13:41 EconomyGlazyev: West's sanctions policy does not meet interests of European business The West's sanctions policy does not meet the interests of European business, Sergei Glazyev, member of the Board (Minister) on Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, said at the fifth Conference of German Business "EAEU-2025: Transformation and Prospects".
13:06 PresidentLukashenko calls for strict executive discipline “We are at war, figuratively speaking. Executive discipline is imperative in this difficult situation. Sole leadership is important now. When there is a war, there is no time for discussing different options for a week, because thousands of people might die during this time. It is better to act rather than keep dancing around the subject,” the president said.
13:01 PresidentLukashenko opines on why his statement on cancer attracted so much attention "People from Belarus to America gave this statement of the president a tongue-lashing. But I'm not saying that COVID treats cancer. These are the facts. I wish it were so – that was what I said. And now everyone is finding fault with it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:27 PresidentLukashenko comments on spread of fake news in mass media, online “We need to address many issues. These issue will be brought to you from different sides. I have already said that we have enough scoundrels, I cannot call them differently,” the head of state said. “99.8% of the information they are spreading is fake news. However, there is certain information that we must pay attention to. Therefore, this monitoring in underway. Besides, we also analyze it during off-site events.”
12:06 PresidentLukashenko urges price-to-income balance "A price-to-income ratio is a very important topic which people raise. People don't care how high prices in supermarkets are if they have enough money in their pockets to buy goods at these prices. This ratio and this balance must be maintained at all costs," the head of state emphasized.
11:43 PresidentLukashenko wants to ramp up use of electric cars in Belarus The head of state emphasized that this is one of the most promising industries. “The global practice shows that the decision to develop electric transport and introduce infrastructure for it was right. Virtually all countries are doing it today. It is also important for us as we do not have abundant oil resources and have recently launched the Belarusian nuclear power plant,” he said.
11:33 PresidentLukashenko orders to keep prices in check One of the topical issues on the agenda was the price rise. The head of state ordered to keep prices in check: “We are approaching a winter period and in addition to the COVID-19 response, we need to curb the price rise so that people will not have to struggle to survive. This pertains first and foremost to food prices,” the president said.
11:14 PresidentLukashenko concerned over status of some investment projects "The information regarding the progress in a number of investment projects is troubling. We cannot miss the deadlines, because this will entail significant financial and economic losses. Every ruble counts today, more than ever ," the president noted.
11:04 PresidentLukashenko discussing creation of personal data protection authority The head of state recalled that in May 2021 a law was adopted to protect people's rights while processing their personal data. “The government and the Operations and Analysis Center believe that a separate authority should be set up to supervise the observance of this law,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
10:43 PartnersOrchestra launches nationwide tour Under the baton of conductor Li Biao, Beijing Symphony Orchestra and the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing will kick off a 7-city nationwide tour with the Peking Opera symphonic suite, Grand Canal of Beijing City.
10:40 SocietyOpinion: Poland cynically oversteps limits of humanity Aleksei Dzermant is convinced that the Polish authorities are trying to evade responsibility by putting their national law above the European one saying that they are not going to take orders from the EU and have the right to mistreat refugees.
10:29 PresidentLukashenko to meet with government officials on 22 October “A meeting will soon begin at the Palace of Independence. The agenda is diverse: from personal data protection and the updating of individual legislative acts (taking into account new codes and laws) to leather industry and electric vehicles. COVID is also on the agenda,” the Telegram channel informed.
09:39 EconomyIAEA's team to visit Belarusian nuclear power plant on 25-29 October The mission will include experts from Great Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Armenia, Ukraine. They will assess progress in fulfilling the recommendations and proposals developed in 2019 while studying the operational safety of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant.
09:24 SocietyOver 1,200 trucks stranded at Belarus' border with EU More than 150 heavy-duty trucks were waiting to cross the border with Lithuania at the Vidzy checkpoint, 70 at Kotlovka, more than 260 at Kamenny Log, over 140 at Benyakoni, and over 170 at Privalka.
09:18 SocietyBelarus to roll out pilot batch of its COVID-19 vaccine in 2022 “The first prototypes were developed in May this year; full-fledged prototypes containing substances that enhance the immune response were created at the end of June. Laboratory tests have been completed, they have shown good results. Now pre-clinical trials are underway,”Andrei Goncharov said.