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2011-04-28 02:55:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine considers the official Minsk and Belarusian President Lukashenko's recent approach in relations with the European Union and other members of the international community inconsistent with international communication norms. A statement has been released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) in response to Lukashenko's address to the European and Ukrainian leadership. In the statement, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry...

2008-09-28 21:00:18

MINSK. Sept 28 (Interfax-West) - The Belarusian parliament needs a constructive opposition, "not its current leaders," Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said. "A real, constructive opposition is always welcome. We'll come to this sooner or later. But what I mean is not the opposition fed and funded fully from outside," Lukashenko told the press on Sunday after he cast his ballot in the parliamentary polls. Belarus "needs an opposition that lives at the expense of its political...

2008-09-11 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 10 September. Media coverage of the ongoing parliamentary campaign in Belarus is nearly as poor as of the previous one, Alyaksandr Antsipenka, the head of the media monitoring group of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, said at a news conference in Minsk on Tuesday [9 September]. There are a few minor differences, Antsipenka noted. "Firstly, in [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's words, the state...

2008-09-09 12:00:27

Excerpt from report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 9 September: Russia's Severstal Steel Works wants to build a new steelworks in Belarus, the press office of the Belarusian Council of Ministers has said with reference to Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski. Following his meeting with a delegation of Russia's Vologda Region, Sidorski said the Belarusian government plans to invite bids for the construction project worth more than 2bn dollars. The project...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

Excerpt from report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Minsk, 1 September: The Belarusian government finds it advisable to invite the Russian company Transneft to participate in the privatization of its state oil transporting companies, the Druzhba Navapolatsk oil transport national unitary company and the Homeltransnafta Druzhba national unitary company, whose shares are to be sold in 2009, a source from the government has told the Interfax-West news agency. He said that the Belarusian...

2008-08-11 12:01:05

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 11 August: China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Group has expressed its intention to participate in the construction of Belarus's first-ever nuclear power plant, Belarusian Deputy Energy Minster Mikhail Mikhadzyuk told reporters in Minsk on Monday [11 August]. "China has 20 years of experience in the construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants, and that is why we will consider this proposal of the...

2008-06-24 15:02:39

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 24 June. The House of Representatives [lower house of parliament] on 24 June voted 96 to two to pass the second, final, reading of a new version of Belarus' Media Law, which has been slammed by journalists and opposition politicians as restricting the constitutional right to disseminate and receive information. Yury Kulakowski, chairman of the standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations and the...

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