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MINSK, March 30 (Xinhua) -- The first two months of 2018 saw a 1.7 percent decline in Belarus' external debt, the Belarusian Finance Ministry said Friday on the government's official website. Its foreign debt has decreased to 16.4 billion U.S. dollars by 278.8 million dollars in January and February, with the ...
In January-February 2018, the Belarusian government sold $63.3 million worth of domestic government bonds nominated in foreign currencies to corporations and individuals and redeemed $51.8 million worth of domestic government bonds nominated in foreign currencies and Belarusian rubles from ...

MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – The 22nd edition of the national scientific conference on theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of public governance has brought together more than 350 young scientists and students from Belarus and Russia at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis ...
The Belarusian government undertakes some efforts to promote healthy lifestyles but it fails to do so systematically. Siarhei Bohdan writes about the ongoing quiet reform of the Belarusian army. On 18 February, president Alexander Lukashenka offered to deploy a 10,000-strong Belarusian contingent as ...
MINSK, 28 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian Finance Ministry does not rule out the possibility of floating government bonds on the Asian market in 2018, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Finance Minister Yuri Seliverstov on 28 March. Asked whether Belarus intends to float bonds in Asia this year, the ...
The agreement envisages allocating the money to support economic policy measures and structural changes of the Belarusian government and the National Bank in 2016-2018. The economic policy measures and structural changes were approved by the EFSD Council. The money shall be granted in ...

He particularly addressed the topic of a full-fledged multi-party system, reports Zviazda. Proposals to create a party on the basis of the Bielaja Ruś GoNGO (government-organised non-governmental organisation) have long circulated, but the president firmly opposes turning it into a pro-government party.
Certainly, we must cultivate the legal awareness and knowledge of people and government officials who are engaged in professional activities on the constitutional basis. It should be borne in mind that through the implementation of the constitutional provisions, we encourage people to become active ...
In summary, Belarus's economy debate is multi-level and multidimensional, invoking the lofty and mundane: Can the country achieve the status of an economic tiger while holding on to a paternalist mentality? Will its economy embrace cryptocurrency, or will the government have to preoccupy its time with ...
The campaign We Are Citizens of Belarus! took place in all the regions of the country on 15 March to mark Belarus Constitution Day. Following the established tradition, young Belarusians received their passports from the hands of heads of legislative and executive government agencies, public figures, and ...
The perception of cannabis use in Belarus has been largely shaped by Soviet-era misinformation and anti-cannabis propaganda disseminated by the Lukashenka government. Adding to the stigma of cannabis use is the fact that Belarus has some of the harshest drug laws in Europe and its penal code ...
This year Belarusian government spending on the national army amounted to $576m; about a fifth more than last year. This remains a small figure, as even its neighbours with considerably smaller armies manage to spend more (see Table 1). To be sure, one has to take into account that the Baltic states ...
MINSK, 13 March (BelTA) – The Belarus government approved the agreement with the Russian government to establish a transboundary nature reserve Zapovednoye Poozerye. The Council of Ministers issued relevant resolution No.186 on 7 March 2018, BelTA informs with reference to the national legal ...
Social activist Ihar Sluchak has long communicated with the Belarusian government and commercial organisations, trying to force them to speak Belarusian. Recently an online catalogue of Belarusian businesses and services, SVAJE, appeared. Regular updates include new businesses and places where ...
Poland to Fence Border With Russia, Belarus, Ukraine Over Swine Fever - Reports ... WARSAW (Sputnik) - The Polish government is planing to build a 1,200-kilometer long (745 miles) fence on the border with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to stop the spread of the African swine fever virus (ASF), the ...
This has painful consequences. Families lose a parent and a money-maker, while the state loses a taxpayer. Even before death, poor health among men leads to low productivity and hence holds significance for the economy. The Belarusian government undertakes some efforts to promote healthy lifestyles ...
Amnesty International in January had mentioned Kazachok's case in a statement urging Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to abolish capital punishment. Kazachok was sentenced to death in December 2016 after a court in the southeastern city of Homel found him guilty of killing his 17-year-old ...

A Russian oligarch, a top Russian government official, and a high-end escort take a trip together on a yacht. Months later ... She's clearly self-interested — she's trying to avoid deportation back to her home country of Belarus and is asking the US to extradite her in exchange for her information. She also has ...
The ambassador noted: “Vigorous work is in progress on floating Belarusian government bonds on the Asian market. We have already signed an agreement on getting a Chinese rating. I think we will get close to it this year. The sums will depend on Belarus' need to borrow money to refinance debts and ...
MINSK, 5 March (BelTA) – Municipal government agencies should pay close attention to the development of the economy in the regions. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions as he approved the appointment of new heads of municipal executive and administrative ...
MINSK, 27 February (BelTA) – The state is considering the possibility of selling shares in the mobile carrier BeST (life:) trademark). The matter was discussed during the government conference held by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on 27 February to discuss development prospects of the ...
Around 4 million square meters of housing will be built in Belarus in 2018, including 900,000 square meters with government support. “We have the money to do this. We plan to allocate over Br645 million for these purposes, up 31.3% versus 2017 (including Br526m in line with Decree No.240).
So what do you do as the government that sits next door to Europe? You create your own IT ecosystem to reverse the country's brain drain and service the EU economy at knockdown prices. In 2005, Belarus set up its Hi-Tech Park, where companies can work without paying any corporate taxes. It is more ...
BELARUS government has pledged to assist Zimbabwe with specialised agricultural equipment worth $43 million, visiting Chief of Presidential Affairs, General Colonel Victor Sheiman, said. The agreements are expected to be signed Friday between the two governments and the Belarus administration is ...
Belarus government has pledged to assist Zimbabwe with specialised agricultural equipment worth $43 million, visiting Chief of Presidential Affairs, General Colonel Victor Sheiman, said. The agreements are expected to be signed Friday between the two governments and the Belarus administration is ...
MINSK, 2 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian government is not working hard enough to create more high-performance workplaces, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting to hear out the reports of the government, the National Bank, the oblast executive committees and Minsk City Hall on ...
Known as Freedom Day, the anniversary is traditionally a day for opponents of the authoritarian government of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko .... is unprecedented in the post-Cold War era, according to the non-governmental political think-tank European Values (Prague, the Czech Republic).
It includes 17 goals meant to eliminate poverty, fight inequality and injustice, resolve problems relating to climate change. Belarus has already taken a number of important steps to reach the SDGs. The government has adopted a national strategy on sustainable social and economic development till 2030.
It includes 17 goals meant to eliminate poverty, fight inequality and injustice, resolve problems relating to climate change. Belarus has already taken a number of important steps to reach the SDGs. The government has adopted a national strategy on sustainable social and economic development till 2030.
The Belarusian government understands that the Russian media strongly influence the worldview of Belarusian citizens. At a conference with the Russian media as early as July 2017, Lukashenka noted that the media itself unleashed the information war between Russia and Ukraine and that this affected ...
The Belarusian government understands that the Russian media strongly influence the worldview of Belarusian citizens. At a conference with the Russian media as early as July 2017, Lukashenka noted that the media itself unleashed the information war between Russia and Ukraine and that this affected ...
"This is a complete disgrace," said Lukashenka, who has ruled Belarus since 1994. "I had to raise the alarm with the Foreign Ministry ... to send a government telegram to [IOC President Thomas] Bach. I told him everything I think," he added. Kushnir, 33, who won gold for Belarus at the 2014 Olympics in ...
Reporters asked Lidia Yermoshina what may have caused such a strong interest. The official said: “Diplomats, who work in Belarus, take an interest in all events going on in the country. They are interested who will comprise the local self-government agencies. Because the agencies have real influence on ...
RAUBICHI, Belarus (AP) — The lessons learned from the vaunted Soviet gymnastics program all those years ago are still producing Olympic gold medalists — in freestyle skiing. ... The freestyle skiers practice at a national training base just north of Minsk, supported by generous government investment.
The two-day visit of the governmental delegation led by Prime Minister Maris Kuchinskis to Minsk included a round of talks in the government and parliament, meetings with business, visiting the high-tech park and the Great Stone Industrial Park. By the way, the high guest from Latvia became the first ...
MINSK, 8 February (BelTA) – Belarus will get a subsidized loan from China in 2018-2023 to implement an investment project worth 1.75 billion yuan. The decision is stipulated in the Council of Ministers' Resolution No.105 dated 7 February 2018, BelTA learned from the press service of the government.
So what do you do as the government that sits next door to Europe? You create your own IT ecosystem to reverse the country's brain drain and service the EU economy at knockdown prices. In 2005, Belarus set up its Hi-Tech Park, where companies can work without paying any corporate taxes. It is more ...
On February 6, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko replaced the management of leading government-run mass media, namely new managers have been appointed at “Sovetskaya Belorussia” (BS), an official newspaper of the president's administration, and the state TV and radio company ...
MINSK, 5 February (BelTA) – Belarus has made it to the top 20 countries with the best e-government services, according to a research conducted by the company Artezio, BelTA informs. Artezio analysts evaluated e-government services in different countries and ranked Belarus 18th in the list of countries ...
The prime minister reminded that in line with the relevant presidential decree the government has to create at least 50,000 jobs every year. “The government has set a higher goal for 2017. We intend to create 70,000 jobs. There are no reports about Q4 2017 for now but virtually 50,000 jobs were created in ...
Employment remains the crucial criterion for assessing the work of Belarus government. As announced today by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov during his working trip to Logoisk District, the Government expects to create 70,000 new jobs. The so-called "liberal" package of documents for entrepreneurs is ...
LOGOISK DISTRICT, 25 January (BelTA) – The Belarus government will look into ways to support the development of new branches of the animal husbandry industry, BelTA learned from Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov during his working trip to Logoisk District, Minsk Oblast on 25 January.
Onsite meetings will be arranged as well as seminars involving specialists of ministries and representatives of the private sector. Official websites of Belarusian government agencies will be expanded with sections dedicated to the Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance and other legislation meant to ...
Marzalyuk's ideas raised interests within Belarusian government. By the late 2000s, it was deemed necessary to fend off Moscow's increasing ideological pressure. An eyewitness told Belarus Digest about a row behind the scene of a conference in Minsk in December 2010 between Marzalyuk and ...
Belarus government okays long-term national logistics system development concept ... The concept for developing the national logistics system till 2030 has been approved by the Council of Ministers' resolution No.1024 of 28 December 2017, the press service of the Belarusian government told BelTA.
The decree also maps out a list of key parameters to evaluate the performance of the government and the National Bank of Belarus. ... The Belarus president instructed the National Bank and the government to take the necessary measures to ensure that the prices grow by no more than 6% in 2018.
The decree establishes a list of key parameters that are key indicators of the effectiveness of the work of the government and the National Bank. It is projected that the Belarusian economy in 2018 will grow by 3.5 percent, and export of goods and services by 5.7 percent. The main task is also to ensure a ...
This means that bitcoin has been officially recognized as a legal currency in Belarus. The government of the country and its president have approved the legalization of bitcoin. Furthermore, initial coin offerings (ICOs), blockchain development and smart contracts have also been legalized in the country.
The government of Belarus has passed new statutes aimed in part at encouraging the development of companies around cryptocurrency and blockchain. According to the state-owned media agency BelTA, on Dec. 22 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a digital economy development decree ...
The vast majority of Belarusians obtain their news and information from TV; therefore, the Belarusian government's official reaction to the “anti-Belarusian TV propaganda” warrants a closer look. Late last month, a talk show on Russia's NTV featured a panelist who notably labeled Belarus Russia's cheating ...


 

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