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27 Nov 2017
Salary in Belarus' industrial sector to reach $500 in December Salary in Belarus' industrial sector to reach $500 in December
"The situation is paradoxical: there are more orders than we can do. Sometimes there is not enough working capital, but I am happy with a clear policy of the National Bank. When the refinancing rate falls, the availability of funds grows"...
24 Nov 2017
Belarus views European Union as pillar of world order Belarus views European Union as pillar of world order
"The head of the Belarusian delegation called for directing the Eastern Partnership Initiative towards rapprochement instead of dividing the region into groups of countries with different ambitions regarding their relations with the European Union"...
24 Nov 2017
Opinion: Belarus’ role in European politics is on the rise Opinion: Belarus’ role in European politics is on the rise
"In these conditions Belarus’ role in European politics as a country able to work as a link between Western Europe and Eastern Europe, between the European Union and Russia"...
24 Nov 2017
Lukashenko expresses condolences to Egypt over terrorist attack in Sinai Lukashenko expresses condolences to Egypt over terrorist attack in Sinai
“This tragedy is the pain not only of Egypt but also of the whole civilized humankind. It is once again reaffirms the need for the consistent relentless fight against terrorists who do not respect the principles of humanity”...
24 Nov 2017
Makei: Belarus’ framework agreement with EU may be signed in near future Makei: Belarus’ framework agreement with EU may be signed in near future
"We suggested doing it long time ago. Now we can see that there are changes in the approaches of our European friends and partners. These are positive changes. There is readiness to discuss the matter"...
24 Nov 2017
PM: Belarus set to implement all agreements with China PM: Belarus set to implement all agreements with China
“The Belarusian government is ready to provide maximum comfortable conditions for the implementation of all bilateral projects and agreements, and welcomes the ongoing work to fill the trade and economic relations with new content”...
24 Nov 2017
UNDP: Environmental projects in Belarus yield tangible results UNDP: Environmental projects in Belarus yield tangible results
"The preservation of peatlands is not only a matter of economy or ecology. This also includes a social dimension. The focus should be placed on these points"...
24 Nov 2017
Latvian FM: Belarus, EU have gone a good way towards normalization of relations Latvian FM: Belarus, EU have gone a good way towards normalization of relations
As for the signing of the agreement between Belarus and the EU, he stressed that both Minsk and Brussels, and also other countries should decide on how and in what areas to cooperate...
24 Nov 2017
Lukashenko: Visit of Belarus’ foreign minister to Brussles planned well in advance of EaP summit Lukashenko: Visit of Belarus’ foreign minister to Brussles planned well in advance of EaP summit
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told the media, commenting on the degree of Belarus’ representation at the summit and claims that Russia is somehow connected to it...
24 Nov 2017
Wiktorin: EU will continue to support environmental projects in Belarus Wiktorin: EU will continue to support environmental projects in Belarus
"Climate has no borders. Climate change mitigation is a strategic priority for the European Union. European leaders signed a climate action that envisages a new target of 40% carbon emissions cut by 2030"...
24 Nov 2017
Lukashenko urges more focus on healthcare facilities in small towns Lukashenko urges more focus on healthcare facilities in small towns
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the need to ensure access to healthcare services for all, regardless of where a person lives, in a big city or a small town...
24 Nov 2017
Draft ordinance on digital economy in Belarus pending approval Draft ordinance on digital economy in Belarus pending approval
"It is a very comprehensive document. Not a simple one. We’ve tried to present it in a convenient way for those, who do business, and those, who oversee the operation of private businesses"...
24 Nov 2017
Opinion: Ordinance on entrepreneurship promotion will dramatically change Belarus’ business climate Opinion: Ordinance on entrepreneurship promotion will dramatically change Belarus’ business climate
"The document introduces an institution of business self-regulation with minimum interference from the government. Although businessmen shall take more responsibility for their actions, great opportunities open up for developing your own business"...
24 Nov 2017
Makei expects Belarus’ new agreement with EU to be signed soon Makei expects Belarus’ new agreement with EU to be signed soon
In his words, nothing prevents the parties from concluding the agreement. But each party needs to undertake certain steps. "There is an understanding that the document is needed"...
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...
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