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Belarusian government program on innovative development expanded
Amendments and addenda to the government program on innovative development of Belarus in 2016-2020 have been authorized. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed the relevant decree on 7 July, BelTA has learned. The document adjusts the list of projects for setting up enterprises, which are crucial to Belarus’ innovative development. The list now includes eight projects aimed at setting up enterprises to create a new generation of automobile components, ceramic products, modern...
Belarus president signs executive order to address concerns raised during signature collection
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed an executive order on additional measures designed to address topical issues in the population’s life, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. The document contains measures designed to address the most topical issues raised in the course of collecting voter signatures in support of nominating Aleksandr Lukashenko as a presidential candidate. The measures target various spheres, including civil engineering,...
Belarus reaffirms commitment to joining WTO fast on mutually acceptable terms
Belarus is indeed interested in joining the World Trade Organization as soon as possible on mutually acceptable terms. Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Negotiator on Belarus' accession to the WTO Vladimir Serpikov made the relevant statement during a meeting of the informal group of the countries joining the WTO, BelTA learned from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva....
New Belarusian government described as fit for combat, in need of new work style
The composition of the government is absolutely fit for combat but the work style and methods need a bit of tweaking. The statement was made by Roman Golovchenko, who was appointed Belarus’ prime minister on 4 June. The statement was made as the prime minister was introduced to heads of government agencies and personnel of the Office of the Council of Ministers, BelTA has learned. Roman Golovchenko thanked the head of state for the trust. He noted that this trust was a payment in...
Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement may come into force on 1 July
The Belarus-EU agreements on visa facilitation and readmission may come into force on 1 July, if the EU notifies Belarus about the completion of the ratification procedure by the end of May, BelTA learned from Andrei Shuplyak, Deputy Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “We welcome this step of the European Union and expect to receive the official notification about the completion of the ratification procedure in the...
Lukashenko signs decree to increase support for some population groups
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a decree “On social support for certain population groups,” BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. In line with the decree, starting from 1 January 2021, if a woman gives birth to four kids, her maternity leave will be included in her employment history provided that the maternity leave does not exceed 12 years in total (9 years now). These women will be granted retirement pensions if their employment...
European Parliament approves visa agreements with Belarus
The European Parliament has approved the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission with Belarus, BelTA reports. At the European Parliament session that was broadcast online, the majority of EP members voted in favor of both documents. The agreements will be forwarded to the Council of the European Union for signing. After that Belarus and the EU will be able to exchange the instruments of ratification and thus complete the ratification procedure. The agreements will come into...
Lukashenko, Putin discuss entire range of most topical matters in Belarus-Russia relations
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko talked to President of Russia Vladimir Putin over the phone on 5 May. The two heads of state discussed the entire range of the most topical matters of the bilateral relations, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. Among other things the conversation touched upon preparations for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory and interaction within the framework of integration bodies. In particular, certain matters concerning...
Victory Day parade in Minsk on 9 May to feature 36 aircraft, helicopters
As many as 36 aircraft and helicopters combined into nine groups will fly over Minsk on 9 May. The first rehearsal of the flyby took place above the water reservoir Minsk Sea on 29 April, BelTA has learned. The Air Force units that will participate in the parade will include jet fighters Su-30SM and MiG-29, combat and training aircraft Yak-130, combat and training aircraft L-39, military transport aircraft IL-76 and An-26, and Mi-24 and Mi-8MTV5 helicopters. According to...
Coronavirus projected to start fading in Belarus in 3-4 weeks
The number of coronavirus cases is expected to start falling in 3-4 weeks, Natalya Zhukova, Deputy Health Minister - Chief Public Health Inspector of Belarus, told the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned. “The situation will not be over in 2-3 weeks. However, I would like to note that the situation is manageable. There are reasons to believe that the number of cases will start falling in 3-4 weeks,” Natalya Zhukova said. She explained that the Healthcare Ministry is closely...
Opinion poll: Majority of Belarusians views presidential election as important event
The sociological survey "Regional specifics of the electoral behavior in Belarus" revealed that 91.9% of the respondents view the presidential election as an important event in the life of the country. The survey was conducted by the Youth Laboratory of Sociological Studies of the Belarusian Committee of Youth Associations, Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Public Associations BKMO Pavel Alekso told BelTA. “Our youth laboratory has completed the survey. According to its results, the...
Belarusian neighborhood built in Japan’s Okinawa
A neighborhood of wooden houses from Belarus’ Shklov has been built in the city of Uruma in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Japan. “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan Ruslan Yesin took part in the official ceremony to open the Belarusian neighborhood in Okinawa, in the city of Uruma,” the embassy noted. “The ceremony featured Japanese MPs Hiromichi Watanabe and Shinpei Matsushita, Uruma Mayor Toshio...
Belarus to resume charter flights Turkey on 1 July
Charter flights to Turkey from Belarus will resume on 1 July, BelTA learned from travel companies. The first flight from Minsk to Antalya is scheduled for 1 July. Flights will also be operated from the regional airports of Gomel, Grodno, Mogilev, Brest and Vitebsk. The AeroBelService tour operator reminds its customers that masks are mandatory in airports in Antalya, Izmir, Bodrum. On arrival, all passengers will have their temperature taken. Passengers with high temperatures will...
Distinguished Belarusians honored with state awards
Distinguished Belarusians have been honored with state awards. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed corresponding decrees, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. In accordance with Decree No. 191, orders, medals and honorary titles have been conferred on a big group of people in recognition of many-year productive work, exemplary fulfillment of service duties, exceptional bravery and courage displayed in crime prevention and fire rescue, a big...
Medieval sword found in Belarus’ Bobruisk
A medieval sword was discovered on the bank of the Berezina river in the city of Bobruisk, senior researcher of the Bobruisk Local History Museum Inna Ovseichik told BelTA. “Such swords were in use during the High Middle Ages – from the second half of the 11th century to the end of the 13th century. Such swords were previously unearthed in Grodno and Novogrudok. All in all, there are seven swords of this period in the country. This is the first one to be found in Mogilev Oblast,”...
PM: Situation in Belarus’ economy manageable in Q1 despite external shocks
The situation in the economy in the first quarter of 2020 was manageable, despite external shocks, Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said at a meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers to examine the country’s social and economic performance in the first quarter, BelTA has learned. “In the first quarter, the economy was affected by a number of foreign economic shocks. The tax maneuver and the absence of oil supplies agreements with Russia significantly complicated the...
Mogilev History Museum to host Victory’s 75th Anniversary interactive exhibition
The Mogilev History Museum will host an interactive exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, BelTA learned from the museum. The exhibition will feature works of famous Mogilev photographers depicting the celebrations of the Victory Day in Mogilev over the past decades. The exposition boasts works of 12 photographers, including Gennady Karchevsky, Aleksandr Litin, Irina Savosina, Nikolai Titov, Anatoly Tolkachev, and Miron Shchudlo. Assisting...
Plans to harvest over 8m tonnes of grain in Belarus in 2020
Plans are in place to harvest over 8 million tonnes of grain in Belarus in 2020, the press service of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA. This year Belarusian agricultural enterprises and individual farmers are expected to secure an output growth rate of 105.4%. The output growth rate of the crop farming branch is expected to go as high as 107.7%. Belarus intends to harvest at least 8.1 million tonnes of grain, 4.9 million tonnes of sugar beet, 0.6 million...
Progress of early spring crops planting campaign in Belarus at nearly 90%
Early spring grain crops and leguminous crops have been planted on the areas of 767,600ha, which makes 89.2% of the target, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA. Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Mogilev Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Grodno Oblast have already finished planting early spring crops. Progress is at 54.9% in Vitebsk Oblast. This year these crops will occupy 860,900 hectares in the country. Belarusian farmers have sown 36,300ha of land (72.2% of the target) with...
Springtime sowing in full swing in Belarus
The sowing of early cereal and leguminous crops (except for maize, buckwheat and millet) has got into full swing in Belarus, with 46.9% of the allocated areas planted, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 3 April, some 406.500 hectares were planted with cereal and leguminous crops. The fieldwork in the southern regions had begun earlier. Gomel Oblast has already completed its early spring sowing campaign. Some 95.4% of areas have been sown in Brest Oblast, 61.3% in...
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