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21 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: BelTA is a reliable source of domestic and international news Lukashenko: BelTA is a reliable source of domestic and international news
“BelTA enjoys well-deserved respect and trust of numerous foreign partners. Together they implement important media projects, exchange advanced technologies,” the message of greetings reads...
20 Dec 2018
Miss World Europe Belarus Maria Vasilevich shares impressions of pageant Miss World Europe Belarus Maria Vasilevich shares impressions of pageant
Maria Vasilevich’ immediate goal is to pass a session in her Master’s degree program. In 2019 she will join the other Top 5 finalists in their charity trips around the world...
20 Dec 2018
Call to continue work on business climate in Belarus Call to continue work on business climate in Belarus
“We need to continue the work on cultivating a new business environment. We need to work continuously to make the tax legislation more capacious, transparent and understandable to economic operators,” Vladimir Andreichenko said...
20 Dec 2018
Fairness described as pillar of Belarus’ national policy Fairness described as pillar of Belarus’ national policy
“I have recently given an example. There was an opinion poll in Russia, and the majority of people requested fairness, not bread and butter. Many years ago I told you that fairness should be the pillar of our national policy,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
20 Dec 2018
FM: Belarus will continue to strengthen independence, sovereignty FM: Belarus will continue to strengthen independence, sovereignty
“Belarus must remain an independent state. We have dreamed of the sovereignty for centuries and must continue to work towards strengthening the independence and territorial integrity of the state,” Vladimir Makei said...
19 Dec 2018
Germany supports Belarus in WTO accession Germany supports Belarus in WTO accession
“We are very supportive of Belarus’ efforts to join the WTO. Your finance minister talked to our state secretary and clearly underlined that Belarus intends to join the WTO in 2019. It is very important,” Eckhard Franz said...
19 Dec 2018
Inclusion of Budslau Fest into UNESCO list hailed as big event for Belarus Inclusion of Budslau Fest into UNESCO list hailed as big event for Belarus
“The inclusion of the Budslau Fest into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is an honor for the Roman-Catholic Church. It is a big event for Belarus which becomes more recognizable worldwide thanks to this decision”...
18 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: Belarusian athletes lack fighting spirit Lukashenko: Belarusian athletes lack fighting spirit
“Sport is more than a fight, it is a war. Athletes should give them all at football stadiums and ice rinks. Only then they can win,” the president is convinced...
18 Dec 2018
Belarus-Russia visa agreement to provide greater freedom to third-country nationals Belarus-Russia visa agreement to provide greater freedom to third-country nationals
“Russia has already posted the official version of the draft agreement on its information website to show its commitment to the single migration space”...
18 Dec 2018
Lukashenko warns against doping in sports Lukashenko warns against doping in sports
"One anti-doping scandal tarnishes the entire country and all sports. You know how much attention it invites"...
17 Dec 2018
Significant increase in tourist traffic from China to Belarus expected in 2019 Significant increase in tourist traffic from China to Belarus expected in 2019
"The most popular destinations they were interested in include the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the Brest Fortress, the castles in Mir and Nesvizh. Chinese tourists are also interested in the so-called red tourism (places relating to the Communist past)"...
17 Dec 2018
Belarus’ budget 2019 based on conservative scenario Belarus’ budget 2019 based on conservative scenario
"The budget is predicated on quite hard scenario of economic development and imposes a saving mode for budget-financed organizations. But this does not mean that it will somehow reduce the quality of budget services"...
17 Dec 2018
Lukashenko on Russia’s tax maneuver: No catastrophe even in the worst scenario Lukashenko on Russia’s tax maneuver: No catastrophe even in the worst scenario
“There will be no catastrophe in any case. We will just have to revise our domestic and foreign policy to a certain extent, especially in the financial sector”...
17 Dec 2018
Bjorndalen: Minsk is a fantastic tourist city Bjorndalen: Minsk is a fantastic tourist city
“Minsk knocks you off. It is absolutely not the way you thought it would be. Belarusian traditions and hospitality are amazing. Minsk is among the cleanest cities I have ever seen. You have good parks, good air. It is very good for a city of two million. I am saying it as an athlete”...
14 Dec 2018
Belarus president: Time to launch Helsinki 2 process to calm down the world Belarus president: Time to launch Helsinki 2 process to calm down the world
At the same time Alexander Lukashenko remarked that countries have been unable to arrange a proper OSCE summit in order to discuss topical problems of international security let alone launch a new negotiation process...
14 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: Sovereignty is a sacred thing for Belarus Lukashenko: Sovereignty is a sacred thing for Belarus
“If you want to split Belarus into oblasts and merge with Russia just like [the Russian MP Vladimir] Zhirinovsky suggests, it will never happen. If Russian leadership thinks like that, it is detrimental to Russia”...
14 Dec 2018
Call for step-by-step fulfillment of Belarus-Russia Union State Treaty Call for step-by-step fulfillment of Belarus-Russia Union State Treaty
Alexander Lukashenko is convinced that before digging deep it is essential to handle issues lying on the surface...
14 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: Russian audience knows little about real Belarus Lukashenko: Russian audience knows little about real Belarus
“We understand the specifics of the format. However, if you make reports on Belarus, please invite experts who know about the internal political processes in the country, who possess information and can give an adequate and professional assessment”...
14 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: Some issues on Belarus-Russia agenda remain unsettled Lukashenko: Some issues on Belarus-Russia agenda remain unsettled
“We long planned this meeting. Frankly speaking, we were preparing to take stock of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation. Unfortunately, some issues still remain unsettled. My Russian counterpart and I will do our best to address them in the near future,” the head of state said...
13 Dec 2018
Belarus, Russia to continue dismantling trade barriers Belarus, Russia to continue dismantling trade barriers
"It is extremely important to make the trend last. This is why the matter of competitive conditions for doing business in Belarus and Russia is becoming particularly important. Many other cooperation issues have already been resolved. We have yet to work on some other ones"...
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