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Belarus' international reserve assets In November 2018, Belarus' gold and foreign exchange reserves went up by $323.3 million (4.7%)* to total $7,439.9 billion in equivalent as of 1 December
Junior Eurovision 2018 results Roksana Wegiel from Poland triumphed at the Junior Eurovision 2018 with the song Anyone I Want to Be.
Housing construction in Belarus In January-September 2018 Belarusian construction companies built 31,900 apartments. As much as 2.79 million m2 of housing was commissioned.
Junior Eurovision 2018 The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be held in Minsk on 25 November. Taking part in it will be 20 countries, which is the highest number of participating states in the history of the contest.

President

During the meeting Call to remove cap on Belarusian players in team sports in Russia
“I would like to thank you for your efforts to eliminate differences between Belarusian and Russian athletes. It seems that an ice hockey issue was solved, but I think that we need to do it in other sports,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

Politics

Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minsk hosts consultations between Belarusian, Norwegian ministries of foreign affairs
The consultations continued the dialogue Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei and his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide began on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Milan on 6-7 December 2018.
Photo courtesy of Belarus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belarus, Austria discuss bilateral cooperation
The parties discussed the current state and prospects of further development of cooperation in various fields, some aspects of interaction between Belarus and the European Union.
Belarus-Russia Union State Council of Ministers to meet in Brest on 13 December
There are 25 items on the agenda. The topics include Belarus-Russia trade and economic cooperation, priority avenues and top-priority tasks in the further development of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in the medium term in 2018-2022, and other matters.

Economy

UZEX trading platform launched at Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange
The main goal of the project is to facilitate access for economic entities of both countries to trading at the Uzbek Commodity Exchange (UZEX) and the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE).

Society

Archive photo Children's charity campaign gets underway in Belarus
Traditionally, the heads of government agencies and state-owned enterprises, leaders of public associations will visit the social facilities to wish children Happy New Year and give them computers, toys, sports equipment, sweets.
Almost 179,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus on visa waiver
About 179,000 tourists have visited Belarus via Minsk National Airport since the 30-day visa-free travel program was launched. Most of the guests came from Germany (28,500), Poland (16,300), and Italy (15,600).
Proposal to extend non-registration period of stay for foreigners in Belarus to 30 days
We suggest extending the non-registration period of stay for foreigners in Belarus up to 30 days. At present visitors can stay in the country without registration for five days, Alexander Ganevich said.

Sport

Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov and Belarus' Sport and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk Russia to lift cap on Belarusian athletes in early 2019
he decision will take effect in a couple of weeks,” said Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov.