On February 8 Belarusian MPs discussed economic issues. At the legislative level, they are ready to do everything necessary for stimulating business initiative in the country. The program of social and economic development, which ensures a decent standard of life of Belarusians, requires innovative approaches to its implementation.
Vladimir Zinovsky, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus:
We have a number of joint initiatives with the National Academy of Sciences and the State Committee on Science and Technology. We need to update the forecasts technological structure of the state, determine what technological structure we need, what scientific and technical programs need to be implemented in order to introduce new advanced technologies.
Vladislav Shchepov, Chairman of the Standing Commission for Economic Policy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
Our commission is now working on two important laws. It is the law on investment and on privatization. They are now widely being discussed. They were discussed during the "big conversation [with Belarus President]". The main purpose is the protection of property rights, protection of investors' rights and creation of a good investment climate.
The deputies also raised the financial recovery of the real sector at the meeting with the Economy Ministry. New laws need to improve the investment climate and the employment system in Belarus.