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Belarus approves plan of action for 2019 European Games in Belarus

The Belarusian Council of Ministers approved the plan of action for the 2019 European Games in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian government.

“The national organizing committee for the 2019 European Games in Belarus was held on 24 March. It was chaired by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. The meeting approved the plan of action on the organization of the European Games,” the press service said.


Lukashenko urges compliance with law and constitution in protecting peace in Belarus

It is essential to preserve peace and comfortable life of people in the country; government bodies should do their best to maintain the public order acting in strict compliance with the Constitution, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session to discuss public security on 23 March, BelTA has learned.

“Today we are able to preserve peace and accord in our country, we are not afraid of anything or anyone,” the President stressed.


Belarusians invited to join clean-up event in Kuropaty on 25 March

A clean-up event will be held in Kuropaty on 25 March, Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus Mikhail Orda told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“The Federation of Trade Unions invites all concerned citizens, organizations regardless of their political affiliation, people of all religions, to take part in this good project,” Mikhail Orda said. He noted that applications for participation from citizens and organizations are already coming in.


Lukashenko pledges support for honest investors in Belarus

Belarus will continue to support honest investors, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the visit to Kronospan OSB in Mogilev on 21 March, BelTA has learned.

On the example of the enterprise, the head of state said that investors can use various preferences in Belarus. In particular, when the company imported German equipment to Belarus, it did not pay import duties and the value added tax.


Domestic market to use up Belarusian nuclear power plant's electricity

The electricity the Belarusian nuclear power plant will generate will be fully consumed by the domestic market, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Vadim Zakrevsky.

The official noted that Belarus does not have sufficient fuel and energy resources of its own. It is necessary to develop nuclear energy industry primarily to reduce the cost of electricity generation and to diversify the fuels used to generate electricity.


The population in Belarus reimburses more than 70% of the cost of electricity

The population in Belarus reimburses 72% of the cost of electricity, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization - Director of the Energy Efficiency Department Mikhail Malashenko told reporters today, BelTA.

"Now the population reimburses 72% of the cost of electricity and 17% of the cost of heat," - said Mikhail Malashenko.

According to him, the consumption of heat energy for heating for the population is constantly decreasing.


Belarus president in favor of rooting out non-core functions from government machine

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement during the government conference held to discuss the optimization of personnel numbers in government agencies


Lukashenko, Dohlman discuss Belarus' cooperation with IMF

Belarus' cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is discussed at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and IMF Mission Chief for Belarus Peter Dohlman on 16 March, BelTA informs.

“Thank you for arriving in Belarus and for coming here at my request to discuss one or two issues. I want to say that I invited you not to hold the negotiations because I know that you actively cooperate with our specialists in the dimension of relations with the IMF,” the head of state noted.


А.Lukashenko: Belarus committed to OSCE basic principles

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Christine Muttonen


Simplification of Belarus-EU visa regulations possible

There are prospects of simplifying visa regulations between Belarus and the European Union

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