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12.10.2017
Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for low efficiency

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko criticized the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for low efficiency at the session of the CIS Council of Heads of State in Sochi on 11 October, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko said that he had already had an opportunity to share opinions about the operation of certain CIS bodies, in particular, the Interparliamentary Assembly, with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

11.10.2017
Prospects of Belarus-Azerbaijan military, technical cooperation discussed in Minsk

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Azerbaijan Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov to discuss the prospects of military and technical cooperation, BelTA has learned.

The head of state remarked that Belarus and Azerbaijan continue cooperation, including in the military and technical dimension. I am not going to explain the nature of our relations to anyone. I want to say only one thing: our relations do not violate any international agreements, any resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

09.10.2017
Amendments for decree on financial rehabilitation of Belarusian agricultural enterprises

The Council of Ministers of Belarus has prepared amendments to decree No.253 on measures for the financial rehabilitation of agricultural enterprises. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement while on a working trip to Grodno Oblast on 6 October, BelTA has learned.

Andrei Kobyakov said: This Tuesday we will hold a session of the Council of Ministers' Presidium to sum up results after one year since decree No.

06.10.2017
Kobyakov: Belarus constantly seeks new opportunities for economic growth

Belarus is always on the lookout for new opportunities for economic growth and for new partners. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement as he met with honorary consuls of Belarus in the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 5 October, BelTA has learned.

Andrei Kobyakov stressed that Belarus continues expanding cooperation with leading distant-arc countries on all the continents.

04.10.2017
Belarus' social policy prioritizes housing improvement

Housing improvement will always be one of Belarus' social policy priorities, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session to discuss a new wording of the Housing Code and the improvement of legislation concerning the number of abandoned and shabby houses on 3 October, BelTA has learned.

We should create all conditions and mechanisms to help people with housing improvement.

03.10.2017
Revised decree on social dependency forwarded to Belarus president

The Council of Ministers has forwarded the revised decree on preventing social dependency to the head of state, BelTA learned from Vladislav Sychevich, Press Secretary of the Prime Minister of Belarus.

According to the source, the presidential decree on social dependency has been adjusted, polished and forwarded for consideration of the head of state.

BelTA reported earlier that on 3 August Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko heard out a report on the demographic situation and efforts to help Belarusians find jobs.

28.09.2017
Belarus to reduce key interest rate to 11% per year as from 18 October

The Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) has decided in favor of reducing the refinancing rate from 11.5% to 11% per annum as from 18 October, representatives of the Information and Public Relations Office of the country's central bank told BelTA.

The decision was made as a result of the quarterly session held on 27 September to discuss the current state of affairs and forecasts concerning the national economy and the monetary management sphere.

26.09.2017
Lukashenko: Belarus develops brotherly relations with multiethnic Russia

Belarus develops brotherly relations with representatives of the multiethnic Russia, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with head of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation Ramzan Kadyrov on 25 September, BelTA has learned.

We are building brotherly relations with representatives of the multiethnic Russia. Today we can see a serious trend toward the strengthening of our relations, said Alexander Lukashenko.

25.09.2017
Lukashenko urges to get rid of unfounded inspections of businesses

It is essential to get rid of unfounded inspections of businesses, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he heard out a report of Chairman of the State Control Committee Leonid Anfimov on the draft decree Concerning measures to improve control (audit) activities on 22 September, BelTA has learned.

We have discussed and agreed that we will replace a punitive focus of our audit activities with a preventive one.

20.09.2017
BelNPP to satisfy 25% of Belarus' electricity needs

Once commissioned the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will generate about 25% of electrical energy Belarus needs, Belarus' Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said at a plenary meeting of the 61st session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna on 19 September, BelTA has learned.

Mikhail Mikhadyuk stressed that today many states pin their hopes on nuclear energy as an economically efficient and environmentally friendly source to promote their sustainable development.

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