16:16 SocietyBelarus to keep age requirements for MPs unchanged "We have received proposals to set the age limit for candidates at 27, 30 or 35. Today it is 21 years old. Those who stand as candidates to the Council of the Republic must be 40. Some people proposed to lower an age requirement for MPs to 18. Others suggested setting a limit age for MPs at 65, 70 or the retirement age," Valery Mitskevich said.
16:02 SportBelarus beat Estonia to reach 2021 CEV EuroVolley Women final Belarus blanked Estonia 3-0 to reach the 2021 CEV EuroVolley Women final on 13 May.
15:32 SocietyBelarus' Borisov to celebrate its founder Prince Boris on 15 May Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, will conduct a religious service in the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. After the service, participants of the event will welcome the Cross of Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk.
15:12 PresidentLukashenko comments on restoration of fire-damaged church in Budslav The opposition says again that they will raise the money. They have already ‘raised' the money for veterans. I just don't know where this money is. Now they say it again: we will raise the funds. They won't raise anything. They will simply announce it, take money away from people and divide it in Poland,” the president said.
14:57 SocietySummer camps to welcome 342,000 kids in Belarus in 2021 “About 342,000 children are expected to spend holidays in camps of all types: 198,000 children in day camps and 144,000 in overnight resident camps,” Aleksandr Tsai noted.
14:27 PoliticsPlans to incorporate Belarusian People's Congress into Constitution The Belarusian People's Congress may be vested with the authority to determine the main directions of Belarus' domestic policy and foreign policy, make decisions on conceptual matters concerning the development of the state and the society.
14:23 EconomyBroad money supply in Belarus 1.9% down in April Cash in circulation dropped by 0.5% to Br4.118 billion in April.
14:00 SocietyA record number of participants in the Easter in Minsk World contest this year! A record number of applications were sent this year for the annual Easter in Minsk World contest. Over the four weeks, the organizers received 951 artworks! Some of the children sent two creative projects, so the total number of participants was 829.
13:48 SocietyBelarusian State University to host international olympiad in analytical economics Belarusian State University (BSU) will host the international olympiad in analytical economics and economic forecasting on 14 May. The olympiad will feature 14 teams of Belarusian, Russian, and Armenian universities.
13:25 SocietyStudy of COVID-19 herd immunity kicks off in Belarus on 14 May As of 12:00 on 14 May, 2,238 people had already come to blood transfusion stations to participate in the study of herd immunity against COVID-19. All in all, the study will involve 12,000 volunteers. All of them have already been recruited.
13:23 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,109 new cases, 1,067 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 373,351 cases. A total of 363,873 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
13:09 SocietyBelarusian Defense Ministry checking combat readiness, mobilization readiness A combat and mobilization readiness test is in progress in the 25th arsenal of missile and artillery weapons under the leadership of the deputy defense minister for arms, chief of arms of the Armed Forces.
13:09 SocietyBelarus' Constitutional Commission turns down proposal for unicameral parliament "Indeed, there were many proposals to set up a unicameral parliament instead of a two-chamber parliament, to increase the number of MPs to 150,180, 260 and so on. But the country has established certain traditions, mechanisms of interaction between the authorities and including the houses of parliament. Therefore, it has been proposed to continue the positive experience. Our idea is to keep the bicameral parliament" Valery Mitskevich said.
12:35 PresidentLukashenko takes close look at farmers' market near Minsk This farmers' market was created upon the president's instructions in order to allow Belarusian farmers to come to a convenient place to sell their goods. Now time has come for Aleksandr Lukashenko to take a look at how everything works and give the necessary additional instructions.
12:25 SocietyBelarusians living in EAEU, Moldova to receive pensions in local currency The bank explained that this gives a possibility to transfer money to pay Belarusian pensions to those who live in the EAEU countries (Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) and Moldova in the national currency of the recipient's country of residence and to make international payments to the bank's clients in the currencies of the EAEU countries and Moldova.