European Union nations sketched out plans Thursday for new sanctions against Belarus, targeting economic sectors close to its authoritarian leader, as they sought to strike back at him for the diversion of a passenger jet to arrest a dissident journalist, Reuters reported. Meeting in Lisbon, EU foreign ministers vowed to continue ramping up pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko — whose disdain for democratic norms and human rights has made his country a pariah in the West.
A bill on the resolution of insolvency is now available for public hearings on the Legal Forum of Belarus, BelTA has learned. The bill is designed to encourage commercial entities to voluntarily and timely declare their financial insolvency, BelTa reported. The bill has revised the existing practice of court rulings on insolvency (bankruptcy) cases.