09:01 EconomyDeputy minister: Achievements of 2021 inject confidence into Belarus' economy "Thus, the achievements of 2021 allow us to more confidently predict the further development of the country and implementation of the five-year program approved by the Belarusian People's Congress,” said Dmitry Yaroshevich.
23:44 In PicturesEpiphany celebrations in Belarus Minsk residents dive into icy waters near All Saints Church to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany.
19:20 SocietySikorsky comments on ICAO's report into Ryanair incident "On January 17 at 23h20 the Aviation Department received a working document and the fact-finding report into the event involving Ryanair flight in Belarus airspace on 23 May 2021. The document is done in English, and is 64 pages long. We are now carefully analyzing it, identifying inaccuracies that require adjusting," Artyom Sikorsky said. The report is to be considered at the ICAO session on 31 January.
18:55 SocietyBatura reelected chairman of Twin Cities association Currently, the Belarusian public association “Twin Cities” comprises representatives of 35 cities from six Belarusian regions and also the city of Minsk.
18:51 PresidentPossibility of combining posts of president and chairman of Belarusian People's Congress discussed “We have decided that we need a new Constitution. We do not know who will be elected president in the country tomorrow. This is why we need a system of checks and balances. We have found them in the form of the Belarusian People's Congress. If we make the president responsible for everything, what check and balances will there be?” the head of state stressed.
18:17 PresidentBelarus' draft new constitution described as balanced "We need to make sure that by giving the Belarusian People's Congress a constitutional status we avoid dual power in the country. All law enforcement and security bodies must be subordinate to the commander-in-chief only, no one else. Remember, we had such conversations about that. Have we avoided imbalances here?" the head of state asked.
17:05 PartnersWang Qiang steals show at Novak-less Australian Open China's Wang Qiang led China's charge at the Australian Open on Monday, producing a huge upset to send 18th seed Coco Gauff packing in the first round at Melbourne Park.
17:03 PresidentLukashenko confirms plans to hold constitutional referendum in February “I think we should hold the referendum in February as we promised,” the Belarusian leader said.
16:51 PresidentLukashenko: We need to think about our children's future “We need to think about our children. We are not eternal. We will be gone sooner or later. Our children will stay. We need to think about them. This is the main point of the whole process,” the head of state stressed.
16:47 SocietyRussia's Defense Ministry: Belarus, Russia military are preparing to respond to any threat On 18 January the Defense Ministries of Belarus and Russia held briefings for military attachés on the forthcoming inspection of the Union State rapid response forces. The briefing in Moscow was attended by 98 representatives of the military and diplomatic corps accredited in Russia, including those from 16 NATO countries.
16:41 PoliticsMFA reveals details of Makei's meeting with Lithuania's civil society representatives The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that the parties expressed a mutual desire to remove obstacles on the way to normal interpersonal communication contributing to the development of business contacts, addressing pressing issues and improving the well-being of people.
16:33 Partners384 students participate in the finals of Syrian Scientific Olympiad 2022 With the participation of 384 students from different provinces, the first round of final qualifiers for the Syrian Scientific Olympiad 2022 started on Tuesday to select members of the national teams that will participate in the international Olympic competitions during the coming period in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and informatics.
15:58 SportSabalenka progresses at Australian Open Belarus' world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka went off to a good start at the Australian Open seeing off Australia's world number 128 Storm Sanders, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, in the opener.
14:50 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus' handling of constitutional reform is unique “My concept was that the Constitutional Court should be at the heart of the effort to amend the Constitution, because the Constitutional Court has the best experts in this field. The Constitutional Court experts were enhanced by our specialists, including MPs, chairs of commissions. These people also boast the highest level of expertise,” the head of state said.
14:30 PresidentLukashenko meets with Kochanova The parties discussed lawmaking and other activity of the Council of the Republic.