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Over 28,000 national observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus
Over 28,000 national observers have been accredited to monitor the elections to the local councils of Belarus, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Lidia Yermoshina told the media on 13 February, BelTA has learned. According to the CEC chairperson, 28,624 observers have been accredited to monitor the elections to date. This number will keep growing till the election day (18 February). Most observers represent the BRSM Youth Union (6,800), the Belaya Rus public association...
Belarus eyes IT regional leader status
Belarus wants to gain the status of an IT regional leader, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, BelTA has learned. According to the minister, Belarus wants to build an IT-country in order to make maximum use of the opportunities of the economic digital transformation, and acquire the status of a regional leader in the IT sector. "We have set this task as a priority," he stressed. "We are creating not even...
Belarus Parliament to hold three parliamentary hearings in 2018
The House of Representatives plans to hold three parliamentary hearings in 2018, Speaker of the lower house Vladimir Andreichenko said at the meeting of the Council of the House of Representatives on 31 January, BelTA has learned. According to Vladimir Andreichenko, this year the MPs will closely monitor the existing legislation. First of all, the matter is about three parliamentary hearings. "We will hold the parliamentary hearing on the improvement of the country's power engineering...
Belarus president signs ordinance on population employment assistance measures
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed ordinance No.1 on 25 January to stipulate population employment assistance measures. The document is primarily designed to step up government work in order to help citizens find jobs, encourage gainful occupations and self-employment of Belarusians, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. In order to reach these goals, the central government is supposed to set forecast parameters in the area of population employment assistance...
Palace of Independence hosts New Year party for students
Belarus is doing its best to create the conditions so that the children can live in peace and can be proud of their country, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the New Year party for students who have excelled in education, creative work and sport on 26 December, BelTA has learned. "I am sincerely happy to meet with the best aspiring young people in this festive atmosphere," Alexander Lukashenko said. "It is very important for us to see future stars, future scientists here...
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus exceeds 76,500
More than 76,500 foreign tourists have taken advantage of the visa-free entry to Belarus, Aleksei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, told a press conference on 18 December, BelTA has learned. "As of 18 December, over 76,500 foreign citizens have visited Belarus using the visa-free entry. From 1,000 to 1,500 visa-free foreign tourists arrive in Belarus daily. The overwhelming majority of them comply with the terms of stay. Needless...
Nomination of candidates in local elections underway in Belarus
Nomination of candidates to deputies of the local councils of the 28th convocation started in Belarus on 10 December, BelTA has learned. This period will last till 8 January 2018 inclusively. According to the law, a candidate can be nominated by a labor collective, a political party and through the collection of signatures. A citizen has the right to get nominated in one of the constituencies to the local council of each territorial level (regional, district and rural). With regard...
Second reactor pressure vessel of Belarusian nuclear power plant installed
A reactor pressure vessel has been installed as part of the second power-generating unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from the press service of the Russian group of companies ASE, which is the general designer and the general contractor for the project to build Belarus' first nuclear power plant. The reactor pressure vessel of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant was placed in its intended position on 2 December. It was one of the key events in...
Minsk to host second congress of Belarusian scientists on 12-13 December
The second congress of scientists of Belarus will take place in Minsk on 12-13 December, the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) told BelTA. The congress is expected to gather some 2,100 delegates from all the regions of the country. Prominent scientists of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, leading foreign academies of sciences, internationally recognized scientific research centers are expected to arrive as...
New books on environmental protection published in Belarus
New books on environmental protection that came out in the Year of Science in Belarus were presented by Vladimir Andriyevich, Director of the Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia publishing house, at a press conference in Minsk on 20 November, BelTA has learned. Here are some of the books that can draw the interest of a wide audience: 50 Unique Protected Areas of Belarus, Aggressive Plants: Invasive Species in Belarus, Big Encyclopedia of the Little Professor: Flowers of the Homeland,...
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