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Belarus latest population census figures released
Belarus' population makes up slightly more than 9.4 million people. This was one of the figures from the latest population census cited by Chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus Inna Medvedeva on 20 February, BelTA has learned. As of 1 October 2019 Belarus' population totaled 9,454,790 people according to current records. However, the population totaled 9,413,446 people according to the census. Corrections of the population numbers thanks to the census indicated an...
Production of gauze face masks launched in Belarus' Bobruisk
The Slavyanka clothing manufacturer based in Bobruisk launched production of gauze face masks, Slavyanka Director Teimuraz Bochorishvili told BelTA. "In view of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, we have started to make four-layer gauze face masks to provide Belarusians with personal protective equipment and prevent panic," Teimuraz Bochorishvili said. "This year we have added another protective layer to block even more small particles. So far, we have produced around 62,000 face masks...
EU to help set up smart manufacturing demo centers in Belarus
Smart manufacturing demonstration centers will be set up in Belarus with assistance from the European Union. This matter was discussed at the meeting of Belarus' Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar with Berend de Groot, Head of the EU Cooperation Program for the Republic of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Economy Ministry. "The participants of the meeting discussed joint efforts in promoting innovations in entrepreneurship, in particular, a possibility to set up...
Belarus president commends 13 Belarusians
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a resolution to issue commendations for 13 Belarusians from various walks of life, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state. Commendations for exemplary service and a considerable personal contribution to boosting Belarus’ defense capacity were awarded to Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces, Major General Vadim Denisenko and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed...
Belarus reduces refugee quotas
The Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry has determined quotas for registering applications for refugee status in various regions in 2020, BelTA has learned. The document specifies where applications for refugee status, additional protection, or shelter can be filed in Belarus. A total of 700 applications will be accepted this year. Applications from 120 people can be approved in Brest Oblast, 150 in Vitebsk Oblast, 150 in Gomel Oblast, 90 in Grodno Oblast, 110 in Minsk Oblast, and...
New church consecrated in Mogilev District
The Church in honor of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist located at the Buinichi Field Memorial Complex was consecrated on 22 December, the press office of the Mogilev Eparchy told BelTA. “The Buinichi Field is one of the most remarkable spots in Mogilev District. It attracts a great number of tourists every year. We needed a church here so that people could pray for the souls of those who defended Mogilev. Moreover, the construction of the church has become an important milestone...
VMG Industry in FEZ Mogilev to build boiler to burn wood chips, allay environmental fears
The VMG Industry enterprise in the free economic zone Mogilev intends to build a boiler house that burns wood chips, BelTA learned from IOOO VMG Industry Director Kirill Vyborny. According to the source, the VMG Industry enterprise is a vertically integrated woodworking complex where wood goes all the way from a log to a finished product. The enterprise needs a boiler house in order to get rid of the byproducts the future expansion of the enterprise will generate. “We will be able to...
Kazakhstan’s Shymkent takes over as CIS Capital of Culture
Brest passed the title of the CIS Capital of Culture over to Kazakhstan’s Shymkent in a ceremony on 9 December, BelTA learned. The event took place at the Brest Academic Drama Theater. “The interstate program ‘The CIS Capital of Culture’ is certainly a key cultural project for the CIS states. It is an honor and great responsibility to earn such a status. Belarus is proud that three Belarusian cities - Gomel, Mogilev and Brest - have been the CIS Capital of Culture since this...
Belarus sees great potential in cooperation with EU
Belarus sees great potential in cooperation with the European Union, Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said at the opening of the 17th Minsk Forum highlighting Belarus' place in Europe, opportunities for foreign policy, economy, civil society, and culture. The forum is taking place in the Belarusian capital on 4-6 December, BelTA has learned. “Our foreign policy, our diplomacy are multi-pronged. We do not try to play on contradictions. We try to smooth...
Multiple-entry visas account for 70% of visas issued by Polish Embassy in Belarus in 2015
MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) – Almost 70% of the Polish visas granted to Belarusians in 2015 were multiple-entry, head of the consular section of the Polish Embassy in Belarus Marek Pedzich said at a press conference on 25 February, BelTA has learned. “2015 saw a considerable increase in the number of multiple-entry visas issued by the Polish consular offices in Belarus. There were almost 270,000 of them. The number of long-term visas also rose. By year-end 2015 it was up by 70% from...
Belarus stays committed to creating good neighborhood belt in region
Belarus and Estonia are rightful and worthy members of the international community with their own accomplishments, priorities in foreign and domestic policies, peculiarities of social and economic development, and cultural uniqueness. Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko made the statement at a solemn event held on 20 February to mark Estonia Independence Day, BelTA has learned. Oleg Kravchenko remarked that Estonia's election as a non-permanent member of the UN...
EAEU to exchange data about infections, unsafe products
The Eurasian Economic Commission Board has approved the regulations governing the general processes in information support of sanitary measures, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission. "The aim of this step is to set up information resources for ensuring the sanitary and epidemiologic well-being of people of the Eurasian Economic Union," the Eurasian Economic Commission said. "The EAEU will establish automatic data exchange between the authorized bodies...
Lukashenko sends greetings to 2020 Minsk Book Fair participants
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to the participants and guests of the 27th Minsk International Book Fair and the 6th International Symposium Writer and Time, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. According to the head of state, the book forum has rightly become an important event in the cultural life of Belarus. "Every year it opens the international calendar of professional book exhibitions, and our readers are the first to see the...
Belarus parliament to look into death penalty abolition
The Council of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus has decided to establish a working group on studying abolition of death penalty at the National Assembly. The working group will be headed by Chairman of the Human Rights, National Relations, and Mass Media Commission Gennady Davydko, BelTA has learned. "The National Assembly of the fourth, fifth, and sixth convocations had a working group on studying death penalty as a punishment instrument applied in...
Belarus’ Institute of Economics services export over $120,000 in 2019
Thanks to the implementation of applied research projects for foreign clients, the export of services by the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) exceeded $120,000 in 2019, BelTA learned from director of the institute Valery Belsky who received the Doctor of Economic Sciences diploma from the Belarusian president on 23 January. “In 2019 the institute carried out about 30 large-scale fundamental and applied research projects. Three of them...
Belarus National Art Museum joins Museum Selfie Day 2020
The National Art Museum of Belarus invites visitors to take part in the Museum Selfie Day 2020, BelTA learned from the museum. Launched six years ago the Museum Selfie Day trend has gone worldwide. This initiative is held every third Wednesday of January. On this day thousands of people pull out their smartphones and capture themselves with their favorite museum exhibits using special tags. “We invite visitors to take selfies in the National Art Museum and share photos in their...
Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement expected to come into force in June 2020
The agreements on facilitating visa requirements and on readmission may come into force in June 2020, representatives of the European Union Delegation to Belarus told BelTA. The source said: “After the agreements were signed today, they will be forwarded for endorsement to the European Parliament. After that the Council of the European Union will be able to officially complete the ratification of both agreements. The Belarusian parliament will also have to ratify the agreements. The...
Lukashenko wishes Merry Christmas to Eastern Orthodox Christians
Greetings to Eastern Orthodox Christians Dear compatriots, I wish you a Merry Christmas. The greatness of this holiday fills our hearts with special spiritual joy, helps us find our way to the church, and highlights the Christian commandments as a moral guideline for the society. Eastern Orthodox traditions unite people, help countries and peoples to live in peace and accord. This magnificent time reminds everybody about the true value of the family,...
Belarus’ minister calls for acts of Christmas kindness for all kids
It is important to show care and kindness to all kids during the New Year holidays, Belarus’ Education Minister Igor Karpenko said as he met with students of Mogilev state vocational training school of woodworking for juvenile delinquents No.2 on 21 December, BelTA has learned. Twelve students of the vocational training school – best students and orphans visited the All Saints Memorial Church as part of the Our Children charity campaign. They were taken on a tour around the church...
Expert: Heavy fines will not prevent environmental law violations
Heavy fines will not prevent violations of environmental law, Tamara Makarova, head of the chair of environmental and agrarian law at the Law Department of Belarusian State University, said at a meeting of the Expert Community project “Environment: Fashion or Need” in BelTA's press center on 18 December. The meeting touched upon various measures that could help reduce the number of environmental law violations. Most experts opposed the idea of increasing fines because punishments...
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