Polish billionaire decided not to build a power plant in Belarus

Society Polish businessman Jan Kulczyk put the plan to build a coal-fired power plant in Zelva due to funding the project, the agency Bloomberg.

"These large projects have to do with the banks. Because the current atmosphere around Belarus, it would be difficult to finance the project," — so Kulczyk explained his decision to reporters.

The agreement on the construction of power plants of 920 MW and a special power line was signed in August last year in Warsaw.

The investment is estimated at 1.5 billion euros. Polish and Belarusian partners had put on half that amount. Responsible for organizing

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Oil delivered at any price

Society Tanker "Minerva Zoe" completes unloading at the port of Odessa 76.5 thousand tons of oil to Belarus.

Tanker moored in the harbor on Saturday night — the agency Interfax-Ukraine.

The first batch of oil delivered to the Odessa ICC in April. The second tanker arrived at the port of Odessa on June 19, the third — on June 29.

Venezuelan oil that Belarus buys, receives tankers to the port of Odessa, and then deliver it to the Oil Refinery by rail through Ukraine.

According to the agreements Lukashenko i Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Minsk plans to

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Threaten political foot

Society "Young Front" Andrew Tsianiuta threaten criminal case for insulting national symbols and the President of Belarus.

In his notebook on ideology A. Tsianiuta noted that these national symbols are the historic white-red-White Flag and the emblem of "race." As the Press-service of "Young Front"Political foot, which is in the Airborne in the Vitebsk region, said Alexander Lukashenko illegitimate authority.

Colonel Paul Pishchulav guy wrote for this record three extra duties, prosecutors threatened to prevention and criminal liability for defamation of the president and the state symbols of Belarus.

Or are you addicted to alcohol?

Society Great social issue of our time, alcoholism, some called the disease, while others — a bad habit, and others — a powerful psychological dependence. All these definitions are correct. Although in itself alcoholism rarely brings a man to death, many of the experts compares the magnitude of the problems with cancer or tuberculosis.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which were announced in May in Geneva, from the effects of alcohol die every year 2.5 million people, including 320,000 young people aged 15-29 years. It is believed that alcoholism — the eighth leading risk factor for death

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For Lukashenko or Russia?

Society What is the lesser evil — Lukashenko or Russia? Who can use the new situation that has emerged in connection with the information attack the Russian media on the Belarusian authorities? On these topics in the "examination of Freedom" are debating the head of the civil campaign "Our House" Olga Karach and columnist of the newspaper "Nasha Niva" Dmitry Pankovets.

Drakakhrust: Russian information attack on the Belarusian regime continues, after the second series of "The Godfather" on NTV last weekend by Lukashenko thundered major media "Hummingbird" — Channel One, RTR, Russia-24. This situation, according to some, creates a new

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Even today, July 20


Warm …

…and sunny, but not hot. Temperature: 18 — 26 C.

Do not pass:

Concert Dmitry Vaitsyushkevich in a small hall k / h "Minsk" on the occasion of birthday artist. The program includes the best and new songs, the performance of fellow musicians, songs and poetry. Tickets from 25000 to 35000.

Opening of the exhibition of pictorial photography in the great hall of the Museum of Modern Art (Independence Avenue, 47). Beginning at 17.00.


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Finland.

British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

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K.Uoker: Improvement in Belarus took place in spite of the government

Society July 19 was a guest of Radio Liberty, research director of the American human rights organization Freedom House, Christopher Walker. He answered a number of questions about Belarus

Mr. Uoker, according to reports from Freedom House annually Belarus has almost the same and thus extremely low scores. Do you notice any change in this country?

You were right to say that if we talk about the general trend of Belarus — among the worst countries in our recent report, Nations in Transit, as well as in our other studies, including those on freedom of the press and human rights.

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Fluctuations of the ruble to a basket of currencies will remain in the corridor of 2-3%

Society Belarus has all the necessary facilities to fluctuations of the Belarusian ruble to a basket of currencies until the end of the year remained in the hallway + / — 3.2%. This was reported to Alexander Lukashenko chairman of the National Bank Petar Prokopovych, BelTA informs.

According to Piotr Prokopovich, course Belarusian ruble against a basket of currencies remained stable, there was no sharp fluctuations, and the first half of the ruble strengthened against a basket of currencies by 1.1%. According to the forecast of the National Bank until the end of the year the Belarusian ruble will remain

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In Russia expands the powers of intelligence services

Society Russian Federation Council approved a bill that extends the powers of the FSB — Federal Security Service. Intelligence agencies have the right to issue a warning about the inadmissibility of certain actions, administrative liability for failure to obey the lawful demand of the FSB.

The bill has already passed the three hearings in the State Duma of Russia, now, after approval by the upper house of the Federal Assembly he goes to the president for his signature. It should be noted that recently, Dmitry Medvedev said the law was proposed to them. All stages of the discussion of the

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Employers want to see the business of government priorities

Society Belarusian businessmen today suggested the authorities to announce the development of small and medium-sized businesses a top government priority. They recommend that the House of Representatives holds annual hearings on the problems of business and require public review of all bills relating to small and medium-sized businesses. These and other suggestions were made at the conference entrepreneurial community organizations. Chairman of the organizing committee of the association "For Free Development of Enterprise" Victor Gorbachev led to the beginning of the statistics. In 36 villages spread among entrepreneurs 20 and a half thousand questionnaires. Was found that 73% of respondents

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