Government liberalises prices of eggs and some breads
The Economy Ministry regulation of June 26, 2014 No 49, has excluded eggs and some types of bread from the list of socially important goods. This will result in price hikes on these products. This step will result in other prices going up too.
Meanwhile, the financial health of enterprises producing these goods will somewhat improve. The financial health of various producers suggests that the list of socially important goods will continue to shrink in the future. Furthermore, since it is obvious that inflation indicators in 2014 will be higher than planned, the state will continue increasing prices on various groups of goods and services in order to restrain income growth and reduce budget subsidies for lower prices.
During searches of social and "green" activists and anarchists, law enforcement has seized computers, mobile phones and publications. The authorities have also exerted additional pressure on supporters of unauthorized street protests and independent lawyers, who represented defendants in the White Legion case. The security services have stepped up the persecution of opponents before the street protests announced by the opposition. Apparently, the Belarusian authorities aspire that participants in street protests would reduce in number and that the low interest of the population to socio-political agenda before the local election campaign would retain.