18:25 SocietyBelarus, USA to step up joint efforts to combat illegal drug trade The parties are set to exchange information about the sources of drugs, their analogues and precursors, methods of locating these sources, new designer drugs that are close to controlled substances, ways and methods of studying them, and new analytical equipment.
18:18 PresidentBelarus ambassador to Austria Kupchyna relieved of post Alena Kupchyna will continue to work in Vienna as coordinator of activities to address transnational threats – director of the OSCE Secretariat's Transnational Threats Department.
18:16 SocietyBelarusian student wins International Essay Contest in Russia's Pskov The third-year student of the journalism department of Belarusian State University Vitaliya Krichevskaya has won the International Essay Contest in Russian's Pskov, BelTA has learned from the press service of the university.
18:08 SocietyMaslenitsa Festival in Minsk on 28 February-1 March “The square near Komarovsky marketplace will turn into a real fair with pancakes cooked according to unique recipes, folk music, games and entertainment and a lot of interesting things,” the organizers said.
17:46 EconomyBelarus, Udmurtia want to intensify cooperation in construction, agriculture Belarus and Udmurtia would like to scale up cooperation in construction and agricultural sector, Belarusian Deputy Premier Vladimir Kukharev said as he met with First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Russia's Udmurt Republic Aleksandr Svinin.
17:42 SocietyBelTA's photo exhibition opens in Gomel The exhibition is hosted by the Gomel Regional Drama Theater. The exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and features 75 moments captured during the war. The exhibition includes the photos of the war correspondents and rare black and white photos from BelTA's archives featuring the moments of the liberation of regional cities, post-war reconstructions.
17:36 EconomyBelarus featured at Meble Polska 2020 furniture fair in Poznan The Belarusian enterprises are displaying a wide range of decorative chipboard, furniture from chipboard, cabinet furniture from solid wood, and kitchen furniture sets. They are also demonstrating their production capacity and ability to make furniture for European retail chains.
16:51 SocietyBelarusian Railways intends to expand railway service to Ukraine “We are actively working on the extension of the railway route network with Ukraine now. We are considering introducing a train service or attaching direct cars from Vitebsk to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi,” Aleksandr Drozhzha noted.
16:06 PoliticsBelarus, USA discuss cooperation in commercial law development This matter was in focus of a meeting between Chairman of the Commission on Housing Policy and Construction of the House of the Representatives of the National Assembly Viktor Nikolaikin and representatives of the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
15:59 PresidentLukashenko signs decree to promote agricultural development in Vitebsk Oblast In order to increase agricultural output and ensure full-capacity operation of production facilities, the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee in consultation with the Council of Ministers has been authorized to form zones of raw materials and agribusiness associations with the participation of agricultural and processing organizations. Organizations included in a zone of raw materials will pursue the same production, financial and accounting policy.
15:51 EconomyBelarusian oil refineries at 50% capacity, to process 1.8m tonnes of oil in January-February The official said: “In January and February the refineries operated at 50% of their capacity. They are expected to process 900,000 tonnes per month. Roughly 1.8 million tonnes over the course of two months.”
15:50 EconomyNazarbayev promises full support for EAEU “The parties discussed further development of relations between the states in the Eurasian Economic Union,” the press service informed. “As Nursultan Nazarbayev noted, Kazakhstan has always supported the idea of economic integration and supported it. The SEEC honorary chairman assured Mikhail Myasnikovich that he would provide full support for the union,” the press service noted.
15:40 PoliticsKarlsbro: European Parliament seeks better relations with Belarus The European Parliament is interested in improving relations with Belarus, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Belarus Karin Karlsbro told reporters.
15:35 In PicturesFirst official practice ahead of IBU European Championships in Raubichi Over 30 teams, including the Belarusian national team, practiced on tracks and shooting ranges in Raubichi
15:29 SocietyEuropean Parliament to study Belarus' approach to preserving historical monuments This is the first visit of the newly-elected European Parliament. Its goal is to get the MPs familiar with the situation in Belarus and the main areas of cooperation between the country and the European Union.