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Lukashenko: Belarus will certainly achieve higher living standards
“We will achieve a higher level of economic development and better quality of life, because we possess invaluable wealth – the glorious history of courage and endurance, the unity of the nation, and an immense will to make our country strong and prosperous,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

President

Lukashenko: Care for people is the main indicator of Belarus' achievements
“The targeted policy aimed at supporting young people, mothers and children helps improve public welfare and benefits the demographic situation,” Alexander Lukashenko noted.

Politics

Andreichenko urges assistance to international observers at upcoming elections
The country is entering a very crucial period. Ahead of us is the electoral campaign to Parliament. A large number of international observers will come to the country to monitor the elections, Vladimir Andreichenko said.
Sergei Lebedev Lebedev: Democratic traditions got well established in Belarus
“Democratic traditions and rules got well established in Belarus and became a fundamental thing in the country's election process. It is very important,” Sergei Lebedev said.
Minsk to host OSCE PA summer session in 2017
The Standing Committee passed a unanimous decision to hold the 26th annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk on 5-9 July 2017, the House of Representatives said.

Economy

Belarus' draft development program to be submitted to Council of Ministers by 1 August
Belarusian First Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Zaborovsky noted that the work on the draft program is nearing completion.

Society

Military parade rehearsal Belarus' Independence Day military parade to involve nearly 5,000 people
One of the main draws of the Independence Day celebrations on 3 July will be a parade of the Minsk Garrison near the Minsk City Hero Stele in the city's downtown. Partaking in the show will be about 5,000 people, including those involved in the organization of the event.
Cardinal Schonborn in Belarus for anniversary celebrations of Minsk-Mogilev Diocese
Christoph Schonborn was appointed papal special envoy for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Minsk-Mogilev Diocese which will be held in Budslav on 1-2 July.
IMF: Redenomination will make daily life in Belarus simpler
Probably the redenomination will make our daily lives simpler. At least it will be much easier for the IMF mission to perform calculations when four zeros are removed, Peter Dohlman noted.

Sport

Belarus secures Rio Olympic berths in 25 sports
The Belarusian field and track athletes came through the 2016 Olympics qualification of the national championships in Grodno last weekend.

Culture

Artworks of three Belarusian artists on show at Sorbonne art gallery
The exposition has been housed in the Soufflot art gallery of Sorbonne University. At the official opening ceremony, a representative of the Belarusian embassy in France noted that painting has always been one of the connecting links for the cultures of the two countries.
Alexander Sidorenko Slavonic Bazaar 2016 to feature record number of participants
“Some 5,500 people have been accredited for participation in the forum, which is a kind of a record. Last year, partaking in the festival were 4,560 performers. A total of 44 countries will be presented,” Alexander Sidorenko said.
Opera Eugene Onegin performed at Nesvizh Castle. An archive photo Belarus' Bolshoi to present opera Eugene Onegin at Birgitta Festival in Estonia
The production by the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater will engage both dedicated opera lovers and new audiences. The masterpiece with easily recognizable tunes and breathtaking music will be performed on 20 August.