19:59 EconomyEAEU countries reach consensus on fundamental matters of common energy market In particular, the sides achieved a positive result in matters concerning electricity transit unrelated to electricity trade on the union's common market. Interstate electricity transfer was also discussed at the session.
19:48 PoliticsInformal meeting on Belarus totally unrelated to UN Security Council agenda According to Valentin Rybakov, the meeting does not match the authority of the UN Security Council as the key body in charge of maintaining international peace and security. Such meetings, even unofficial ones are totally unrelated to the agenda of the UN Security Council.
19:45 PoliticsRussia describes informal UN Security Council discussion about Belarus as provocation The discussion was held online in line with the Arria formula. In other words, it was informal. The procedure has been named after the Venezuelan ambassador Diego Arria, who started using the practice in 1992.
19:13 EconomyFive tractor models by Belarusian MTZ get EU certification Those are MTZ-952.7, 923.7, 1025.7, 1220.7, and 1221.7 tractors with Caterpillar engines. MTZ General Designer Andrei Stasilevich said: “We successfully passed certification trials last year. We will soon get the relevant documents.”
19:00 EconomyMogilev Oblast meat, dairy producers to get subsidies to pay interest in loans The money will be disbursed by the central state budget out of appropriations intended to cover miscellaneous aspects of agriculture. The subsidies can be used to cover part of the interest on the loans granted to finance routine operations.
18:43 SocietyRailway service likely to resume in EAEU in wake of mass vaccination campaign The Eurasian Economic Commission proposes coordinated preventive measures as the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union resume rail passenger traffic.
18:15 SocietyBelarus reports decline in coronavirus-associated pneumonia cases “We are closely monitoring the incidence of coronavirus infection; it is decreasing. Thus, more beds that were taken up by COVID-19 patients are released,” Aleksandr Patseyev said. This is happening all over the country.
17:53 SocietyMogilev starts vaccinating health workers against COVID-19 Doctors and other employees of healthcare facilities are exposed to COVID-19 more than other people. Therefore, they are the first to receive the vaccine. In addition, this will help curb the spread of the viral infection among the population.
17:43 PoliticsMakei, Lavrov discuss Belarus-Russia cooperation The foreign ministers also touched upon on the issues of international security and arms control. Sergey Lavrov informed his Belarusian counterpart about Russia's approaches to various aspects of these matters.
17:25 EconomyMozyr Oil Refinery gets $14m as first tranche of Russian compensation for polluted oil According to the source, within the framework of the agreements concerning Mozyr Oil Refinery Russian companies have started the process of compensation for the Urals oil blend with a high content of chlorinated organics that was delivered in spring 2019.
17:11 EconomyNaftan's modernization expected to offset losses from Russian tax maneuver Roman Golovchenko noted that the delayed coking complex is a very complicated installation and its construction was prolonged by several years. Nevertheless, there are reasons to believe that the complex will be commissioned this year.
17:08 SocietyPhoto exhibition in Tokyo celebrates diplomat Abrasimov The Belarusian Embassy in Tokyo has put together a photo exhibition, with the assistance of the Russian diplomatic mission, to celebrate the Soviet diplomat and politician Piotr Abrasimov (1912 – 2009).
16:37 EconomyChina-Belarus industrial park, Minsk airport sign cooperation memorandum The sides will work together on initiatives designed to connect transportation by air with transportation by rail and by road in the industrial park's logistic zone.
16:11 PoliticsBelarus, Tajikistan gearing up for session of intergovernmental commission in Dushanbe Belarus' Ambassador to Tajikistan Oleg Ivanov met with Tajikistan's Minister of Agriculture Ziyozoda Sulaymon Rizoi, the chairman of the Tajik part of the Belarusian-Tajik intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation.
15:54 SocietyBelarus' Customs pleased with x-ray vehicle scanning technology According to the source, non-intrusive control technologies allow checking the content of vehicles fast without having to unload them first. While a physical inspection can take up to four hours, the average time spent on scanning a truck and analyzing the results is ten minutes.