Lukashenka firm on tough new rules for market vendors

The government should ignore market vendors' resentment and move ahead with plans to secure an even playing field for all retailers in Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told Trade Minister Uladzimir Kaltovich on Tuesday.

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...

Market vendors in Brest give authorities ultimatum

Market vendors in Brest will reopen their stalls only after Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s edict that bans the sale of goods without accompanying documents is abolished, stallholder Larysa Bytsko told BelaPAN after a meeting between a group of vendors and a loca

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.

Business association leader accuses authorities of ignoring market vendors' problems

The leader of a small business association accused the government of reluctance to take any steps to meet market vendors' halfway.