‘Volumes over prices’: Belaruskali builds up exports
By implementing price-discounts for contractors, Belaruskali has managed to regain potash production and exports, reaching the level of 2013.
This implies that the chemical industry’s performance has improved; exports have grown and currency proceeds have increased. Potash prices will continue to grow on the global markets, which will have a positive impact on Belaruskali’s financial performance and on the industry as a whole. Belaruskali might step-up wages for its employees, which might improve the dynamics of retail trade turnover in the region.
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.