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Politics and News from Belarus - Charter'97


Zmitser Khvedaruk: We shall hold a real European March
16:48, 01/06/2007


Opposition politicians, economic experts discuss state benefits, pensions
18:36, 01/06/2007

Opposition politicians and economic experts on Friday met in Minsk to discuss proposals that they could put forward to authorities regarding the system of state benefits and pensions.

Lukashenka continues huge spending on sports
18:17, 01/06/2007

It is necessary to come from the chaotic support to large-scale sports projects. That was declared today by Alyaksandr Lukashenka at his meeting with coaches and sportsmen of the national team of the Republic of Belarus in artistic gymnastics.

Authorities earning money on opposition
18:16, 01/06/2007

The authorities stopped imprisoning opposition in Belarus but started penalty punishment. New penalty policy is much more profitable for the state. The imprisoned have to be taken care of. And in May the penalties of oppositionists replenished the state treasury with 5 thousand dollars. We may say that the opposition helps the state to survive the power resources price hike!

Embassy Statement on Release of Political Prisoners
18:15, 01/06/2007

The Embassy of the United States of America in Belarus welcomes the early release from prison of Yekaterina Sadovskaya, Pavel Severinets, and Nikolay Statkevich. At the same time, we repeat our call upon the Belarusian authorities to release remaining political prisoners Dmitriy Dashkevich, Artur Finkevich, Aleksandr Kozulin, Andrey Klimov, Nikolay Avtukhovich, and Yuriy Leonov.

Negative balance of foreign trade exceeded 1 billion dollars
17:50, 01/06/2007

In January-April 2007 Belarus negative balance of trade in goods amounted to $1,162.5 mln, Statistics and Analysis Ministry informs. In January-April 2006 negative balance was $391 mln.

Jose Manuel Barroso: EU continues to wait for concrete steps on Belarus democratization
17:10, 01/06/2007

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has expressed gratitude to one of the leaders of the democratic forces of Belarus Alyaksandr Milinkevich for support of efforts of the EU in the affair of opening the representation of the European Commission in Belarus.

Donors on strike in Belarus
16:19, 01/06/2007

A mass protest of donors is to start in Mahilyou. Over 100 honorable donors of Belarus expressed their intension to launch a strike of protest against the benefits annulment.

Democrats Visited Orphan Asylums (Photo)
16:16, 01/06/2007

On June 1 in the morning Barysau orphan asylum of regional education department was visited by members of Barysau youth center Volat by the Belarusian Language Society.

Young Front Activists Summoned to KGB Again
15:12, 01/06/2007

Young Front activist Nasta Azarka from Nyasvizh and Paval Krasouski from Zhodizna were summoned to Minsk regional prosecutors office yesterday. Young activists were interrogated in the framework of the criminal case opened on the fact of participation of underage Ivan Shyla in the Young Front organization.

Belarusian Federation of Trade Unions accused of forgery
14:50, 01/06/2007

Trying to protect its own government from losing trade preferences caused by violation of trade unions rights in Belarus the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) resorts to various tricks, including, as site reports subject to the claim of the International Trade Union Association of Metal Workers,copying of signatures under the appeal of a group of working people to the European Commission.

Belarus Called to Europe
13:26, 01/06/2007

In August a concert-festival Be 2gether is to take place in a several meters from the Belarusian border on the territory of Lithuania near Norviliskes Castle. As said by Deutsche Welle, organizers of the event, including Foreign Ministry of Lithuania, do not conceal that that appeal is addressed primarily to the Belarusians.

To Europe regardless party status
12:26, 01/06/2007, Artur Tsurbakou,

The Congress of the Democratic forces has demonstrated that two visions of democratization strategy for Belarus exist in oppositional movement. Some actions of opponents of the strategy adopted by the Congress verged on provocation, but let us leave it lying on these peoples conscience. I have got acquainted with different analysis of the forum. But one, very important uniting factor has stayed in shade. I think it is only for the time being.

PACE Head Supported Belarusian Democrats
10:23, 01/06/2007

The chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rene van der Linden has expressed his support to Belarusian oppositional forces in a letter addressed to the leader of the United Civil party of Belarus Anatol Lyabedzka. My position in support of the democratic reforms has always included support of the democratic forces as a vital element of political pluralism, the head of the PACE wrote.

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 Marchs Eve • 17:56, 24/09/2007
Festival in Lutsk: Belarusians having right to freedom (Photo) • 11:48, 24/09/2007
Natallia Pyatkevichs 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

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