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2 Aug 2016
Belarus interested in more joint projects with Poland Belarus interested in more joint projects with Poland
“Since we maintain a rather active stance in the Eurasian Economic Union, I think these projects would be profitable for the Polish private sector. By working with Belarus, you can work with 160 million consumers in the Single Economic Space”...
2 Aug 2016
Andreichenko suggests promoting Belarus-Poland parliamentary cooperation Andreichenko suggests promoting Belarus-Poland parliamentary cooperation
“Belarus and Poland are neighbors, and we are close not only geographically. Belarusian MPs are ready for dialogue and constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation,” he said at the meeting with Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm Ryszard Terlecki...
2 Aug 2016
Call for balanced, capable economy in Belarus Call for balanced, capable economy in Belarus
In his words, Belarus’ social and economic development tasks are closely tied to the draft budget and the draft major monetary management guidelines. Balancing the balance of payments and the state budget, reducing inflation are the key priority. All the economic policy instruments should be tuned with this in mind...
2 Aug 2016
Belarus highly prioritizes WMD non-proliferation Belarus highly prioritizes WMD non-proliferation
"Belarus was the first ex-USSR country to voluntarily get rid of its nuclear weapons and completed the removal of nuclear weapons from the country in 1996", Valentin Rybakov said...
2 Aug 2016
Lukashenko: Innovative development is impossible without science, qualified personnel Lukashenko: Innovative development is impossible without science, qualified personnel
“We are focused on the innovative development of our country and economy. Of course, it is impossible without scientific support, educated, highly-qualified, and trained personnel. The Higher Attestation Commission is in the center of this work,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
2 Aug 2016
Ryzhenkov: Belarusian athletes will be highly motivated at the Rio Games Ryzhenkov: Belarusian athletes will be highly motivated at the Rio Games
“All athletes understand how important these Olympics are for them and Belarus in general. The preparations for the games have already been completed. All training plans have been fulfilled"...
1 Aug 2016
Mikhadyuk: Belarus will secure absolute safety at its nuclear power plant Mikhadyuk: Belarus will secure absolute safety at its nuclear power plant
“We are, first of all, guided by the necessity to secure absolute safety of our plant, not only at the stage of construction, but also during its operation,” Mikhail Mikhadyuk noted...
1 Aug 2016
CPC representative: China highly values friendly relations with Belarus CPC representative: China highly values friendly relations with Belarus
“Belarus and China will soon be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Over the years, we have achieved great results in various fields. The Chinese side is ready to further promote strategic cooperation with Belarus,” Mr Qian Naicheng said...
29 Jul 2016
Minsk-Grodno motorway reconstruction to bring investments to Belarus Minsk-Grodno motorway reconstruction to bring investments to Belarus
“This infrastructure will allow attracting investments and creating logistics hubs, industrial enterprises, service outlets along the motorway. It will give a nudge to the development of the economy,” said the Deputy Prime Minister...
29 Jul 2016
Kobyakov urges maximum assistance to business with creating more jobs Kobyakov urges maximum assistance to business with creating more jobs
“The goal to create jobs was set by the head of state and we see it confidently met across the country. But the point here is not even in numbers or in accounting, but about the substance of the matter. The main thing is to create a climate in the country so that the authorities and business provide each other maximum assistance,” the Prime Minter noted...
29 Jul 2016
Belarus president urges to step up harvesting campaign Belarus president urges to step up harvesting campaign
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during a working trip to Minsk Oblast. “It is needed to harvest about 500,000 tonnes per day. Then we will harvest 1 million tonnes within two days or two and a half days,” the President said...
28 Jul 2016
EU plans to allocate €14.5m for environmental activities in Belarus EU plans to allocate €14.5m for environmental activities in Belarus
“Today we are signing the agreement with the European Union on cooperation in strengthening air quality and environmental management. It includes such aspects as new technologies, eco-tourism, waste management, renewable energy (solar, wind),” Andrei Kovkhuto said...
28 Jul 2016
Lukashenko urges to step up anti-smoking campaign Lukashenko urges to step up anti-smoking campaign
"The global experience and practice show that a well-considered complex of measures will be more effective than absolute bans. Administrative restrictions should be combined with various stimuli, encouragements, and information work"...
27 Jul 2016
Wiktorin: Belarus, EU continue visa facilitation talks Wiktorin: Belarus, EU continue visa facilitation talks
It was reported earlier that Belarus and the EU may sign an agreement on readmission and visa facilitation in 2016. The draft of these documents was prepared in 2015...
27 Jul 2016
Prime minister praises quality of Belarus-made Geely cars Prime minister praises quality of Belarus-made Geely cars
“A decent car. Comfortable and spacious. It is understandable the equipment is good since this one has an improved package of options. Driving is smooth and soft,” Prime Minister of Belarus told media after test-driving a Geely Emgrand GT car ...
26 Jul 2016
Integrated package of services makes a region more attractive for tourists Integrated package of services makes a region more attractive for tourists
Irena Dzmitrewska, an international expert of the EU/UNDP project “Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus”, told...
25 Jul 2016
Guberniyev: Absence of Belarus’ canoe and kayak team is an absolute loss for sports fans Guberniyev: Absence of Belarus’ canoe and kayak team is an absolute loss for sports fans
“Belarus has a very strong, award-winning team. Its absence is an absolute loss for me as a commentator and as a sports fan. I think that very many sports fans around the world will share this opinion because the Belarusian team has proved its worth,” said famous Russian TV presenter and sports commentator Dmitry Guberniyev...
22 Jul 2016
Belarus may host men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in 2018 Belarus may host men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in 2018
The Belarusian city of Brest hosted the Water Polo Federation Cup held under the aegis of the European Swimming League (LEN) from 22 to 24 July. Belarus played host to such a large-scale water polo competition for the first time...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Economy and demography are main factors of Belarus’ security Lukashenko: Economy and demography are main factors of Belarus’ security
“The second factor of security is the economy and enterprises. We should have well-developed villages and cities, robust manufacturing, transport, communications, construction, etc. The power of the state also relies on employed people,” the President said at the meeting with the personnel of Mogilevliftmash...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko wants balanced city development plan for Mogilev Lukashenko wants balanced city development plan for Mogilev
“The government should think what can be done here. But the main thing is to have a balanced city modernization plan,” the head of state said as heard out a report on the development of the region and urged to prepare it by the end of the year...
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