18:03 EconomyBelarus' GDP up 0.9% in Q1 2021 According to initial estimates, the GDP amounted to Br36.3 billion in current prices, up by 0.9% in comparable prices over Q1 2020.
17:49 EconomyBelarus' industrial output 9.2% up in Q1 2021 Production declined by 1.7% in the mining industry and went up by 9% in the processing industry.
17:42 SocietyKochanova: Belarus' CIS presidency focuses on economic growth The key task of the Belarusian Presidency in the CIS is to improve the well-being of our countries, Speaker of the upper house of the Belarusian Parliament Natalya Kochanova said as she addressed the plenary session of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.
17:27 SocietyBill on state protection of judges, officials in Belarus passes second reading A new category was included in the list of protected persons, which reads other persons subject to state protection due to infringement against their security.
17:18 EconomyRussia interested in cooperation with Belarus in freight transshipment Asked about the transshipment of Belarusian oil products via Russian ports, the official said: “The task is being fulfilled in full. Moreover, the volume in March was slightly larger than the target. We also expect an increase in the volume in April. The mechanism works."
17:00 EconomyBelarus expects to get second $500m tranche of Russian loan by June-end "We made arrangements for the first half of the year, the second quarter. Let's hope that it will arrive by the end of June," Yuri Seliverstov said.
16:51 PoliticsFirst CSTO staff negotiations to discuss organization of joint exercises in 2021 held The negotiations were chaired by First Deputy Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, Lieutenant-General Khasan Kaloyev. Representatives of the ministries and government agencies concerned of Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and the CSTO Secretariat took part in the negotiations.
16:41 SocietyRussian PM looks forward to resumption of air service with Belarus I am looking forward to gradual resumption of air service between Belarus and Russia, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at the meeting with Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko.
16:16 EconomyBelarus, Russia urged to restore pre-COVID-19 level of transportation service Belarus and Russia need to restore the pre-COVID-19 level of transportation service, Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said at a delegations-level meeting with Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin on 16 April.
16:06 PoliticsBelarus' MFA comments on new U.S. sanctions on Russia The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is absolutely sure that such steps by the United States can not bring any effect except for harm - just as it has already been in the past.
16:02 EconomyOver 220,000t of Belarusian freight shipped via Russian sea infrastructure already Roman Golovchenko said: “Our cooperation in transshipping Belarusian freight via Russian sea ports can serve as an example of how difficult problems of bilateral interaction should be resolved."
15:58 SocietyBelarus' bill on preventing Nazism rehabilitation passes second reading The bill on preventing the rehabilitation of Nazism has passed the second reading at the session of the seventh-convocation House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, BelTA has learned.
15:55 PartnersIMF tells eurozone to spend more The 19 countries within the eurozone were advised by the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, to increase government spending by an extra 3 percent of GDP over the course of the next year to help stave off economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and speed up recovery.
15:45 EconomyPM: Package of proposals on Belarus-Russia integration is almost ready "These are the issues that are of practical importance for the alignment of the economic conditions of our economic agents. These issues are complex, sensitive, and there is no sense to bypass them, because without a solution to them we will be unable to build a truly union economy and a real integration project,” said Roman Golovchenko.
15:43 EconomyPM: Belarus-Russia trade is poised for uptick “At the beginning of 2021, we see a very encouraging trend showing that the bilateral trade is recovering. In January-February Belarus' merchandise export to Russia rose by about 5%, and Russia's export to Belarus increased by nearly 25%,” Roman Golovchenko said.