16:45 SocietyBelarus to keep digitalizing administrative procedures “Digitalization of administrative procedures and public services is coming to the forefront today. It makes services faster and cheaper for the public and the government. I think this aspect of digitalization will take on new significance in Belarus in the near future,” Aleksandr Yegorov remarked.
16:21 SocietyEurasian Intergovernmental Council to meet in Belarus in May 2024 The next meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will take place in Belarus in May 2024. The date and the city to host the meeting will be determined later.
16:19 EconomyBelarus encourages EAEU to promote trade partnership with Global South countries Time has come for the Eurasian Economic Commission to revise the list of third countries, with which the Eurasian Economic Union would be interested in signing preferential trade agreements. The list was compiled quite a long time ago and needs to be updated.
16:16 SocietyPM: Belarus hopes to launch an industrial cooperation support tool in EAEU in 2024 “All necessary decisions at the level of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council and the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council were taken. Criteria for selecting projects were determined; a list of financial organizations entitled to subsidizing such projects was approved,” Roman Golovchenko emphasized.
16:01 EconomyBelarus’ PM calls for permit-free road haulage in EAEU “We see a significant reserve in the railroad transportation industry. The issue of switching to a permit-free system in the international carriage of goods by road, including those from third countries, remains relevant,” Roman Golovchenko said.
15:54 SocietyBelarus urges EAEU to pour more efforts into establishing joint energy markets Roman Golovchenko said: “The annual volume of mutual trade in electricity on the common market of the Eurasian Economic Union is 9 times below the technically possible one. Belarus believes that the Eurasian Economic Commission and EAEU member states should work harder to find a mutually acceptable consensus.”
15:28 SocietyMitskevich discusses tasks for Secretariat of Belarusian People’s Congress The Secretariat will be in charge of the preparation of the first and subsequent meetings of the Belarusian People’s Congress. According to the Constitution, the first meeting shall be held no later than 60 days after the single voting day, which will take place on 25 February. Thus, the deadline for the Belarusian People’s Congress is 25 April.
15:21 EconomyBelarus economy, partnership with EAEU countries develop despite Western sanctions Roman Golovchenko said: “In 2023 despite the illegal pressure of Western countries on individual member states of the Eurasian Economic Union we demonstrated high development rates. Belarus’ trade turnover with EAEU countries rose by 7.4% in January-November 2023.”
15:15 SocietyKochanova: Belarus develops cooperation with Tatarstan in every area “The Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Tatarstan are bound by good, friendly relations - there is no doubt about it. Our cooperation is developing on all fronts,” Natalya Kochanova said.
13:47 EconomyRussia’s Bryansk Oblast delegation visits Gomel enterprises The production of milking equipment and other types of equipment for livestock farming was discussed at Gomelagrokomplekt. According to Gomelagrokomplekt Director General Aleksandr Stribuk, the enterprise has been cooperating with Bryansk Oblast for several years already.
13:45 SportBelarus’ Khandoshka into Women Solo Technical final in Doha On the opening day 28 athletes took part in the Women Solo Technical qualifying. Twelve of them reached the final, including Vasilina Khandoshka of Belarus. The Belarusian scored 253.1917 points to place fifth. The final is scheduled for 3 February.
13:31 PresidentLukashenko receives report from Head of Belarus President Property Management Directorate Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that it was the second year since Yuri Nazarov had been put in charge of the directorate. The executive had been assigned many tasks, which had been clarified and specified over time.
13:05 PresidentBelarus’ SCC Financial Investigations Department gets new director “I have invited you here today to discuss, firstly, the overall functioning and the activities of our two most important law enforcement agencies. I am talking about the State Security and Financial Intelligence Committee, as we used to call it,” the head of state said.
13:02 SocietyBelarus, Russia governments instructed to improve railway infrastructure “Last year the cargo traffic from Belarus to Russia exceeded 14 million tonnes, which included 12.9 million of cargo that went to the north-west of Russia. Certainly, we are working hard on improving the infrastructure of Russian ports on the Baltic Sea and further in the northwest so that they will be able to handle more Belarusian cargo,” he said.
12:53 PresidentMitsekevich to head Secretariat of Belarusian People’s Congress “There are two aspects of the matter. The first one is more important: I would not like to lose professionals from our parliament. And certainly, I believe that you are one of those people,” the head of state remarked.