16 August 2022
MINSK, 16 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed decree No.275 on granting Belarusian citizenship to 401 people, including 86 underage ones, the president's press service told BelTA.
As many as 341 Ukrainians will receive Belarusian passports. Those are primarily individuals who came to Belarus from Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast. The number includes 39 families.
Belarusian citizenship was also granted to 60 foreigners, who had...
2 August 2022
MINSK, 2 August (BelTA) – In H1 2022 the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus earmarked about Br4.6 billion to implement investment projects and other projects, to boost export lending and to support small and medium-sized enterprises, up more than two times over January-June 2021, BelTA learned from the bank.
“The main goal of the Development Bank is to promote the sustainable development of the national economy, facilitate the implementation of the state socio-economic...
27 July 2022
MINSK, 27 July (BelTA) – Belarus exported $2.8 billion worth of products in January-May 2022, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told the media on 26 July, BelTA has learned.
“In price terms, this is up 14% compared with the same stretch a year ago,” the minister said.
In his words, exports to China have increased significantly, and supplies to Russia are on the rise. “The price factor is good. That means that our products are in demand,” Igor...
12 July 2022
MINSK, 12 July (BelTA) – Belarus' security, defense and law enforcement agencies need competent officers who are loyal to the country and its people, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to honor graduates of military schools and high-ranking officers, BelTA has learned.
First of all, the head of state congratulated the military on their graduation: “You have completed your studies at a difficult time. Our defense system really needs officers who know their...
6 July 2022
Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Minister Aleksei Bogdanov has commented on the action plan to stabilize prices, improve pricing methodology and oversight over compliance with pricing legislation for 2022, BelTA has learned.
“We have a number of tools to curb and stabilize prices. Some of them were set forth in the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 214 that provides for strict price regulation, among other things. The adopted program envisages a set of economic measures...
29 June 2022
MINSK, 29 June (BelTA) - Belarus has extended the embargo on food products from Western countries until the end of the year, according to Belarus' Council of Ministers Resolution No.412 of 27 June 2022, BelTA has learned.
Under the document, paragraphs 1 and 3-5 of government's resolution No.700 “On the application of special measures against certain types of goods” as of 6 December 2021 will stay in force from 30 June to 31 December 2022 inclusively. The document regulates the...
22 June 2022
MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – Belarus remembers all heroes and innocent victims of the Great Patriotic War, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an address to fellow Belarusians on the occasion of the National Remembrance Day of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War and the Genocide of the Belarusian People, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“Today we recall a sad date. Eighty-one years ago a warm and sunny Sunday morning of 22 June marked...
16 June 2022
MINSK, 16 June (BelTA) – The organization of quality excellence contests encourages all branches of the economy to make quality, ecological, safe, and resource-saving products and services. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Yuri Nazarov made the statement during the ceremony held to award winners of the Belarusian government's 2021 Quality Excellence Awards, BelTA has learned.
Yuri Nazarov said: “The contest movement in the area of quality actively develops in our republic and...
9 June 2022
MINSK, 9 June (BelTA) - Ambassadors and diplomats of foreign countries toured the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange in Minsk on 8 June, BelTA has learned.
About 29,000 participants of electronic trading from 70 countries are currently registered with the exchange, Chairman of the Board of BUCE Aleksandr Osmolovsky told the guests. The Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange is fully integrated into the country's economy, he added.
Foreign diplomats were interested in...
31 May 2022
MINSK, 31 May (BelTA) – More than 44,000 foreign nationals have visited Belarus since it reopened border for visa waiver arrivals from Lithuania and Latvia on 15 April 2022, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
"For a month and a half since 15 April, 44,375 foreign citizens took advantage of the opportunity to visit Belarus without a visa. Among them there were 29,427 citizens of Lithuania, 4,179 non-citizens and 10,769 citizens of Latvia.