12:40 SocietyBelarus' coronavirus recoveries at 12,833 The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 34,303 people. Belarus has performed 419,004 tests.
12:33 EconomyWB approves €90m package to help Belarus tackle COVID-19 The World Bank has approved a €90 million package to help Belarus take effective and timely action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by strengthening the country's national healthcare system.
12:06 SocietyCIS universities to hold video conference to discuss COVID-19 impact on national economies CIS universities will hold an international video conference to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economies of the CIS countries on 26 May, BelTA learned from the organizers.
10:10 PresidentLukashenko explains why Belarus needs missiles Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko explained why Belarus needs missiles and what strategic tasks were set for Belarus' defense system as he inspected the OKB TSP research and manufacturing company.
09:57 PresidentLukashenko to inspect Belarus' missile production company The head of state will hear a report on the progress in implementing the National Missile Production Program 2017-2020, issues facing the industry and ways to resolve them.
09:30 SocietyGomel to hold international conference on environmental security The fifth edition of the international conference “Cross-Border Cooperation in Environmental Security and Environmental Protection” will take place online at Francisk Skorina Gomel State University on 4-5 June.
09:22 PartnersU.S. says pulling out of Treaty on Open Skies U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the United States is withdrawing from the Treaty on Open Skies, the latest move to abandon a major international arms control agreement.
09:02 SocietyBelarus to hold Nature Week on 22-29 May The week will celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity (22 May). A number of events will be held by the Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, the Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany, the Central Botanical Garden, and the Institute of Forest. Most of the events will be held online.
19:58 EconomyForeign demand for Belarusian timber products expected to gradually recover According to the source, the situation was comparatively stable in Q1 2020. Bellesbumprom enterprises operated steadily and increased export. Unfortunately, the enterprises started feeling negative trends on foreign markets by the end of March due to the pandemic.
19:30 EconomyBelarusian timber industry export doubled since 2015 The official pointed out the economic effect brought about by the modernization of woodworking enterprises. The amount of commercial timber processed in Belarus every year has increased since 2015 up to 15.7 million m3 (about 10 million m3 prior to modernization).
19:13 EconomyProducts of Belarusian Industry Ministry enterprises shipped to 92 countries in Q1 2020 As many as 15 countries were added to the list of export destinations. Those are Tunisia, Kenya, Algeria, Benin, Angola, Guinea, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, the Philippines, Burundi, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and Australia.
18:47 EconomyIMF-Belarus talks on rapid financing continue Nadeem Ilahi said: “Indeed, we've received an application for rapid financing from Belarusian authorities. We are still discussing it, evaluating the situation in Belarus and the policy Belarusian authorities pursue at this stage. We are in the discussion phase.”
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.