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28 Feb 2020
Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ first coronavirus case Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ first coronavirus case
At the same time the president believes that border closure will not help contain the spread of the virus...
28 Feb 2020
Lukashenko: Belarusian pension system needs reforming Lukashenko: Belarusian pension system needs reforming
According to the president, it will be not difficult for Belarus to address the issue. The country studies the best practices of other countries, including Russia...
28 Feb 2020
Lukashenko: Inflation in Belarus below 5% despite strongest external pressure Lukashenko: Inflation in Belarus below 5% despite strongest external pressure
"The task of keeping the inflation below 5% is being fulfilled despite the strongest external pressure. You can see how relations with our main partners are shaping up"...
28 Feb 2020
Myasnikovich: Transition to Russian ruble under discussion in EAEU Myasnikovich: Transition to Russian ruble under discussion in EAEU
“There should not be any financial panic. No one is saying that someone will switch to the Russian ruble tomorrow. We need to think of ways to reduce dollar dependency. At the same time we should not create new problems while trying to address existing challenges”...
28 Feb 2020
Belarusian oil refineries keep domestic market well supplied, ship critical exports Belarusian oil refineries keep domestic market well supplied, ship critical exports
Igor Lyashenko went on saying that this year Belarusian oil refineries have been getting about 1 million tonnes of oil per month for processing...
28 Feb 2020
Student of Belarusian National Technical University named Belarus’ first coronavirus case Student of Belarusian National Technical University named Belarus’ first coronavirus case
"The student is in absolutely satisfactory condition, just like all the others under medical supervision"...
27 Feb 2020
Decisions beneficial to one country only seen as ticking bomb for Eurasian integration Decisions beneficial to one country only seen as ticking bomb for Eurasian integration
"Belarus proposes to come to terms on the rules of the game for the EAEU members. They will be the same for all, and make the basis of our co-existence in economic, political, social and other areas"...
27 Feb 2020
Myasnikovich: EAEU strategy through 2025 envisages removal of all barriers, restrictions Myasnikovich: EAEU strategy through 2025 envisages removal of all barriers, restrictions
"The strategy envisages the removal of barriers and restrictions in internal trade to implement the right of four freedoms: the movement of goods, services, workforce and finance"...
27 Feb 2020
EAEU criticized for lack of declared freedoms EAEU criticized for lack of declared freedoms
"The freedoms that we once declared are almost non-existent today. Or they have not been implemented in the full volume, let’s put it softly. We once declared the free movement of goods, services, labor and capital"...
27 Feb 2020
Belarus lauded for respecting sustainable development principles Belarus lauded for respecting sustainable development principles
"The way Belarus utilizes international technical assistance and grants is an example of best practice"...
26 Feb 2020
Belarus eager to become EBRD’s top 5 borrower Belarus eager to become EBRD’s top 5 borrower
In his words, the EBRD invested over €1 billion in the Belarusian economy in the last four years. A record high sum was invested in 2018 – €360 million...
26 Feb 2020
IBU: Raubichi is a great venue for international biathlon competitions IBU: Raubichi is a great venue for international biathlon competitions
All in all, taking part in the event will be 40 teams comprising about 300 athletes...
26 Feb 2020
Ambassador: Belarus-Serbia relations are based on trust Ambassador: Belarus-Serbia relations are based on trust
"The bilateral cooperation covers all possible areas, including agriculture, manufacturing, transport, culture, education, science and engineering, finances, tourism and high technology"...
25 Feb 2020
FM: Belarus deepens ties with west remaining Russia’s strategic ally FM: Belarus deepens ties with west remaining Russia’s strategic ally
"We maintained the level of the diplomatic work and significantly increased its pace in some parts. We have increased the intensity and expanded the geography of foreign visits at the supreme and highest levels. Bilateral cooperation with our foreign partners has been steadily developing on all tracks"...
25 Feb 2020
Belarus remains coronavirus-free Belarus remains coronavirus-free
"We are trying to get ahead of the virus. Updates are analyzed not even once a day, but several times a day"...
24 Feb 2020
Over 200 Hi-Tech Park companies cater to Belarusian enterprises Over 200 Hi-Tech Park companies cater to Belarusian enterprises
The Hi-Tech Park offers a broad range of digital products to Belarusian enterprises. The products are required to bolster their competitive ability and profitability of the manufacturing sector. The products rely on technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and cloud computing for integrating entire industries...
24 Feb 2020
Belarus uses all IAEA tools for newcomer countries Belarus uses all IAEA tools for newcomer countries
The construction of the nuclear power plant is one of the most important projects for Belarus with regard to the diversification of fuel and energy resources and the observance of ecological principles...
24 Feb 2020
Arkhangelsk Oblast governor calls Belarus supercomfortable partner Arkhangelsk Oblast governor calls Belarus supercomfortable partner
Igor Orlov believes that the success of cooperation depends much more on mutual understanding and sincere interest of parties rather than on external factors...
21 Feb 2020
Belarus’ losses from lower Russian export duty on oil estimated at $420-430m Belarus’ losses from lower Russian export duty on oil estimated at $420-430m
"We are going to make calculations now after negotiations with Putin and his proposal. Simple enough to calculate our losses from the reduced customs duty on oil"...
21 Feb 2020
Possible Belarus-Russia partnership to build nuclear power plant in Egypt mentioned Possible Belarus-Russia partnership to build nuclear power plant in Egypt mentioned
"We’ve discussed the matter of joint construction. By the way, it was before the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. We intended to get construction experience together with Russians over there"...
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