15:04 SocietyPetrishenko: Belarus is a cozy home for various faiths, ethnic groups "Interfaith and interethnic peace is part and parcel of social stability in society. In terms of religious and national-cultural relations the government has been working to promote the conditions necessary for the development of all faiths and ethnic groups," Igor Petrishenko said.
14:23 SocietyTianjin Foreign Studies University holds All-China Competition in Belarusian Studies The head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission congratulated the winners and participants of the contest. He also thanked the management of the Chinese universities of foreign languages for their efforts in popularizing Belarusian language and culture in China.
13:38 SocietyBelarus' first COVID-19 vaccine to be launched in late 2023 The market launch of Belarus' first COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for the end of 2023, First Deputy Healthcare Minister Yelena Krotkova said at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, BelTA has learned.
12:42 SocietyPetrishenko comments on Belarus and Russia's exclusion from Bologna Process I don't think we need to make such a big issue out of this. I would like to note that we initially took a very cautious and balanced approach to the participation in this organization and prioritized the national interests, Igor Petrishenko said.
12:19 SocietyBelarus to introduce new retirement savings plan on 1 October 2022 In 2022, more than Br16 billion, or about 9% of GDP, will be allocated to pay pensions. In order to maintain the level of income of pensioners, labor pensions were revised upwards by 7% on 1 March.
11:47 SocietyBelarus to undertake another attempt to bring SS members to justice Belarus has plans to once again approach some countries and bring up the issue of responsibility of the SS members, Belarus' Prosecutor General Andrei Shved told reporters before the 32nd meeting of the Coordination Council of Prosecutors General of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
11:35 SportBelarus' vice premier comments on sanctions in sport “The sports sector is in a difficult situation today. The International Olympic Committee, the majority of the international sports organizations have imposed various sanctions on our athletes. To put it bluntly, sports officials have simply got rid of strong opponents in the face of Russian and Belarusian athletes,” said Igor Petrishenko.
11:03 SocietyAbout 1,200 new Family Capital accounts are opened in Belarus monthly About 1,200 new Family Capital accounts are opened in Belarus every month, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic.
10:45 SocietyCall to tap into Belarus' natural heritage to promote tourism "Natural heritage is of great value. Belarus is famous for its vast forests and numerous lakes. The head of state has repeatedly stressed that the natural landscape of Belarus is our wealth and pride," Ruslan Parkhamovich said.
10:32 EconomyNearly 80% of first grass harvested in Belarus As of 24 June, Vitebsk Oblast agricultural workers cut down grass on 53.7% of the targeted area. Progress was at 89.7% in Grodno Oblast, 96.8% in Minsk Oblast and 85.5% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast and Gomel Oblast fulfilled the first cutting target.
10:13 PoliticsOpinion: Economic crisis began before special operation in Ukraine The economic crisis began before the launch of the special military operation in Ukraine, Russian political scientist Nikolai Starikov said in an interview with BelTA.
09:42 PoliticsLavrov: Lukashenko, Putin set an example of candid discussion of all issues Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin set an example of candid discussion and commitment to finding solutions that accommodate the interests of both partners, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said.
09:01 SocietyBelTA journalists receive Golden Letter award BelTA journalists have received three diplomas and three statuettes of the 18th edition of the Golden Letter mass media competition, BelTA has learned.
19:58 PoliticsBelarus ready to discuss mutually beneficial initiatives with Italy Igor Zavalei and Emanuele Dessi discussed bilateral cooperation in humanitarian sphere, including the possibility of resuming the solidarity program, which allows underage Belarusian citizens to stay with Italian families temporarily.
19:30 SocietyAmendments to land regulations to encourage development of rural territories in Belarus According to Vladimir Andreichenko, due to historical reasons matters concerning land are of great importance for Belarusians. “Because land is the foundation of wellbeing of our people and the might of any state. Our land regulations are in need of adjustment," he said.