Government to tighten liability to improve efficiency in public administration
The President instructed the presidential administration and the State Control Committee to draft a bill which will set deadlines for modernising the woodworking industry.
President Lukashenko wants state officials to keep focused and to monitor the situation in the woodworking industry. Modernising the woodworking industry is a flagman project for the Belarusian authorities and is due to be completed before the presidential campaign starts in 2015. Belarus’ public administration does not envisage political responsibility for implementing governmental programmes and, despite its low efficiency, President Lukashenko will not make any changes to the public administration system this year.
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.