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8 Dec 2017
UNECE to develop Belarus’ Country Profile on Housing and Land Management by 2019 UNECE to develop Belarus’ Country Profile on Housing and Land Management by 2019
The project to strengthen the potential of the Belarusian government in sustainable housing and land management was approved in September 2017. The project should be implemented within a year...
7 Dec 2017
Increased activity of political parties in early stages of local elections in Belarus Increased activity of political parties in early stages of local elections in Belarus
According to Lidia Yermoshina, 4 December marked the completion of an important phase of the current campaign, namely the establishment of the constituency election commissions for the election to the oblast local councils of deputies and nine district commissions for the elections to the Minsk city council of deputies...
7 Dec 2017
Lukashenko plans to have more meetings with students next year Lukashenko plans to have more meetings with students next year
The head of state pointed out a special importance of university education. In his words, universities train highly-qualified personnel and shape the future of the country in various fields. “In fact, the Administration did not pay enough attention to it, and I was too busy. I have not met with students often in recent time. I am convinced that I will have a number of such meetings next year”...
7 Dec 2017
Belarus, Russia gradually approximate laws to ensure equal rights for citizens Belarus, Russia gradually approximate laws to ensure equal rights for citizens
The Belarusian MP named healthcare among the fields that have seen the best results. He underlined that the two parliaments strive for the same results in labor relations, in particular. “The approximation process in underway in every area”...
7 Dec 2017
Belarus president tells newly appointed government executives to act fairly Belarus president tells newly appointed government executives to act fairly
The head of state pointed out that honesty and integrity are always important in work with people. “Fairness is the key principle. There is no other way,” said Alexander Lukashenko. “The law cannot cover all the subtleties of life and human thoughts. This is why make sure people don’t take offence at your actions”...
7 Dec 2017
Makei: Negotiation process on Ukraine requires unwavering support Makei: Negotiation process on Ukraine requires unwavering support
“The Minsk agreements remain the cornerstone of the peaceful settlement in Ukraine and should be fully implemented by all parties,” the misniter stressed...
7 Dec 2017
Call to fully use OSCE’s potential to curb risk of military confrontation in Europe Call to fully use OSCE’s potential to curb risk of military confrontation in Europe
According to the diplomat, Belarus will continue to provide support for every constructive effort to find common ground in all three dimensions of security and to expand cooperative agenda in the OSCE...
7 Dec 2017
Belarus president urges to reformat MFA Belarus president urges to reformat MFA
The head of state cited the RSA and Argentina as examples where new ambassadors have been appointed. It is still early to talk about high efficiency of Belarus’ cooperation with these countries. Moreover, as for the Ambassador to the RSA, he holds concurrent accreditation to Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia...
7 Dec 2017
Principles of fair business practices and self-regulation to be reflected in Belarus’ legislation Principles of fair business practices and self-regulation to be reflected in Belarus’ legislation
Vladislav Shchepov believes that the ordinance will improve business performance and encourage the growth of Belarus’ GDP and people’s incomes. The MP expects the number of registered SMEs and individuals to grow by spring or summer 2018...
7 Dec 2017
Belarus-UK tax agreement undergoing interstate coordination Belarus-UK tax agreement undergoing interstate coordination
"Belarus has been continuously working to replace its national tax agreements concluded during the Soviet Union times. Today, we have 67 national tax agreements. The agreement with the UK is at the stage of interstate coordination"...
7 Dec 2017
Opinion: Belarus-Russia Union State literary contest reflects spiritual search of young authors Opinion: Belarus-Russia Union State literary contest reflects spiritual search of young authors
The contest shows that short forms have found their place in Belarus and Russia, and the number of participants is growing year by year, the minister said. The contest reflects the spiritual search of young people and their vision of the world...
7 Dec 2017
Opinion: Young authors continue literary traditions of Belarus and Russia Opinion: Young authors continue literary traditions of Belarus and Russia
This is the third edition of the contest which is designed to unearth young talents inspired by the best literary traditions of Belarus and Russia, Ivan Bambiza said...
7 Dec 2017
Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance praised as huge step forward Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance praised as huge step forward
“This is a big step forward in terms of liberalizing the economic activity, promoting the investment activity, and removing administrative barriers to the greatest extent possible,” the speaker remarked...
7 Dec 2017
Belarusian law enforcement agencies told to prevent violations of business regulations Belarusian law enforcement agencies told to prevent violations of business regulations
According to the source, the court system, the Interior Ministry, and the State Control will try to take preventive measures instead of cracking down on the consequences of legislation violations. Government agencies will focus on raising the awareness of the business community about proper business practices...
7 Dec 2017
Belarus’ MP comments on situation with Russian athletes and 2018 Olympic Games Belarus’ MP comments on situation with Russian athletes and 2018 Olympic Games
“With no Russia, will this Olympics be interesting to our continent? Will it be a fair victory or will winning athletes feel themselves heroes without the participation of the world’s strongest countries?” Alexander Bogdanovich wondered...
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...
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