alcohol

Retail chains oppose draft presidential edict regulating sale of alcohol

Belarus’ leading retail chains have expressed strong opposition to a draft presidential edict that would regulate the sale of alcohol in the country.

First deputy prime minister meets with opposition activists campaigning against alcohol abuse

First Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Syamashka has met with activists of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) campaigning against alcoh

Lukashenka said to have agreed to abolition of government monopoly on imports of alcohol, cigarettes

According to the source, authorities have drafted a bill of amendments to the law governing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages…

Government working on new measures to combat alcohol abuse

The Council of Ministers is working on a bill that would propose new measures to combat alcohol abuse in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Anatol Tozik said at a joint sitting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic on Friday.

Lukashenka tightens authorized capital stock requirement for alcohol importers

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his August 27 presidential decree, has tightened the authorized capital stock requirement for private companies importing alcoholic beverages, BelaPAN reports.

Alcohol to blame for “disastrous” demographic situation in Belarus, says temperance movement leader

Alcohol abuse is among key factors behind Belarus’ “disastrous” demographic situation, Valyantsin Talkachow, head of the Tsvyarozasts Aptymalist temperance society, told reporters in Minsk on Thursday, as quoted by BelaPA

Government to raise excise taxes on alcoholic and tobacco products in September

he rates of excise taxes on alcoholic and tobacco products are expected to be raised in Belarus in September, Dzmitry Kiyko, head of the finance ministry’s tax policy and budgetary revenues department, told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday, as quoted by

More than 1,050 people died of alcohol poisoning in first five months, official says

As many as 1,057 people died of alcohol poisoning in Belarus in the first five months of this year, Raman Melnik, a unit head at the interior ministry’s Main Department for Law and Order Protection and Crime Prevention, told reporters in Minsk on July 9, as quoted by

Youths stage anti-addiction demonstration in Minsk

Around 30 young people staged a demonstration in Minsk on Thursday to express their worry about widespread alcohol and drug abuse in the country, BelaPAN reports.

Young people demonstrate in Minsk to raise awareness of alcohol and drug abuse

Around 30 young people staged a demonstration in Minsk on Thursday to express their worry about alcohol and drug abuse in the country. The youths lined up along a road running to Bangalore Square with health warning signs.

Trade ministry calls for ban on low-alcohol drinks

The Ministry of Trade has proposed to the Council of Ministers that the production and sale of beverages with low-alcohol content be prohibited in the country, First Deputy Minister Mikhail Svyantsitski told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday.

Minsk police stage ceremony to send alcohol users to rehabilitation center

A group of alcohol users in Minsk ordered by court to spend a time at a custodial rehabilitation center was seen off at the city police department's detention center by an orchestra performing popular pieces.

Lower chamber approves removal of import quota on alcohol

The House of Representatives of the Belarusian National Assembly on April 9 approved Alyaksandr Lukashenka's presidential decree that removed quotas on imports of alcoholic beverages and non-food products containing alcohol.

Lukashenka removes import quota on alcohol

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his presidential decree, has removed quotas on imports of alcoholic beverages and non-food products containing alcohol.

Representative Viktor Kuchinsky suggests sterilizing parents with alcohol addiction problems

Lawmaker Viktor Kuchinsky has suggested enacting a law that would allow the forced sterilization of parents...