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24 Apr 2018
Opinion: The unity of the nation allows withstanding any hardships Opinion: The unity of the nation allows withstanding any hardships
“I am happy to say that the Belarusian state will remain a state for the people. The entire government policy of today is designed to take care of working people so that they could work and evolve”...
24 Apr 2018
Development of Belarus’ economic contacts to remain priority for MPs Development of Belarus’ economic contacts to remain priority for MPs
According to Sergei Rakhmanov, MPs should focus on trade and economic contacts in the work with foreign countries. “This is the basis of economic and national security in general,” he said...
24 Apr 2018
Belarus to refinance 75% of external debt Belarus to refinance 75% of external debt
Pavel Kallaur stressed that the debt burden relative to GDP will be decreasing. For this, Belarus will need to reduce the volume of new loans on the one hand. On the other, the country will have to work to increase GDP...
24 Apr 2018
Sakhonenko: Paralympic sports give a variety of opportunities for development Sakhonenko: Paralympic sports give a variety of opportunities for development
The three-time Paralympic champion in cross country skiing cited her sports career as an example. After failing to qualify for Olympic competitions due to her visual impairment, she shifted to Paralympic sports as it was the only opportunity to do sport professionally...
24 Apr 2018
Ways to develop Belarusian economy, civil society in presidential address Ways to develop Belarusian economy, civil society in presidential address
The plans of the MPs should be aimed at the unconditional implementation of the president’s instructions, the speaker said...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko praises rapid development of Belarus-China relations Lukashenko praises rapid development of Belarus-China relations
Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belarus is an active and equal member of the Road and Belt initiative put forward by China President Xi Jinping...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus has neither excessive geopolitical ambitions nor inferiority complex Lukashenko: Belarus has neither excessive geopolitical ambitions nor inferiority complex
"Belarus is a European country with a steadily developing economy, a calm public and political situation, interfaith peace and a responsible foreign policy"...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus should play a more prominent role in international politics Lukashenko: Belarus should play a more prominent role in international politics
The country will continue building cooperation with various partners, balancing its interests between various poles of power, cultivating new geopolitical pillars and “safety cushions”...
24 Apr 2018
Progress in Belarus-Europe dialogue noted Progress in Belarus-Europe dialogue noted
In his words, the Eastern Partnership Initiative should be geared towards implementing concrete projects, should work to overcome divisive lines and bolster European and Eurasian integration...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Union State project with Russia still relevant Lukashenko: Union State project with Russia still relevant
"Due to the very tense international situation (perhaps, the most difficult for the last decades), our partnership is becoming more and more valuable"...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus will continue to build digital economy Lukashenko: Belarus will continue to build digital economy
A year ago, Belarus launched a course to build an IT-nation. “Since then the activity of the Hi-Tech Park has markedly intensified. The export surged by 25% to surpass $1 billion, which happened for the first time in the history of the Hi-Tech Park”...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: We should leave Belarus without debts to future generations Lukashenko: We should leave Belarus without debts to future generations
“In 2020 Belarus should emerge as a renewed and progressive country, which still offers comfortable conditions to its own people, to everyone, who wants to calmly work, make a living, and raise kids,” stressed the Belarusian leader...
24 Apr 2018
Call to make Belarus attractive for wealthy people from around the world Call to make Belarus attractive for wealthy people from around the world
"What are we ready to offer? A stable, comfortable, and predictable environment must become our national brand. Friendliness is a mandatory principle of work for everyone: the tax authorities should not view the taxpayers as potential offenders"...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus reverses recent negative trends Lukashenko: Belarus reverses recent negative trends
“The main thing now is to make the positive changes irreversible. It is the cornerstone of economic policy. It is something that will give us the opportunity to preserve the economic stability and, hence, peace and order in the society”...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Security is in the unity of people Lukashenko: Security is in the unity of people
He stressed that the responsibility for peace and order lies with every resident of Belarus: starting from one’s own family, household, city or village, and ending with the country. “If we are together, then we are a force capable of withstanding any challenges”...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Global confrontation growing Lukashenko: Global confrontation growing
"We have entered an age of uncertainty and prolonged instability. There is no longer a place on the planet where one can hide and watch the ongoing processes from afar. Security has become a tangible phenomenon"...
23 Apr 2018
Belarus president to raise topical issues in his State of the Nation Address Belarus president to raise topical issues in his State of the Nation Address
The society pins hopes on the Address as the head of state traditionally highlights the issues that concern everyone, the speaker said...
23 Apr 2018
Inflation in Belarus projected under 6% in 2018 Inflation in Belarus projected under 6% in 2018
“We are within the planned quarterly inflation now. I am confident that today there are no reasons to say that the inflation forecasts of 6% will not be fulfilled in 2018”...
21 Apr 2018
Lukashenko talks about personal connection with Trofim’s Spring-Well in his hometown Lukashenko talks about personal connection with Trofim’s Spring-Well in his hometown
“This is my native land. I’ve walked all over the place barefoot when I was a kid. We grazed cattle on the meadow here. We collected firewood. Everything here is so much habitual yet very special for me,” the president said...
21 Apr 2018
Lukashenko points to stable currency and inflation in Belarus Lukashenko points to stable currency and inflation in Belarus
"The Belarusian ruble is stable for the time being. As for the expectations, I would rather draw a parallel. Remember when we had to adopt a tighter monetary policy? This is when all expectations about the ruble devaluation emerged"...
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