Small business activists discuss relations with government

Small business activists held a conference in Minsk on Monday to discuss the sector's relations with the government, BelaPAN reports.

Entrepreneurs should achieve common ends together, Viktar Harbachow, chairman of an unregistered organization called For the Free Development of Enterprise, said at the conference.

He welcomed the group's cooperation with the Minsk Capital Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers and the Kunyawski Belarusian Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, as well as with a number of regional-level organizations.

"We invite these organizations to our events and they invite us to theirs where we see what level we should grow to," Mr. Harbachow said. "We need experts, lawyers, economists who, apart from complaints about the current situation, would come up with some specific proposals."