18:24 EconomyBelarus-Russia trade up 7 times since Union State launch "Russia's contribution to Belarus' foreign trade volumes was never below 45% during this period. In 2022 it amounted to almost 60%,” Inna Medvedeva said.
17:58 PoliticsBelarusian delegation arrives in South Africa for BRICS summit Belarus is taking part in the forum of such a level for the first time. BRICS currently accounts for 42% of the world's population and 31.5% of the world GDP (which is higher than the G7 countries, whose GDP is 30.7% of the world's GDP), about 20% of global trade and 25% of FDI.
17:38 In PicturesRoad marking works ahead of new school year Road marking works are underway in Vitebsk ahead of the new academic year. Road signs warn drivers about speed limits and require their special attention to watch out for children on the road.
17:19 SocietyCIS CEC Advisory Council seen as alternative to Western observers “The first meeting of the Advisory Council of Heads of Electoral Bodies of CIS member states was held in Tashkent in July. This body should become a real alternative to Western election observation organizations in the Eurasian space,” Igor Karpenko said.
16:44 PoliticsBelarus' CEC: Concept to digitalize voting process is almost ready “We had been actively studying the processes taking place in the post-Soviet space and agreed that we would develop the concept,” Igor Karpenko said.
16:11 SocietyBelarus completes internal procedures to amend road haulage agreement with Iran “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall send a notification on the completion by the Republic of Belarus of the internal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the protocol,” the document reads.
15:42 PresidentGovernor opines on prospects for biotechnology cluster in Vitebsk Oblast Vitebsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Subbotin told reporters about his vision of the future of the biotechnology industry in the region. The governor's press appearance took place following the meeting hosted by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to discuss development prospects for Vitebsk Oblast.
15:35 PoliticsKarpenko: International observers will be invited to monitor Belarus' single voting day International observers will be invited to monitor the single voting day in Belarus, Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Igor Karpenko told reporters, BelTA has learned.
15:02 SocietyEcology Expo 2023 kicks off in Minsk The international environmental exhibition and forum Ecology Expo 2023 opened in Minsk on 22 August, BelTA has learned.
14:47 PoliticsBelarus' CEC to expand cooperation with A-WEB Secretariat The CEC head considers it necessary to develop relations with the Secretariat of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), the countries that are members of the association.
14:05 PoliticsBelarus' Central Election Commission embarks on preparations for single voting day The Central Election Commission (CEC) is entering an active phase of preparations for the single voting day, CEC Chairman Igor Karpenko said, BelTA has learned.
13:29 PoliticsBelarusian People's Congress to hold its first meeting no later than 25 April 2024 The first meeting of the Belarusian People's Congress is to be held no later than 25 April 2024, Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Igor Karpenko told reporters, BelTA has learned.
13:26 PresidentLukashenko on corn harvest: We can get another 2 million tonnes of grain “If Vitebsk or other regions of our country do not have enough cereals and rapeseed, we still have corn to harvest. I have warned the deputy prime minister and the new agriculture minister that the hardest and most important stage is still ahead – it is to harvest corn, especially for grain,” the Belarusian leader said.
12:57 PoliticsBelarus' CEC decides on average number of voters per parliamentary constituency Minsk is hosting a meeting of the Central Election Commission on 22 August. The agenda includes establishment of the Youth Council under the Central Election Commission, the procedure for submitting nominees for the Central Election Commission's badge of distinction “For services to the electoral system”.
12:32 PresidentLukashenko slams poor payment discipline in agricultural sector “The payment discipline is low. This is unacceptable! If the company has no money to pay farmers, then take it from the budget. You may get no paychecks, but you must pay the people, especially for milk and meat supplies,” the head of state demanded.