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26 Oct 2017
Another reduction of key interest rate in Belarus by year end possible Another reduction of key interest rate in Belarus by year end possible
"There is no major problem with the level of interest rates on the market but the National Bank always keeps an eye on the situation. Conditions permitting, we will return to this matter. We might do it before the end of the year"...
26 Oct 2017
PM tells Forbes about Belarus' Hi-Tech Park, advantages of investing in country's economy PM tells Forbes about Belarus' Hi-Tech Park, advantages of investing in country's economy
“Some 60% of Belarus’ economy is export-oriented. We are moving forward, improving technologies both in manufacturing and management. Our major resource is a hardworking and talented nation”...
26 Oct 2017
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Austria Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Austria
The president expressed confidence that the Belarusian-Austrian friendly and partnership ties will be successfully expanding for the benefit of the two nations.
25 Oct 2017
Diplomat: Presentation of Belarus’ regions in Russia promotes bilateral trade Diplomat: Presentation of Belarus’ regions in Russia promotes bilateral trade
Successful presentations of Grodno Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Brest Oblast, Minsk Oblast and the city of Minsk have already taken place...
25 Oct 2017
Opinion: Belarus' international recognition grows Opinion: Belarus' international recognition grows
"Belarus has become a truly effective platform for negotiations and international political, economic, scientific, and sports meetings and events"...
25 Oct 2017
Senko: Belarus prepared for commencement of EAEU Customs Code on 1 January 2018 Senko: Belarus prepared for commencement of EAEU Customs Code on 1 January 2018
"The document includes a number of innovations which will be beneficial for us as they simplify formal procedures and reduce the time of spent on the customs clearance of cargoes"...
25 Oct 2017
Belarus, Poland view each other as reliable partners Belarus, Poland view each other as reliable partners
The deputy minister noted with satisfaction that the working group on trade and investment has resumed its work after a two-year hiatus. In his words, it is an effective instrument for bilateral trade and economic cooperation...
24 Oct 2017
Opinion: Belarus-Russia Union State programs help break the mould in science Opinion: Belarus-Russia Union State programs help break the mould in science
Grigory Rapota remarked that Belarus and Russia have a promising background, solutions, and ideas that should be effectively put into practice...
24 Oct 2017
Dapkiunas: Belarus does its best to make cooperation in UN as meaningful as possible Dapkiunas: Belarus does its best to make cooperation in UN as meaningful as possible
The UN is a historical opportunity and a civilized challenge. The UN is the understanding of the diversity of our world as a source of the exceptional transforming force, its intellectual and spiritual wealth...
24 Oct 2017
Opinion: New stage of cooperation related with rethinking of Belarus’ role in UN Opinion: New stage of cooperation related with rethinking of Belarus’ role in UN
In his words, over this period of time Belarus has become strongly associated with several well-known topics and initiatives in the international arena and outside the UN system...
24 Oct 2017
Cooperation with EU in focus of EaP summit in Brussels Cooperation with EU in focus of EaP summit in Brussels
"All six Eastern Partnership member states have been invited to the summit at the level of the heads of state. Who will take part in the summit on Belarus’ behalf depends on Belarus. We are waiting for the answer, the decision"...
24 Oct 2017
Belarus, Russia urged to expand their constellation up to 24 satellites Belarus, Russia urged to expand their constellation up to 24 satellites
"It goes without saying that the main issue is financing. This is why it is necessary to develop competitive space technologies and small spacecraft, and also get involved in the commercialization of space"...
24 Oct 2017
Makei to Financial Times: Belarus tries to pursue its own independent policy Makei to Financial Times: Belarus tries to pursue its own independent policy
"We would like to diversify our trade and economic relations and the EU plays a very important role in our plans"...
23 Oct 2017
Belarus, Russia bound together by memory about Great Patriotic War Belarus, Russia bound together by memory about Great Patriotic War
“Belarus is an example of how people should cherish the memory about the Great Patriotic War. We should follow this example. Our nations have a long common story," Margarita Novodvorskaya, Counselor for Cultural Affairs at the Russian embassy in Belarus, noted...
23 Oct 2017
Lukashenko urges to finish harvest campaign in Belarus by 7 November Lukashenko urges to finish harvest campaign in Belarus by 7 November
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as heard out a report on the measures taken to finish the harvest campaign in the country and the proposals to improve the cultivated land structure in Vitebsk Oblast...
20 Oct 2017
China to continue strengthening cooperation with Belarus China to continue strengthening cooperation with Belarus
Liu Bin stressed that the CIS countries are a cooperation priority for China, including Belarus...
20 Oct 2017
Lukashenko demands proper control in housing and utility sector Lukashenko demands proper control in housing and utility sector
“The government, local authorities need to think about what has to be done for the optimal resolution of pending issues. I will not tolerate the lack of control in this vitally important sector. Such segments as heating, water supply, housing overhaul should be under control of the state”...
20 Oct 2017
Lukashenko: Keeping cities tidy is a responsibility of both utilities and citizens Lukashenko: Keeping cities tidy is a responsibility of both utilities and citizens
“We shall not tolerate irresponsibility during the beautification process in populated centers. Public utilities are not the only ones in charge of the beautification of cities and villages. I have been paying my personal attention to this matter since this autumn"...
20 Oct 2017
Science expected to contribute to utility sector development Science expected to contribute to utility sector development
“You cannot do without science in any industry. Housing and utilities is no exception in this regard. Yet, science has not been involved in this process for many years. In fact, utilities specialists tackle problems by guess relying on their personal experience"...
20 Oct 2017
Lukashenko: Housing and utility services should be affordable for people Lukashenko: Housing and utility services should be affordable for people
“There is a task for all: starting from 2018 we will increase the tariffs only once by 5$ and then there will be no increases without my knowledge. The services should be affordable for people. In this regard, I instruct the government, the State Control Committee to conduct a detailed inspection"...
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