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22 Aug 2019
Energy ministry speaks on BelNPP progress Energy ministry speaks on BelNPP progress
"The commissioning of a nuclear power plant is considered to be a phase after the completion of the pilot operation and the entire cycle of works, including reaching the nominal capacity"...
22 Aug 2019
Terlecki: Poland wants to emulate Belarus as host for European Games Terlecki: Poland wants to emulate Belarus as host for European Games
A Polish parliamentary delegation led by Ryszard Terlecki will be in Belarus till 23 August. The Polish MPs are to hold talks at the Sports and Tourism Ministry where they will discuss Belarus’ experience of hosting the European Games...
21 Aug 2019
Belarus president pleasantly surprised by Ivye, town residents Belarus president pleasantly surprised by Ivye, town residents
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: "I’d expected worse but I am very glad that the place is very good. But peaceful life is the most important thing. I often tell people not to seek fortunes somewhere else because they are not welcome there"...
21 Aug 2019
Belarusian regions urged to be more independent in procurement of fodder Belarusian regions urged to be more independent in procurement of fodder
The head of state traditionally asked about the progress in the harvesting campaign – gathering of grain, corn and other crops. “Nine million tonnes of grain [including corn and rape] is a lower margin for you”...
21 Aug 2019
Lukashenko recalls instructions to reduce plastic footprint Lukashenko recalls instructions to reduce plastic footprint
“We need to put a stop to plastic bags. We need to start with small steps and get rid of them. We are littering the soil and our territory, and our green and blue-eyed Belarus would soon become a dump,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
20 Aug 2019
Eismont reveals details of closed part of president’s meeting with law enforcers Eismont reveals details of closed part of president’s meeting with law enforcers
“Those who wanted to see some upcoming concessions here or some kind of a PR campaign, simply underestimate the situation and do not know our president. Requirements will only become tougher from today”...
20 Aug 2019
FM: Belarus, UK expanding mutually beneficial cooperation FM: Belarus, UK expanding mutually beneficial cooperation
Vladimir Makei also stressed the expansion of cooperation between Belarus and the UK in the political, trade, economic and other sectors, and the exchange of high-level visits...
20 Aug 2019
Belarus president reminds law enforcers to protect citizens’ lives, rights Belarus president reminds law enforcers to protect citizens’ lives, rights
The president stressed that people and fair treatment of the people have always been, are, and will be the foundation of the entire policy of the state. The head of state added that he constantly talks about it not for the sake of populism or PR...
19 Aug 2019
Lukashenko: Justice must underpin every action of local government Lukashenko: Justice must underpin every action of local government
"We have good people: if you ask them, they will always meet you halfway. Just do not cheat. If you asked something and promised something, do it for sure"...
19 Aug 2019
Opinion: A united society can counter modern challenges Opinion: A united society can counter modern challenges
“The most important thing the president drew attention to as he made the appointment is work with people, the resolution of their daily problems, which in essence is the top-priority task for executives of any level"...
19 Aug 2019
Belarus to use semitransparent ballot boxes, e-voting Belarus to use semitransparent ballot boxes, e-voting
"Transparent ballot boxes do not secure the secret expression of voters’ will. Today’s trend is to use semitransparent boxes and apply e-voting. I believe we will be introducing this in the future"...
16 Aug 2019
Lukashenko describes Zubryonok center as true symbol of children’s diplomacy Lukashenko describes Zubryonok center as true symbol of children’s diplomacy
The center hosted young citizens from more than 45 countries, and every international shift is a new step towards the common peaceful and secure future...
15 Aug 2019
Opinion: Youth plays special role in achieving SDGs Opinion: Youth plays special role in achieving SDGs
“It is important to raise awareness of young people, schools, and preschools about the Sustainable Development Goals. Because young people are our future”...
14 Aug 2019
PM: Belarus, UK have great potential for cooperation PM: Belarus, UK have great potential for cooperation
Thanks to the support of the embassy, a visit of the government delegation to the UK was very productive. “There were fruitful meetings with members of the British government, and I made sure once again that our relationship has a great potential"...
14 Aug 2019
Tourist attractions able to spur economic growth in Belarus’ regions Tourist attractions able to spur economic growth in Belarus’ regions
However, this potential has not been fully explored. A proper presentation and promotion of such sites can encourage foreign tourists and Belarusian ones alike to visit them...
14 Aug 2019
CEC chair: Electoral process in Belarus is taking place in stable political environment CEC chair: Electoral process in Belarus is taking place in stable political environment
Describing the Belarusian electoral system in general, Lidia Yermoshina noted that candidates’ campaigns are partially subsidized by the state. For example, candidates are entitled to free airtime and space in state-run media, etc...
14 Aug 2019
Belarus’ parliamentary candidates to go on the air on 20 October Belarus’ parliamentary candidates to go on the air on 20 October
“The addresses will be broadcast on weekdays starting from 20 October. Radio addresses will be aired from 7:00 to 8:00, television addresses will be shown from 19:00 to 20:00,” Lidia Yermoshina said...
14 Aug 2019
Parliamentary election campaign in Belarus starts in mid-October Parliamentary election campaign in Belarus starts in mid-October
She explained that the election campaign begins after the registration of candidates for deputies. The process of nomination ends on 7 October. The registration process will take ten days. This means that the election campaign will start after 17 October...
14 Aug 2019
Shchetkina: Every person can contribute to SDGs achievement Shchetkina: Every person can contribute to SDGs achievement
Marianna Shchetkina spoke about the basic principles of sustainable development, national SDG architecture, the mission of the Council for Sustainable Development, and the monitoring of the progress towards the SDGs...
14 Aug 2019
Lukashenko against random approaches to state support Lukashenko against random approaches to state support
Random approaches to the provision of state support for the development of certain industries are inadmissible, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the session held in Kostyukovichi...
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