11:39 PresidentLukashenko stresses importance of joint work of Belarus and Russia's special services It is important that the special services of Belarus and Russia collaborate, taking into account the external situation, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin.
11:16 PresidentLukashenko to meet with Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Naryshkin “Sergey Naryshkin is in Minsk today. He is the director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service. The meeting with the president will begin in an hour,” the message of Pul Pervogo reads.
10:58 EconomyOnly 2.2% of land under potatoes remains unharvested in Belarus Belarusian agricultural workers need to crop the remaining 2.2% of land under potatoes and 22.6% of land under other vegetables, BelTA learned from the updates posted by the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
10:23 SocietyBelarus vaccinates 30% of people who are advised to get flu shot All in all, at least 40% of the population is to be vaccinated. “40% is enough to effectively prevent influenza,” Aleksandr Tarasenko said.
09:52 EconomyEAEU suggests reducing roaming charges starting from 1 July 2021 Iya Malkina noted that the main concern of mobile network operators is that their revenue may fall. “At the same time, we would like to emphasize that the reduction of roaming charges will be gradual,” she stressed. “Secondly, we expect that it will stimulate consumption, which will make up for losses,” she added.
09:00 SocietyMinister: Strong family is a serious investment in Belarus' future A strong family is a serious investment in the future of the country, Belarus' Labor and Social Security Minister Irina Kostevich said at the roundtable session “Strong family - strong state” held in the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk on 21 October.
19:57 EconomyPlans to double construction of all-electric apartment houses in Belarus in 2021 The official noted that close attention is paid to the construction of all-electric housing in the country in view of the forthcoming launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. The volume of construction of all-electric housing is supposed to reach 135,000m2 in 2020. It is necessary to double the figure in 2021, he noted.
19:32 EconomyDraft Eurasian integration strategy yet to reconcile tariffs on gas transportation According to the source, the draft Eurasian integration strategy has yet to reconcile approaches to pricing natural gas transportation services on the common gas market of the union, the establishment of the EAEU Development Institute, and a number of other matters.
19:19 Economy60% of exports processed automatically by Belarus' Customs At present 91% of the transit goods are cleared within 10 minutes while 88% of the exports are cleared within 5 minutes. The results are on par with this year's targets. It is worth noting that 60% of the exports are cleared automatically without assistance of customs personnel.
18:46 EconomyEAEU adopts draft roadmap on common organic food market The roadmap provides for drawing up an international agreement on free movement of organic agricultural products in the EAEU.
18:43 EconomyEAEU comments on COVID-19 pandemic impact on economy Industrial output went down by 4.5% in Russia and by 2.2% in Belarus. However, the EAEU managed to sustain the growth in agricultural output that rose by 4.5%.
18:29 SportBelarus women's football squad for training camp named Head coach of the Belarusian women's national football team Yuri Maleyev has named the roster for a training camp ahead of the UEFA Women's EURO 2021 qualifying match against Northern Ireland.
18:14 SocietyOpinion: All Belarusians should get involved in constitutional reform Starting from 22 October, such trade union meetings will be held all over Minsk Oblast. All ideas, proposals and recommendations will be systematized, analyzed and submitted to the organizing committee of the All-Belarus People's Congress, where the country's main priorities for the next five years will be determined.
18:07 EconomyBelarus' online market described as one of the fastest growing in Europe Belarus' online market is one of the fastest growing in Europe, Director of the National Marketing Center Valery Sadokho said during the second Belarusian-Indonesian video conference on business and trade.
17:52 PoliticsBelarus, Austria hold online conference on constitutional law The conference was timed to Austria's celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Constitution. The event was held with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Belarus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Belarusian State University. It was attended by students and teachers of the university.