11:50 PoliticsBelarus MFA: Finland, Sweden joining NATO is ‘strategic mistake' NATO's expansion is a strategic mistake since it undermines the principle of indivisibility of security and leads to the emergence of new dividing lines on the European continent, to the growth of military-political tensions, Anatoly Glaz emphasized.
11:45 EconomyBelarus raises export duties on oil, oil products The export duties on crude oil and some categories of derivative oil products were previously revised downward on 1 June 2022.
11:27 SocietyBelarus-Russia interregional cooperation hailed as effective Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova and Chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko are taking part in a meeting with the regional authorities of Belarus and the Russian Federation on 1 July.
11:19 PoliticsForum of Regions seen as contributor to Belarus-Russia cooperation The chairpersons of the Council of the Republic and the Federation Council, Natalya Kochanova and Valentina Matviyenko, took part in a meeting with the regional authorities of Belarus and Russia in Grodno on 1 July.
11:07 SocietyKochanova: Belarus and Russia are friendly nations, kindred people Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova and Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Valentina Matviyenko took part in a meeting with the regional authorities of Belarus and Russia on 1 July.
10:48 SocietyMatviyenko: Forum of Regions produces real benefits for Belarus and Russia “This is the ninth time we have gathered for such a meeting. This forum is very popular because it brings real benefits to our regions and our countries in general. I am sure it will further expand and develop,” Valentina Matviyenko said.
10:36 EconomyAlmost $800m invested in Great Stone since project launch “Today there are 90 residents from 15 countries registered in the Great Stone. The volume of the announced investments exceeds $1.24 billion. Since the start of the project almost $800 million has been invested in the park,” said Aleksandr Yaroshenko.
09:48 SocietyBelarus, Russia to sign over 60 agreements in 2022 The ninth session of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia took place on day one of the 9th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia.
09:24 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus is ready to resume cooperation with Canada for the benefit of two nations Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed confidence that interpersonal contacts and friendship, hardened by time, would be stronger than sanctions and would make Canadian politicians to return to a normal dialogue.
09:04 SocietyKochanova, Matviyenko to meet with regional authorities on day two of Belarus-Russia regional forum The program of the forum's day two will include the plenary session “The role of interregional cooperation in deepening the Union State integration processes”. Attending the event will be heads of ministries and departments, government agencies, enterprises and organizations, representatives of Belarusian and Russian business.
19:55 SocietyBelarus waives visas for Poland citizens The decision to temporarily waive visas for Poland citizens was made by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko for the sake of maintaining good neighborly relations. The new procedure will come into effect at 00:00 on 1 July. Polish citizens will be able to travel to Belarus without getting visas through 31 December 2022.
19:22 EconomyForeign online shops told to register with Belarusian tax authorities to pay VAT Belarus' Tax Code has been updated. As from 1 July it requires foreign corporations and self-employed businessmen, who remotely sell goods to Belarusian legal persons, natural persons, and self-employed businessmen, to be registered with Belarusian tax authorities for the sake of calculating and paying VAT.
19:03 EconomyBelarusian MTZ eager to sell 20,000 tractors to Russia per annum The MTZ CEO said: “Two agreements will be signed during the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia: one with Russia's Krasnodar Territory and another one with Irkutsk Oblast. Those are not simply new agreements. They build up on the existing ties."
18:42 SocietyAir China to resume flights to Minsk on 1 July Flights from the Belarusian capital to China will be operated on Fridays. Airbus A-330 will arrived at Minsk Airport at 17.25, with return flight scheduled for 19.35.
18:23 SportBelarusian Open Swimming Cup kicks off in Brest The tournament gathered 330 swimmers from the two countries, including Russian medalists of the Olympic Games and world championships. Day One featured ten medal events.