, Society

Imported goods to disappear from shops

The foreign trade turnover of Belarus has collapsed sharply.

Hrydzin spent in police for an hour and a half 3

13:07, Society

Hrydzin spent in police for an hour and a half

A journalist was released from Zavadski police department after checking his documents and images on camera.

Photojournalist Uladzimir Hrydzin detained in Minsk 1

11:54, Society

Photojournalist Uladzimir Hrydzin detained in Minsk

The journalist was detained at the trial against Dzianis Zamiatalin.

Customs Committee limited import of goods for personal use  ?

11:40, Society

Customs Committee limited import of goods for personal use

Limits affected household appliances, laptops, tires.

Market traders in Rechytsa go on strike 10

9:40, Society

Market traders in Rechytsa go on strike

Most stalls at the town's biggest markets Central and Slavianski were closed.

3.03.2015

FIDH: The situation in Belarus has deteriorated 2

17:31, Society

FIDH: The situation in Belarus has deteriorated

The human rights situation in Belarus continues to be characterized by serious, widespread and systematic violations.

Self-employed businesswoman summoned to KGB after meeting with Sevyarynets 5

14:12, Society

Self-employed businesswoman summoned to KGB after meeting with Sevyarynets

A dweller of Vaukavysk Volha Kavalchuk received a phone call and was summoned to the KGB.

Self-employed entrepreneurs to be allowed selling goods without documents, but taxes will be raised 50

13:32, Society

Self-employed entrepreneurs to be allowed selling goods without documents, but taxes will be raised

Self-employed entrepreneurs in Belarus are to receive a right to sell goods without accompanying documents confirming their origin, but at the same time taxes are to be increased.

Leu Marhollin: Delay is way to avoid protests of market traders 5

13:20, Society

Leu Marhollin: Delay is way to avoid protests of market traders

The United Civil Party condemns the crackdown on market traders and the elimination of small business.

Businessman Aliaksandr Makayeu fined 9 million rubles

12:14, Society

Businessman Aliaksandr Makayeu fined 9 million rubles

The court of Minsk's Tsentralny district found Aliaksandr Makayeu guilty of violating the order of organising and holding mass events.

Journalist with camera banned from entering district executive committee in Hlybokaye 11

9:21, Society

Journalist with camera banned from entering district executive committee in Hlybokaye

A police officer told him entering the building with a professional camera was forbidden.

2.03.2015

Homel market sellers held spontaneous strike

16:32, Society

Homel market sellers held spontaneous strike

On March 1 a work stoppage of hundreds of entrepreneurs from largest markets of Homel region took place.

Foreign-made medicines to disappear from pharmacies  ? 70

15:38, Society

Foreign-made medicines to disappear from pharmacies

Analytical laboratories deny analysis of their drugs to foreign pharmaceutical companies.

Minsk market traders don't work photos

14:58, Society

Minsk market traders don't work

Most market sellers closed their stalls on Sunday.

Market traders do not believe authorities: biggest markets in Brest closed photos

13:53, Society

Market traders do not believe authorities: biggest markets in Brest closed

Three biggest consumer markets in the town of Brest were closed.

Entrepreneurs protest leader detained in Minsk 7

13:50, Society

Entrepreneurs protest leader detained in Minsk

At about 11.30 this morning, businessman Ales Makayeu received a phone call from an unknown person who tried to find out where he lived, according to his wife Yuliya Stsiapanava.

In Sklou Mahileu policemen preparing for mass protests

12:43, Society

In Sklou Mahileu policemen preparing for mass protests

Mahileu policemen are sent for trainings to Shklou where they work on possible protest suppressions.

First day of Decree No. 222: entrepreneurs ready to take square  ? 81

8:19, Society

First day of Decree No. 222: entrepreneurs ready to take square

Entrepreneurs discuss strategy for further actions.

28.02.2015

About 100 football fans detained in Minsk 8

14:35, Society

About 100 football fans detained in Minsk

Fans were going to play a friendly match, but got detained by police.

Gomselmash plant works three days a week  ? 18

9:15, Society

Gomselmash plant works three days a week

The plant has worked from Tuesday till Thursday this week.

27.02.2015

Market traders in Brest receive solidarity leaflets photos 9

15:28, Society

Market traders in Brest receive solidarity leaflets

Leaflets calling on market traders to stand up for their rights were distributed in Brest.

Journalist held at police station 4 hours for photographing Academy of Science 26

12:47, Society

Journalist held at police station 4 hours for photographing Academy of Science

A journalist of Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi, Dzmitry Lasko, was held at a police station for four hours.

Reservist: In training camp we were forced to watch Russian and LPR TV 37

12:26, Society

Reservist: In training camp we were forced to watch Russian and LPR TV

In the end of 2014 in military training camp reservists were told about "Nazis in Ukraine" and "NATO's provocations".

26.02.2015

Taxmen of Vitsebsk announced hunt for small businessmen 24

16:28, Society

Taxmen of Vitsebsk announced hunt for small businessmen

Every single day small businessmen from markets of the city fall a pray to tax inspection, the Economic crime department or the Committee of Standardization.

Reader: If it were not for Charter97, I would be still waiting for maternity benefit 4

15:50, Society

Reader: If it were not for Charter97, I would be still waiting for maternity benefit

The maternity benefit was paid to a worker of Strommashina joint stock company after her letter was published by the website.

Officials to pay only one third of the sum for rental housing

12:31, Society

Officials to pay only one third of the sum for rental housing

Lukashenka's Administration approved 70% discount for state officials on rental housing.

Brest market traders: We stop working from March 1  ? 36

8:29, Society

Brest market traders: We stop working from March 1

Market traders don't see opportunities for working under new conditions.

American journalist denied to Belarus  ? 1

7:52, Society

American journalist denied to Belarus

The Wall Street Journal Europe journalist David Crawford was denied a Belarusian visa.

25.02.2015

Russian flags handed out in central Minsk (Photo) photos 35

17:21, Society

Russian flags handed out in central Minsk (Photo)

Young people made an attempt to hand out Russian and official Belarusian flags on the crossing of Independence Avenue and Surhanau Street.

Rymasheuski: Blocking anonymisers is another result of Lukashenka's dialogue with West 2

16:51, Society

Rymasheuski: Blocking anonymisers is another result of Lukashenka's dialogue with West

Concessions by the EU gives the Belarusian authorities a free hand for further repressions.

Gomselmash workers forced to take leaves 37

8:44, Society

Gomselmash workers forced to take leaves

The plant is in a critical state.

24.02.2015

Salaries in Belarus dropped by one third in dollar terms 19

14:31, Society

Salaries in Belarus dropped by one third in dollar terms

The average nominal wages of employees in Belarus paid in January 2015 was Br6,023,2 thousand.





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