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Lukashenko okays Polotsk development plan
MINSK, 25 May (BelTA) – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has approved the general development plan of Polotsk. The Belarusian leader said this on 25 May during a concert celebrating the 1150th anniversary of the town, BelTA has learnt. Alexander Lukashenko said that he was happy to see that Polotsk has not turned into a museum city stuck in the past and complacent about its past glory. “Everything here says the town is thirsting for modernity. I can see it in new buildings and...
Scholars from four countries to attend conference on Polotsk anniversary
VITEBSK, 22 May (BelTA) - Scholars from Belarus, Russia, Poland and Ukraine are expected to participate in the international scientific conference “Polotsk in the European history and culture” in Polotsk, BelTA learnt from the ideology department of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee. The conference is one of the pivotal scientific events dedicated to the birth of the Belarusian statehood. This year in May Belarus will celebrate the 1150th anniversary of Polotsk, according to the...
Belarus’ economy stabilized
MINSK, 17 May (BelTA) - The situation in the economy and finance in Belarus has stabilized, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich to receive his report, BelTA learnt from the press service of the head of state. “First of all, I would like to hear from the Government (we already discussed the matter with the Chairman of the Board of the National Bank) how the issues that are of concern to the population are being resolved. Economy...
CSTO: Political and economic pressure is “unacceptable”
MOSCOW, 15 May (BelTA) – The presidents of the CSTO member states believe that attempts to use political and economic pressure against other countries, including the CSTO Participating states, are unacceptable. They believe that only an equal dialogue based on mutual respect can help resolve disputes. This message was formalized in a joint declaration of the presidents of the CSTO Participating states adopted at a session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty...
Belarus, Kazakhstan to boost trade and economic ties
MINSK, 2 May (BelTA) – Belarus and Kazakhstan are satisfied with the multi-vector strategy of expanding the bilateral trade and economic cooperation, says a joint statement adopted by President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and his Kazakhstan counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev on 14 May, BelTA has learnt. The parties agreed to ramp up cooperation in trade, economy, science and technology, culture, humanitarian field and other areas. They instructed the governments to...
Nato delegation arrives in Belarus
MINSK, 14 May (BelTA) – A Nato delegation has arrived in Belarus for a three-day visit on 14 May, BelTA learnt from the Defense Ministry. The delegation includes representatives of the Nato Secretariat, Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation, military attaches of the Nato member states accredited by the Defense Ministry of Belarus. The delegation will review current results and plans to implement the 2010 Partnership Goals and will also discuss a draft package...
Dialogue to settle differences between Belarus, West
MINSK, 8 May (BelTA) – Belarus and the West should settle their differences through a dialogue instead of sanctions and prohibitions, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in his address to the nation and the parliament on 8 May. “Yes, we have different views on some aspects of the society but we should overcome these differences via a dialogue instead of sanctions and prohibitions. The policy of sanctions is a mistake primarily because it is useless and lacks results,”...
Lukashenko: $500 salaries by the end of the year
MINSK, 3 May (BelTA) – Salaries should reach $500 by the end of 2012, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko as he heard out a report from Chairperson of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) Leonid Kozik on 3 May. The press service of the Belarusian head of state quoted Alexander Lukashenko as saying: “I am starting to believe that some executives are hiding behind what the president has said: higher salaries for harder work. It is correct but after that heads of...
Belarusian-Latvian border checkpoint in for modernization
MINSK, 27 April (BelTA) – The throughput capacity of the checkpoint Grigorovshchina at the Belarusian-Latvian border will be doubled by 2014, Alexander Adereiko, Head of the Legal Office of the State Customs Committee of Belarus, said at the meeting of representatives of customs services of Belarus and Latvia on 27 April. At the orientation meeting the sides discussed the project to build and equip the border checkpoint with non-intrusive examination tools. The European Union has allocated...
Retirement pensions up by 18.2% in Belarus in May
MINSK, 27 April (BelTA) – Retirement pensions will be raised by 18.2% on the average in Belarus in May. Minimal retirement pensions, social pensions, bonuses, additional payments for pensions of non-working pensioners aged 75 and over will be raised, Belarusian Labor and Social Protection Minister Marianna Shchetkina told BelTA. In line with Belarus president decree No. 35 of 16 January 2012 pensions will be recalculated starting 1 May 2012 taking into account the average salary in Q1...
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