19:16 SocietyNext year's schedule for Belarusian expos abroad focuses on remote countries According to the source, due to sanctions from unfriendly countries the main task of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to assist Belarusian companies with penetrating new foreign markets. The schedule for international exhibition events for the year 2023 is being compiled with this in mind.
19:03 EconomyBelarusian timber market, wood pellet enterprises back to normal According to the forestry minister, wood pellet prices remain the same. In the near future the industry will have to increase the output because it is possible to make so much more in Belarus at present.
18:37 EconomyPutin tells Foreign Ministry to help promote sales of Belarusian fertilizers Vladimir Putin said: “We will certainly consider proposals of our European partners with regard to shipments of fertilizers to them but it is necessary to tackle issues concerning sales of fertilizers to other countries, too. I'd like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help sell Belarusian fertilizers, too.”
18:23 SocietyBelarus admits over 51,000 Ukrainian citizens since February According to the committee, Belarus admitted 51,514 citizens of Ukraine. 15,876 Ukrainians came to Belarus directly from Ukraine, 29,155 arrived in Belarus via Poland, 5,505 via Lithuania and 978 via Latvia.
18:12 EconomyBelarusian self-employed businessmen promised ability to become legal persons within 24 hours Aleksandr Chervyakov said: “We would like businesses to develop and grow larger. With an option to transition from one category to a better organized one. Creating more enterprises is the government's job. One of the suggested stimuli is transition from self-employed businessmen to legal persons.”
17:45 SocietyBelarus, UNICEF discuss efforts to keep children safe in cyberspace On 9 September Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Yuri Ambrazevich met with UNICEF Representative in Belarus Tanja Radocaj in connection with the completion of her mission, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
17:20 EconomyBelarus' export 4.2% down to $25.2bn in January-July In January-July 2022 Belarus' foreign trade totaled $47.537 billion, 5.7% down from the same period in 2021. Import amounted to $22.363 billion (7.4% down). Surplus of foreign trade in goods and services equaled $2.811 billion, up from $2.119 billion in January-July 2021.
17:06 EconomyInflation in Belarus at 0.1% in August In August the base index of consumer prices, which rules out changes in prices for individual goods and services susceptible to administrative and seasonal factors, totaled 101.1% as against July 2022 and 116.8% as against December 2021.
16:44 EconomySmooth operation of Belarusian economy despite complications pointed out Piotr Parkhomchik said: “In particular, the agricultural machinery manufacturing industry is working very well. It is due to food security of many countries. As our agricultural manufacturers sometimes joke, tractors and harvesters are selling like hot cakes now.”
16:25 PoliticsBelarus, Russia discuss preparations for 2023 Forum of Regions Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Dmitry Krutoi met with Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia's Federal Assembly Yury Vorobyov on 8 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
16:05 SportOlympics 1972 champions, medalists honored at Belarus NOC NOC President Viktor Lukashenko pointed out that the winners of those Games are true legends today not only for Belarusian and Soviet sports, but also for the entire global Olympic movement.
15:41 EconomyBelarus-St Petersburg trade believed able to reach $2bn in 2022 Piotr Parkhomchik said: “We regularly meet and it has a serious effect on our relations. We did very well in 2021. We secured a good increase in trade turnover. This dynamics continued into this year. We believe that all the prerequisites are in place for reaching the trade turnover of $2 billion this year.”
15:03 PresidentLukashenko extends condolences to Queen Elizabeth II's family On behalf of the Belarusian people President Aleksandr Lukashenko has expressed condolences to King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Charles III, the people of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms and expressed the words of support to the members of the Royal family in connection with the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
14:44 PresidentLukashenko unhappy with proposed entrepreneurship bill The bill was presented by the minister. The document laid out the new structure of small business. However, the president eventually sent the document back for revision, pointing out that the proposed system is too complex.
14:23 PresidentBelarusian Energy Ministry instructed to review management of radioactive waste Viktor Karankevich said: “Radioactive waste in Belarus is generated by healthcare, manufacturing sector, science, and other areas where ionizing sources of radiation are used. There is also the matter of the Belarusian nuclear power plant."