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12 Mar 2019
Call for adopting separate program to preserve traditional values in Belarus Call for adopting separate program to preserve traditional values in Belarus
“An important question was raised today. It deals with protection of traditional values and norms. An entire chapter of the information security concept is dedicated to this matter. This is to be one of the most important things to defend in the information space"...
12 Mar 2019
Draft Belarus information security concept presented to head of state Draft Belarus information security concept presented to head of state
"It is purely our own product. We didn’t borrow it from anyone. It is intended for broad domestic and foreign consumption and builds up on the national security concept"...
12 Mar 2019
Balanced regional development named one of Belarus’ major SDG targets Balanced regional development named one of Belarus’ major SDG targets
"We have repeatedly stated that it is impossible to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without involvement of regions, mutual exchange of experience and the interest from the civil society. Therefore, we are focusing on regional work"...
12 Mar 2019
Lukashenko calls for expanding sphere of influence of Belarusian media Lukashenko calls for expanding sphere of influence of Belarusian media
Alexander Lukashenko deems it necessary to take action to expand, diversify and improve the quality of national broadcasting and earn more trust of the public in official mass media...
11 Mar 2019
Kochanova promises action on all questions sent for Big Conversation with President Kochanova promises action on all questions sent for Big Conversation with President
The preliminary analysis of the letters showed that people are mostly concerned with wages, pensions, family capital program, benefits for certain categories of citizens, state-sponsored housing construction, compensation for cash deposits of the Soviet period...
11 Mar 2019
Belarus’ representative at Eurovision 2019 on her strong sides Belarus’ representative at Eurovision 2019 on her strong sides
“I will try to stun European viewers with my charisma, attitude, energy, and a trendy and catchy song. I am convinced that I will be able to make it to the final and perform well. Now the preparation for the show is in full swing,” the singer said...
11 Mar 2019
Minskers to be encouraged to move to satellite towns Minskers to be encouraged to move to satellite towns
Anatoly Sivak emphasized that the government is not going to impose restrictions to ease burden on the capital city. Quite the opposite, it seeks to offer incentives to people to motivate them to relocate to satellite towns...
5 Mar 2019
Belarusfilm studio ready for big international projects Belarusfilm studio ready for big international projects
According to Vladimir Karathevsky, Belarusfilm studio is now experiencing a renaissance after large-scale renovations and is ready to work on big projects. It has much to offer and is ready to provide its facilities to all those interested...
5 Mar 2019
Belarus wants more progress in fulfilling agreements in integration projects Belarus wants more progress in fulfilling agreements in integration projects
Top on the agenda in Belarus is cooperation with Russia within the framework of the Union State...
5 Mar 2019
FM says Belarus ready to sign key documents with EU, urges some action FM says Belarus ready to sign key documents with EU, urges some action
Speaking about the visa facilitation agreement Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus is ready to sign the document. However, the EU partners tie this agreement with the one on readmission...
5 Mar 2019
Lukashenko: Ice in Belarus-EU relations has not melted away Lukashenko: Ice in Belarus-EU relations has not melted away
Alexander Lukashenko called the signing of the Partnership Priorities Agreement and the readmission and visa facilitation agreement with the EU among the overriding goals in cooperation with the European Union...
5 Mar 2019
Belarus’ foreign policy needs balance between west, east Belarus’ foreign policy needs balance between west, east
"We need to actively promote the idea of integration of integrations in order to ease the bloc confrontation. The unique position at the crossroads of the EAEU and the EU should bring benefits to Belarus"...
5 Mar 2019
Lukashenko in favor of mutually respectful relations with NATO Lukashenko in favor of mutually respectful relations with NATO
In his words, neither Belarus nor its neighbors need dividing lines. "Therefore, it is necessary to establish mutually respectful relations with NATO which would eventually enhance the security of our country. We must talk to them"...
5 Mar 2019
Lukashenko: Eurasian integration is going backwards Lukashenko: Eurasian integration is going backwards
"Many economic matters were transferred from the Union State agenda to the EAEU. Unfortunately, Eurasian integration is turning or has already turned back"...
5 Mar 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Russia Union State project relies on equal conditions Lukashenko: Belarus-Russia Union State project relies on equal conditions
"And the main principle of this project is the creation of equal conditions for our compatriots and economic operators. The principle of equal conditions should be strictly fulfilled. The postulate of sovereignty also remains unshakeable for Belarus"...
4 Mar 2019
Belarus expects balance of interests in EBRD's deal on Belinvestbank Belarus expects balance of interests in EBRD's deal on Belinvestbank
"Together with EBRD specialists we are now actively taking care of pre-privatization support for financial sector organizations and real economy ones. The largest and most significant project"...
4 Mar 2019
Belarus among ten biggest recipients of EBRD investment Belarus among ten biggest recipients of EBRD investment
"Since my first meeting with the Belarusian president in 2015, our investment in the Belarusian economy has increased considerably. Last year the investment hit a record high $400 million"...
1 Mar 2019
Belarus described as good place to resolve conflict in Ukraine Belarus described as good place to resolve conflict in Ukraine
“My attitude to Ukraine is that it is our Slavonic country. It is in trouble. We need to resolve this problem. I tell every Russian leader: don’t flatter yourself that you are big and will win. If Americans deploy intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles in Ukraine, you will be in trouble”...
1 Mar 2019
Belarus president in favor of step-by-step approach to Helsinki 2 initiative Belarus president in favor of step-by-step approach to Helsinki 2 initiative
“It is time when we should convene Helsinki 2 somewhere and talk seriously at least at the level of OSCE heads of state [the last meeting of the OSCE heads of state took place in Astana in 2010, the previous one in Istanbul in 1999]. We cannot dash ahead. We have to do it step by step”...
1 Mar 2019
Lukashenko pledges unprecedented support for families Lukashenko pledges unprecedented support for families
“We will take decisions soon. They should be unprecedented. The most important thing is housing. If a family giving birth to a third child gets an apartment from the state virtually for free, it will be a great incentive for them to have more children”...
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