18:32 EconomyUNDP to set up innovation lab in Belarus to accelerate local development According to Alexandra Solovieva, the lab will be set up at premises of the UNDP office in Belarus soon and will help accelerate social and economic development and contribute to the emergence of new growth points. It will try to find solutions to specific innovation tasks.
18:22 SportBelarus win silver, bronze at international draughts tournament Belarusian Viktoria Nikolaeva won a silver medal with 39 points. Her teammate Daria Nikiforova claimed bronze (35 points). The gold went to Lisa Scholtens from Netherlands (43 points).
18:02 PoliticsBelarus' ambassador presents credentials to Moldova president Following the official ceremony, the parties discussed the Belarusian-Moldovan relations, pointing out its momentum and the mutual interest in advancing cooperation in the bilateral and multilateral formats.
17:43 EconomyUK, Canada interested in buying Belarusian timber via stock exchange British and Canadian businesses are interested in buying Belarusian timber at the stock exchange, Roman Yaniv, the spokesman for the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange.
16:53 PoliticsCSTO Ministerial Council to hold video conference on 26 May The Ministerial Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will hold a videoconference meeting on 26 May, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.
16:00 SocietyTbilisoba festival in Minsk postponed till autumn The Tbilisoba festival that was due in Minsk in June has been postponed to autumn.
15:14 SocietyPope Francis appoints Ante Jozic Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus Croatian bishop, archbishop Ante Jozic will replace head of the diplomatic representation of the Holy See in Belarus Gabor Pinter who has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Honduras.
14:46 SocietyBelarusian Red Cross raises Br1.750m for COVID-19 response Focusing on the needs of medical and social workers, the organization buys large amounts of reliable and high-quality PPE.
14:22 PoliticsAmbassador: Coronavirus will not hinder Belarus-Georgia relations Georgia is looking forward to expanding cooperation with Belarus, including trade and economic ties, the ambassador said. He is convinced that there are great opportunities to step up mutual trade, taking into account the interests of the two states.
13:31 SocietyWorld Bank to lend €100m to Belarus for higher education system modernization Thanks to the project laboratories and research, teaching, and learning facilities in 18 higher education institutions in Belarus will be modernized with up-to-date equipment while buildings in several institutions will be rehabilitated.
12:59 SocietyGeorgia ambassador thanks Belarus for support during COVID-19 pandemic The diplomat emphasized Belarus' assistance in transporting Georgian citizens to their homeland at a time when many countries had introduced restrictions due to the coronavirus. According to him, more than 2,700 stranded Georgians were able to fly home through Minsk.
12:37 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: Over 12,000 patients recover So far, 33,371 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Belarus. Belarus has performed 403,236 tests.
12:28 PresidentBelarus president: Coronavirus situation on the mend “I get the information. I am monitoring the situation. In no way we should let ourselves relax yet. We need to walk this road to the end and show everyone, especially within the country," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:25 PresidentLukashenko, Karanik, Kosinets discuss licensing in healthcare The Healthcare Ministry has prepared a draft executive order of the government “On the list of procedures (tests, manipulations) concerning the licensed works and services in healthcare”.
12:19 EconomyDraft law on Tax Code amendments to be sent to Belarusian Parliament in 2020 The deputy minister said that, according to the legislative plan, the draft law on amendments to the Tax Code should be submitted to the Parliament this year.