09:34 SocietyFestival in Alexandria touted as blend of Belarusian traditions and modernity The festival in Alexandria is a blend of Belarusian traditions and modernity, Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said during an on-site meeting of the organizing committee for the Kupala Night Festival (Alexandria Gathers Friends).
09:01 SocietyBrest History Museum plans to digitize Radziwill Bible “The National Library of Belarus has given us a go-ahead,” Svetlana Tomchuk noted. “You cannot flip through the original edition. So it is a good idea to have the rarities available in the digital version. This will give an opportunity to all readers, including scientists, to study the book,” she said.
19:57 EconomyExport of fuel granules via Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange resumed Some 5,800 tonnes of wooden fuel granules (pellets) worth over €540,000 was sold via BUCE on 7 July. A Latvian company bought all of it. It was the first purchase since June 2019.
19:15 EconomyNew projects in innovative development program to help fuel regional economy growth in Belarus Eight new projects in the spheres of healthcare, production sector and agribusiness have been added to the program. They will be implemented in Ivatsevichi, Baranovichi, Borisov, and other district capitals. They will help accomplish tasks relating to the innovation-driven development of the regions.
18:54 In PicturesBotanical Garden in Minsk Roses are blooming in the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
18:27 EconomyState support to Belarusian economy amid COVID-19 pandemic already close to Br23m Roman Golovchenko said: “In line with Belarus president decree No.143 preferences and tax exemptions worth about Br23 million have been granted to commercial entities and self-employed businessmen. The process goes on all the time, requests for support are getting analyzed.”
18:01 EconomyBelarus government considering options to support manufacturer of automobile components BATE The head of government pointed out that state support for the company was already authorized in 2015. The pandemic made the state of affairs at BATE even more complicated. This is why the prime minister decided to visit the company in person and discuss problems with major buyers of automobile components.
17:30 EconomyTax maneuver consequences identified as main problem in Belarus-Russia relations Grigory Rapota said: “Last year Russia introduced the tax maneuver, which had an effect on all energy resources. Naturally the Belarusian side suffered losses and wondered why Russia had to pass this legislation.”
17:30 PartnersPink snow on Alps sends a chilling message about global warming The appearance of large quantities of fairytale-like pink snow in the Italian Alps may sound like the perfect backdrop for the romantic date of a lifetime but likely indicates climate change is worsening, scientists have warned.
17:07 EconomyPandemic challenges expected to help intensify Belarus-Lithuania business cooperation Andrius Romanovskis noted: “Certainly, due to the pandemic the economic situation changed not only inside Lithuania but in international relations, too. Many say that we will never live like we did before but as the Belarusian history and the Lithuanian one demonstrate we know how to adapt to challenges."
16:39 EconomyBelarus-Lithuania logistic ties survive amid pandemic The official said that Belarus-Lithuania trade rose by 2.5 times in previous decades. It is truly a big step forward but COVID-19 has had an effect on economic ties. “Truth be told, we have managed to preserve logistic chains, which is very important,” the official noted.
16:27 SocietyCenter of Indian culture to open at Belarusian State University on 10 July The center will operate at the Faculty of Sociocultural Communications and will become an integrated space to recreate the sociocultural features of India in Belarus.
16:15 PoliticsUNICEF thanked for helping Belarusian medics fight coronavirus The minister commended the successful work of the UNICEF Representative in Belarus to involve the Belarusian government bodies, public associations, business and private partners in cooperation on issues under the UNICEF competence.
16:13 EconomyBelarusian economic situation remains under control despite pandemic The prime minister drew attention to the difficulties countries and the enterprises that have stopped producing have to deal with in the post-quarantine period. “While our GDP in January-May was 1.8% below projections, these figures are way bigger in the Russian Federation, countries of the European Union,” he said.
15:45 SocietyBelarus, Tajikistan to hold contest for joint projects in science The State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and the Ministry of Education and Science of Tajikistan have announced the first contest of joint scientific and technical projects for 2021-2022.