12:31 EconomyEurasian Economic Union has no plans to introduce common digital currency The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are not planning to introduce a common digital currency, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a briefing for the press.
12:21 PresidentLukashenko enters hospital ‘red zone' again During the previous waves of the coronavirus infection, Aleksandr Lukashenko had also visited several healthcare facilities treating COVID-19 patients, including ‘red zones'.
12:18 SocietyEEC bolsters cooperation with WHO Iya Malkina said that recently Board Member (Minister) on Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Nazarenko and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge have signed the relevant memorandum.
11:59 EconomyEAEU's foreign trade exceeds pre-COVID level by 10% "In January-August of this year, the foreign trade with countries outside the EAEU amounted to $522 billion, up by a third year-on-year," Iya Malkina said. “We exceeded the pre-COVID level of January-August 2019 by almost 10%. Exports surged by 38.5%, imports - by 24.5%".
11:41 EconomyBelarus plans to increase dairy export to $4bn by 2030 In 2020 Belarus exported $2.4 billion worth of dairy products. "We have set a good pace. I think that this year we will add $100 million more in export revenues in the dairy segment," Aleksei Bogdanov added.
11:18 PresidentLukashenko praises Belarus' cancer care delivery system Cancer services are quite in demand among foreign nationals in Belarus.In this regard, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that cancer services of the same quality are much more expensive in the West. “They charge you for every this and that, they rip you off. We do these surgeries no worse than they do,” he said.
11:13 EconomyMinister: Belarus will produce enough food to meet domestic demand, to export Belarus will produce sufficient quantities of food to meet the domestic market and to export, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Ivan Krupko told reporters on the sidelines of the Belarus Dairy Export Forum in Minsk.
10:58 EconomyMilk production up over 10% in Belarus over five years “Over the past five years, we managed to ramp up milk production by more than 10%. In 2020 the output reached 7.8 million tonnes. We have everything in place to increase the output by another 100,000 tonnes; we are set to hit 9.2 million tonnes by the end of the five-year plan,” Ivan Krupko said.
10:45 PartnersDance spectacular to showcase tradition and history The 13th National Dance Exhibition will open in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Thursday. It will showcase 88 programs, which are to be performed in five theater venues in the cities of Guangzhou, Zhongshan and Jiangmen.
10:23 EconomyBelarus set to export $6.4-6.5 worth of foodstuffs in 2022 The export of Belarusian foodstuffs may reach $6.4-6.5 billion in 2022, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin told reporters on the sidelines of the Belarus Dairy Export Forum on 20 October.
10:11 PresidentLukashenko inspecting hospitals in Minsk District Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko continues a series of events to evaluate the country's response to COVID-19. A day before, the head of state held a large-scale meeting to discuss the epidemiological situation and measures taken to counter the spread of the coronavirus infection. On 20 October Aleksandr Lukashenko is visiting healthcare facilities of Minsk District.
09:31 SocietyKhrenin to attend session of defense ministries of Belarus, Russia The defense ministers of Belarus and Russia will take stock of the Zapad 2021 joint strategic exercise and implementation of the joint action plan to ensure the military security of the Union State, evaluate the joint efforts to counter the glorification of Nazism, as well as review progress in running defense programs of the Union State.
09:20 SocietyOver 1,200 trucks queuing at Belarus' border with EU More than 1,200 haulers were queuing in Belarus to cross the border with the European Union as of 8.00 on 20 October, BelTA learned from the website of the State Border Committee.
09:03 EconomyBelarus commissions 36,300 new apartments in January-September Some 1.277 million square meters of homes were delivered for people on the waiting list for better housing (41.6% of all homes commissioned); 950,600 square meters of them were subsidized by the government. Some 683,800 square meters of housing was built for families with many children.
09:01 PoliticsBelarus closes consulate general in New York According to the document, the consulate general shall close on 20 October 2021. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was authorized to take care of the organizational and financial aspects of the closure.