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31 Oct 2017
Belarus pins its Olympic medal hopes on biathlon, aerials Belarus pins its Olympic medal hopes on biathlon, aerials
"The plans to prepare for Pyeongchang were developed four years ago. First of all, we pin our hopes on biathlon and aerials. We also see progress in speed skating"...
30 Oct 2017
Belarus’ MFA: Belarusian-Turkish relations are productive, vibrant Belarus’ MFA: Belarusian-Turkish relations are productive, vibrant
“The Belarusian-Turkish relations are both cooperation between the two states and good contacts between our peoples. It is the atmosphere of friendship and sincere support, as well as common values, that unite the Belarusian and Turkish nations, determine our interstate relations”...
30 Oct 2017
Ambassador: The interest of European business in Belarus is growing Ambassador: The interest of European business in Belarus is growing
In recent years, we have arranged about 40 trade-economic and investment presentations of Belarus, both in Paris and in all the regional capitals of France. We also did about 10 presentations in Spain, two in Portugal...
30 Oct 2017
Kobyakov on Belarusian-European Investment Forum in Luxembourg Kobyakov on Belarusian-European Investment Forum in Luxembourg
More than 200 representatives of European companies came to Luxembourg to attend the forum. This is a good sign and EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn took note of it. He said that people listened to the speakers with great interest...
29 Oct 2017
Lukashenko sends Republic Day greetings to Turkey Lukashenko sends Republic Day greetings to Turkey
"With its rich history and spiritual legacy, Turkey has made serious achievements in all aspects of state construction. Today it is an economically and politically strong country, an acknowledged leader in the region"
27 Oct 2017
Agreements reached at Belarusian-European Investment Forum compulsory for implementation Agreements reached at Belarusian-European Investment Forum compulsory for implementation
In his words, the embassy will monitor the implementation of the projects and will continue working on improving the image of Belarus in Europe...
27 Oct 2017
Germany described as Belarus’ vital economic partner Germany described as Belarus’ vital economic partner
Denis Sidorenko noted that in 2016 Germany was ranked fourth in terms of trade turnover ($2.28 billion) and export ($944 million) and third in terms of import ($1.33 billion) among Belarus’ trade partners...
27 Oct 2017
Latvian reporters pleased with Belarus’ openness about nuclear power plant project Latvian reporters pleased with Belarus’ openness about nuclear power plant project
Arnis Kluinis, a reporter of the Neatkariga newspaper, noted that it is difficult to implement such projects in Latvia due to the small size of the country. "This is why the Belarusian nuclear power plant is of great interest for reporters from neighboring countries"...
27 Oct 2017
Opinion: Business climate in Belarus is improving Opinion: Business climate in Belarus is improving
"We cooperate with international financial institutions with a view to raising investment in transportation, communications, energy, and the water resources management program"...
27 Oct 2017
Opinion: Joint Belarus-Russia effort can mitigate damage from illegal drug trade Opinion: Joint Belarus-Russia effort can mitigate damage from illegal drug trade
Alexander Konyuk drew attention to the fact that the comprehensive measures adopted in Belarus have helped reverse the situation in the areas of gravest concern...
27 Oct 2017
Hahn expresses readiness to discuss key components of Belarus-EU cooperation agreement Hahn expresses readiness to discuss key components of Belarus-EU cooperation agreement
Johannes Hahn expressed the willingness on behalf of the European Union to assist Belarus in carrying out the economic reforms and creating new jobs...
27 Oct 2017
Belarus hailed as business-friendly country Belarus hailed as business-friendly country
"All these years Belarus has been among the most active reformers. There is no position where we would not have progressed. Our strategy is ambitious: to place in the top 30 countries with favorable investment climate"...
27 Oct 2017
Inflation at record low in Belarus Inflation at record low in Belarus
In September 2017, the average annual interest rate on new loans reached 12.3% for legal entities and 12.1% for individuals. The refinancing rate was reduced to 11% in September...
26 Oct 2017
Call for more effort to advertise Belarus as investment destination Call for more effort to advertise Belarus as investment destination
Vasily Matyushevsky underlined that the European Union is traditionally a strategic partner for Belarus in trade, economic, and investment cooperation...
26 Oct 2017
Rakhmanov: Belarus’ image in the international arena is very positive Rakhmanov: Belarus’ image in the international arena is very positive
Thanks to the activities, which they carry out in international organizations, and bilateral meetings, the foreign partners are beginning to change their opinion of Belarus, based on the actual situation in the country rather than stereotypes...
26 Oct 2017
Belarus’ leading sports university marks 80th anniversary Belarus’ leading sports university marks 80th anniversary
BSUPE is the largest institution for the training of specialists in physical education, sport and tourism. The university has launched the careers of dozens of Olympic champions and medalists, world and European champions...
26 Oct 2017
Belarus-China cultural, educational contacts grow ever stronger Belarus-China cultural, educational contacts grow ever stronger
The ambassador remarked that Belarus-China relations steadily advance across the board. "Solid and sincere friendship has been established between the nations. Contacts in culture and education grow ever closer"...
26 Oct 2017
Another reduction of key interest rate in Belarus by year end possible Another reduction of key interest rate in Belarus by year end possible
"There is no major problem with the level of interest rates on the market but the National Bank always keeps an eye on the situation. Conditions permitting, we will return to this matter. We might do it before the end of the year"...
26 Oct 2017
PM tells Forbes about Belarus' Hi-Tech Park, advantages of investing in country's economy PM tells Forbes about Belarus' Hi-Tech Park, advantages of investing in country's economy
“Some 60% of Belarus’ economy is export-oriented. We are moving forward, improving technologies both in manufacturing and management. Our major resource is a hardworking and talented nation”...
26 Oct 2017
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Austria Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Austria
The president expressed confidence that the Belarusian-Austrian friendly and partnership ties will be successfully expanding for the benefit of the two nations.
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