20:14 PoliticsUN Human Rights Council's resolution on Belarus described as bullying by European Union On 18 September the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath.
20:00 EconomyInternational forum BANKIT to be broadcast online on 1-2 December The forum is traditionally organized upon the initiative of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and the science and technology association Infopark. The forum is the largest joint event meant to encourage digital transformation in banking industry.
19:54 Society60-meter-high flagpole opened in Gomel as symbol of country's pride The new flagpole's structure consists of six sections. The flag is attached to a specifically designed swing-out mechanism that enables the flag to wave in the wind. Gomel is the first oblast capital (the second one after Minsk) where such a high flagpole for a state flag has been set up.
19:44 PoliticsMakei: The Belarusian government will not participate in the OSCE's Moscow Mechanism Vladimir Makei said: “The mechanism provides for setting up some expert group and for sending it to Belarus for the sake of studying the situation in the area of human rights. The Belarusian government has no intention of participating in the implementation of this mechanism.”
19:31 PoliticsUN Human Rights Council's resolution on Belarus described as ‘a very dangerous precedent' “The resolution was initiated by member states of the European Union. They represent a majority on the council. The resolution is absolutely unsubstantiated. I have to say that a very dangerous precedent for the United Nations Organization is created,” Vladimir Makei stressed.
19:19 PoliticsRadical measures mentioned among Belarus' possible responses to EU sanctions “Certainly, there will be personal sanctions against representatives of various European Union bodies and representatives of individual European Union member states. We've already drafted the list. We will be ready to put it to use immediately after European Union makes its own decision,” he stated.
19:06 PoliticsMakei: Actions of countries of the European Union undermine Belarus' sovereignty and independence Vladimir Makei said: “We are surprised by simply destructive political statements, primarily those of our neighbors and other European Union countries, about Belarus. It is a paradox: they say they are ready and will support Belarus' sovereignty and independence, yet their actions undermine the sovereignty and independence.”
18:47 PoliticsMakei: European partners don't even try to investigate the situation in Belarus Vladimir Makei said: “We hear only criticism of the Belarusian government from European partners. They don't even try to investigate the real state of affairs or to objectively evaluate the situation."
18:28 SocietyBelarus' transport ministry keen to see international air travel resume soon The Belarusian Transport and Communications Ministry is in favor of resuming international air travel as soon as possible, Director of the Aviation Department of the Transport and Communications Ministry of Belarus Artyom Sikorsky said.
18:16 EconomyExport of metal products via BUCE 17% up in January-August 2020 Since the start of 2020 Latvian companies have bought Belarusian metal products worth Br17 million. Lithuania ranked second with Br11 million worth of transactions. Third was Canada that bought Br1 million worth of Belarusian metal.
17:58 EconomyAlmost 150 contracts signed between companies of Vitebsk Oblast, Russia in 2020 The contracts signed in the run-up to the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia are worth a total of $42.4 million.
17:38 SportFC Dinamo Brest to play PFC Ludogorets Razgrad in Europa League playoff Belarus' champion FC Dinamo Brest will face PFC Ludogorets Razgrad on 1 October for a spot in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
17:10 SocietyBelavia to launch more flights to Yerevan from 20 September Additional flights will be launched on Wednesdays and Sundays. The schedule of the additional regular flights (local time) is as follows: Minsk-Yerevan: departure at 9:25, arrival at 13:30; Yerevan-Minsk: departure at 14:20, arrival at 16:25.
16:28 SocietyHasidic Jewish pilgrims continue returning to Belarus “As of 14:00, 18 September, around ten foreign citizens still remained in the territory between the checkpoints Novaya Guta and Novyye Yarilovichi,” the State Border Committee of Belarus noted.
16:14 SocietyOpinion: Belarus has everything one may need for a decent life "We want to say loudly at our women's forum that we are for the President, for peace, tranquility, stability, for progressive development, for our beloved Belarus,” said Lilia Ananich.