19:59 SocietyStrategy on handling radioactive waste in Belarus in development According to Gosatomnadzor, an interagency working group will be established in order to take into account opinions of all the interested government agencies in the course of creating the document. Gosatomnadzor will also organize public hearings of the draft strategy.
19:27 PoliticsHead of Russia's election organization agency to visit Belarus A Belarusian delegation led by Igor Karpenko had arrived in Moscow the day before in order to meet with Russian colleagues and get familiar with peculiarities of organization of the single voting day and with innovations in the Russian election process.
18:53 EconomyRising performance of Belarusian enterprises alleviates consequences of sanctions According to the source, Belarusian enterprises kept showing positive dynamics of the main financial indicators in Q1 2022. Earnings continued growing faster than prime costs. Hence, the profit margin increased by one percentage point in comparison with last year to 8.3%.
18:30 EconomyBelarus' industrial output 2.5% down in January-April 2022 In January-April 2022 Belarus' industrial output amounted to Br54.4 billion, or 97.5% as against the same period of last year in comparable prices, BelTA learned from the National Statistical Committee of Belarus.
18:25 EconomyRetail trade 2.8% up in Belarus in January-April In January-April 2022 retail trade totaled Br20.9 billion, an increase of 2.8% in comparable prices year-on-year, BelTA learned from the National Statistical Committee.
18:17 PoliticsNo mention of CSTO's involvement in Russia's operation in Ukraine at Moscow summit Stanislav Zas said: “The matter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's involvement was not raised and respectively was not discussed. Our CSTO member states have their own mutual relations with Ukraine and other countries and have their own attitude to ongoing events.”
18:07 PresidentBelarus extends visa waiver for citizens of Lithuania, Latvia until 2023 Taking into account positive feedback and numerous requests of foreign nationals, the Belarusian head of state decided to extend until 2023 the visa waiver for citizens of Lithuania and Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus informed.
17:40 PartnersPGA Tour-bound Yuan shines with runner-up finish China's Carl Yuan Yechun narrowly missed out on winning a second Korn Ferry Tour title on Sunday when he finished runner-up to Anders Albertson at the Visit Knoxville Open in Tennessee.
17:28 EconomyBelarus' GDP 2.1% down in January-April According to initial estimates, the GDP amounted to Br57.4 billion in current prices or 97.9% as against January-April 2021 in comparable prices. In January-April 2022 the GDP deflator index equaled 114.3% year-on-year.
17:15 EconomySupport for business initiatives helps create jobs, raise population earnings in Belarus According to Irina Babachenok, 140 initiatives have been selected and are being implemented in 12 pilot districts as part of a joint project with the United Nations Development Organization.
16:24 EconomyRussia's Republic of Buryatia interested in buying Belarusian municipal vehicles Speaking about the key tasks of the business trip to Belarus, Head of Buryatia Aleksei Tsydenov mentioned the establishment of cooperation in existing areas and the exploration of new areas.
16:00 SocietyBelarus, Ingushetia outline areas of cooperation “Belarusian goods are of high quality, both industrial goods and food products. Your stores are many in the Caucasus,” said Oleg Fursov.
15:30 EconomyUnemployment in EAEU down 53.3% “The number of unemployed, registered in the employment services of the Eurasian Economic Union, was 979,500 people at the end of March 2022 and decreased by 53.3% compared with the same stretch a year ago,” the EEC said.
14:58 EconomyOver 28,500 companies from 70 countries accredited at Belarus' commodity exchange More than 28,500 companies from 70 countries of the world are accredited at the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange, Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Aleksei Bogdanov said at a general meeting of members of the International Association of Exchanges of the Commonwealth of Independent States Countries.
14:30 PartnersThe Damask Rose is part of the Syrian identity The Damask Rose (Damascene Rose or Rosa Damascena) and everything related to it of heritage and craft had been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2019.