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28 Apr 2018
Belarus’ GDP growth strong in Q1 2018, outpaces forecast Belarus’ GDP growth strong in Q1 2018, outpaces forecast
According to the prime minister, a good basis in terms of GDP growth was laid early this year. The GDP expanded by 5.1% as against the forecast of 2.1% and for the first quarter and 3.5% for the year). Productivity is increasing even more rapidly than GDP...
28 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: We can turn Belarus into a prosperous land Lukashenko: We can turn Belarus into a prosperous land
“We cannot lose what we have today. Everything depends on us. We are able to make our country a prosperous land,” the head of state stressed...
27 Apr 2018
Belarus' draft law on mass media undergoing fine-tuning Belarus' draft law on mass media undergoing fine-tuning
The deputy minister did not rule out that the draft law will be significantly amended by the second reading and will differ from the draft that passed the first reading. “This is quite possible taking into account the work underway”...
26 Apr 2018
Significant growth in Belarus' livestock production possible in 2018-2019 Significant growth in Belarus' livestock production possible in 2018-2019
"This year we have every chance to apply more mineral fertilizers, sow more permanent grasses, stock more fodder for the cattle so that the country could see a growth in its agricultural sector in the current and subsequent years"...
26 Apr 2018
Belarusian government to continue taking care of Chernobyl-affected areas Belarusian government to continue taking care of Chernobyl-affected areas
The Council of the Republic has been working to make sure the Chernobyl remain on the international agenda...
26 Apr 2018
Opinion: Consolidation of society guarantees gradual forward movement in all fields Opinion: Consolidation of society guarantees gradual forward movement in all fields
"Only close cooperation will help manufacture high-quality in-demand competitive products that will contribute to the development of the society and state"...
25 Apr 2018
Opinion: Belarus is ready for cooperation with EU only on mutual respect terms Opinion: Belarus is ready for cooperation with EU only on mutual respect terms
Belarus maintains a responsible and constructive stance and does its best to minimize negative consequences of the geopolitical tension, which has emerged in the region out of the country’s own volition, in a bid to bolster peace, stability, and security in Europe...
25 Apr 2018
Belarus calls for international effort to overcome Chernobyl catastrophe consequences Belarus calls for international effort to overcome Chernobyl catastrophe consequences
Belarus will continue working persistently to draw the attention of the international community to this problem and has always been in favor of continuing international cooperation in this field...
25 Apr 2018
Opinion: Intellectual capital can significantly improve economic efficiency Opinion: Intellectual capital can significantly improve economic efficiency
According to the MP, the impact of the Hi-Tech Park achievements should be felt across the country. To achieve this, it is important to harness scientific and intellectual potential, to speed up the integration of information technologies in the economy...
25 Apr 2018
Council of Europe encouraged to promote Belarus-EU dialogue Council of Europe encouraged to promote Belarus-EU dialogue
During the meeting, Mikhail Myasnikovich commented on the European Parliament resolution on Belarus of 19 April. “In my opinion, it is absolutely inconsistent with the objective assessment of the current situation in our country”...
25 Apr 2018
Brand new economic sector emerging in Belarus Brand new economic sector emerging in Belarus
The traditional economic model related with the real sector will keep improving at the same time...
24 Apr 2018
Opinion: The unity of the nation allows withstanding any hardships Opinion: The unity of the nation allows withstanding any hardships
“I am happy to say that the Belarusian state will remain a state for the people. The entire government policy of today is designed to take care of working people so that they could work and evolve”...
24 Apr 2018
Development of Belarus’ economic contacts to remain priority for MPs Development of Belarus’ economic contacts to remain priority for MPs
According to Sergei Rakhmanov, MPs should focus on trade and economic contacts in the work with foreign countries. “This is the basis of economic and national security in general,” he said...
24 Apr 2018
Belarus to refinance 75% of external debt Belarus to refinance 75% of external debt
Pavel Kallaur stressed that the debt burden relative to GDP will be decreasing. For this, Belarus will need to reduce the volume of new loans on the one hand. On the other, the country will have to work to increase GDP...
24 Apr 2018
Sakhonenko: Paralympic sports give a variety of opportunities for development Sakhonenko: Paralympic sports give a variety of opportunities for development
The three-time Paralympic champion in cross country skiing cited her sports career as an example. After failing to qualify for Olympic competitions due to her visual impairment, she shifted to Paralympic sports as it was the only opportunity to do sport professionally...
24 Apr 2018
Ways to develop Belarusian economy, civil society in presidential address Ways to develop Belarusian economy, civil society in presidential address
The plans of the MPs should be aimed at the unconditional implementation of the president’s instructions, the speaker said...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko praises rapid development of Belarus-China relations Lukashenko praises rapid development of Belarus-China relations
Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belarus is an active and equal member of the Road and Belt initiative put forward by China President Xi Jinping...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus has neither excessive geopolitical ambitions nor inferiority complex Lukashenko: Belarus has neither excessive geopolitical ambitions nor inferiority complex
"Belarus is a European country with a steadily developing economy, a calm public and political situation, interfaith peace and a responsible foreign policy"...
24 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus should play a more prominent role in international politics Lukashenko: Belarus should play a more prominent role in international politics
The country will continue building cooperation with various partners, balancing its interests between various poles of power, cultivating new geopolitical pillars and “safety cushions”...
24 Apr 2018
Progress in Belarus-Europe dialogue noted Progress in Belarus-Europe dialogue noted
In his words, the Eastern Partnership Initiative should be geared towards implementing concrete projects, should work to overcome divisive lines and bolster European and Eurasian integration...
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