FAZ: Belarus on the brink

Society On the economic situation in Belarus says Michael Ludwig in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

According to the author. Belarusian economy is on the brink of the abyss and the last dictator of Europe urgently needed loans in foreign currency, which he did not receive any from the West, nor — in the required amount — from Russia. This leads to problems on all fronts — "with himself, with the political opposition, with its own population but also with its neighbors, both in the West and in the East."

After the presidential elections held last year in December, and

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The authorities have started talking about reducing the volume of social housing

Society Belarus needs to shift from administrative to market mechanisms of acquisition of housing. This opinion BelTA Chairman of the Standing Committee of the House of Representatives on housing policy, construction, trade and privatization Galina Polyanskaya.

The deputy drew attention to the fact in Belarus housing "basically comes with support for the state." However, it is time to seriously analyze exactly who receives this support, whether it is provided only to those who actually needs help, and that is what stated in his message the President. "In the view of state support for housing construction is necessary to establish

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Shushkevich: If it were not for Bonner, Sakharov then college in Belarus would not be

Society In Boston, died Andrei Sakharov's widow Yelena Bonner. She was 88 years old. Farewell will be held in the United States. According to the precepts of Elena Bonner, a box containing her ashes buried at the cemetery in Moscow Vastrakovskih near the graves of her husband, mother and father. That mention Elena Bonner in Belarus?

The former chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich was familiar with Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner. He says Bonner was his great prestige humanity and respect for democracy and human rights.

Stanislav Shushkevich

"I miss this. This woman was

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The leader of the Belarusian Irkutsk complains about the lack of help from the homeland

Society The Belarusian government has not allocated a penny on the activities of the Irkutsk Belarusian culture of Jan Cherskogo in the 15 years of the organization — said the chairman of Oleg Rudakov, who arrived in Mogilev on a private visit.

"Consular offices are busy promoting Belarusian goods," — he said.

According to Rudakov, head of the office, he offered the Belarusian Embassy in Krasnoyarsk Gregory Zubkevich develop relationships on cultural exchange between Irkutsk diaspora groups and teams from Belarus. "Zubkevich said it was impossible, because that Belarus — a poor country, there is no money, no opportunities, "-

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Freedom House: Freedom of Expression Belarus — between Cuba and Burma

Society In the current report on the state of freedom of speech in the world of American human rights organization "Freedom House" Belarus is at 190th place between Cuba (189), and Burma, which, together with Eritrea, Libya and Vzbekistanam shares the 191st place.

In total, the ranking of freedom of expression over the past year -196 countries. At the 195-m site is Turkmenistan, and the list closes North Korea. Belarus, according to human rights activists of «Freedom House» was at 190th place — on the last steps of the rankings.

Andrew Bastunets

Deputy Chairman of the non-governmental journalistic organization

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German MP Shtreser took patronage over Otroshchenkov

Society The deputy of the German Bundestag Christoph Shtreser, coordinator of the Working Group on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the Social Democratic parliamentary group in the German parliament declared the patronage of the political prisoner Alyaksandr Atroshchankau.

Company, "Patronage of the political prisoners' rights organization initiated Libereco, whose headquarters are located in Bonn. The campaign aims to Libereco — that every political prisoner in Belarus and his family have received moral and political support from the German parliament.

Christoph Shtreser

As stressed in a statement the German Social-Democrat Christoph Shtreser, he had "a deep respect for the Otroshchenkov

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IMF: Belarus spends on government subsidies of about 14% of GDP

Society Belarus spends on government subsidies of about 14% of GDP. This is stated in the report on selected issues of the Belarusian economy, prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation, BelaPAN.

Belarus government allocates funds for grants to extremely high volume, while having scope for reductions while protecting the poor and low-income families.

By specifying its findings, the IMF notes that the subsidies are granted in the form of direct transfertav (families with children, special groups and in the form of grants) or indirect transfertav when the price of

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Ukrainian musicians sing for Belarus

In Ukraine, the company begins campaign "Ukrainian music for Belarus"Within the framework of which the Ukrainian musicians sing songs on whiteRussian language on the subject of the protest.

The initiator of the campaign was NGO Centre for Regional Development "Cooperation without Borders". Belarusians sang for the first group of "Violet" from Luck. According to the leader of the "Violet" by Sergei Martyniuk idea to sing a song on the Belarusian language appeared in the group for a long time.

Martynuk: "It Belarusian-song" The place of suffering "authorship It Mauser, vocalist of the famous Belarusian alternative group" MAUZER ", who gave

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Goats and Gurbanguly

Society What can explain the gross abuse of Alexander Lukashenko to the President of the European Commission and the President of Ukraine? What are the international implications will be closing down of newspapers "Narodnaya Volya" and "Nasha Niva"? How difficult the conditions put forward by Russia for the issue of Belarus rescue loans?

On these topics in the "Prague accent" political scientists argue: from Minsk — Andrey Fedorov, from Moscow — Kirill Koktysh from Warsaw — Anna Dyner.

Drakakhrust"Barroso and other goats" — these words from the mouth of the President of Belarus this week. And got vkrainskumu

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Died writer Valentin Kovtun

Society April 30 in Pinsk on 66-year life has gone to another world famous Belarusian writer Valentin Kovtun — the press service of the Belarusian Union of Writers.

Valentine Kovtun (born Valentina Novik), was born April 6, 1946 in the village of Demyahi Rechitskoye Gomel region in the teacher's family. In 1963, Molotkovichskogo graduated from high school, she worked in piyanervazhatay Parshavitskay (now Byarozavitskay) secondary school in Pinsk district. In 1964 entered the Faculty of the Lviv State University, and a 4-year transferred to the Belarusian State University (graduated in 1969). She worked as a teacher of language and

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