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Belarus' social and economic development forecast for 2019 drafted
Belarus has drafted its social and economic development forecast for 2019 and the main macroeconomic guidelines through 2021, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Economy Ministry. On 22 May the Economy Ministry hosted a meeting of the ministerial working group chaired by Belarus' First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky. The working group met to decide on Belarus' social and economic development forecast for 2019. Opening the meeting Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky...
TIBO 2018 to open in Minsk on 14 May
The international forum on information and communication technologies TIBO 2018 is opening in Minsk on 14 May, BelTA has learnt. The opening ceremony will take place at Minsk Arena. It will be followed by a plenary session for government officials, heads of international organizations and leading information and communication companies who will discuss global practices of digital transformation, forecasts and prospects of modern technologies. The expo will start working on 15 May. The...
Over 100 Belarusians honored for professional excellence
Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov presented the state awards to the distinguished Belarusians in a ceremony in the Palace of Republic in Minsk on 25 April, BelTA has learned. The awards were given to 112 people working in agriculture, forestry, science, tax service and mass media. Andrei Kobyakov noted that the workers of the agricultural industry contribute a lot to the development of economy and added that Belarus is ranked in the first group of countries with a high level of...
Belarus now 41st on world's strongest armies list
Belarus is ranked 41st on the world's strongest armies list, BelTA learned from the Global Firepower analytics company website. The Belarusian army was ranked 49th in 2017. In this year's list of the world's strongest armies Belarus is ranked right behind Romania (40th) and ahead of Peru (42nd). The U.S. army is deemed the world's strongest. It is followed by Russia (2nd) and China (3rd). Global Firepower's World's Military Strength Ranking is compiled using 55 parameters and...
Lukashenko: New law on media aims to protect people from destructive information
The major goal of the new law on mass media is to protect people from destructive information, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during a meeting with the heads of major state mass media outlets, BelTA has learned. Speaking about the main tasks of mass media outlets, the head of state noted that some of them are described in the new law on media. They include the development of the domestic TV content. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the new law has been designed to "protect...
Lukashenko emphasizes political importance of agriculture
Alongside with its economic significance, agriculture is of high political importance, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the national seminar held on 3 April to discuss rural development and ways to enhance the efficiency of the country's agrarian sector, BelTA has learned. "Agricultural production has long gone beyond its consideration exclusively as part of the economy. Food is a policy, both internal and external. Therefore, the focus on a developed agrarian sector as one...
Lukashenko presents state awards to winners and medalists of 2018 Olympic Games
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko resented state awards to the winners and medalists of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang , BelTA informs. "There are truly courageous people in this hall today. During the winter games we witnessed fierce battles not only at competition venues but also in judges' panels and even in interstate relations," the head of state said. Alexander Lukashenko remarked that, perhaps, Olympic gold medals in the women's relay were surprising...
Minsk to host 2018 Junior Eurovision on 25 November
The 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Belarusian capital on 25 November. The event will be hosted by Minsk Arena, BelTA informs. The weekly show on Belarus 1 TV channel showcased the forum's logo and motto which were chosen at an open competition held in late 2017. The contest received more than 300 electronic and mail letters from different countries. The best ideas were submitted to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). As it was previously reported, the...
Lukashenko: Internal troops play an important role even in peaceful time
Internal troops play an important role even in peaceful time, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he visited military unit No. 5448 in Minsk in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the internal troops of the Interior Ministry on 16 March, BelTA informs. "They play a great role in maintaining peace. I appreciate it very much, and I often say, even insist, that internal troops are especially important in cities, in Minsk, for example, where there are many different people....
Belarus president makes new appointments
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made new appointments on 5 March, BelTA informs. The head of state appointed: Sergei Kovalchuk Sport and Tourism Minister; Leonid Marinich Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Uzbekistan; Yuri Kobets Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus. The president approved the appointment of: Vadim Olshevsky as Deputy Chairman of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee; Viktor Atlivanov as Chairman...
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