That which week Eugene Lipkovich "Bombarding" Call ministries and departments responsible for the formation of fuel prices. As the Eugene himself, bureaucrats heartily surprised most of the question — and can not be, so that cheaper petrol in Belarus! Meanwhile, even in adjacent countries where pricing is attracted to the market processes, lowering prices — business as usual. For example, in a day or, despite the monetary crisis in Russia at gasoline stations fell fuel. Says Eugene Lipkovich:
"The position of the Ministry of Economy is completely clear and unambiguous: no, we do not cut the price. But I strongly about many fascinating vyznat actually pricing mechanism. Even imagine for myself could not imagine that "sophisticated" intelligence bureaucrat could come up with, as someone aptly put it, "a lively excise tax." Which is not a constant value, and built up to the end of the year, actually changing every month. Shred excise gasoline that is sold is 60% now. This is a nightmare! As far as I understand, in general, the prices are very tightly tied to inflation. In other words, they are looking like the budget is filled and no reduction is not expected. Will in any case until the last stand. Although it is the duty on oil declined significantly — by 25%. "
According to the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis, the profitability of products, works and services for enterprises "Belneftekhim" concern grew in January-July 2008 from 14% last year to 35% in This year. Twice improved return on sales — from 10% to 20%.
Managing analytical center "Strategy" Leonid Zaikoa convinced that such a situation on a relatively small capacity for consumer Belarusian market could would give a limited amount of gasoline in general … free.
"Generally speaking, if you look, the gasoline inside the country — and it is somewhere 7-8 million tons of refined oil — can be done free of charge. But if it loves its own people. Naturally, free gasoline — it’s not quite true, but if you give 50 liters. on the 1st baby in the family, it could even provoke the birth rate (still is $ 50, and two kids — 100 bucks. Good huh?). After all, if we sell petrol and get more funds than for the purchase of oil, including domestic consumption, why not do it? ..
By the way, I did the calculations the average incomes, wages and gasoline in Europe and here. So here, by European standards, if we take the average wage and the price of gasoline by 1 euro 30 cents per liter, then we should be implemented petrol … for 300-400 rubles. Can you imagine? Pour 30 liters. 10 thousand rubles! It’s easy, and if we wanted to, we could do . "
The same logic holds and blogger Eugene Lipkovich. He himself admits that just has the courage to voice the thoughts of thousands of people who are not yet ready to seek from officials of the simplest — finish to impale people.
Raring next fight against Belarusian bureaucracy Lipkovich adds his experience of confrontation "kefir mafia." Exactly a year earlier in the trading network drastically reduced range of milk and low-fat yogurt, which uses sweet unhealthy diabetic Lipkovich Eugene, disappeared in general. Finding the right product, he began methodically to bring their demands to officials from the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Health, Minsk city executive committee, the House of Representatives, etc. In December 2007, the Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bambiza: in response to the deputy’s appeal Bambiza assured that the Minsk Dairy number 2 immediately begins the creation of "fat-free yogurt."
Make gasoline prices more flexible, much more difficult than to return to the trading network fat. But blogger Eugene Lipkovich continues to beat.
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