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7 Jan 2022
Lukashenko: 2021 was better than 2020 for Belarus, but it also taught us a lesson Lukashenko: 2021 was better than 2020 for Belarus, but it also taught us a lesson
"Let’s be sincere: it was not easy either (there are no and will never be easy years), but 2021 was better than 2020," the head of state remarked. "Just like the year 2020, the year 2021 also taught us a few lessons. They say, you cannot tell lies in church. If you don’t have much to say, then don’t say anything. Therefore, I believe that you must always be sincere and tell the truth here. The year was not easy, and it taught us a few lessons"...
5 Jan 2022
Opinion: Referendum will determine Belarus’ strategic future Opinion: Referendum will determine Belarus’ strategic future
According to him, the need for amendments and additions to the Basic Law of the country is dictated by today's realities...
3 Jan 2022
Lukashenko urges to develop suburbs around Minsk Lukashenko urges to develop suburbs around Minsk
"We have made a decision to curtail construction programs in Minsk. We would not want to see Minsk overpopulated. Otherwise it will look like Moscow during rush hours, although there are already traffic jams in Minsk," said Aleksandr Lukashenko...
31 Dec 2021
Lukashenko instructs to set up IVF database in Belarus Lukashenko instructs to set up IVF database in Belarus
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited the National Research Center Mother and Child on 31 December. "We recently discussed this problem. They say that the system is incomplete, that we don't have a database, that these things are underdeveloped in our country"...
30 Dec 2021
Opinion: Belarus emerges victorious again Opinion: Belarus emerges victorious again
He noted that Belarus successfully dealt with the fourth wave of COVID-19 and got out of the migrant crisis with dignity. “These challenges showed that our society is ready to consolidate. All Belarusians without exception, individuals, public associations, and the government, responded to the call to help refugees"...
29 Dec 2021
Eismont on Lukashenko’s interviews: We have entered an era of unprecedented openness Eismont on Lukashenko’s interviews: We have entered an era of unprecedented openness
“The president is ready to talk to everyone. We have an absolutely clear plan to continue this work. It is important for us to be heard in all regions and all countries. We will continue to allocate time for that. We have entered an era of unprecedented openness. We will talk to everybody,” the spokeswoman said...
28 Dec 2021
PM on Western sanctions: Belarus will continue to protect its economic interests PM on Western sanctions: Belarus will continue to protect its economic interests
“Belarusian partners have always been regarded all over the world as predictable, conscientious and responsible. Many businessmen, entrepreneurs are interested not only in preserving, but also in developing economic ties with our enterprises. They constantly give us signals about it at various platforms"...
27 Dec 2021
Better economic competitiveness, higher household income named Belarus’ priorities for 2022 Better economic competitiveness, higher household income named Belarus’ priorities for 2022
In his words, the economy is working in a steady and balanced way today. “The country has ensured that wages and real incomes of its people increased, enterprises worked uninterruptedly, and labor collectives were preserved. Everyone who has worked honestly can proudly say that they have contributed to the common result," said the prime minister...
24 Dec 2021
Lukashenko to youth: 'Belarus is your shield' Lukashenko to youth: 'Belarus is your shield'
“Our state, just like you, is very young. It is important not only to preserve the existing traditions but also to start new ones. We have many traditions and I have always done my best to keep them alive. There is no country without traditions. This is the face of any country,” the president said...
23 Dec 2021
Kochanova gives her take on new Belarus Constitution draft Kochanova gives her take on new Belarus Constitution draft
“Peace and stability are what this Constitution implies,” Natalya Kochanova added...
23 Dec 2021
Opinion: No one will be able to subjugate Belarus Opinion: No one will be able to subjugate Belarus
“Politicians in the post-Soviet space are influential and impactful, politicians in Europe are simply not independent. After all, everyone is well aware that Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine are doing today what they are told to do by the United States. This dependence, the absence of their own position are obvious to everyone,” she said...
23 Dec 2021
Lukashenko: New Constitution means new system of government Lukashenko: New Constitution means new system of government
"This is a very serious matter at this time. If someone thinks that our actions will be haphazard and poorly planned, they are wrong. There will be no chaos and confusion. The decision will be made after the new Constitution is adopted; we will recalibrate the mechanisms of governing and then will start a new cycle of an election campaign"...
22 Dec 2021
Construction of second Belarusian nuclear power plant under consideration Construction of second Belarusian nuclear power plant under consideration
In his words, this work proceeds on schedule under the leadership of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and with assistance of Russian partners...
16 Dec 2021
Lukashenko urges ‘to build new Belarus’ Lukashenko urges ‘to build new Belarus’
The president emphasized that no one forbids anyone to have their own point of view...
16 Dec 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus will carry on despite sanctions Lukashenko: Belarus will carry on despite sanctions
"The sanctions are here. This is a given. They have already become a part of our lives. Another round of sanctions has been recently imposed against us. They will have a certain negative effect, but we need to continue to live and work peacefully, preserving the economic growth dynamics," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
15 Dec 2021
Lukashenko talks about state system tweaking once updated Constitution gets approved Lukashenko talks about state system tweaking once updated Constitution gets approved
"What happens after is important. We will have to revise hundreds of regulatory acts. We will have to rebuild the country. Not only from the point of view of statutory and regulatory practices but we will have to reorganize some aspects of the country. It is my most important task as the president"...
15 Dec 2021
Lukashenko about work amid sanctions: We have to act, we have to tough it out Lukashenko about work amid sanctions: We have to act, we have to tough it out
In his words, it is necessary to look for ways to survive and move forward in this situation...
14 Dec 2021
Heroic deeds of Belarusian medics in fight against coronavirus praised Heroic deeds of Belarusian medics in fight against coronavirus praised
“There is a peculiarity: our infectologists (notable doctors) don’t treat people as much, I don’t waste their time on it. They come and teach other doctors how – pediatricians, surgeons, and the rest. They have taught them how and now they control how they treat people. It is what a heroic deed in healthcare is! No other country does that”...
14 Dec 2021
Lukashenko: Tough times are ahead, we have to get united and move forward Lukashenko: Tough times are ahead, we have to get united and move forward
“Tough times are ahead of us. We have to move forward. It is necessary to always start with the fundamental law if we want changes. But we have to change things for the better as much as we can today. If we leap forward and the people fail to understand us, we will break away from the people"...
13 Dec 2021
Lukashenko explains EU’s reluctance to hold talks on migrant crisis with Belarus Lukashenko explains EU’s reluctance to hold talks on migrant crisis with Belarus
In the interview, the head of state once again dismissed the EU’s accusations alleging that Belarus and its government were orchestrating this crisis...
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