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26 Nov 2018
Plans to borrow $2bn abroad to refinance Belarus’ state debt Plans to borrow $2bn abroad to refinance Belarus’ state debt
"In this period, I mean 2019-2020, we will have to pay off the state debt to the tune of $5.4 billion. Some of the $5.4 billion will be refinanced"...
26 Nov 2018
PM names Belarus’ economic growth areas in 2019  PM names Belarus’ economic growth areas in 2019 
As for the forecast for next year, the premier noted that it is in line with the country’s social and economic development program till 2020...
23 Nov 2018
Belarus’ balanced relations with West, East emphasized Belarus’ balanced relations with West, East emphasized
“I wouldn’t say we’ve decided to start opening up to the West, occupy a neutral position and position ourselves in equilibrium. We’ve maintained this position for many years already, trying to build equivalent, mutually beneficial relations with a majority of our international partners. And naturally avoiding the false choice between the West and the East. In the last few years the West came to recognize this fact and we see more and more understanding”...
23 Nov 2018
Lukashenko urges to build more housing for families with many children Lukashenko urges to build more housing for families with many children
“In fact, we have dealt with the common waiting list, and the number of people waiting for housing improvement is decreasing every year, while the number of families with many children waiting for new apartments is on the rise”...
22 Nov 2018
Belarus consistently supports UN, WHO initiatives against AIDS Belarus consistently supports UN, WHO initiatives against AIDS
Andrei Dapkiunas stressed that Belarus consistently supports the initiatives of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS...
22 Nov 2018
MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation agreement MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation agreement
Speaking about the future cooperation between Belarus and the EU, Oleg Kravchenko expressed the opinion that the conclusion of the Belarus-EU Partnership Priorities agreement should be a central element of joint efforts...
22 Nov 2018
Junior Eurovision seen as good experience for Belarus, great opportunity for young singers Junior Eurovision seen as good experience for Belarus, great opportunity for young singers
“When we got down to the preparations, we decided that we should organize it to the highest standards. Our goal is to entertain the European audiences and, of course, move forward, with the new experience under our belt”...
22 Nov 2018
Jon Ola Sand: Minsk Arena well-suited for senior version of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand: Minsk Arena well-suited for senior version of Eurovision
"I am happy with the stage, sound and light at Minsk Arena. The whole team works very smoothly. This arena can host the adults’ version of the Eurovision Song Contest as the hall is quite spacious"...
22 Nov 2018
Growing trust between Belarus, Germany viewed as good prerequisite for development of relations Growing trust between Belarus, Germany viewed as good prerequisite for development of relations
As an example he cited visits to Belarus by Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a delegation from the Ministry of Health and the MPs of the Federal State of Saxony...
22 Nov 2018
Belarus, Indonesia urged to boost trade to $1bn over next five years Belarus, Indonesia urged to boost trade to $1bn over next five years
"It is a very ambitious target that requires effort, organizational activities, serious marketing analysis, improvement of professional skills of our marketing services specialists for this market which is relatively new for us"...
21 Nov 2018
WHO welcomes Belarus’ achievements in curbing HIV WHO welcomes Belarus’ achievements in curbing HIV
Zsuzsanna Jakab praised Belarus’ efforts to fight these diseases. She believes that no other post-Soviet state is doing as much to combat these diseases...
21 Nov 2018
IFMC festival in Vitebsk features over 60 events IFMC festival in Vitebsk features over 60 events
“This is a very prestigious forum setting trends in modern choreography not only in our country, but in the entire world”...
21 Nov 2018
Belarus, Russia seek closer cooperation to strengthen their positions in international arena Belarus, Russia seek closer cooperation to strengthen their positions in international arena
“We have confirmed mutual determination to work more closely to strengthen the positions of our countries in the international arena and to promote the integration within the framework of the Union State and other formats,” Vladimir Makei said...
21 Nov 2018
Russia, Belarus may sign visa recognition agreement in December Russia, Belarus may sign visa recognition agreement in December
“I know that the agreement which is currently in the pipeline will remove all concerns for both the sides”...
21 Nov 2018
European Investment Bank to invest €260m in Belarus in 2019 European Investment Bank to invest €260m in Belarus in 2019
The meeting touched upon future joint projects such as the reconstruction of the M7 motorway as well as projects concerning power engineering and utilities...
21 Nov 2018
Makei: Belarus advocates full-fledged dialogue between integration associations Makei: Belarus advocates full-fledged dialogue between integration associations
"Located at the juncture of the Eurasian and European unions, Belarus seeks partnership, or, as we say, integration of integrations or cooperation of integrations, which is similar to the connectivity idea promoted in Europe"...
20 Nov 2018
More Italians take advantage of Belarus’ visa-free program More Italians take advantage of Belarus’ visa-free program
The Italian ambassador praised the initiative of the Belarusian authorities to increase visa-free stay in the country up to 30 days. The undertaken measures have already contributed to a bigger number of Italians coming to Belarus...
20 Nov 2018
Belarus strikes €160m deal with European Investment Bank Belarus strikes €160m deal with European Investment Bank
The first agreement is with Minskvodokanal [to upgrade the Minsk water and wastewater treatment plant], which will enhance the quality of life for roughly 2 million people. The second project is to support small and medium-sized companies through Belarusian banks...
20 Nov 2018
Belarus eager to implement landmark projects together with European Investment Bank Belarus eager to implement landmark projects together with European Investment Bank
In his opinion, with the agreements signed today Belarus’ cooperation with the EIB has reached new heights. The European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will jointly finance the reconstruction of the Minsk wastewater treatment plant...
20 Nov 2018
Belarus-Kazakhstan trade expected to get close to $1bn in 2018 Belarus-Kazakhstan trade expected to get close to $1bn in 2018
"I think we will be able to get close to the figure this year. It is a very important indicator because the larger the trade turnover is, the larger revenues of the state budget are"...
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