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02 April 2019, 16:23

Over 20,000 tickets for Minsk European Games sold

MINSK, 2 April (BelTA) –Over 20,000 tickets for the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 have already been sold, Belarusian Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Melchenko told journalists on 2 April, BelTA has learned.

This information will be updated according to the number of tickets sold, the deputy minster added. He pointed out that Belarus is implementing a set of measures to ensure security during the games.

BelTA reported earlier that Belarus expects to welcome about 30,000 foreign tourists during the European Games which Minsk will host on 21-30 June.

On 2 April, the deputy minister presented the amendments to the law on the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the House of Representatives. The draft law suggests extending a registration-free stay in Belarus for foreigners from five to ten days. The bill seeks to ease the rules of entry and stay of foreign nationals in Belarus. According to Nikolai Melchenko, over 100,000 visa-free tourists visited Belarus last year. The amendments to the law on the legal status of foreigners aim to attract tourists and investment to the country, and to further simplify business and private contacts.

The agenda of the meeting of the House of Representatives included 11 items. The amendments to the laws on labor safety and on state awards were discussed at the first reading. The Oval Hall also debated the amendments to a number of codes, including the code on marriage and family. The amendments suggest pegging the child support debt of unemployed parents to the minimum subsistence budget. The amendments to the laws on legal regulation of housing relations and to the law on waste treatment went through the second reading. The MPs also considered Decree No. 1 of 18 January 2019 which adjusts Decree No. 29 of 26 July 1999 on additional measures to improve labor relations, strengthen labor and executive discipline. The document takes into account the changes in the structure of salaries of employees of budget-financed organizations provided for in Decree No. 27 dated 18 January 2019.

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