12:52 EconomyBelarus' Development Bank allowed to lend more to government programs, projects According to the document, the funding of government programs, measures, and projects in accordance with decisions of the head of state has been raised to Br347.94 million.
12:39 PresidentLukashenko approves new appointments in state control, customs committees Dmitry Basko was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee, Andrei Lobovich was named deputy chairman.
12:38 PresidentLukashenko appoints ambassadors to Iran, Mongolia, Cuba Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed Belarus' ambassadors to Iran, Mongolia and Cuba on 18 June.
12:32 PresidentLukashenko assigns tasks to municipal authorities Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've learned how to sow, harvest, and grow crops but [violations] of the performance discipline sometimes ruin everything. Performance discipline is the ultimate priority. Things will not work out without it."
12:26 PresidentBelpharmatsiya gets new director general Sergei Litosh was Director of Pharmatsiya enterprise in Grodno before the promotion.
12:20 PresidentBelarus president makes new appointments Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made new appointments on 18 June.
12:19 PresidentLukashenko okays appointment of new heads of local administrations Speaking about personnel decisions on the ground, the president said: “Do not rush. Always give people a chance. When you arrive at your new workplace, set a deadline, give everyone who wants to work a chance. Don't shoot from the hip, yet personnel decisions should not take too long: let people show themselves before the end of the year, and after that you can take decisions.”
11:40 SportAzarenka, Sabalenka reach Berlin doubles semifinal In the quarterfinal the Belarusian duo defeated the Croatian-U.S. tandem of Petra Martic and Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-4.
11:13 PoliticsFM: Contacts between Belarus, Russia intensified We have very important issues on the agenda, including those related to the preparation of our common program of concerted actions in foreign policy for the next two years, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said as he met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on 18 June.
11:10 PoliticsLavrov informs Belarus, other CIS states about outcomes of Russia-U.S. summit Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei in Moscow on 18 June. Sergey Lavrov noted that a day before he had informed the Belarusian foreign minister and the CIS member states about the outcomes of the recent Russia-U.S. summit in Geneva.
10:59 SportCIS to adopt statement on cooperation in fight against doping in sport Russia suggested adopting a statement following a meeting with the CIS ambassadors to Russia held at the Russian Ministry of Sport on 16 February 2021.
10:52 SocietyOpinion: Being sovereign and prosperous is the only way for Belarus to survive Sovereignty is an asset that must be preserved although this asset is expensive to maintain. “If a country loses its sovereignty, no one will ever reckon with it. A country will fall apart into a huge number of end users of the digital world.
10:24 SocietyMinsk City Technopark, Great Stone park announce startup competition The competition is meant for innovative startup projects with a detailed business plan. They will compete in two nominations - Smart Project and Hardware Project.
10:03 PartnersJapan eases curbs before Olympics Japan on Thursday decided to lift its state of emergency across most areas while keeping some restrictions, including those on spectator numbers at big events, to enable the final preparations for the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games, which are set to begin in just over a month.
09:52 SocietyExhibition about Brest Fortress goes on display in Russia's Volgograd The exhibition “Brest Fortress. Monument to Courage” opened at the State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad in Volgograd on 18 June, BelTA learned from the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex.