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News Belarus » Social: Belarus to take part in projects to build social objects in Russia's Pskov Oblast

News channel or source: http://eng.belta.by/economics/view/belarus-to-take-part-in-projects-to-build-social-objects-in-russias-pskov-oblast-109525-2018/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

MOSCOW, 21 February (BelTA) – Belarus will take part in the projects to build social objects in Pskov Oblast of Russia, the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia told BelTA following the meeting between Belarus' Architecture and Construction ...

News Belarus » Social: Belarusian builders to take part in construction of social facilities in Pskov region

News channel or source: https://www.tvr.by/eng/news/ekonomika/belorusskie_stroiteli_primut_uchastie_v_vozvedenii_sotsialnykh_obektov_pskovskoy_oblasti/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Belarus is ready to supply trucks, communal and road-building machinery, furniture to the region. Last year Belarusian builders constructed a school in Pskov.

News Belarus » Social: Belarus: Still at War with Press and “Parasites”

News channel or source: http://lobelog.com/belarus-still-at-war-with-press-and-parasites/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Belarus is the only member, aside from Russia ... was banned the day before his new decree against so-called “social parasites.” Thus the real reason for the legislation has nothing to do with “endangering national security.”

News Belarus » Social: Life:) Belarus upgrades Shake tariff line with unlimited calls

News channel or source: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/life-belarus-upgrades-shake-tariff-line-with-unlimited-calls--1233023
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Mobile operator Life:) Belarus has re-freshed its Shake tariff line ... The lowest Shake 1 tariff contains unlimited calls to Belarusian networks, unlimited internet using social networks and messengers, as well as a 5 GB data traffic for BYN 7.90 monthly ...

News Belarus » Social: Dzianis Kazakevich: Such Techniques Will Not Work In Belarus

News channel or source: https://charter97.org/en/news/2018/2/19/280123/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Further, rigid (self) censorship and total control of social networks will follow ... The censorship of the Internet in Belarus is reinforced by the influence of the Kremlin propaganda. As a result, Belarus can turn into a Russian province.

News Belarus » Social: Latvian support, 2018 local elections, new media policy, China-friendly tourism – Belarus state press digest

News channel or source: https://belarusdigest.com/story/latvian-support-2018-local-elections-new-media-policy-china-friendly-tourism-belarus-state-press-digest/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

However, local councils in Belarus remain little more than voluntary social work and attract little competition. This and more in the latest Belarus state press digest. Lukashenka thanks Latvia for advocating the lifting of sanctions and its attitude ...

News Belarus » Social: Amnesty International Says Trump Setting ‘Dangerous Precedent’

News channel or source: https://www.rferl.org/a/amnesty-international-trump-other-leaders-setting-dangerous-precedent-abandoning-human-rights/29055935.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

It also notes that the government in Minsk continued to refuse to cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus. The country continues ... impact on local residents’ economic and social rights. The report says Iranian authorities ...

News Belarus » Social: Protests in Belarus against so-called ‘social parasites’ tax on the long term unemployed

News channel or source: http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/protests-in-belarus-against-socalled-social-parasites-tax-on-the-long-term-unemployed/news-story/0494abba9c316ce5cc33af998a1f772e
Publication date: onday 27 March 2017

A EUROPEAN nation has hit upon a novel idea to reduce poverty — fine people for being poor. Belarus, which lies between Russia and Poland and was formerly part of the Soviet Union, plans to introduce a “social parasites” tax on the unemployed.

News Belarus » Social: The protest of Belarus' 'social parasites'

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/03/protest-belarus-social-parasites-170329125858783.html
Publication date: Wednesday 29 March 2017

After enjoying a rapprochement with the European Union over the past three years, Belarus - a country with a fluctuating political and human rights record - diverted from this path and returned to its habit of brutal crackdowns on protests. Since late 2014 ...

News Belarus » Social: Belarus suspends 'social parasite' tax

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39221147
Publication date: Wednesday 08 March 2017

Belarus's president has suspended the collection of a tax on people not in full-time employment - the so-called decree "against social parasites". Alexander Lukashenko said those who worked fewer than 183 days per year would not be liable in 2017 - but ...