Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Prosecutor General Alexander Konyuk on 21 February. The head of state heard out Alexander Konyuk's report and instructed him to take part in the preparations for the meeting with the country's law enforcement.
As of 1 January 2019* Belarus was home to about 9,475,600 people, down by 16,200 people from early 2018.
Cybercrimes in 2018
The year 2018 distribution among the oblasts and Minsk: Brest Oblast – 728, Vitebsk Oblast – 455, Gomel Oblast – 563, Grodno Oblast – 300, Minsk Oblast – 761, Mogilev Oblast – 392, Minsk – 1,542.
“I want to assure you that Belarus always pursues a balanced and well-considered policy in relations with its neighbors. We believe that neighbors are given to us by God, we do not choose them. With this in mind, we will always be a reliable partner for the European Union,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The growth rate of Belarus' merchandise export to Uzbekistan will have to be at least 108%, to Russia – 107%, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan – 105%. As far as European countries are concerned, export to Spain is expected to increase by 12%.
The official said: “It is necessary to reformat the work of these commissions, giving them more significance and a higher status. It means giving them more authority so that they would make decisions on the fly, without delays.”
The mother tongue plays a crucial role in all the areas of social, economic and cultural life, the minister said. Vladimir Makei cited Belarus' national poet Yakub Kolas: "A native tongue is our first instrument to discover the life and the world”.