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Regional cooperation enhances Belarus-Russian integration
VITEBSK, 2 April (BelTA) - Development of regional ties contribute to the integration of Belarus and Russia in all areas, Deputy Chairman of the Vitebsk City Hall Vladimir Shloma said at the solemn meeting dedicated to the Day of Unity of the people of Belarus and Russia. According to Vladimir Shloma, the present and future of Vitebsk and Vitebsk Oblast cannot be imagined without Russian participation. Vitebsk maintains close and friendly ties with Smolensk, Pskov, Samara, Stupino,...
Belarus-Latvia trade up more than 3.5 times in January-February
NOVOPOLOTSK, 29 March (BelTA) - In January-February this year trade between Belarus and Latvia went up more than 3.5 times, Ambassador of Belarus to Latvia Alexander Gerasimenko said at the first Belarusian-Latvian forum of twin-towns. Latvia is a major trade and economic partner of Belarus, stressed Alexander Gerasimenko. Last year alone 82 joint ventures with Belarusian capital were set up in that country (currently there are over 500 of them). Sixty-three companies with Latvian capital...
Basic rent unit in Belarus at Br54,000 as from 1 April
MINSK, 29 March (BelTA) – Basic rent unit will be Br54,000 in Belarus as from 1 April. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed relevant decree No. 150 on 29 March, the press service of the head of state told BelTA. The document regulates procedures used to determine rental fees for real estate using basic rent unit.In the future the basic rent unit will be set by the Council of Ministers every year taking into account annual inflation (the consumer price index of the previous year...
Belarusian, Latvian businessmen to cooperate despite EU sanctions
NOVOPOLOTSK, 29 March (BelTA) – Belarusian and Latvian businessmen will cooperate despite EU sanctions, BelTA learned from Juris Bruzhuks, a Latvian businessman, the owner of a major apparel manufacturer Viola Stils, at the first forum of Belarusian and Latvian twinned cities in Novopolotsk on 29 March. “Latvia has many kinship and business ties with Belarus that have evolved over the course of history. The two economies are intertwined. Therefore sanctions of the European Union will not...
Net FDI in Belarus at $140.5m in January-February
MINSK, 26 March (BelTA) – In January-February 2012 Belarus received $140.5 million in net foreign direct investments (without taking into account debts to direct investors for goods and services), representatives of the Economy Ministry told BelTA as they commented on the fulfillment of the national social and economic development forecast in the two months of 2012. In 2012 Belarus is expected to attract $1.2 billion in net FDI, therefore 11.7% of the goal has been achieved. The FDI were...
Presence of recalled ambassadors ‘not required’ in Belarus
MINSK, 23 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian side believes the presence of the recalled ambassadors of the nations that have voted in favor of introducing additional sanctions against several Belarusian citizens and enterprises is not required in Belarus. The statement was made by Andrei Savinykh, Head of the Information Office, Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, at a press conference on 23 March. “We are forced to immediately start taking response measures. Our...
Lukashenko to hear out reports on development of regions
MINSK, 23 March (BelTA) – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko intends to hear out working reports on the development of the regions from the heads of the oblast administrations one by one. The Belarusian head of state made the relevant statement at the government session involving the chairmen of the Vitebsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast executive committees on 23 March. The press service of the Belarusian leader quoted Alexander Lukashenko as saying: “Q1 2012 is nearly over. Results of...
Belarus ready for tighter cooperation with Moscow
MOSCOW, 20 March (BelTA) – Belarus is ready for expanding trade and economic cooperation with Moscow, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko as he met with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on 20 March. Alexander Lukashenko said that at the restricted participation meeting with the Moscow Mayor the sides had made strategic arrangements on future prospects of cooperation. “I am thankful for your pragmatic and strategic treatment of these matters. You have agreed not to destroy what has...
Alexander Radkov: No personal success without love for one’s own country
NOVOPOLOTSK, 16 March (BelTA) – A person will never be successful without love for his or her own country, said Alexander Radkov, Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration, at the educational forum held in Novopolotsk on 16 March for people in the promising personnel reserve of the Vitebsk Oblast administration. Wherever the person may live, whatever transnational corporation may employ the person, he or she should remember about interests of the native country, said the...
Green corridors between Belarus, Russia, Ukraine for Euro 2012
VITEBSK, 15 March (BelTA) – “Green corridors” will be in place between Belarus, Russia and Ukraine for the duration of the Euro 2012 sports event. According to the Ukrainian customs service, the facilitated border crossing procedure may stay in place after Euro 2012, Chairman of the State Customs Service of Ukraine Igor Kaletnik told a press conference on 15 March. The customs services of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine signed a trilateral memorandum of intent to cooperate during the 2012...
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