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15 Aug 2018
Kochanova: Orsha District needs a team ready to fulfill president’s instructions Kochanova: Orsha District needs a team ready to fulfill president’s instructions
She noted that all tasks are clear and understandable, and cover social sector, industry, and agriculture...
15 Aug 2018
Belarus counts on tighter cooperation with UN agencies Belarus counts on tighter cooperation with UN agencies
"I am convinced that the UN representative office’s continued orientation towards Belarus’ national priorities represents the foundation of further fruitful cooperation of Belarus and UN agencies"...
15 Aug 2018
Opinion: Breach of agreements can cancel EAEU integration benefits Opinion: Breach of agreements can cancel EAEU integration benefits
According to Vasily Matyushevsky, deeper economic integration is careful and well-weighed choice of Belarus. At the same time, integration is not a goal in itself...
15 Aug 2018
Belarus optimistic about oil talks with Russia Belarus optimistic about oil talks with Russia
Earlier, Reuters reported about Russia’s plans to limit duty-free supplies of oil products...
14 Aug 2018
Opinion: Objective study of the country’s history should shape the identity of Belarusians Opinion: Objective study of the country’s history should shape the identity of Belarusians
Just like any other young state Belarus needs to form its national state identity, noted the Belaya Rus chairman. Belarusians have yet to recognize their affinity to the state and its interests. “The recognition does not come on its own. It needs deep thinking about”...
14 Aug 2018
Two thirds of president’s instructions on Orsha District development fulfilled Two thirds of president’s instructions on Orsha District development fulfilled
"The instructions were given in April 2017. They concerned industry, agriculture, construction, housing and utility services, trade and social sector,” she said...
14 Aug 2018
Belarus president points to systemic shortcomings in Orsha District development Belarus president points to systemic shortcomings in Orsha District development
According to Alexander Lukashenko, the main emphasis was made on the industrial base, the products which are in demand in the country...
14 Aug 2018
Lukashenko warns local officials against red tape Lukashenko warns local officials against red tape
"It is not only about Orsha. As I have already said it is about equal distribution of workforce across the country. We cannot let half of the country of 10-million settle down in Minsk and its suburbs"...
13 Aug 2018
Belarus president draws attention to jobs as primary concern Belarus president draws attention to jobs as primary concern
“If we repair the streets and take care of beautification the way it has been done in Kopys, we will be half way there. Giving people jobs, keeping them employed, and getting them to stay in these beautiful places is what matters”...
13 Aug 2018
Belarus president fiercely critical about Orsha tool-making plant development results Belarus president fiercely critical about Orsha tool-making plant development results
“This is why the tool-making plant has to be properly restored so that Gomselmash, MTZ, MAZ, and all the other enterprises, even processing and agricultural ones, could get good tools. This is why I hold on to this plant”...
10 Aug 2018
Lukashenko comments on Dinamo Minsk’s victory over Zenit Lukashenko comments on Dinamo Minsk’s victory over Zenit
"Well done! They fought till the end. We saw what condition this Zenit was reduced to. Some players were nearly walking on all fours. It means they [Dinamo Minsk’s players] exhausted them substantially in that hot weather. They scored four times. This has made history"...
10 Aug 2018
Lukashenko blames Russia for unfair competition Lukashenko blames Russia for unfair competition
"We are going through a difficult period now – Russians are acting in a barbarian way towards us. I say that publicly. They make demands like we are their vassals; however they do not want to honor their own commitments within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union where they invited us"...
10 Aug 2018
Lukashenko pleased with Gomel Oblast Children Clinical Hospital reconstruction results Lukashenko pleased with Gomel Oblast Children Clinical Hospital reconstruction results
“We don’t mind the expense because it is for our children. I am impressed by what they do here [by offering advanced healthcare services]. And it is not the country’s top healthcare institution. It is an oblast capital one”...
9 Aug 2018
National report on Belarusian nuclear power plant stress tests compliant with EU requirements National report on Belarusian nuclear power plant stress tests compliant with EU requirements
Apart from that, several positive practices inherent in the implementation of the Belarusian nuclear power plant project were noted. Passive safeguards were mentioned as well as the core catcher, measures to prevent and manage severe accidents at the nuclear power plant...
9 Aug 2018
Draft Tax Code might be submitted to Belarusian MPs in September Draft Tax Code might be submitted to Belarusian MPs in September
He added that the draft Tax Code is the most debated document in the society. Everyone wants tax cuts; however, at first MPs need to find mechanisms to refill the budget...
7 Aug 2018
Belarus president demands thorough preparation for autumn sowing Belarus president demands thorough preparation for autumn sowing
"One should not start working the land unless one is technologically prepared for sowing. Just don’t do it. Oblast governors and corresponding ministries will be held fully accountable for that"...
6 Aug 2018
Chinese ambassador praises quality of Belarusian military education Chinese ambassador praises quality of Belarusian military education
Belarus offers top-quality education to Chinese army specialists. The number of Chinese army specialists studying in Minsk is larger than that in Moscow. The statements were made by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming...
6 Aug 2018
Visa waiver expected to strengthen Belarus-China friendship Visa waiver expected to strengthen Belarus-China friendship
"People in China have great interest in visiting Belarus. When the visa waiver becomes operational, it will be easier to do that"...
6 Aug 2018
Belarus views Venezuela president’s assassination attempt as barbaric act of terrorism Belarus views Venezuela president’s assassination attempt as barbaric act of terrorism
"The use of such hideous methods in politics will never be tolerated by Belarus. We will never accept any manifestations of terrorism and violence"...
6 Aug 2018
Belarus’ export of construction services up 15% in H1 2018 Belarus’ export of construction services up 15% in H1 2018
Belarusian builders are working in European countries, he said. An enterprise has been established to build housing in Hungary. Housing construction is underway in the Baltic states. Russia remains a priority today...
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