16:09 EconomyOpinion: Belarus' measures to counter sanctions bring positive results According to the deputy minister, the government has taken timely measures to counteract the sanctions and they are already giving positive results. The economy is doing well and has been showing gradual recovery since August.
15:45 SportDecision to suspend Belarus' membership in IPC seen as illegitimate The IPC now includes 184 organizations - national and regional committees, as well as federations for various sports. This week, during the IPC Extraordinary General Assembly in Berlin, 54 members voted for the exclusion of Belarusians, while 45 voted against and 18 abstained.
15:20 PoliticsMFA: Sanctions against Belarus affect all areas of activity, entire population The Belarusian side expects the UN country agencies to take a principled position on the issue of illegitimate economic sanctions against Belarus as they were imposed in violation of international law and without the authorization of the UN Security Council.
14:57 EconomyBelarusian commodity exchange, ECCAC outline avenues of cooperation Belarusian-Chinese exchange trade in timber and agricultural products and also cooperation in import substitution have been identified as priority areas of cooperation between the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) and the Economic & Commercial Counselors Alliance in China (ECCAC).
14:26 In PicturesFirst snow of the season in Belarus The air temperature is forecast to continue to drop in Belarus in the coming days.
14:25 PresidentLukashenko gives like to Brest Oblast The head of state made a few comments after presenting orders and medals and praising this year's achievements of agricultural workers during the official ceremony. In particular, he mentioned several lingering drawbacks.
14:21 EconomyHarvest almost complete in Belarus Grain and leguminous crops (including maize) were harvested from 2.38 million hectares, which is 99.4% of the plan. Agricultural companies and farmers have threshed 9.406 million tonnes of grain.
14:11 PresidentLukashenko wants local producers to replace McDonald's in Belarus McDonald's, which is leaving Belarus, should be replaced by Belarusian enterprises and manufacturers, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
13:56 PresidentSanctions period seen as time of colossal opportunities for Belarusian agribusiness Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I promise you: we will not have another time exactly like this. Appreciate every kopeck and invest it where necessary. In order to get even bigger returns from agricultural industry.”
13:49 PresidentLukashenko awards best Belarusian agricultural workers Almost 600 specialists were invited to attend the event. These were not only heads of agricultural enterprises but also many agricultural workers, including tractor drivers, cattle breeders, milking machine operators and representatives of many other professions.
13:30 PresidentLukashenko praises Belarus' bumper grain harvest this year For the first time Belarus has produced more than a tonne of grain per capita this year. We must keep this momentum, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to honor best agricultural workers.
13:09 EconomyChambers of commerce of Belarus, Pakistan discuss business cooperation There are many areas that may be of interest to business of Belarus and Pakistan, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) Denis Meleshkin said during the Belarusian-Pakistani business meeting.
13:07 PresidentLukashenko offers his vision of village of the future “Efficient production is the basis of our village of the future. We are doing everything possible to improve the quality of life in rural areas,” the Belarusian leader said. According to him, a lot has already been done in this direction. The first project, namely agro-towns, has been completed. These are almost 1,500 villages which offer modern living conditions.
12:55 PresidentLukashenko calls for higher wages for Belarusian agricultural workers Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that without intensive and meticulous work, without innovations and mutual assistance it is impossible to achieve high results. Prosperity can be achieved only through creative labor, he noted.
12:47 PresidentLukashenko speaks about results to aim for in agriculture This year Belarus had a record high harvest of more than 10.5 million tonnes of grain. "This is almost one and a half million more than last year," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.