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Lukashenko mentioned referendum again
16:03, 01/08/2003, Interfax


Center of youth initiatives "Kontur" goes shut
13:18, 01/08/2003

On July 31 the Vitebsk regional court decided to liquidate the public association “Center of youth initiatives “Kontur”. The association became well known in the course of mobilization campaign at the presidential elections 2001.

Michael Kozak: Belarus sold weapons to Iraq
12:50, 01/08/2003

USA keeps on getting new testimonies of the weapon-trade between Belarus and Saddam Hussein’s regime. The American ambassador Michael Kozak declared that in exclusive interview for BelaPAN, timed to coincide with the termination of his being the head of American diplomatic mission in Minsk. According to the ambassador, American specialists in Iraq accessed to certain “files and documents”. So, we don’t need to resort to special services in order to expose the truth.

"Live corridor" of Lyceum defenders
10:50, 01/08/2003

On July 31 at 8.30 the group of Lyceum students and their parents, just like a day before, came to the building of city educational administration of Minsk executive committee. About 50 persons raised the banners with the following slogans: ‘ The only Belarusian Lyceum is being liquidated’, “Belarusian future to the Belarusian Lyceum”, “Let us study” and other. They created the “live corridor” to see the officials who hamper the Lyceum’s functioning.

The Court placed a full stop in the case of "Novaja Gazeta Smorgoni" founder
10:49, 01/08/2003, Press center of BAJ

The Supreme Economic Court declined the complaint of “Novaja Gazeta Smorgoni” founder Romuald Ulan having recognized his deprivation of the right to run entrepreneur’s activity legal. It was his fourth attempt to appeal against the Grodno regional economic court’s decision.

OSCE for the freedom of speech in Belarus
10:48, 01/08/2003

Organization on security and cooperation in Europe has criticized again Belarusian authorities for limiting freedom of speech. On Thursday the OSCE representative Freimut Duve stated that the halting of “Belorusskaja Delovaja Gazeta” and expulse from the country of the NTV correspondent became new examples of persecution of independent mass media by the official Minsk.

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
Russian gas more expensive
10:53, 01/08/2003


Ukraine is not interested in Russian-Belarusian currency
11:45, 01/08/2003, Prime-Tass

Ukraine doesn’t express any curiosity as for the ruble transforming into the united Russian-Belarusian currency. The president of the National Bank of Ukraine Sergey Tigipko stated at the press conference. “I think that every country has the right to take independent decisions concerning currency unions. To my mind, I don’t want hurt Belarus and Russia; Ukraine has another guiding line – European Union. We should direct our attention to integrating into the European structures as soon as possible. Sorry for saying that, but today we should find our bearings in euro and not in ruble.» underscored he.

The return of DOSAAF
11:23, 01/08/2003

On July 30 Alexander Lukashenko edited the decree#336 “Issues of the Belarusian defense sport-technical association” In accordance with the document BelDSTA is transformed to the republican state-public association“ Voluntary association of the assistance to army, aviation and fleet of the Republic of Belarus (DOSAAF). This organization was called namely like this in the USSR. Its main tasks are “preparation of the population for the defense of the republic, training of the specialists for the Armed Forces, other forces and military troops of Belarus, development of aviation, technical and military relating sports as well as patriotic youth’s bringing up.”

Foodstuffs to be removed from markets, aren’t they • 18:28, 30/07/2007
Students to be taught to love their home country • 16:14, 25/07/2007
«Basowiszcza-2007» • 14:00, 19/07/2007
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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