Contents tagged with tax on parasitism

  • IMF refuses loan to Belarus

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Belarus to abolish the so-called "tax on parasitism".

    Based on the outcomes of the Fund's mission in Minsk, the IMF also proposed that the Belarusian authorities abolish the target for the monthly salary, which should be reached by the end of 2017. Instead, the IMF recommends for Belarus "to allow enterprises to adjust their salaries based on labor productivity."

    The head of the IMF mission, Peter Dolman, also reported on the suspension of …

  • Lukashenko demands that government officials find work for their 'relatives and lovers'

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko demanded that all government officials find employment for all of their non-working relatives, spouses and lovers. He said this at the meeting on topical issues of the country's development, BelTA news agency reports.

    "I want to be heard by those who are sitting here now and by others in the media later today. For now, I am addressing government officials and other important people in the country: please, find employment for your wives, husbands, …

  • Thousands in Belarus protest against the tax on parasitism

    More than a thousand of people protesting against the “tax on parasitism” walked along the central streets of Belarusian city of Brest and blocked traffic flow on the city’s main motorway.

    The protesters chanted “Enough!”, “Lukashenko, go away!”, “We don’t want to pay thieves, parasites and cops”. “No salary – there’s a tax, the deputy’s purse. The real sponger is the person who invented the decree.”

    A number of the participants in the unsanctioned action – about 150 people – agreed to go …

  • Thousands protest in Belarus against the 'tax on parasitism'

    Thousands of people in a number of Belarusian cities protested on Sunday the 26th of February against the “tax on parasitism”, introduced by presidential decree “to prevent social dependency”. According to BelaPAN’s report, the protest took place in Vitebsk, Babruysk, Baranavichi and Brest.

    In the first two cities, a total of around 2000 people came out onto the streets. Roughly 300 people attended the protest in Baranavichi. Anatoly Lebedko, chairman of the United Civil Party of the …