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2 December 2016
Belarus will host the European Sports Chanbara Championship in 2019, Chairman of the Belarusian Spochan Federation, head coach of the Belarusian national sports chanbara team Andrei Kalistov told BelTA. "The 42nd World Sports Chanbara Championship in Tokyo gathered 1,500 athletes from 26 countries. It was the first world-level event that Belarus took part in. Maria Tatarinova won the 5Q Kodachi (short sword) silver. The schedule of the forthcoming tournaments was revised at the...
23 November 2016
A project office has been established in Belarus for the purpose of developing the country's export. The relevant decision is stipulated by the prime minister's executive order No. 505p of 21 November 2016, the press service of the Belarusian government told BelTA. The project office has been established to improve the financial and legal base for developing Belarus-Russia foreign trade, including with third countries. The office will be run by First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus...
16 November 2016
A law on organic food may come into force in Belarus in 2017, BelTA learned from Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats on 15 November. The law may start working in November 2017, said the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister. The official explained that plans had been made to determine the term "organic food". "We have to decide what organic food is. We should decide whether the term applies to meat products or agricultural products and we should extend state...
9 November 2016
Belarus intends to export about 300,000 tonnes of potatoes in 2016. The plans were released by Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun after the solemn opening ceremony of the international wholesale food trade expo Prodexpo 2016 on 8 November, BelTA has learned. According to the official, Belarus has spare potatoes to export. In 2015 Belarusian farmers exported about 300,000 tonnes. So far this year Belarus has exported 240,000-260,000 tonnes of potatoes. This...
31 October 2016
Belarus has spent over Br484,000 on renovation of historical sites since the beginning of 2016, Natalia Khvir, the head of the historical and cultural heritage protection office of the department for historical and cultural heritage protection of the Belarusian Culture Ministry told reporters on 27 October, BelTA has learned. "Around Br602,307 was allocated from the state budget for restoration and reconstruction of historical and cultural sites in 2016. More than Br484,801 of this...
24 October 2016
Belarus was given the right to host the Second European Games in 2019 after a vote at the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in Minsk on 21 October, BelTA has learned. Belarus received a majority of vote. Now, Belarus needs to set up an organizing committee and compile a plan for the sport forum in close cooperation with the corresponding EOC commissions. The First European Games were held in Azerbaijan on 12-28 June 2015. Belarus won 43 (10 gold, 11 silver...
17 October 2016
It is necessary to improve the situation with human resources in the social sphere. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he heard out a report from Deputy Prime Minister Natalya Kochanova on 11 October, BelTA has learned. The President stated: "It is all about people. The current state of affairs in the social sphere, which you are supposed to oversee as a member of the government, leaves much to be desired. I am even concerned about the system used to evaluate...
10 October 2016
The National Bank is working on a financial market development strategy up to 2020, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Taras Nadolny said at the conference "The Role of the Export-Import Agency in the Belarusian Economy" on 7 October, BelTA has learned. The National Bank is drafting a financial market development strategy up to 2020. This strategy will be aimed at gradual increasing the use of market mechanisms in financing the activities of institutions, ensuring...
3 October 2016
The state visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to the People's Republic of China is over. The aircraft with the Belarusian head of state on board has left the Beijing airport, BelTA has learned. During the visit Alexander Lukashenko negotiated with China President Xi Jinping. The sides confirmed the transition to a new special level of the dialogue and signed a joint declaration on establishing relations of trustful comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial...
30 September 2016
Certain members of the Council of the Republic have been honored with state awards. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a corresponding decree on 28 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The Order of Honored has been bestowed upon Director General of ZAO Stolichnoye Televideniye Yuri Koziyatko, First Deputy Director General - Deputy Director General for Economy and Finance of OAO Grodno Azot Tamara Poslednyaya, and Director of the Palace of...
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