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18 Dec 2014
Putin: Minsk agreements are important for peaceful settlement in southeast Ukraine Putin: Minsk agreements are important for peaceful settlement in southeast Ukraine
According to Vladimir Putin, the Russian side believes that the crisis in the southeast of Ukraine will be settled by political methods...
17 Dec 2014
Makei: Belarus has built close ties with UNESCO Makei: Belarus has built close ties with UNESCO
“The visit of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to Belarus in April 2014 vividly testifies to the high level of cooperation between Belarus and this international organization"...
16 Dec 2014
Romano Prodi: Call for Belarus’ tighter cooperation with Europe Romano Prodi: Call for Belarus’ tighter cooperation with Europe
“I am very interested in Belarus. I took interest in your country when I was the president of the European Commission in Brussels. And Belarus should be more involved in European structures,” noted Romano Prodi...
16 Dec 2014
Lukashenko: Belarus needs military security, social and political stability Lukashenko: Belarus needs military security, social and political stability
"We clearly understand that stability and security are very important for the country’s sustainable development"...
12 Dec 2014
FM: Belarus would like to continue technical cooperation with EU FM: Belarus would like to continue technical cooperation with EU
Belarus will take part in the new program designed to run in 2014-2017. It provides for the implementation of projects across three key priorities: social integration, environment and regional economic development...
12 Dec 2014
Lukashenko in favor of EU's constructive approach to evaluating situation in Belarus Lukashenko in favor of EU's constructive approach to evaluating situation in Belarus
“We expect that the present representatives of European countries will practice a constructive approach towards evaluating the situation in Belarus. It would contribute to further normalization of relations between our country and the European Union”...
11 Dec 2014
MP: Visa-free regime introduction between Belarus and Israel is of historical significance MP: Visa-free regime introduction between Belarus and Israel is of historical significance
In his words, people of the two countries are bound not only by family ties but also the tragic events of the Second World War. Nearly 850,000 Jews died in Belarus during the war...
11 Dec 2014
Shagal: Number of Israeli tourists in Belarus should increase once visas are abolished Shagal: Number of Israeli tourists in Belarus should increase once visas are abolished
“Belarus has so many interesting places to visit that I can never stop recommending,” Yosef Shagal said...
11 Dec 2014
Guryanov: Belarus eager to be active participant of EXPO 2017 in Astana Guryanov: Belarus eager to be active participant of EXPO 2017 in Astana
On 11 December Kazakhstan’s delegation met with Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei to discuss participation in World Expo 2017 and bilateral cooperation...
9 Dec 2014
Lukashenko: Production of medications in Belarus must be up to world standards Lukashenko: Production of medications in Belarus must be up to world standards
The head of state reminded about plans to raise the share of Belarus-made medications on the domestic market up to at least 50% by late 2015...
9 Dec 2014
Gulyako: No issues between different religious communities in Belarus Gulyako: No issues between different religious communities in Belarus
Belarus is a multinational and multi-confessional state. According to Leonid Gulyako, Belarus is a comfortable home to representatives of all ethnicities living in the country...
9 Dec 2014
Rapota: Union State to do its best to help Belarus resume food export to Russia Rapota: Union State to do its best to help Belarus resume food export to Russia
“I have reported on the recent expert meeting dedicated to this matter. The discussion will be continued tomorrow at the session of the Eurasian Economic Commission”...
8 Dec 2014
Guminsky: Budget for 2015 is balanced despite challenging external environment Guminsky: Budget for 2015 is balanced despite challenging external environment
The draft budget for 2015 is based on the socio-economic development forecast and monetary policy guidelines that take into account the difficult foreign economic conditions...
8 Dec 2014
Ulakhovich: European businessmen see Belarus as stable and reliable partner Ulakhovich: European businessmen see Belarus as stable and reliable partner
"Even though Belarus is currently facing a number of restrictions, it continues increasing its export to the European countries"...
5 Dec 2014
Myasnikovich: Belarus to protect domestic manufacturers in view of rising third-country import from Russia Myasnikovich: Belarus to protect domestic manufacturers in view of rising third-country import from Russia
"The key task of the government is to protect its own population against poor quality products and to protect domestic manufacturers from mala fide competition"...
4 Dec 2014
Dulinets: Technologies, time frames observed in Belarusian nuclear station construction Dulinets: Technologies, time frames observed in Belarusian nuclear station construction
"I would like to calm down everyone and say that old Soviet-style slogans and cutting corners are out of the question. Nuclear energy industry is no place for them"...
4 Dec 2014
Rusyi: Russia’s ban on Belarusian imports to go away within ten days Rusyi: Russia’s ban on Belarusian imports to go away within ten days
The Vice Prime Minister underlined that all the Belarusian enterprises that the Russian side complains about are now constantly monitored...
4 Dec 2014
Lukashenko: Zero tolerance policy can make a difference in anti-drug war Lukashenko: Zero tolerance policy can make a difference in anti-drug war
"Will we be able to effectively combat drug-related crimes and will the new draft law be of great help to us in these efforts"...
3 Dec 2014
Roland Zieschank: Belarus is among few in Eastern Europe to pay attention to sustainable development Roland Zieschank: Belarus is among few in Eastern Europe to pay attention to sustainable development
"It is high time to focus on the national strategy. Very soon far-reaching decisions will be taken at the world level"...
3 Dec 2014
Tozik inspects Raubichi ahead of 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships Tozik inspects Raubichi ahead of 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships
Anatoly Tozik noted that much work has been done to renovate the sports center, and that Belarus has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to host international sporting event on a high level...
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