13:30 PresidentLukashenko: Share of opponents of the state in Belarus has always been close to 10% The president admitted that the authorities might have poorly interacted with such people. Now their kids have grown up and some of them do not support the government policy either.
13:19 PresidentLukashenko approves new appointments in several ministries Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has approved new appointments to the national government bodies.
13:17 PresidentLukashenko makes new appointments Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko made new appointments on 6 December, BelTA informs.
13:16 PresidentLukashenko: ‘Belarusian society has changed a lot' “You should be very careful when selecting people for your team. Do not start a witch hunt, do not see an enemy in everyone. After all, many people were misguided then,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
13:11 EconomyProduction sector, IT expected to continue fuelling Belarusian economy growth in 2022 “The information technologies industry and the production sector still remain growth drivers. The industrial sector will grow faster than the rest of the economy. The industrial output growth is expected at 3.3-3.5%,” Dmitry Krutoi said.
13:03 PresidentLukashenko urges everyone to work harder amid sanctions "Of course, there is nothing good about this. But there are no reasons to lament, whine and prepare for the worst," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
13:02 PresidentLukashenko: NATO's plans in the regions are unacceptable for Russia and Belarus The head of state pointed out that the West accuses Russia of allegedly planning to attack Ukraine. “They need a reason to pound on Russia. So they've come up with these accusations. Although no one in Russia intends to attack Ukraine. Russia sees perfectly well what's happening in Ukraine," he said.
12:47 PresidentLukashenko: Time to decentralize power in Belarus Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko explained the reasons for amending the Constitution as he appointed new heads of local authorities on 6 December.
12:41 EconomyContracts on oil delivery to Belarus in 2022 ‘practically signed' Asked how much oil Belarus intends to buy, Dmitry Krutoi said: “As much as this year. The state budget specifies a more conservative scenario – as much as 12.5 million tonnes will be processed. But the target is 16-17 million tonnes. Some will be delivered by rail and some by pipelines."
12:39 PoliticsMakei: EU will lose Belarus if sanctions keep piling up Belarus is facing a risk of losing its statehood if the sanctions keep piling up, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.
12:35 PresidentLukashenko to address Belarusian people, parliament in January "Despite all the difficulties we must look ahead. The country must develop, no matter what. We will not have a quiet life. But sitting idle whining about anti-Belarus policy is not our approach either," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:34 PresidentLukashenko explains his personnel selection principles He is convinced that good executives, even if they got an appointment in a brand-new field of activity, can work with professional people with good knowledge of the agricultural and manufacturing industries, the services sector, business, entrepreneurship, etc.
12:34 EconomyBelarus promises more creative approach to exports to Europe in 2022 due to sanctions The official said: “Naturally, taking into account the pressure of sanctions and the analysis of the affected enterprises the matrix of deliveries to Europe has been compiled more creatively. We don't expect any decrease in the shipment of the goods and services, which are not targeted by sanctions."
12:24 PoliticsMakei: Another package of EU sanctions against Belarus came as surprise even for some in EU "When meeting with a number of colleagues, they were surprised to learn that the EU was going to impose sanctions that day. They say that ‘we have not yet discussed it at our level, at the level of foreign ministers'," Vladimir Makei said.
12:04 PoliticsMakei disappointed by OSCE Ministerial Council meeting Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei shared his impressions of the recent OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Stockholm in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.