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19 Feb 2016
Samarasinha: Establishing UN House in Minsk will strengthen Belarus-UN cooperation Samarasinha: Establishing UN House in Minsk will strengthen Belarus-UN cooperation
"Belarus is an active member of the United Nations. It was one of the first countries to open a UN Office. However, today Belarus is the only state in Eastern Europe and the CIS with no UN House. Fifteen UN units operate in Minsk today"...
18 Feb 2016
Weather will not ruin FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Raubichi, organizers promise Weather will not ruin FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Raubichi, organizers promise
The Sixth FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup will take place in Belarus' Raubichi. This year the Raubichi will host about 60 athletes from 11 states: Australia, Belarus, the UK, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Russia, the United States, Ukraine, Japan and Switzerland...
18 Feb 2016
Gaidukevich: Belarus can become a bridge between the EU and the EEU Gaidukevich: Belarus can become a bridge between the EU and the EEU
"The Europeans have already made sure that we conduct the foreign policy aimed at strengthening the independence and sovereignty, and establishing truly mutually beneficial, equal relations with the EU,” noted Oleg Gaidukevich...
18 Feb 2016
UN: Belarus may partake in the resettlement of Syrian refugees UN: Belarus may partake in the resettlement of Syrian refugees
The opinion was voiced by Jean-Yves Bouchardy, Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Republic of Belarus...
17 Feb 2016
Double shell to protect Belarusian nuclear power plant against any cataclysms Double shell to protect Belarusian nuclear power plant against any cataclysms
“In comparison with other power plants the protection of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is an order of magnitude more reliable. The double shell and the core catcher for the active zone make up a most powerful, well-designed passive safety system that does not require human interference”...
17 Feb 2016
Gorin: Careful selection for future BelNPP personnel Gorin: Careful selection for future BelNPP personnel
“All applicants undergo a careful selection, including an interview with the head of respective workshop and psycho-physiological tests”...
17 Feb 2016
Ananich: Information Ministry will study OSCE ODIHR recommendations Ananich: Information Ministry will study OSCE ODIHR recommendations
"For us it is of crucial importance that these recommendations fit in with our common constitutional tasks and the rights of every citizen. It is also important for our country, sovereign Belarus, to have the right to form its information space”...
17 Feb 2016
Lukashenko: Only nationwide defense can guarantee effective protection of the state Lukashenko: Only nationwide defense can guarantee effective protection of the state
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the government conference on territorial defense...
17 Feb 2016
Buzovsky against thoughtless copying of foreign education patterns Buzovsky against thoughtless copying of foreign education patterns
"There is a need for an integrated approach to education for bringing up not just an educated person, but an individual, a citizen"...
16 Feb 2016
Lukashenko: EU’s decision absolutely satisfies us Lukashenko: EU’s decision absolutely satisfies us
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko commented on the recent decision of the European Union to abolish the majority of sanctions in relation to the Belarusian side at the session held to discuss measures meant to improve the effectiveness of the social and economic complex...
16 Feb 2016
Lozovik: Some OSCE/ODIHR recommendations will be implemented in shortest possible time Lozovik: Some OSCE/ODIHR recommendations will be implemented in shortest possible time
"We took note that the ODIHR/OSCE proposals are primarily aimed at enhancing the openness and transparency of the electoral process, and we will do our best to ensure that they are implemented as soon as possible"...
16 Feb 2016
Belarus, Russia to adopt new Union State’s Military Doctrine Belarus, Russia to adopt new Union State’s Military Doctrine
Zygmund Valevach, member of the National Security Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus said...
15 Feb 2016
Musiyenko: Abolition of sanctions will help Belarus develop economic cooperation with EU Musiyenko: Abolition of sanctions will help Belarus develop economic cooperation with EU
“The abolition of the majority of sanctions against our country is the undoubtedly right decision of the EU. The European Union tries its best to face its face. The current development of the situation and Belarus’ behavior helped the EU both keep its face and annul the majority of restrictions"...
15 Feb 2016
Professionalism of Belarusian musicians praised Professionalism of Belarusian musicians praised
Shortly before the press conference, renowned conductor Vladimir Spivakov had a rehearsal with the orchestra of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus that will take part in the opening of the festival...
15 Feb 2016
Buzovsky: 100 Ideas for Belarus contest is about cooperation between youth and state Buzovsky: 100 Ideas for Belarus contest is about cooperation between youth and state
“Every year the contest brings together more and more ambitious young people and even those who did not even think of devising innovations to help people to fulfill their dreams and be useful for the state"...
15 Feb 2016
Shakutin: Azarenka has real chances for Rio gold Shakutin: Azarenka has real chances for Rio gold
“Today every player has an individual plan to prepare for important competitions of the year. This year we have the Rio Olympics. We hope Victoria Azarenka will surprise us all. She has real chances for it”...
15 Feb 2016
Makei: Minsk Agreements helped partners take a different look at Belarus Makei: Minsk Agreements helped partners take a different look at Belarus
"The fact that the Minsk Agreements played their role in improving the situation in Ukraine is acknowledged by everyone. It is of critical importance that we could organize this platform for holding negotiations on Ukraine. I think it helped our partners take a different look at Belarus”...
15 Feb 2016
Poroshenko: Ukraine talks made Minsk a venue for important international events Poroshenko: Ukraine talks made Minsk a venue for important international events
“I would like to congratulate Minsk on becoming a venue for important international events as a result of the agreements with President Alexander Lukashenko”...
14 Feb 2016
Makei: Belarus and Germany are interested in the highest level of relations Makei: Belarus and Germany are interested in the highest level of relations
“We have good prospects for cooperation with Germany. It seems to us that Germany understands what role Belarus plays in the current situation. Germany tries to build the corresponding policy in relation to Belarus. We welcome it”...
13 Feb 2016
Kondrusiewicz: Relations between Catholics and Orthodox in Belarus will be even more dynamic Kondrusiewicz: Relations between Catholics and Orthodox in Belarus will be even more dynamic
Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz told...
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