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2 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus' economy is better off compared to regional economies PM: Belarus' economy is better off compared to regional economies
"I reported to the president about the economic results in January-September. They are not bad, although the conditions are quite difficult. The recovery of the world economy from the COVID-19 pandemic has been unfortunately delayed due to the second wave"...
2 Nov 2020
Lukashenko comments on Pope’s invitation to visit Belarus Lukashenko comments on Pope’s invitation to visit Belarus
"The Roman pontiff is the head of state and chief pastor of the Catholic church. Hence, the invitation, if there is such, should come from the head of state and the head of the Orthodox church which has lots of issues with Catholics"...
30 Oct 2020
Lukashenko about situation in Belarus: There were no reasons to break the country Lukashenko about situation in Belarus: There were no reasons to break the country
In conclusion Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed it is necessary to return the calm and cozy pre-election city of Minsk to the people. “Minsk was calm and will always be calm. Just give us time. We will always respond to any reaction from their side. And we will preserve peace and calm,” the head of state said...
30 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will continue multi-vector foreign policy Lukashenko: Belarus will continue multi-vector foreign policy
"We have always pursued a multi-pronged foreign policy, and we will continue to do this. We cannot do otherwise. We are a geographical center of Europe. Russia should understand this very well, too"...
30 Oct 2020
MP: European Parliament's recommendations are directed against people of Belarus MP: European Parliament's recommendations are directed against people of Belarus
Andrei Savinykh stressed that Belarus will develop relations with all international partners, based on its national interests and without instructions from abroad...
30 Oct 2020
Opinion: Leaders of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine should focus on domestic issues Opinion: Leaders of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine should focus on domestic issues
In his opinion, the outcomes of ‘democratization’ in the neighboring countries are obvious. European countries pursued only one goal by giving them loans and aid – they wanted to replenish their economic, labor, energy and intellectual resources...
29 Oct 2020
Putin underlines significance of Lukashenko’s willingness to amend Belarus’ Constitution Putin underlines significance of Lukashenko’s willingness to amend Belarus’ Constitution
“I would like to point out that the incumbent president Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko has announced the possibility of amending the Constitution or the possibility of adopting a new Constitution. He has said it publicly and more than once, has taken concrete steps towards implementing what has been said. He has also mentioned the possibility of organizing parliamentary elections and a presidential election on that basis”...
29 Oct 2020
Lukashenko comments on situation in Poland Lukashenko comments on situation in Poland
"They wanted to organize a revolution here, not even a revolution but a rebellion, and this is what they got themselves. The situation is difficult there and it just will not calm down. These are not scumbags who are protesting. These are women. It is clear what they are protesting against. Farmers rose there, and we know why. So did workers and civil servants"...
28 Oct 2020
Kochanova: No shortage of PPE, medicines in Belarus Kochanova: No shortage of PPE, medicines in Belarus
"We must take all measures to provide qualified medical assistance to people. Your reports suggest that we have enough hospital beds in every region"...
28 Oct 2020
Andreichenko: Only Belarusians can restore order, maintain peace in Belarus Andreichenko: Only Belarusians can restore order, maintain peace in Belarus
"At the same time, it is necessary to focus not on fictitious and artificial agenda imposed on our society, but on real problems concerning every citizen of Belarus. We must get through these economic and political issues together and with dignity"...
27 Oct 2020
Prime minister talks about possible date, format, topics of Belarusian People’s Congress Prime minister talks about possible date, format, topics of Belarusian People’s Congress
"We expect it will be held in early 2021. Possibly in January or February"...
27 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: Protesters have crossed the red line Lukashenko: Protesters have crossed the red line
"Therefore, when the red line is crossed, the government must respond"...
23 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: COVID-19 under control in Belarus Lukashenko: COVID-19 under control in Belarus
The head of state emphasized that the country has the necessary experience and medicines and has built a multilevel treatment system...
22 Oct 2020
Naryshkin: Stability is crucial for Belarus’ development Naryshkin: Stability is crucial for Belarus’ development
"The constitutional reform that has already begun will provide answers to many questions"...
22 Oct 2020
Lukashenko stresses importance of joint work of Belarus and Russia's special services Lukashenko stresses importance of joint work of Belarus and Russia's special services
"Everyone has an interest in us - in Russia, Belarus. We have to respond. Therefore, I think we will agree on a lot of things - to work together for the benefit of our peoples"...
22 Oct 2020
Belarus ready for cooperation with foreign partners on basis of non-interference Belarus ready for cooperation with foreign partners on basis of non-interference
"We have repeatedly addressed the European community, including the heads of parliaments of the EU countries, with a proposal to take an objective look at what is happening in Belarus, and to engage in a constructive dialogue. We are ready to provide irrefutable facts revealing the causes of the current events, including interference from abroad"...
20 Oct 2020
Listapad film festival hailed as treat for heart and soul Listapad film festival hailed as treat for heart and soul
The festival will feature about 120 films from 50 countries that will be screened in Minsk cinemas Tsentralny, Falcon Club Boutique Cinema, Silver Screen in Galileo Trading Mall, Pioner, and Belarus...
20 Oct 2020
Privatization of Belarusian oil refineries ‘out of the question’ Privatization of Belarusian oil refineries ‘out of the question’
The head of state remarked that oil refineries all over the world are having troubles due to falling prices for oil and the falling demand for oil, due to the pandemic...
19 Oct 2020
Opinion: Amendments to Belarus’ Constitution should meet the society's needs Opinion: Amendments to Belarus’ Constitution should meet the society's needs
"The constitutional reform is a means to amend our social contract. This document formulates the concepts of how we are going to live and interact with each other and outlines the structure of the power system and the jurisdiction of the government agencies"...
19 Oct 2020
Belarusians free to get ID cards instead of passports as from 1 January Belarusians free to get ID cards instead of passports as from 1 January
"Belarusians will be able to get access to all the administrative procedures and services that are available digitally. The digital signature feature of the ID card will guarantee the legal value of their actions"...
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