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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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Belarus' main social and economic indicators in January 2018 January 2018 as against January 2017: GDP – 104.6% industrial output* — 109.7% agricultural output — 104.4% fixed-capital investments — 126.2% housing commissioned — 86% retail trade — 109.5%.
Belarus' Sugar Industry Gross sugar beet harvest in 2017: Brest Oblast – 914,000t (yield - 441 centners per hectare); Grodno Oblast - 1,807,300t (531); Minsk Oblast - 1,971,300t (508); Mogilev Oblast - 234,700t (368)
Early voting Early voting at the local elections in Belarus will take place on 13-17 February.
Maslenitsa Traditions Maslenitsa is an ancient Slavic feast which can be compared to a carnival. There is no specific date for it on the calendar. The holiday begins exactly eight weeks before Easter and lasts for a week.

President

Belarus ready to bring its agricultural, industrial technologies to Algeria
“With your will and assistance, we are ready to work in the industry and agriculture using our technologies. We are ready to supply products and help you develop the corresponding capacities in Algeria,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

Politics

Amina J. Mohammed is speaking Belarus' starting positions on SDGs seen as good
Belarus started off at a good level. The country has achieved the Millennium Development Goals, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed said.
Marianna Shchetkina Key aspects of international cooperation for Belarus in achieving SDGs outlined
Belarus has taken a number of important steps towards the achievement of the SDGs. The government approved the national sustainable development strategy through 2030. The country built national architecture to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Belarus, Tajikistan discuss high-level events in 2018
The parties discussed a wide range of issues related to bilateral cooperation, including the preparations for the official events at the supreme level and the 12th meeting of the intergovernmental Tajikistan-Belarus commission on trade and economic cooperation which is due to take place in Dushanbe in 2018.

Economy

Tatyana Valovaya and Mikhail Myasnikovich EAEU: Belarus' economic indicators inspire optimism
Belarus' economic indicators inspire optimism, Tatyana Valovaya said. The EEC predicts that in the coming years this trend will continue. So will the industrial growth in the EAEU countries.

Society

Valery Voronetsky. An archive photo Belarus resents intention of Polish nationalists to stage far-right march in Hajnowka
According to the source, the Belarusian parliament resents and regrets the news that Polish nationalist organizations intend to stage another far-right march in the town of Hajnowka where a number of ethnic Belarusians live.
War veterans Piotr Kolpakov and Anna Voronova 9,300 Great Patriotic War veterans live in Belarus
Minsk is currently home to two Heroes of the Soviet Union: Ivan Kustov, a participant of the Great Patriotic War, and Vasily Michurin, a participant of the Winter War.
Christina Johannesson Sweden to allocate €11m for environmental projects in Belarus in 2018
“The majority of the projects that are to be implemented this year in different regions of Belarus will be about water discharge and water treatment,” the diplomat said.

Sport

France France win Olympic Mixed Relay, Belarus 5th
Starting Nadezhda Skardino cleaned both prone and standing to tag Darya Domracheva in eighth. The three-time Sochi Olympic champion, also shooting clean, gradually narrowed the gap to move up to the third position, 30 seconds behind the leader.