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30 Jun 2020
Schuebel: Visa facilitation, readmission agreements will foster closer ties between Belarus and EU Schuebel: Visa facilitation, readmission agreements will foster closer ties between Belarus and EU
Dirk Schuebel noted that the visa facilitation agreement makes it easier for Belarusian citizens to acquire short-term visas to come to the European Union, with the visa fee generally reduced to €35 and waived for certain categories of travelers...
30 Jun 2020
Putin: Rzhev Campaign made huge contribution to victory over Nazism Putin: Rzhev Campaign made huge contribution to victory over Nazism
"We will always remember the high price the Soviet people paid for the Victory, the blow faced and repelled by the Red Army where representatives of all the republics and nationalities of the Soviet Union fought shoulder to shoulder"...
30 Jun 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are united in defending truth about Great Victory Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are united in defending truth about Great Victory
"We will not let anyone downplay the significance of the Great Victory, distort the truth about the events of those times, and whitewash Nazism. Or else such a tragedy might happen again"...
30 Jun 2020
Andreichenko: Independence and prosperity are achieved by national unity Andreichenko: Independence and prosperity are achieved by national unity
"The main task today is to preserve what has been created in the country during the past quarter of a century, having ensured peace, justice and an evolutionary path of development. This solid foundation will allow the country to move forward"...
29 Jun 2020
Lukashenko wants new university admission rules next year Lukashenko wants new university admission rules next year
"I should say that with the system for testing potential students of the country’s best universities we cut off hardworking and capable youngsters, whose parents, frankly speaking, are not part of the country’s elite"...
27 Jun 2020
Lukashenko shares his dream with university graduates Lukashenko shares his dream with university graduates
According to the president, he is happy that the graduates are already living a real life, not the illusionary one some try to impose on you. Some of them have already become young scientists, teachers, doctors, industrial workers. Others show their talents in culture and art...
26 Jun 2020
Lukashenko against foreign control, in favor of self-determination Lukashenko against foreign control, in favor of self-determination
The head of state also stated that the authorities will do everything to prevent maidan-style riots in the country. He is convinced that there can be no revolutions in Belarus...
26 Jun 2020
Lukashenko: Proposed constitutional amendments are not resolute enough Lukashenko: Proposed constitutional amendments are not resolute enough
"The Constitution is the Main Law. We will draw it within two years. Several versions have already been submitted, but were rejected. People are just afraid of introducing more resolute amendments to the Constitution. I think we should do it"...
26 Jun 2020
Lukashenko: I want every Belarusian to have land plot Lukashenko: I want every Belarusian to have land plot
"We restore the so-called unpromising villages. What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts – the pandemic has shown that those who have a land plot do not get infected"...
23 Jun 2020
Brest residents promised referendum on the future of battery plant Brest residents promised referendum on the future of battery plant
"The biggest environmental supporter that you have is the president of Belarus. These things are very important for me. As president, I care for every tree"...
22 Jun 2020
Lukashenko praises effectiveness of national security system in Belarus Lukashenko praises effectiveness of national security system in Belarus
Maintaining the combat ability of the Armed Forces is particularly important in view of the rising global contradictions when military escalation is on the rise, when the role of international institutions have been devalued, including the UN and the OSCE...
22 Jun 2020
Lukashenko defends COVID-19 response measures in Belarus Lukashenko defends COVID-19 response measures in Belarus
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus chose the pinpoint tactics of fighting coronavirus and decided against imposing mass isolation requirements and stopping the production. Another reason was a well-developed healthcare system, and a wide network of infectious disease hospitals...
22 Jun 2020
Preparedness of Belarus’ healthcare system for possible COVID-19 second wave assessed Preparedness of Belarus’ healthcare system for possible COVID-19 second wave assessed
"We must prepare for the virus to stay. Therefore, we are using all the opportunities to strengthen the resource base of the healthcare system and increase its stress resistance"...
21 Jun 2020
Lukashenko identifies priorities for next five-year plan Lukashenko identifies priorities for next five-year plan
"These are going to be the main areas of work. Belarus is a mechanical engineering country. We shouldn’t have to import everything from China or Russia"...
21 Jun 2020
Belarusian healthcare minister congratulates medics on professional holiday Belarusian healthcare minister congratulates medics on professional holiday
The minister thanked all the healthcare workers without an exception for not quitting amid the pandemic, for continuing helping people despite all the hardships and risks to their health...
19 Jun 2020
Call for intensive Belarus-Russia talks to address economic cooperation issues Call for intensive Belarus-Russia talks to address economic cooperation issues
“We have the general understanding but we need intensive negotiations to settle the issues in trade and economic cooperation,” Vladimir Makei said...
19 Jun 2020
Lukashenko: Performance of banks should be evaluated from consumer’s point of view Lukashenko: Performance of banks should be evaluated from consumer’s point of view
Both natural persons and legal persons have complained about the work of Belarusian banks. Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed concerns about the rising number of cyberfraud crimes, unauthorized plastic card transactions, and similar crimes...
16 Jun 2020
Lukashenko: The main thing is to keep the country for our children Lukashenko: The main thing is to keep the country for our children
"We will be doing our best to double salaries within the next five years. Especially this concerns teachers and doctors. It is inadmissible for a doctor, a teacher, a cultural worker to earn so little. This is because we are not doing a very good job in the economy"...
16 Jun 2020
Opinion: Made in Belarus #AgroFood will help strengthen Belarus-Ukraine economic ties Opinion: Made in Belarus #AgroFood will help strengthen Belarus-Ukraine economic ties
"The current conditions necessitate taking new extraordinary approaches, and I am pleased that our colleagues from Belarus are holding such a wonderful virtual exhibition. It gives us an opportunity to meet, to help our businessmen establish contacts"...
16 Jun 2020
Belarus president outlines country’s preferences in raising investments Belarus president outlines country’s preferences in raising investments
"We are not going to build enterprises only for the sake of keeping people employed. Yes, jobs are needed, but the problem is not that painful. We need investments and the construction of manufacturing facilities that can produce profits"...
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