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27 Feb 2019
Belarus’ organizing committee for 2021 IIHF WC in first session Belarus’ organizing committee for 2021 IIHF WC in first session
"Belarus hosted the championship before. The 2014 IIHF World Championship was recognized as one of the best in the history of the International Ice Hockey Federation and also beat the attendance records"...
27 Feb 2019
Belarus calls on small and medium-sized states to be moral force of good Belarus calls on small and medium-sized states to be moral force of good
"Belarus believes that small and medium-sized countries must oppose the emergence of new division lines between the great powers’ spheres of influence and reject a far-fetched or an externally imposed geopolitical choice"...
27 Feb 2019
Belarus MFA: UN Human Rights Council serves as platform for ratcheting up new crises Belarus MFA: UN Human Rights Council serves as platform for ratcheting up new crises
In the light of these challenges, Andrei Dapkiunas drew the attention of the council to the initiative of the Belarusian president to launch a new comprehensive dialogue on global security...
27 Feb 2019
Opinion: Lack of coordination in EAEU manufacturing policy Opinion: Lack of coordination in EAEU manufacturing policy
He noted that the EAEU has very few joint stock companies and companies of other forms, though such companies are viewed in the entire world as a backbone of integration projects and innovative global economy...
27 Feb 2019
Belarus wins 680 medals at big international tournaments in 2018 Belarus wins 680 medals at big international tournaments in 2018
Belarus won three (two gold and one silver) medals at the 23rd Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018...
25 Feb 2019
Opinion: Future of mass media depends on their convergence Opinion: Future of mass media depends on their convergence
"We live at a time when the readership of traditional paper media is falling and when preferences are shifting to online content. In this regard, it is important for media outlets to develop their multimedia component"...
25 Feb 2019
Belarus, Kyrgyzstan considering exchange of visits at supreme level Belarus, Kyrgyzstan considering exchange of visits at supreme level
According to the diplomat, the recent meetings between the heads of state and government of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have been mainly held in multilateral format as part of large-scale international events of the EEC, the CIS, the CSTO, and the SCO...
25 Feb 2019
Government unveils strategies to support business growth in Belarus in 2019 Government unveils strategies to support business growth in Belarus in 2019
"Today the government and business are mostly discussing property relations: land, real estate. Last year we met with business associations, set up a working group at the State Property Committee to update relevant laws"...
22 Feb 2019
Belarus-Estonia economic, investment cooperation “most efficient” Belarus-Estonia economic, investment cooperation “most efficient”
According to the diplomat, Belarus and Estonia have entered a new age of bilateral relations. In her words, the Belarusian-Estonian ties are developed in all major fields of mutual interest. The two countries have been closely cooperating in culture, science, and education...
22 Feb 2019
Army's contribution to peace, security in Belarus emphasized Army's contribution to peace, security in Belarus emphasized
“The Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces Day is a popular holiday in our country. People in uniform are not the only defenders in the country. These are engineers, doctors, teachers who raise patriots”...
22 Feb 2019
No plans to amend Belarusian election legislation for now No plans to amend Belarusian election legislation for now
Lidia Yermoshina said that the Central Election Commission and a group of experts had analyzed proposals concerning Belarus’ election legislation, which were put forward by the OSCE after the latest elections...
22 Feb 2019
Independence, sovereignty hailed as biggest achievement of Belarusians Independence, sovereignty hailed as biggest achievement of Belarusians
“Sovereignty and independence are the biggest achievement that we have. I am proud and happy to be the first president of this sovereign country. What we have accomplished together is the biggest achievement. We have built the first sovereign and independent state in our history”...
22 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Destabilization can throw Belarus under the yoke again Lukashenko: Destabilization can throw Belarus under the yoke again
The president added that it is hard for Belarus to compete with global powers that have enough natural resources to meet domestic needs. "We just cannot fall behind. If we do, it will be the end; we will become someone else’s province"...
22 Feb 2019
Belarus president expects IT company to produce practical results, develop export Belarus president expects IT company to produce practical results, develop export
"It may either die due to the lack of demand and the lack of results or become a very good seed, which will take root and produce a good result. This is why we cannot let this initiative perish. Certainly, it should primarily work for the army"...
22 Feb 2019
Myasnikovich: Belarus achieves a lot in building up military security Myasnikovich: Belarus achieves a lot in building up military security
"Over the years of sovereignty Belarus has achieved great results in building up its military security. We have a strong army, efficient Armed Forces; our troops receive the latest in equipment and armaments"...
22 Feb 2019
Novitskiy: Every true citizen must be ready to defend the Fatherland Novitskiy: Every true citizen must be ready to defend the Fatherland
“The well-known saying ‘Defending your fatherland is just another profession’ does not apply to active-duty officers only. It applies to every person who cares about the fatherland, native land, and loved ones,” Oleg Novitskiy said...
21 Feb 2019
Belarusian FM: Mother tongue is pillar of statehood Belarusian FM: Mother tongue is pillar of statehood
“Our language defines us as a mature nation with our own mindset and outlook, it reflects the background, values and traditions of the Belarusian people. It is part and parcel of the national identity of Belarusians and a solid foundation of statehood”...
21 Feb 2019
Ambassador: Belarus associated with peace, security in Europe Ambassador: Belarus associated with peace, security in Europe
At a time when terrorism, local wars, interethnic and other conflicts are raging in the world, Belarus has preserved stability, peace and accord...
21 Feb 2019
FM: Belarus-EU visa facilitation talks in progress FM: Belarus-EU visa facilitation talks in progress
As BelTA reported earlier, in line with the Belarus-EU draft agreement on visa facilitation and readmission, the Schengen visa fee for Belarusians might be reduced to €35...
21 Feb 2019
Belarus to stay partners with Russia, improve relations with NATO Belarus to stay partners with Russia, improve relations with NATO
In line with the adjusted concept Belarus will continue pursuing the strategic policy aimed at partnership with Russia while staying focused on maintaining a high level of relations with Collective Security Treaty Organization member states, China, and CIS member states...
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