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23 Nov 2017
Opinion: Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance encourages self-employment and removes barriers Opinion: Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance encourages self-employment and removes barriers
Novitsky, member of the Entrepreneurship Development Council, said that the main tasks include scrapping excessive administrative barriers, outdated and far-fetched requirements, which Belarusian private companies had to deal with...
23 Nov 2017
Entrepreneurship development ordinance expected to produce results in Belarus in H1 2018 Entrepreneurship development ordinance expected to produce results in Belarus in H1 2018
Belarusian Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Matusevich stressed that the entrepreneurship development ordinance will send an ideological message. “This is why we can say it came into effect as of the day it was signed because it stipulates principles, which radically change the attitude of government agencies to the private sector"...
23 Nov 2017
Belarus hopes for closer trade, economic relations with EU Belarus hopes for closer trade, economic relations with EU
“In the run-up to the summit we maintained close contact with our European partners and expressed our wishes. Our wish is to have closer smooth trade and economic contacts and relations, and also to have an easier access to the EU markets"...
23 Nov 2017
New ordinance hailed as collective effort of Belarusian government agencies, private sector New ordinance hailed as collective effort of Belarusian government agencies, private sector
"The fewer the requirements to business are, the less they have to spend on administrative expenses. This will significantly reduce production costs"...
23 Nov 2017
Pharmaceutical self sufficiency seen as national security in Belarus Pharmaceutical self sufficiency seen as national security in Belarus
"The enterprise will focus primarily on import substitution. Using the unique technologies it will manufacture drugs that are currently quite expensive and are imported into the country from abroad"...
23 Nov 2017
Lukashenko sets 2018 targets for Property Management Directorate Lukashenko sets 2018 targets for Property Management Directorate
Alexander Lukashenko and Viktor Sheiman discussed the new fields of work of the Property Management Directorate, in particular, the establishment of pharmaceutical companies...
23 Nov 2017
Shamko: Belarus is consistent in its commitment to combat doping Shamko: Belarus is consistent in its commitment to combat doping
Alexander Shamko supported the Russian counterpart in the need to develop clear mechanisms for interaction between international sports organizations and national federations and sports departments...
23 Nov 2017
Positive steps in Belarus-CoE cooperation welcomed Positive steps in Belarus-CoE cooperation welcomed
"In the June report we listed all the positions we marked in respect to Belarus. We acknowledged all the country’s positive steps and emphasized the things that need to be done. Our final goal is to see Belarus in the Council of Europe"...
23 Nov 2017
Belarus in favor of pragmatic cooperation with Council of Europe Belarus in favor of pragmatic cooperation with Council of Europe
"We are working on the implementation of the Council of Europe's Action Plan for Belarus for 2016-2017 and we hope that this plan will be extended to 2018. We are interested in the project"...
23 Nov 2017
Belarus president sends birthday greetings to Nicolas Maduro Belarus president sends birthday greetings to Nicolas Maduro
“Your principled position in the domestic and foreign policy helps enhance the sovereignty of Venezuela and expand foreign trade ties,” the felicitation message reads...
22 Nov 2017
Disability art festival in Mogilev to advance cultural cooperation in Belarus-Russia Union Disability art festival in Mogilev to advance cultural cooperation in Belarus-Russia Union
"We are pleased with the fact that Belarus, namely the former CIS cultural capital Mogilev, has been granted the honor of hosting the festival. We hope that the high organizational level of the event will help new talents flouris"...
22 Nov 2017
Belarus ready to build sports facilities in Georgia Belarus ready to build sports facilities in Georgia
Belarus and Georgia plan to boost trade at least up to $200 million. Belarus’ major exports are high-technology products, including Stadler trains, agricultural vehicles, petrochemical and pharmaceutical products...
22 Nov 2017
No budget cuts expected in Belarus-Russia Union State in 2018 No budget cuts expected in Belarus-Russia Union State in 2018
"Much effort will be put into enabling equal competitive conditions for companies across the Union State, removing barriers and restrictions. This effort does not require heavy expenditure. Instead, it requires plenty of intellectual work"...
22 Nov 2017
Shvydkoi: Belarusian young people should have more opportunities to visit Russian cultural centers Shvydkoi: Belarusian young people should have more opportunities to visit Russian cultural centers
"If we look at the routes that our young people-schoolchildren, students, working youth – move around, we will see that we have a large number of opportunities here. Youth tourism between Belarus and Russia is a topic which we should pay more attention to"...
22 Nov 2017
Belarusian ambassador encourages young people to go to museums, theaters Belarusian ambassador encourages young people to go to museums, theaters
"It is necessary to make going to theaters or museums fashionable among young people however paradoxical it may sound. It should be done in a way young people can understand, in their own space, including social networks"...
22 Nov 2017
Call to include humanitarian issues in digital agenda of Belarus-Russia Union State Call to include humanitarian issues in digital agenda of Belarus-Russia Union State
In his opinion, the introduction of digital technologies in the humanitarian field has already brought certain results: electronic databases in museums and libraries, huge digital archives, online access to cultural events and library collections...
21 Nov 2017
Opinion: Effect from Eastern Partnership should be tangible for everybody Opinion: Effect from Eastern Partnership should be tangible for everybody
"The main topic we have been actively promoting is to have a tangible result from the Eastern Partnership for ordinary people. This includes visa facilitation, the abolition of roaming charges, the simplification of contacts, new management and communication technologies"...
21 Nov 2017
Ambassador: Two Brests show an example of vibrant regional contacts between Belarus and France Ambassador: Two Brests show an example of vibrant regional contacts between Belarus and France
"Today, with the Belarusian authorities having introduced a five-day visa-free entry to the country with a view to attracting foreign tourists, the city of Brest occupies a special place in the field of consular interests"...
21 Nov 2017
Wiktorin: Environmental protection remains an important avenue of EU-Belarus cooperation Wiktorin: Environmental protection remains an important avenue of EU-Belarus cooperation
“We support model projects and initiatives which can be launched in other Belarusian regions. The projects combining environmental and economic components are aimed at changing consumer habits”...
21 Nov 2017
Call to protect manufacturers in compliance with EAEU treaty Call to protect manufacturers in compliance with EAEU treaty
"The Council of the Republic points out these drawbacks, and they say that they do not have enough powers. As far as I know, they have never had any well-grounded proposals regarding the expansion of functions for such bodies"...
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