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11 Jan 2013
Belarus, Russia boost economic ties in 2012 Belarus, Russia boost economic ties in 2012
Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Andrei Savinykh told BelTA...
10 Jan 2013
Piotr Rudnik: Year of Frugality will help accelerate modernization of enterprises Piotr Rudnik: Year of Frugality will help accelerate modernization of enterprises
“We often fail to see money that we just need to pick up and the money can be used to develop companies and raise salaries of workers. In this work one should follow the principle: save five rubles to get one ruble as a bonus to your salary”...
8 Jan 2013
Alexei Yashin: It is great to have such events as Christmas tournament in Minsk Alexei Yashin: It is great to have such events as Christmas tournament in Minsk
Famous ice hockey player Alexei Yashin, who joined the Russian team during the 9th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus, admitted to journalists that it was his first time of participating in such competitions, and noted the good organizational level and atmosphere at the event...
3 Jan 2013
Christmas ice hockey tournament to demonstrate Belarus’ viability as world championship venue Christmas ice hockey tournament to demonstrate Belarus’ viability as world championship venue
“As always the organizers have prepared souvenir products for the Christmas Tournament in advance as well as prizes for the best players so the guests will be able to assess our advantages and disadvantages in comparison with organizers of major international competitions”...
27 Dec 2012
Relocation of IIHF WC 2014 no longer on agenda, Vorsin says Relocation of IIHF WC 2014 no longer on agenda, Vorsin says
The head of the directorate for the world championship, the Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Evgeny Vorsin, told a press conference held 500 days prior to the event...
27 Dec 2012
Yakov Kenigsberg: Cancer morbidity rate is not related to the Chernobyl disaster Yakov Kenigsberg: Cancer morbidity rate is not related to the Chernobyl disaster
“No proof of a noticeable increase in the morbidity rate of leukemia and other types of cancer after the Chernobyl disaster has been found. The same applies to non-cancer diseases,” remarked Yakov Kenigsberg...
20 Dec 2012
Andreichenko: Newly-elected MPs adopt key documents at first session Andreichenko: Newly-elected MPs adopt key documents at first session
Vladimir Andreichenko informed that the session discussed 30 draft laws. He noted that the new composition settled technical issues fast and got down to business very soon...
20 Dec 2012
Georgy Kuznetsov: Law on concessions will encourage investments in Belarus Georgy Kuznetsov: Law on concessions will encourage investments in Belarus
The bill is designed to improve the legal regulation of relations involved in giving concession rights to state property objects...
11 Dec 2012
Lukashenko: Media should not impose one-dimensional world view Lukashenko: Media should not impose one-dimensional world view
Mass media should not impose a one-dimensional view of the world, but should facilitate a full-fledged dialogue between people and authorities, be an indicator of moods in the society, prevent the penetration of destructive ideas, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said...
6 Dec 2012
Belarus attractive for European business, Kupchina says Belarus attractive for European business, Kupchina says
"Belarus is attractive for European business. EU countries are, in turn, a source of technology and investment for Belarus," said Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Yelena Kupchina.
5 Dec 2012
Belarusian books stand out in ex-USSR Belarusian books stand out in ex-USSR

The fact is confirmed by multiple awards at prestigious international contests. The statement was made by First Deputy Information Minister of Belarus Ms Lilia Ananich...

4 Dec 2012
Russians call Belarus most reliable partner in post-Soviet space Russians call Belarus most reliable partner in post-Soviet space

An opinion poll conducted by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center in the run-up to the CIS Summit in Ashgabat...

4 Dec 2012
FAO: Belarus’ role as food supplier is increasing FAO: Belarus’ role as food supplier is increasing
Mr Jose Graziano da Silva stressed that FAO puts special hopes on the potential of Belarus as a strong manufacturer of agricultural equipment, including small tools and equipment which are in demand among farmers of developing countries...
16 Nov 2012
Khristenko: Belarus will join WTO Khristenko: Belarus will join WTO
“We are now de jure and de facto playing by the global trade and economic rules. The negotiating process on Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO is nearing completion. I am sure Belarus will be next to join the club,” Viktor Khristenko said...
15 Nov 2012
Unprecedented favorable terms for investors in Belarus Unprecedented favorable terms for investors in Belarus
The Prime Minister reminded that Belarus ranks 58th out of 186 countries in the ease of doing business and is one of the top three countries in the scale of reforms. In 2011-2012 Belarus attracted $20 billion in FDI, 1.5 times as much as in the previous five years...
15 Nov 2012
Tim McIntosh: Belarus can be a successful partner for European investors Tim McIntosh: Belarus can be a successful partner for European investors
Mr Tim McIntosh, a representative of Nova International Management Ltd, told BelTA. The British businessman is in Belarus for the 7th Belarus Investment Forum...
30 Oct 2012
Lavrov: The development of Eurasian integration is one of the priorities of Russia and Belarus Lavrov: The development of Eurasian integration is one of the priorities of Russia and Belarus

According to Sergei Lavrov, the format of the joint ministerial meeting of Belarus and Russia is an essential element in the system of foreign policy cooperation between the two countries, and a useful platform for developing coordinated approaches on key issues on the international agenda...

29 Oct 2012
Doping in sport should be criminalized, Lukashenko says Doping in sport should be criminalized, Lukashenko says

“We should stop talking about doping. The main thing is hard work. With regard to laboratories, medicine, pharmacology and other things, we have discussed these things more than once. Do everything that athletes need,” the President said at the meeting of the National Olympic Committee on 26 October...

23 Oct 2012
Belarus government prioritizes economy modernization Belarus government prioritizes economy modernization

The Prime Minister stressed: “Economy modernization is a priority. Without development it is impossible to make new products, without new products export is impossible”...

16 Oct 2012
Arab billionaire sees huge potential in investment projects in Belarus Arab billionaire sees huge potential in investment projects in Belarus

“I am impressed with the country’s investment climate and believe that Belarus has a huge potential in numerous investment projects,” he stressed...

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