16:15 SocietyKochanova: External efforts to destabilize Belarus are getting more inventive External efforts to destabilize the situation in Belarus are becoming more sophisticated, Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova said at a plenary session “Women: A Global Mission in a New Reality” of the Third Eurasian Women's Forum.
16:04 PoliticsCuba thanks EAEU for support in countering U.S. criminal policy Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel thanked the states of the Eurasian Economic Union for their support in countering the criminal policy of the United States towards his country.
15:32 PresidentLukashenko urges to promote use of national currencies in EAEU “Developing the financial topic, we cannot skip the issue of expanding the use of national currencies. The excessive use of certain foreign currencies in transactions takes a competitive edge in the economy and finance from us, threatens the security of our countries. Therefore, the EAEU should step up efforts to promote the use of national currencies,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
15:24 PresidentLukashenko suggests revising Eurasian Development Bank's operating model "It is necessary to change the way the Eurasian Development Bank operates. The main drawbacks of its current operating model are the high threshold for financing projects and the absence of a preferential interest rate on loans,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
15:18 PresidentCommon energy market should benefit all EAEU members The leaders of the EAEU countries are set to adopt one of the key documents of the meeting: the resolution to move to the second stage of the project to set up the common markets for oil and petroleum products. It suggests drafting, by 2023, the rules of trade and exchange trading in these products. By 2024, it is planned to develop an international agreement on the common markets for oil and petroleum products.
15:11 PresidentLukashenko calls to speed up EAEU digital space development “According to our estimates, the process of setting up and launching the EAEU integrated information system is really slow. We have been building it for about 10 years already. With all the immensity and complexity of the project, it is difficult to recognize such results as satisfactory. Only slightly more than 20 out of nearly 90 common processes work as they should,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
14:54 PresidentBelarus urges to deal with bans and restrictions on product supplies in EAEU According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, to do this it is necessary to ensure a timely and full-fledged information exchange in the field of sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary control.
14:50 PresidentLukashenko urges EAEU countries to focus on food security "We must seriously focus on the food security of our countries, protection from external price shocks caused by panic demand for certain agricultural products," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
14:50 PresidentLukashenko suggests setting up supranational companies in EAEU According to the head of state, too little has been done on import substitution in the EAEU so far. In his opinion, this process should be linked with the industrial cooperation in the union.
14:46 SocietyMinister: Belarus might buy new types of COVID-19 vaccines The minister noted that there are biological, medical, trade and political aspects of vaccines. Both inactivated and viral vector vaccines are used in Belarus. Belarusians can choose from among the Russian and Chinese vaccines, but those produced in Europe are not available in the country.
14:28 SocietyCOVID-19 vaccinations gaining momentum in Belarus “We are already seeing an increase, if not a surge, in the number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus. The number of those who have received the first dose is 2.5 million. The number of fully-vaccinated people is increasing pretty fast, too,” Dmitry Pinevich said.
14:27 PresidentLukashenko takes part in Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting Apart from the leaders of the EAEU countries, the session will be attended by the presidents of the presidents of the EAEU observer countries Cuba and Uzbekistan.
14:24 PartnersTests underway at Beijing 2022 venue Capital Gymnasium With figure skaters from nine countries and regions taking to the ice at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing for warm-up sessions on Wednesday, the second event of the Beijing 2022 test series got underway.
14:24 PresidentLukashenko: EAEU integration agenda is gathering pace “I am glad that our integration agenda has noticeably gained pace by autumn. In September, we met in Dushanbe at the SCO and CSTO events, where we paid special attention to foreign policy issues. Today we have a good opportunity to discuss economic aspects of cooperation,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
14:15 SocietyWHO official on most effective way to prevent diseases "I encourage everyone to practice 25-minute workouts every day. I agree here with Aleksandr Grigoryevich. It is necessary to pay more attention to the promotion of sport and exercise. This is the cheapest and most effective way to prevent any disease," he said.