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"BDG" Gets Second Consecutive Reprimand
11:57, 02/05/2003


New Law on Media to Be Passed in Fall
15:52, 02/05/2003

According to the Minister of information Mikhail Podgainy, the schedule of the future exhibition “Media in Belarus” includes round table on “Legislation problems in media”, during which they will listen to all proposals concerning the law on media.

IMF Denounces Belarus’ Anti-Trade Union Policy
15:50, 02/05/2003

The heads of the regional committees of the International Federation of metal-workers of CIS and Baltic states at their April 29-30 session in Moscow condemned the Belarusian authorities’ treatment of the two leading industrial trade unions, which are members of IMF.

BELTA Headed by Lukashenko’s Former Press-Secretary
15:49, 02/05/2003

On May 2 Alexander Lukashenko appointed Dmitry Zhouk director general of the “Belarusian telegraph agency” BELTA, BelaPAN was told in the presidential press-service, which Dmitry Zhouk was the head of prior to his new appointment. BELTA director general’s post remained vacant for over a month. From December 6, 2002 until March 25, 2003 the agency was chaired by the former head of one of the departments of the presidential security service Oleg Proleskovsky.

Triumphant Combine Operator in 2002 Sentenced to 3 Years of Jail
15:48, 02/05/2003

Minsk regional court left in force the verdict of the Pukhovichi court, under which Kletsk combiners Bondarev and Pilnevich were found guilty of falsification of last year’s harvesting results. That means that Pilnevich can get arrested at any moment and be sent to jail for three years.

George Krol Appointed New US Ambassador in Belarus
12:32, 02/05/2003

US president George Bush appointed George Krol the new US ambassador in Belarus, reports AP with a reference to the White House officials. Mr.Krol used to be US charge d’affaires in Russia. He also occupied various posts in the US embassies in Minsk and Kiev. Before he takes over his post, his candidacy must be approved by the Senate.

Helpless Free Trade Unions
12:04, 02/05/2003

The company’s administration denied the branch of the Free trade union of Belarus at “Orshateploseti” to receive legal address over alleged organization’s violation of the company’s statute. This stripped the trade union of its right to get registered with the town authorities, which is required for legal operation. Orsha town prosecutor Hmaruk, whom the trade unionists addressed over the matter, recognized the measures of the company’s director as legitimate. reports that the legal address’ provision is an economic agreement, which means that procuracy has no right to force the director to sign it.

Fired for Politics
12:03, 02/05/2003

On April 30 the employer dismissed from job for his part in the local elections representative of the “Vesna” human rights center in Novopolotsk Zmitser Soloviev.

Belarusian Ambassador’s Ascendance
12:02, 02/05/2003, Roman Yakovslevsky, BDG

On Friday the ex-Minister of foreign affairs of Belarus Mikhail Khvostov received news that he may fly to Washington, where he will work as Belarus’ ambassador in USA. It took the new appointee more than a month to get entry visa to USA. Apparently, he will show up in the States in early May.

Andrei Sannikov: Energy cooperation of Belarus with Europe broken down due to repressions against opposition • 14:59, 25/09/2007
President of PACE: «Dialog with Belarus is impossible without discharge of political prisoners» • 12:32, 25/09/2007
Authorities responsible for arrests on European March’s Eve • 17:56, 24/09/2007
Festival in Lutsk: Belarusians having right to freedom (Photo) • 11:48, 24/09/2007
Natallia Pyatkevich‘s reply to opposition? • 18:11, 21/09/2007
Aliaksandr Milinkevich invited European Leaders to the European March • 15:35, 21/09/2007
First steps must be taken by Belarusian authorities • 12:09, 21/09/2007
Official Minsk against Nuclear Weapons • 19:08, 20/09/2007
Georgia supporting Belarus in its “battle” with Russia • 13:58, 20/09/2007
Well-known public figures of Belarus insisting on dialogue • 19:15, 19/09/2007
Week’s Figures: Statistical Dust
11:59, 02/05/2003, Sergei Zhbanov, Belorusskaya Gazeta, photo by IREX/Promedia


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Radioactive brick detained on the border • 17:37, 18/07/2007
Poland to join Schengen zone on January 1, 2008 • 16:59, 11/07/2007
Goods confiscated from entrepreneurs • 12:34, 04/07/2007
Sanitary authorities in Minsk suggest removing retail kiosks • 16:31, 19/06/2007
British embassy announces a change in visa application process • 15:38, 19/06/2007
Kidnapped Belarusian woman freed in Nigeria • 13:40, 17/05/2007
Belarusian entry makes Eurovision final • 15:29, 11/05/2007

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