09:01 EconomyEAEU, Egypt to step up FTA talks Andrei Slepnev welcomed progress in the FTA talks. He noted that a number of chapters have already been drafted; some others are nearing completion; the remaining chapters are still under expert evaluation.
19:58 PoliticsBelarusian MPs condemn collecting signatures to rack up social unrest “We believe it is inadmissible to use the collection of signatures for the sake of manipulating people's minds, for the sake of racking up social unrest and profiteering from the complicated economic situation and the epidemic situation, consequences of which all the countries are now struggling with,” the statement reads.
19:21 SocietyWorld Bank to support establishment of STEM research center in Belarusian State University The project intends to create or modernize educational labs and scientific research infrastructure in universities, provide classrooms with modern equipment, create or modernize common use centers with unique education and research equipment.
18:36 SportBelarus Beach Soccer Cup: Three teams in the lead The teams overall standings following the first tour: Grodnooblsport, Brest, Kirovsk-SDYUSHOR – nine points each, Shchuchin – 6, M-City – 3, Polesie – 0.
18:08 SocietyBelarusian health resorts reduce prices amid demand plunge Given the declining demand, Belarusian health resorts has designed a system of discounts, Director of the Belarusian National Center for Recuperation and Health Resort Treatment Gennady Bolbatovsky said in an interview with the STV channel on 31 May.
17:40 SocietyBelarus to use WB funds to buy PPE, equip emergency wards The World Bank's funds (€90 million) are meant to finance Belarus' coronavirus response project. “The money will be used to purchase personal protective equipment and equipment for emergency wards, and to hold an awareness raising campaign,” the press service noted.
16:49 SportBelarusian Women's Football Championship: Neman, Dinamo BGUFK top the table FC Neman Grodno and FC Dinamo BGUFK Minsk are going unbeaten after five tours of the Belarusian Women's Football Championship.
16:39 EconomyEBRD to expand local-currency lending to SMEs in Belarus The EBRD will provide Belarusky Narodny Bank (BNB-Bank) a senior loan of up to Br10 million (equivalent to €3.8 million) under its Covid-19 response for on-lending to local small businesses.
16:27 SocietyBelarus, Ukraine announce contest for joint science, technology projects for 2021-2022 Applications for the contest are open from 1 to 30 June 2020 in priority areas of bilateral Belarusian-Ukrainian cooperation.
16:22 EconomyEDB starts trading on Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange At present 67 organizations, including 27 banks and 40 brokerage companies, trade on the stock market of the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange. The trade volume on the stock market exceeded Br2.5 billion in Q1 2020.
15:36 PoliticsOpinion: Politics is for experienced people with strong background Politics is preferably for people with experience and a strong background, head of the information and analysis department at the Public Administration Academy under the aegis of the Belarusian president, Candidate of Science [Sociology] Vladimir Litvinovich said.
14:47 SocietyBelarus' Ministry of Internal Affairs pledges to ensure security during electoral period “We see that the situation is seriously heating up. We are not talking about one-off violations of public order or electoral legislation. Often we see planned, prepared actions,” Gennady Kazakevich said.
14:30 PresidentKGB chief: Nothing extraordinary is going on now Nothing extraordinary or unexpected is going on in the country right now. This also pertains to developments related to the election campaign, KGB Chairman Valery Vakulchik said as he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko.
14:24 SocietyBelarus' coronavirus update: over 18,700 patients recover As many as 43,403 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country, the Healthcare Ministry informed. Belarus has performed 553,377 tests.
14:16 EconomyEddy current testing of steam generators of Belarusian nuclear power plant finished Eddy current testing is a mandatory control step in the process of preparing the units for operation. Eddy current testing is supposed to make sure the metal of the primary equipment in the reactor compartment has kept its technical characteristics after hot trials.