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22 Jun 2018
Makei: EaP should help ease regional tensions Makei: EaP should help ease regional tensions
He emphasized that the ongoing meeting in Minsk is the first one after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels where “a very useful and quite ambitious set of deliverables for 2020” was adopted...
22 Jun 2018
Coe: Belarus is ready for big athletics competitions Coe: Belarus is ready for big athletics competitions
Speaking about the renovated Dinamo Stadium, Sebastian Coe noted that this facility should become a Minsk landmark. In his words, Belarusian athletics has gone a long way and has reached a high level by now...
21 Jun 2018
Clegg: Dinamo Stadium impresses with scale and atmosphere Clegg: Dinamo Stadium impresses with scale and atmosphere
He emphasized that a year ahead the start of the 2nd European Games, Belarus is well geared up for running such a large-scale sports event...
21 Jun 2018
Belarus, EU to keep negotiating visa relaxation Belarus, EU to keep negotiating visa relaxation
Belarus has been consistently advocating relaxation of mutual visa regulations. A testimony to that is Belarus’ unilateral decision to allow a five-day visa-free stay in the country for EU citizens...
21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Dinamo Stadium will be home to active leisure fans Lukashenko: Dinamo Stadium will be home to active leisure fans
Alexander Lukashenko reminded about the history of the legendary stadium, which hosted competitions of the 1980 Olympic Games. In 2019 the Dinamo Stadium will become the heart of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019...
21 Jun 2018
Good dynamics in Belarus-Moscow trade noted Good dynamics in Belarus-Moscow trade noted
The official said: “If we compare 2017 to 2016, we will see that Belarus-Moscow trade rose by over 28% to $6.7 billion. It is good dynamics. Mind you, we buy more than we sell”...
21 Jun 2018
Belarus interested in projects for harmonizing digital markets of EU, EaP Belarus interested in projects for harmonizing digital markets of EU, EaP
The communications and informatization minister drew attention to the pilot projects the Belarusian side had suggested in the sphere of digital trade, electronic logistics, and digital transport corridors...
21 Jun 2018
Belarus’ visa-free program might be extended Belarus’ visa-free program might be extended
“It makes sense to increase this period to 15 days to promote medical tourism in our country,” he said...
21 Jun 2018
Hahn: Belarus, EU have built relationships of trust Hahn: Belarus, EU have built relationships of trust
He underlined that this can be achieved only through improving the economic situation. “Economic growth means social advancement and development of the country,” he believes...
21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus committed to agreements on cooperation in Eastern Partnership Lukashenko: Belarus committed to agreements on cooperation in Eastern Partnership
“We offer specific regional economic projects which benefit both the European Union, Belarus and eastern neighbors, ours and yours”...
21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko praises Hahn’s role in Belarus-EU rapprochement Lukashenko praises Hahn’s role in Belarus-EU rapprochement
“Your role is significant, first of all, because our major partners are the European Union and Russia. It is in many ways due to your efforts that our relations have been improving and have reached some level of stability”...
20 Jun 2018
UNHCR envoy: Belarus might join UN conventions on statelessness UNHCR envoy: Belarus might join UN conventions on statelessness
"The study of the situation with stateless persons carried out with the support of the Belarusian Interior Ministry in late 2017 – early 2018 suggests that Belarus has good chances to join the UN conventions on statelessness and the UN worldwide campaign aimed at eliminating this problem by 2024"...
20 Jun 2018
More capabilities for helping forced migrants now available in Belarus More capabilities for helping forced migrants now available in Belarus
"We believe that the revision of the law on forced migrants, which came into force in July 2017, is one of the key achievements of the country. The procedure for applying for shelter has been simplified. People under the purview of the UNHCR have been granted more rights"...
19 Jun 2018
Russia, Belarus set to strengthen strategic partnership Russia, Belarus set to strengthen strategic partnership
Vladimir Putin noted that a special focus was made on economic cooperation. “It yields good results within the framework of the Union State. I mean, first of all, dynamic growth of mutual trade and investment,” he said...
19 Jun 2018
Putin reaffirms commitment to economic integration with Belarus Putin reaffirms commitment to economic integration with Belarus
Vladimir Putin drew attention to the fact that next year the countries will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Union State Treaty...
19 Jun 2018
Belarus speaks up for Russian interests in Eastern Partnership Initiative Belarus speaks up for Russian interests in Eastern Partnership Initiative
"We pay close attention to cooperation with the European Union. Belarus has been persistently stating that Russia’s interests must be taken into account within the framework of the implementation of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Initiative"...
19 Jun 2018
Interregional relations named key to success of Belarusian-Russian integration Interregional relations named key to success of Belarusian-Russian integration
"More than 80 regins of the Russian Federation maintain trade and economic relations with Belarus. Three hundred agreements on cooperation have been signed between regions and municipalities concluded"...
18 Jun 2018
European Commission: Belarus has potential to develop digital sector European Commission: Belarus has potential to develop digital sector
“We see huge potential for the digital sector in Belarus. I think you have very experienced young people who work in this sector. It is Belarus that has suggested making this sector a priority for the Eastern Partnership”...
14 Jun 2018
Forthcoming decision to convert Belarus into free financial haven hailed as momentous event Forthcoming decision to convert Belarus into free financial haven hailed as momentous event
"We should consider the digital economy ordinance in connection with the next, much more important step, which was clearly outlined in the latest address [to the nation and the parliament] by the head of state – converting Belarus into one of the world’s most attracting places for rich, talented, and successful people"...
14 Jun 2018
Bel Huawei Technologies chief praises Belarus digital transformation Bel Huawei Technologies chief praises Belarus digital transformation
He emphasized the importance of the government’s commitment to promoting digital development. He noted that the efforts are bearing fruit. The country is welcoming more and more international companies that bring digital innovations...
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