19:59 PoliticsUNHCR, IOM call for investigating migrants' deaths at Belarusian-Polish border The statement reads: “The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and are deeply saddened by the deaths of four individuals near the border between Poland and Belarus. The organizations are calling for an immediate investigation into this tragedy."
19:22 PoliticsBelarus, Turkey discuss trade, economic cooperation During the conversation the sides discussed topical matters of Belarusian-Turkish relations and exchanged opinions about Belarus-Turkey cooperation in trade and economy.
18:24 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,917 new cases, 1,362 recoveries Belarus confirmed 1,917 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours; another 1,362 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
17:54 PoliticsWestern media hype about Belarus-Russia army exercise Zapad 2021 branded as choreographed campaign According to Maria Zakharova, the campaign against the Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2021 definitely proceeded under some common oversight not only in mass media but in public statements of official representatives of NATO member states at various events.
17:25 EconomyHousehold incomes in Belarus to increase by 2% in 2022 “One of the objectives for next year is household income growth. Household incomes are expected to increase by 2%. At the same time, the average nominal salary will be Br1,551 in the economy as a whole, and more than Br1,600 in the real sector of the economy,” Aleksandr Chervyakov said.
17:14 PresidentLukashenko to host number of important events concerning amendments to Constitution Participants of the meeting discussed a number of matters concerning the social dimension. Aleksandr Lukashenko gave instructions to organize a similar meeting with representatives of the Belarus President Administration in a week.
16:58 EconomyBelarus' budget deficit projected at Br2.9-3 billion in 2022 Consolidated budget revenues are projected at around Br47 billion. As for social spending, salaries remain the biggest spending category, the minister said. “The salary fund for public-sector employees will be expanded by about 12-13%. This will allow increasing real salaries,” he added.
16:47 PartnersUnited Russia retains vote majority The ruling United Russia party retained its parliamentary majority after 95 percent of results from a three-day election in Russia were processed on Monday, Tass reported.
16:33 EconomyBelarus plans to grow export up to $46bn in 2022 “One of our tasks for next year is to boost export. Export revenues are to reach $46 billion, with a surplus of more than $2 billion. This is a crucial task for us. We should seize the moment to increase export. Markets are growing, and our objective is to sell as many products as possible,” Aleksandr Chervyakov said.
16:24 EconomyPrime minister: The next year's budget will keep social focus Roman Golovchenko said: “The state budget will keep its social focus. Spending on public sector salaries, on pensions for the military, on support for large families, and other things will be raised significantly next year."
16:13 EconomyBelarus' GDP projected to increase by 2.9% in 2022 “Next year, we plan to achieve an economic growth of about 2.9%. This is the program level, and we are trying to meet the target,” said Aleksandr Chervyakov.
16:04 SocietyPlans to expand scope of early use of family capital program in Belarus The grounds to use family capital prematurely will be expanded when it comes to the purchase of housing, medical treatment and education. Thus, families where children or parents have disabilities might be able to claim family capital ahead of schedule to purchase rehabilitation products and equipment.
15:56 EconomyMinsk Motor Plant signs export contracts at exhibition in Serbia During business meetings agreements were reached to promote MMZ special vehicles in the Serbian and Hungarian markets. In particular, an agreement was signed with Agropanonka to sell generator and compressor stations in Serbia.
15:31 EconomyBelarus-Pakistan nuclear energy cooperation prospects discussed The negotiations took place on the sidelines of the 65th session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Viktor Karankevich informed Muhammad Naeem about the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant.
15:03 SocietyBelarus to introduce new incentives for rural housing construction “There was a heated debate. Representatives of the central government and local authorities spoke out. Not all of our proposals were accepted. The draft decree will be adjusted,” the minister said.