Anatol Shumchanka

Stallholders gather outside tax ministry's office to demand abolition of new rules

Some 300 people gathered outside the tax ministry's office in Minsk on Monday to deliver non-food stallholders' petitions demanding the abolition of new rules introduced by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Edict No. 222.

Market vendors demand talks with Lukashenka

Market vendors demanded on Monday talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss his presidential edict that paralyzed their business at the start of this year.

Market vendors set to demonstrate against tough new rules

Perspektyva has applied to the Minsk City Executive Committee for permission to stage a demonstration on February 15 in protest against tough new rules for market vendors, Anatol Shumchanka, leader of the small business association...

Some 1,500 market vendors gather in Minsk to discuss tough new rules

Entrepreneurs renting stalls at markets and shopping centers in more than 20 cities traveled to the Belarusian capital for the forum, which had been organized by a small business association called Perspektyva.

Eurasian Economic Commission invites representatives of Perspektyva small business association to discussion on certification rules

  Representatives of the Perspektyva small business association have been invited to attend a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission scheduled to be held in Moscow on August 2.

Small business activist Shumchanka serves out jail term

  Small business activist Anatol Shumchanka was released from a detention center on Tuesday after serving out a five-day jail sentence.

Shumchanka was jailed on charge of organizing unsanctioned gathering, wife says

  Anatol Shumchanka was jailed on Thursday on a charge of organizing an unsanctioned gathering, the wife of the leader of a small business association called Perspektyva told BelaPAN with reference to police officers.

Associates demand release of arrested Shumchanka

  Activists of a small business association called Perspektyva have demanded the immediate release of their leader, Anatol Shumchanka, who was arrested by police on Thursday afternoon.

Three arrested journalists released, Shumchanka remaining in custody

  The three journalists who were arrested by police in Minsk on Thursday have been released, while Anatol Shumchanka, leader of a small business association called Perspektyva, remains in custody.

Market vendors call for Belarus` exit from Customs Union

Delegates to a June 24 conference of small and medium-sized business owners voted for launching a campaign for Belarus` exit from the Customs Union...

Economy ministry indicates that there are no plans to lift employment restrictions on sole entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Economy has made it clear that the authorities have no plans to lift a ban on the employment of people other than family members for small business...

Small business association concerned about uncertainty over Customs Union

The Perspektyva small business association has written to the Presidential Administration, expressing concerns over the recent launch of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, leader Anatol Shumchanka told B

Minsk regional government lifts ban on beer sales at public transport stops

The Minsk Regional Executive Committee has lifted its ban on retail sales of beer and other beverages with a low alcohol content at public transport stops.

Car sellers at Zhdanovichy car market stage spontaneous protest

The rally lasted several hours and ended in the afternoon after representatives of the administration had conceded the protesters’ demand that the fee...

Over 200 sole entrepreneurs to gather in Minsk next week to discuss restrictions on beer sales, assistance to producers in selling stocks

More than 200 sole entrepreneurs from across Belarus will gather in Minsk on September 21 to discuss restrictions on retail sales of beer, the possibility of assisting domestic producers in selling out their stocks and contribution to the government's efforts to tackle the

Small business association urges Lukashenka to allow kiosks to sell Belarusian beer

The Perspektyva small business association has urged Alyaksandr Lukashenka to lift a ban on beer sales at retail kiosks, saying that it would help many domestic breweries trim their inventories.

Small business leader Shumchanka accepts proposal to run for President in 2011

  Anatol Shumchanka, chairman of the Perspektyva business association, said that he did not mind his running in Belarus’ presidential election in 2011 while speaking at the association’s conference in Minsk on Monday.

Small business association petitions authorities over plans to remove bus stop kiosks in Minsk

The Perspektyva small business association has petitioned a number of governmental agencies over the Minsk city authorities’ plans to remove all retail kiosks from bus stops, BelaPAN reports.