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8 Jun 2018
Ambassador: Imposing sweeping sanctions contradicts EAEU laws Ambassador: Imposing sweeping sanctions contradicts EAEU laws
Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov told the media as he commented on the recent milk dispute between the two countries...
8 Jun 2018
Ambassador: Russia supports Belarus’ Helsinki 2 initiative Ambassador: Russia supports Belarus’ Helsinki 2 initiative
"We support the initiative of the Belarusian leadership aimed at defusing the tensions, creating conditions for a meaningful dialogue on security and stability in Europe and other regions of the world"...
8 Jun 2018
Union State Council of Ministers to discuss Belarus’ dairy supplies to Russia Union State Council of Ministers to discuss Belarus’ dairy supplies to Russia
" am optimistic about this matter, at least today’s discussion gives us hope that we will get rid of these unnecessary complications in our relations," Grigory Rapota concluded...
7 Jun 2018
EBRD: Belarus can get more foreign investments EBRD: Belarus can get more foreign investments
The EBRD vice president said: “The first conclusion of the visit is that all opportunities for stepping up our operation in Belarus are available because favorable conditions are present in the country today. Besides, Belarus can get more foreign investments either from the West or the East”...
7 Jun 2018
EBRD vice president notes improving indicators of Belarusian economy performance EBRD vice president notes improving indicators of Belarusian economy performance
The EBRD vice president said: "As far as performance indicators of the Belarusian economy are concerned, they demonstrate an improvement in a number of areas. I am talking about indicators like economic growth and inflation, which are under control"...
7 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus against mass or ‘shock’ privatization Lukashenko: Belarus against mass or ‘shock’ privatization
According to the head of state, the public property was created by the whole nation. "Selling it for a penny would mean giving rise to injustice and stirring discontent among people. We saw it happen in the neighboring countries of the former Soviet Union"...
6 Jun 2018
Belarus ready to supply electric buses, implement turn-key projects in Russia’s Vologda Oblast Belarus ready to supply electric buses, implement turn-key projects in Russia’s Vologda Oblast
According to the prime minister, Belarusian specialists took part in the construction of facilities, including the social sector, in Kaluga Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast and the Republic of Komi...
6 Jun 2018
UNDP identifies Belarus’ sustainable development engines UNDP identifies Belarus’ sustainable development engines
Green economy, an effective industrial model, digital transformation, inclusive society and other engines of the sustainable development of Belarus were mentioned by Zachary Taylor, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Belarus...
6 Jun 2018
2030 Agenda described as global uniting force during Minsk conference 2030 Agenda described as global uniting force during Minsk conference
Peter Dettmar said: “The sustainable development goals unite not only Belarus and Germany. They represent an element that binds together all the countries of the world. The SDGs determine how the mankind will develop in various spheres: economy, ecology, production sector, and education”...
6 Jun 2018
Belarus-Russia Union encouraged to develop high-tech industries Belarus-Russia Union encouraged to develop high-tech industries
Economic security is a vital part of national, regional, and global security...
6 Jun 2018
Czech MP: Belarus, EU need framework agreement Czech MP: Belarus, EU need framework agreement
Frantisek Bublan noted that Belarus and the EU need the framework agreement. “It would be nice to finish the negotiations and sign the framework agreement, which would then create the basis for other specific agreements”...
6 Jun 2018
Czech Republic invited to tap into Belarus’ potential as EAEU member Czech Republic invited to tap into Belarus’ potential as EAEU member
“The Czech Republic could tap into Belarus’ potential as the EAEU member to increase trade, investments, and implement humanitarian and other projects,” the chairman of the Council of the Republic said. Belarus counts of Czech investors to develop joint business...
6 Jun 2018
Vologda Oblast governor: Belarusian products are popular in Russia Vologda Oblast governor: Belarusian products are popular in Russia
“This is the equipment of the 21st century, competitive on any market. While in Belarus, I have also visited Minsk Tractor Works, Minsk Automobile Plant and Minsk Motor Plant,” the governor said...
5 Jun 2018
EEC criticizes Russia for latest food trade squabble with Belarus EEC criticizes Russia for latest food trade squabble with Belarus
“One must not stop the operation of an entire industry and sub-industries. If we are to build the Eurasian Economic Union, a union of equal economic partners, we have to honor the commitments stipulated by the charter documents”...
5 Jun 2018
Rusy: Belagro 2018 showcases achievements of science, industry, agriculture Rusy: Belagro 2018 showcases achievements of science, industry, agriculture
"Belagro 2018 shows the achievements of our industrialists, scientists and farmers. The exhibition has become a sort of new Green Week in Belarus. Taking part in our expo are about 540 companies from 28 countries"...
5 Jun 2018
Rosselkhoznadzor’s actions in respect of Belarusian enterprises criticized as inadequate, groundless Rosselkhoznadzor’s actions in respect of Belarusian enterprises criticized as inadequate, groundless
"Belarus provides Russian consumers with high-quality products. We execute a very stringent laboratory control at all stages: from production of raw materials to shipments of products. Finished products are tested by the accredited laboratories - regional, national"...
5 Jun 2018
EU’s legislative expertise in labor migration recognized as useful for Belarus EU’s legislative expertise in labor migration recognized as useful for Belarus
"International migration is an economic component, a political one. But is is also security. Being the law enforcement agency we are interested that this should not affect the security of our country"...
4 Jun 2018
Belarus eager to borrow $0.5bn from EBRD per annum Belarus eager to borrow $0.5bn from EBRD per annum
“I think both sides should be satisfied with the fact that the volume of EBRD operations has been on the rise in Belarus in the last few years. There is obvious dynamics. In 2017 we saw an increase of nearly 31% to €163 million. This year we’ve been seeing roughly the same pace and expect €250 million”...
4 Jun 2018
Record high EBRD annual investments in Belarus possible in 2018 Record high EBRD annual investments in Belarus possible in 2018
During the meeting Alain Pilloux and Vladimir Zinovsky discussed a broad range of cooperation matters, including cooperation to support small and medium businesses, and possible new joint investment projects...
4 Jun 2018
Belarus, India eager to raise bilateral trade to $1bn in 2020 Belarus, India eager to raise bilateral trade to $1bn in 2020
"The volume of trade is slightly more than $400 million for now but everything is being done to hit the target in 2019-2020 if not this year"...
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