sole entrepreneurs

Market vendors make last-minute plea to Lukashenka

Delegates to a June 30 conference of sole entrepreneurs in Minsk urged Alyaksandr Lukashenka to impose a moratorium on inspections targeting market vendors and fines for failure to comply with tough new rules that will come into force this week.

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...

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

Sole entrepreneurs demand meetings with top government officials

Sole entrepreneurs demand meetings with a number of ministers and other top government officials as they want solutions to growing problems, says a statement issued by the Coordinating Council of Entrepreneurs...

Small business association appeals to Lukashenka over plight of sole entrepreneurs

The Perspektyva small business association has called on Alyaksandr Lukashenka not to increase taxes for sole entrepreneurs.

Sole entrepreneurs will nominate their representatives for this fall’s parliamentary elections

Sole entrepreneurs will nominate their representatives for this fall’s parliamentary elections, Viktar Harbachow, a leader of a group called For the Free Development of Enterprise, told reporters in Minsk on February 7.

Small business activists call on EU to give legal assessment to crackdown on Belarusian sole entrepreneurs

Small business activists have urged the European Union to give legal assessment to Belarus' conditions for the operation of sole entrepreneurs.

Riot police break up unauthorized march in Minsk, some 10 people reported arrested

Police in riot control gear broke up a march that hundreds sole entrepreneurs and sympathizers staged through Minsk on Monday afternoon...

Advocate of sole entrepreneurs’ rights sentenced to 15 days in jail, goes on hunger strike

Alyaksandr Makayew, a prominent advocate of sole entrepreneurs’ rights, was sentenced to 15 days in jail as a judge of Minsk’s Maskowski District Court found him guilty of petty hooliganism at a hearing on January 12.

Lawmaker says that authorities are ready for “constructive cooperation” with sole entrepreneurs

A member of the House of Representatives said that authorities are ready for “constructive cooperation” with sole entrepreneurs.

EU calls on Belarusian authorities to enter into dialogue with sole entrepreneurs

The European Union is urging the Belarusian authorities to enter into dialogue with sole entrepreneurs, Cristina Gallach, spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, told BelaPAN.

Perspektyva leader's talks with Presidential Administration official end in failure

Anatol Shumchanka, leader of the Perspektyva small business association, met with an official of the Presidential Administration on Thursday afternoon as hundreds of people were demonstrating in downtown Minsk against an employee restriction on sole entrepreneurs.

Lukashenka defends policy toward sole entrepreneurs

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Sunday defended the government’s restrictive policy toward sole entrepreneurs.

Leader of small business association plays down Lukashenka’s new edict

This choice favors not sole entrepreneurs but those who are already planning to run wholesale companies...

Lukashenka allows sole entrepreneurs to re-register as legal entities on easy terms until March 1, 2008

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his presidential Edict No. 685, has allowed sole entrepreneurs to register their businesses as a legal entity on easy terms until March 1, 2008.

Deputy minister says wholesale warehouses are unpopular among sole entrepreneurs

Deputy Trade Minister Vyachaslaw Drahun has complained that wholesale warehouses set up by the ministry's organizations were not popular among sole entrepreneurs.

Government working on rules for reregistration of sole entrepreneurs

The Belarusian government is working on a presidential decree that will outline rules for sole entrepreneurs willing to reregister their business as a micro enterprise, Natallya Byalyan of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.