10:59 PresidentBelarus plans to set up national operator for radioactive waste management An appropriate legislative draft has been submitted for consideration of the head of state. The government proposes to set up a special department for radioactive waste management and a specialized organization that will act as a national operator and will collect, process, store and dispose of such waste.
10:50 PresidentLukashenko meets with senior government members “We are to discuss very important draft documents designed to improve public administration and regulation of economic relations. Before they are signed or rejected (it will become clear after the discussion), I would like to consult with you. Therefore, I invited key representatives of the power vertical,” the head of state said.
10:29 PresidentBelarus plans to send high-level representatives to UN General Assembly session “I have not considered this matter yet. But either I or Belarus' representatives at a very high level, of course, will be present at the General Assembly and will have an opportunity to speak up across all issues of interest,” Aleksandr Lukashenko replied.
10:15 PresidentLukashenko reveals details of St. Petersburg talks with Putin During the summit of the two leaders, an agreement was reached on the price of hydrocarbons for the next year, as well as on the supply of Belarusian products to the Russian market.
09:52 PresidentLukashenko: No evidence of Belarus' encouraging illegal migration Aleksandr Lukashenko acknowledged attempts to illegally penetrate the European Union through the territory of Belarus. However, this is happening for three main reasons and the head of state listed them.
09:00 PresidentLukashenko: European politicians are taking the world closer to WWIII "The European Union, Western Europe, first of all, are colonial states. The relationship of the United States of America with European countries is that of a metropole with subordinate colonies. This is it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced.
21:20 In PicturesStarry night in Vitebsk Oblast Residents of Vitebsk Oblast could admire the starry sky.
19:59 EconomyNegotiations on free trade agreement between EAEU, Iran launched A meeting of delegations in charge of negotiating the signing of the free trade agreement of the Eurasian Economic Union and its member states with Iran took place in Tehran. The new agreement will replace the temporary one that has been in effect since October 2019.
19:49 PresidentLukashenko talks about countries behind provocations against Belarus Asked who may stand behind the provocations that target Belarus, who may be interested in them and initiates them, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We are absolutely sure that the USA, its security agencies, and what not are the primary force behind the provocations."
19:33 PresidentLukashenko views UAE's mediation in Belarus-EU dialogue as acceptable Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that if the United Arab Emirates and the UAE leaders wanted to act as mediators in this dialogue, he would not turn down the proposal. He said: “If Europeans accept your proposal for the dialogue and for the mediation, then the Emirates could become such a mediator. I am in favor of it.”
19:24 PresidentLukashenko describes Ryanair aircraft incident as premeditated provocation Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that statements claiming the Belarusian side had made the Ryanair aircraft change its course were a serious piece of fake news. “We didn't force anyone to land in Minsk and we didn't change the flight routes,” he said.
19:06 PoliticsOpinion: Mistreatment of migrants in Lithuania is a war crime Aleksandr Shpakovsky said: “I have to say that Lithuania has provoked this migration crisis on its own because up till now Belarus has been in essence taking care of the migration security of the European Union. Belarus and the European Union had the relevant agreements on transboundary cooperation."
18:41 EconomyNew EAEU online trade rules going through intrastate reconciliation According to the source, results of the intrastate reconciliation will be discussed by the Eurasian Economic Commission in H2 2021. The amendments are designed to change online trade administration.
18:27 EconomyEAEU mulls ban on import, production of single-use plastics The strategy for further development of Eurasian integration until 2025 provides for improving energy saving and energy efficiency, solving environmental issues, and ensuring sustainable development as priorities.
18:06 EconomyEurasian Economic Union working on new financial tools to promote cooperation The Eurasian Economic Commission is working on new measures and tools to finance cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union, Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a press briefing.