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6 Dec 2017
CEC: Current elections may bring new people into Belarusian politics CEC: Current elections may bring new people into Belarusian politics
A series of national seminars were launched in Minsk on 6 December to discuss the performance of territorial commissions, nomination of candidates, and the registration of initiative groups. Seminars will be held in all the regions of the country...
6 Dec 2017
World Bank to focus on infrastructure projects, skills development in Belarus World Bank to focus on infrastructure projects, skills development in Belarus
"The World Bank Group intends to focus on three areas. Assisting in the development of human capital and skills is among them. We plan to work with the education system of the Republic of Belarus. We also want to help the country in the infrastructure sector"...
6 Dec 2017
Belarusian vehicles, equipment crucial to Moscow infrastructure development Belarusian vehicles, equipment crucial to Moscow infrastructure development
"Belarus is a strategic partner of old. The development of the Moscow infrastructure and the city as a whole is unimaginable without Belarusian trolleybuses, without the machines that clean our streets, without suburban trains"...
6 Dec 2017
Flow of goods across Belarus’ customs border ‘smooth and growing’ Flow of goods across Belarus’ customs border ‘smooth and growing’
"Belarus’ geographic position determines the special role of logistics. The government has adopted a program to develop the logistics and transit potential for the period up to 2020"...
6 Dec 2017
Opinion: EAEU countries should team up to promote export to third countries Opinion: EAEU countries should team up to promote export to third countries
In his opinion, the EAEU should be cooperating with major and smaller market players, primarily the EU, China, India, the countries of Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific...
6 Dec 2017
Belarus president sends National Day greetings to Finland Belarus president sends National Day greetings to Finland
“Belarus appreciates Finland’s experience in the economic, innovative, social and other fields and pays much attention to the expansion of ties with your country,” the message of greetings reads...
5 Dec 2017
Belarus’ Economy Ministry names economic growth drivers in 2018 Belarus’ Economy Ministry names economic growth drivers in 2018
“Belarus will meet the 2017 economic targets including the GDP growth target,” Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky said. The industrial and agricultural output will grow by the 2017 year-end. There has also been an uptrend in retail and wholesale trade...
5 Dec 2017
Belarus’ GDP growth projected at 2% in 2017, 3.5% in 2018 Belarus’ GDP growth projected at 2% in 2017, 3.5% in 2018
Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov noted at the session of the Council of Ministers which reviewed the economic results of 2017 to date, the expected results for 2017, and the forecast for January 2018...
5 Dec 2017
Opinion: 1917 events were a catalyst for Belarus’ statehood development Opinion: 1917 events were a catalyst for Belarus’ statehood development
The first All-Belarusian Congress gathered representatives of different social groups in Minsk. When discussing the future of Belarus, they stressed the need for self-determination, an own social state and university...
5 Dec 2017
Belarus eager to restore trade with Russia’s Kursk Oblast up to $250m Belarus eager to restore trade with Russia’s Kursk Oblast up to $250m
First and foremost, Belarus expects to export more mechanical engineering products to Kursk Oblast. More BelAZ trucks, MAZ trucks and buses, MTZ tractors, and Gomselmash harvesters have been sold to the Russian region this year...
5 Dec 2017
Local election campaign in Belarus seen as smooth, calm Local election campaign in Belarus seen as smooth, calm
"The main and public stage of the elections, the nomination of candidates, is to start soon. Citizens have sent applications on registration of initiative groups. The campaign is running smoothly; no complaints have been filed"...
5 Dec 2017
Belarusian specialists may help build nuclear power plant in Russia’s Kursk Oblast Belarusian specialists may help build nuclear power plant in Russia’s Kursk Oblast
“I was pleasantly surprised by the proposal of our specialists, who say that literally next year or the year after the next one they will be able to participate in the construction of your nuclear power plant. If necessary, we are ready to cooperate with Russians in this field"...
5 Dec 2017
Russia's Kursk Oblast plans to conclude agreements on cooperation with Minsk, Vitebsk, Grodno Russia's Kursk Oblast plans to conclude agreements on cooperation with Minsk, Vitebsk, Grodno
“We have relations with Gomel Oblast and Mogilev Oblast. During this visit, we will sign an agreement on cooperation with the Minsk City Hall. Agreements with Vitebsk Oblast and Grodno Oblast are in the pipeline,” Kursk Oblast Governor Alexander Mikhailov said during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk...
5 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Thailand Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Thailand
“It is important to mention an important role of Thailand in East Asia, a big dynamics of the country’s economic development and people’s wellbeing,” the message of greetings reads...
4 Dec 2017
Belarus, UNDP sign information strategy on full inclusion of disabled people in society Belarus, UNDP sign information strategy on full inclusion of disabled people in society
According to the minister, Belarus and the UNDP share the same goals: to shape a full-fledged society for everyone and thus build a civil society...
4 Dec 2017
CEI business forum gathers over 200 energy-effective technology specialists in Minsk CEI business forum gathers over 200 energy-effective technology specialists in Minsk
"Within the framework of the business forum representatives of companies from a number of countries will discuss the assimilation, usage, and development of new energy-effective and ecological technologies"...
4 Dec 2017
All-Belarusian Congress of 1917 named momentous for Belarus’ history All-Belarusian Congress of 1917 named momentous for Belarus’ history
The first All-Belarusian Congress adopted the decisions on Belarus’ self-determination in accordance with the Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples of Russia promulgated by the Bolshevik government on 15 November 1917...
4 Dec 2017
Plans for tenfold increase in Belarus-Tajikistan trade Plans for tenfold increase in Belarus-Tajikistan trade
The two states are aimed at setting up joint ventures to enter the markets of third countries. According to the chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the nearby location of Afghanistan has a strategic importance for cooperation with Tajikistan...
4 Dec 2017
Erik Csernovitz: Belarus’ presidency in CEI has been one of the most successful Erik Csernovitz: Belarus’ presidency in CEI has been one of the most successful
“Belarus is a so-called bridge between east and west, north and south. Belarus’ presidency has been a period of cooperation,” he said...
3 Dec 2017
Lavrov: Minsk was absolutely sincere in offering to host Normandy Four Talks Lavrov: Minsk was absolutely sincere in offering to host Normandy Four Talks
“It was Alexander Lukashenko who offered Minsk as a venue for the dialogue of the Normandy Four that was formed in June 2014. It was a sincere offer. We immediately supported. So did Ukraine, Germany, and France"...
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