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12 November 2019
Early voting to choose members of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation commenced in Belarus on 12 November, BelTA has learned.  In line with the election plan, early voting will run through 16 November. Belarusians will be able to cast their votes from 10:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00.  Some 5,831 polling stations were set up in Belarus. Early voting will not be administered at polling stations set up at...
5 November 2019
Belarus’ National Art Museum ranks high among the world’s leading museums, Belarus Culture Minister Yuri Bondar said at the official ceremony celebrating the 80th anniversary of the museum, BelTA has learned. “Eighty years is four generations of people. But for a cultural institution  this might be a short period. However, thanks to its achievements and attitude to art, the National Art Museum has ranked high among the leading museums of the world,” Yuri Bondar said....
28 October 2019
There are all necessary conditions to expand cooperation between Cuba and Belarus, Cuba President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez said in an interview to the Belarus 1 TV Channel, BelTA ahs learned. “The current vibrant exchange has political prerequisites and is based on historical friendship between our peoples. Fidel Castro, Raul Castro and Aleksandr Lukashenko played a very important role in it. Our economies are complementary,” said Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez. For...
8 October 2019
The 24th edition of the Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum will open at the indoor football center in Minsk on 8 October, BelTA has learned. The forum will feature international exhibitions Energy. Ecology. Energy Saving. Electro (EnergyExpo’ 2019), Oil&Gas Technologies, Atomexpo Belarus, ExpoSvet, Water & Air Technologies, and ExpoCity. The aim of the forum is to showcase modern equipment and technologies for production and distribution of electricity and heat energy,...
2 October 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus welcomes the decision to confirm the text of the ‘Steinmeier formula’. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk on 1 October 2019, Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told BelTA. “We sincerely welcome the agreement reached at the TCG meeting in Minsk to renew the disengagement of forces and...
23 September 2019
The Belarusian State Committee for Standardization (Gosstandart) and ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) have signed a memorandum of cooperation on the sidelines of the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Cape Town, BelTA has learned. The memorandum was signed by Gosstandart Chairman Valentin Tataritsky and Vice President for Global Cooperation of ASTM International Teresa Cendrowska. The...
16 September 2019
Nina Savina of Belarus won the 21.1km race of the Minsk Half Marathon 2019 which took place in the Belarusian capital on 15 September, BelTA has learned. Nina Savina set a new record of 1:11.24. The previous winning time of 1:12.02 was held by Sheila Jerotich of Kenya. Second in the race of the Minsk Half Marathon 2019 was Ethiopia’s Shega Maeregu (1:12.18). Third was her teammate Tesfanesh Denbi (112.50). The men’s event was won by Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane...
6 September 2019
Operating principles of the social entrepreneurship support fund will be developed in Belarus by the end of 2019 as part of the project “Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus”, Natalia Adamchik, UNDP Local Initiative Contest Coordinator told BelTA in Vitebsk on 5 September during a seminar for participants of the local initiative contest that was called to select the best ideas aimed at supporting infrastructure of SMEs and entrepreneurship....
28 August 2019
It is necessary to draft a law on licensing of different business activities in Belarus, Belarus’ First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Turchin told the media after he presented his report to the head of state on 27 August, BelTA has learned. Licensing is currently regulated by Decree No.450 of 1 September 2010. The document will soon be amended. The move was initiated by the government and approved by the president. Plans are in place to reduce the list of licensed activities...
21 August 2019
Economics experts and representatives of the business community contribute to the development of the draft national strategy to guide Belarus’ sustainable development till 2035, the press service of the Belarusian Economy Ministry told BelTA. The fourth roundtable session on drafting the strategy took place in Minsk the other day. Representatives of the Economy Ministry, scientific and business communities, top managers of a number of companies specializing in various spheres,...
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