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1 Aug 2014
Zhadobin: Memory of WWI is a token of respect to all generations of fatherland defenders Zhadobin: Memory of WWI is a token of respect to all generations of fatherland defenders
The memory of the First World War is a token of respect to the defenders of the fatherland of all generations, Belarusian Defense Minister Yuri Zhadobin said at a commemorative meeting at the monument to the heroes and victims of the First World War in Minsk...
1 Aug 2014
Svetlov: We should never forget about the First World War Svetlov: We should never forget about the First World War
"The First World War was one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes, which touched upon Belarus as well. Unfortunately, the events of those years still echo centuries later. Many people in Belarus were killed, were forced to leave the country, the economy was destroyed and monuments of culture were ruined"...
31 Jul 2014
Lukashenko: Young biathletes should learn from such athletes as Domracheva Lukashenko: Young biathletes should learn from such athletes as Domracheva
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with three-time Olympic biathlon champion, holder of the Hero of Belarus title, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Darya Domracheva...
31 Jul 2014
Lukashenko: Belarus will do its best to help resolve Ukraine crisis Lukashenko: Belarus will do its best to help resolve Ukraine crisis
Belarus will do its utmost to help bring the situation in Ukraine back to normal, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma...
31 Jul 2014
Lukashenko: Corrupt officials erode public trust in authorities Lukashenko: Corrupt officials erode public trust in authorities
Crimes committed by morally depraved officials erode public trust in authorities, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a session to discuss improvements of anti-corruption laws...
30 Jul 2014
UNDP: Belarus is much more serious about human trafficking than most countries UNDP: Belarus is much more serious about human trafficking than most countries
Belarus takes a much more serious approach to the problem of trafficking in human beings than most other countries, UN/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha said at the roundtable dedicated to the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons...
30 Jul 2014
German investors appreciate political stability in Belarus German investors appreciate political stability in Belarus
The statement was made by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Wolfram Maas at the presentation of the poll Business Climate in Belarus 2014...
30 Jul 2014
Belarus leads in protection of human rights in CIS Belarus leads in protection of human rights in CIS
Belarus is leading in the CIS in combating trafficking in persons and protecting human rights, IOM Chief of Mission for Moscow Zlatko Zigic told media...
30 Jul 2014
Belarus hopes to resolve trade issues with Ukraine soon Belarus hopes to resolve trade issues with Ukraine soon
Belarus hopes to resolve all trade disputes with Ukraine in the near future, Director of the Department for Foreign Economic Activity of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Igor Nazaruk told media...
29 Jul 2014
Lukashenko: Good harvest is about technologies and management Lukashenko: Good harvest is about technologies and management
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said it during his working trip to Minsk District. The President was informed about the course of harvesting in the country...
28 Jul 2014
Belarus to explore new sales markets Belarus to explore new sales markets
Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the STV channel...
24 Jul 2014
Expert: Belarus shows an adequate response to global challenges Expert: Belarus shows an adequate response to global challenges
Belarus demonstrates a decent response to global challenges in the face of the consequences of the global economic and financial crisis, Ph.D. of Philosophy, Assistant Professor Nikolai Shchekin...
24 Jul 2014
UNDP: No gender gap in human development in Belarus UNDP: No gender gap in human development in Belarus
The gender development index (GDI) introduced in the 2014 Human Development Report, which measures the level of the gender gap between women and men in 148 countries, shows that the women's development index is equal to or exceeds that of men in 16 countries...
24 Jul 2014
Myasnikovich: Belarus, Lithuania can seek to implement major infrastructure projects Myasnikovich: Belarus, Lithuania can seek to implement major infrastructure projects
The level of cooperation of Belarus and Lithuania is high enough and the two counties can seek to implement major infrastructure projects, Belarus Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius...
24 Jul 2014
Belarus can get into top 50 on UNDP Human Develompent Index soon Belarus can get into top 50 on UNDP Human Develompent Index soon
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor Mikhail Kovalev, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the Belarusian State University, told when commenting on the UN 2014 Human Development Report...
23 Jul 2014
Valentin Chekanov: Cooperation between vendors and Belarusian producers will be mutually beneficial

  Valentin Chekanov: Cooperation between vendors and Belarusian producers will be mutually beneficial  
“Thanks to vigorous efforts of the retail industry this year, particularly during the ice hockey world championship, we have demonstrated that the percentage of Belarus-made goods on Belarusian shelves can be even higher,” said the Belarusian Trade Minister...
23 Jul 2014
Belarus in favor of Russia’s participation in EaP to prevent new dividing lines

  Belarus in favor of Russia’s participation in EaP to prevent new dividing lines  
Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said at the EU-Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting in Brussels on 22 July...
23 Jul 2014
Austrian expert: Belarus’ high position in Social Progress Index is due to Belarusians Austrian expert: Belarus’ high position in Social Progress Index is due to Belarusians
Belarus’ high standing (58th out of 132 nations) in the Social Progress Index 2014 is attributed, first of all, to the efforts of Belarusians, Professor of the University of Innsbruck Hans Koechler said...
22 Jul 2014
Mozambique counts on Belarus' aid in economy development Mozambique counts on Belarus' aid in economy development
Prime Minister of Mozambique Alberto Vaquina expects that the level of the Mozambican economy will be increased via cooperation with Belarus...
22 Jul 2014
Belarus ahead of Russia, Ukraine in Social Progress Index in complicated demographic conditions

  Belarus ahead of Russia, Ukraine in Social Progress Index in complicated demographic conditions  
“It is difficult to achieve such indicators because the employable population in the country is under a tremendous load and it is necessary to ensure social guarantees and social stability. We understand that it is very costly. All the more so in a complicated demographic situation,” said the expert...
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