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26.10.2017

Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union Belarus considers inadmissible red tape in the creation of a common market of oil and gas in the Eurasian Economic Union. The Prime Minister of Belarus announced the position of our country in Yerevan. Heads of governments of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Armenian capital on October 25. The creation of a single energy market by 2025 is the most sensitive issue.

12.10.2017

CIS and EEU summits held in Sochi: Main results
CIS and EEU summits held in Sochi: Main results The leaders of the CIS countries and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) agreed to actively develop mutual trade and coordinate approaches to foreign policy and security during the October 2017 summits in Sochi. They plan to give an additional stimulus to the economy by harmonizing existing norms and standards, as well as by removing barriers to the movement of goods and services. The President of Belarus drew attention to the need for the early establishment of a free trade zone and the provision of equal conditions for access to public procurement.

11.10.2017

Belarus President on working visit in Russia
Belarus President on working visit in Sochi The President of Belarus arrived in Russia on a working visit to attend the meetings of the Council of CIS Heads of State and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The agenda of the CIS summit is rich. As many as 17 issues are due to be discussed. The presidents will talk about cooperation in the Commonwealth space, improvement of the activities of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly and its adaptation to contemporary realities. On the same day, the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will take place in Sochi. 

13.09.2017

Customs procedure simplifications in EEU discussed in Brest
Customs procedure simplifications in EEU discussed in Brest The new Code is new business opportunities. In Brest officials discussed the customs mechanisms that will work in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries from the beginning of 2018. The Belarusian side also contributed to the new customs legislation.

14.08.2017

Andrei Kobyakov about  creating effective system against shady schemes of customs and tax payments
Andrei Kobyakov about creating effective system against shady schemes of customs and tax payments The volume of trade of the EEU countries increased by one quarter from the beginning of the year. Prime Ministers of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia discussed economic growth and its further development on August 14, 2017. The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council was held in Astana. Projects connected with creating a joint cyberspace in the EEU were discussed. It will make the trading schemes between the countries more transparent.
Creation of cyberspace discussed at Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Astana
Creation of cyberspace discussed at Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Astana The volume of trade of the EEU countries increased by one quarter from the beginning of the year. Prime Ministers of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia discussed economic growth and its further development on August 14, 2017.

28.05.2017

EEU Premiers discuss digital economy development and agricultural cooperation
EEU Premiers discuss digital economy development and agricultural cooperation The EEU states are to make a schedule plan directed at eliminating barriers in mutual trade. The principal decision was made on May 26, 2017 in Kazan, where the meeting od EEU Premiers was held. The Prime Ministers discussed a wide block of questions, among which is the development of digital economy and agricultural cooperation. As for agricultural cooperation, the participants of the meeting came to a common point that

02.05.2017

Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President
Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence.

16.04.2017

2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting Economic partnership of five countries was discussed by the presidents of the EEU at the summit in Bishkek. Alexander Lukashenko signed the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union the day before and with positive hopes left for the meeting of leaders in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

15.04.2017

EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union
EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union A day of big politics in Bishkek. As many as two meetings on the highest of levels were held on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting and the informal conversation of the CSTO leaders. The development of international cooperation and regional security was on the agenda. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, the aims and the tasks of the EEU are close to many countries, and that is why it is important to attract new investors and enter new markets.
Vladimir Makei about EEU: Accession to this organization mustn’t be automatic
Vladimir Makei about EEU: Accession to this organization mustn’t be automatic On a related note, now all the members of the CIS have the observer status in the EEU. However, there must be a special approach towards this matter. Vladimir Makei, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus:The accession to this organization mustn’t be automatic. Appropriate and framework documents must be developed   They will specify the observer status and the rights the observer states can enjoy, and what their responsibilities must be.
Alexander Lukashenko calls EEU members for active free trade area establishment with third countries
Alexander Lukashenko calls EEU members for active free trade area establishment with third countries This statement was made by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. Leaders of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Moldova arrived in Kyrgyz capital for taking part in the summit. Before starting the negotiations the traditional ceremony of taking photographs took place. As many as 10 questions are on the agenda of the summit, international activity of the EEU in particular.

14.04.2017

What will be discussed at EEU meeting in Bishkek?
What will be discussed at EEU meeting in Bishkek? Belarus board No1 landed in the international airport in Bishkek. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who is on a working visit in Bishkek, will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Security issues are also on the agenda. This question will be discussed during the informal meeting of heads of CSTO member states.
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit Belarus President's visit to Kyrgyzstan has begun. Belarus board No1 has landed in Bishkek.  The Belarusian leader will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. One of the main themes is convergence with third countries. The agenda of the meeting also includes security issues: Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of heads of CSTO member states.

13.04.2017

Minsk, Moscow find solution to oil and gas dispute
Minsk, Moscow find solution to oil and gas dispute The Russian government has approved a package of documents on oil and gas issues with Belarus. Minsk and Moscow have found a solution that satisfies both sides. Until 2024, 24 million tons of Russian oil will be delivered to Belarus every year. 
Belarus President departs for Kyrgyzstan on working visit
Belarus President departs for Kyrgyzstan on working visit President Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a working visit to Kyrgyzstan. The plane of the head of state took off from the National Airport Minsk. In Bishkek, the Belarusian leader will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. One of the main themes is rapprochement with third countries. About fifty states expressed their desire to cooperate with the Eurasian Economic Union. Security issues are also on the agenda.
Alexander Lukashenko signs Customs Code of Eurasian Economic Union
Alexander Lukashenko signs Customs Code of Eurasian Economic Union According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko has signed a package of documents on the development of Eurasian integration.  It includes an agreement on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union, which is aimed at further convergence and the growth of trade between the Eurasian Economic Union and the international community.

24.03.2017

Kyrgyzstan leader invited Belarus President to Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session
Kyrgyzstan leader invites Belarus President to Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session A telephone conversation between the Presidents of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan took place March 23. Almazbek Atambayev invited Alexander Lukashenko to take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council to discuss the current issues and problems. The EEU summit is scheduled to be held in April-May 2017 in Bishkek. During the conversation the heads of state discussed bilateral relations too. In particular, the presidents expressed mutual interest in further increasing trade and enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries.

09.03.2017

Gas prices should not be basis of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Lukashenko says
Gas prices should not be basis of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Lukashenko says National interests and protection of Belarus' domestic market are the main landmarks and the latest global trends, which are replacing global integration. This is shown primarily by Western countries: the United States and the EU. Belarus should take into account the new conditions in geopolitics. On March 9, the President discussed the topical issues of further development of the country, including cooperation with Russia, Belarus' main partner in integration associations. Alexander Lukashenko answered all the questions that concern the society.

08.03.2017

EEU Intergovernmental Council in Bishkek: exports to third countries and over 10 documents signed
EEU Intergovernmental Council in Bishkek: Belarus displeased with Russia's integration policy Start of free trade between the EEU and Iran, the development of exports to the markets of third countries and other issues within the framework of the Eurasian Union were discussed on March 7 in Bishkek at the EEU Intergovernmental Council. Some problems were also raised. For instance, roughness in relations with Russia influence Belarus' participation in the integration processes within the framework of the EEU.

07.03.2017

EEU Intergovernmental Council agrees on EAEU-Iran Free Trade Area
EEU Intergovernmental Council agrees on EAEU-Iran Free Trade Area Participants of the EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting gave a start for the creation of a trade free area between the EAEU countries and Iran. The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting took place on March 7, 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The presidents of the EAEU countries approved of the beginning of negotiations on creating a trade free area with Iran, Egypt, Singapore, and India in December, 2016.
EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting starts in Bishkek
EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting starts in Bishkek "Eurasian five", 2 days and 12 questions on agenda! Bishkek is preparing for a meeting of the EEU Intergovernmental Council. Belarus will be represented at the forum by the Prime Minister, Andrei Kobyakov. The Heads of Government will discuss the removal of barriers to the development of the internal market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), as well as more profitable ways to enter markets of third countries.

06.03.2017

Bishkek gathering EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting
EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting to take place in Bishkek Bishkek is preparing for the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union. The Belarusian side will be represented at the meeting by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. The agenda includes 12 issues. Among them is the removal of obstacles in the internal market of the Eurasian Economic Union.

24.02.2017

Belarus-Russia gas conflict to be resolved at political level
Belarus-Russia gas conflict to be resolved at political level Decisions on Russian gas for Belarus were taken and will be coordinated at the political level, said the Minister of Energy of Belarus. On February 24, the ministry sums up the work over the past year. One of the most discussed topics in 2016 was the oil and gas issues with Russia. In this regard, the Belarusian side insists on the fulfillment of all the rules that are laid down in the agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

20.02.2017

Belarus, Kazakhstan presidents discuss EEU and bilateral cooperation
Belarus, Kazakhstan presidents discuss EEU and bilateral cooperation A telephone conversation between the Presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan was held February 20 at the initiative of the Kazakh side. One of the main topics discussed by Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev were the relations in the Eurasian Economic Union. The President of Kazakhstan expressed concern about the issues in relations between Russia and Belarus. At the same time, Mr Nazarbayev is confident that all the existing differences between Minsk and Moscow will be resolved within the union.

03.02.2017

Belarus lost $15bn because of price disparities in Belarusian and Russian markets
Belarus lost $15bn because of price disparities in Belarusian and Russian markets Because of disparities in prices in Belarusian and Russian markets Belarus lost $15 billion, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with public representatives of Belarusian and foreign mass media.
Alexander Lukashenko: Exit of Belarus from EEU and Union State is complete fiction
Alexander Lukashenko: Exit of Belarus from EEU and Union State is complete fiction Information about the withdrawal of Belarus from the EEU and the Union State is a complete fiction, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with public representatives of Belarusian and foreign mass media. The President noted that this information appears because there are people who benefit from it; they rejoice dissemination of such information.

20.01.2017

Belarusian products
Belarusian food products to have special labels in EEU market Belarusian food products will be marked with a special sign in the EEU market. GMO labeling will be required on all food packaging. These changes will amend the Law on Quality and Safety of Food Raw Materials and Food Products. MPs of the House of Representatives are also considering other amendments that provide unhindered access for Belarusian goods to the EEU market.  On 18 January, Belarusian MPs discussed the stages of the legislative process.

02.01.2017

Belarus on foreign markets in 2016
Belarus foreign trade highlights 2016 In 2016, Belarusians worked hard on foreign markets, defending national interests around the globe. For example, the powerful China has included Belarus in the four closest strategic partners. The Egyptian market is very promising for Belarus, as well as the market of the Arab world. For example, Egyptians need Belarus' help in the development of freshwater sources. In the past 2016, the Arab world not just opened its doors to Belarus but welcomed Belarus very hospitably. We are talking about Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha in particular.

27.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian free economic zones must retain competitiveness in EEU
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian free economic zones must retain competitiveness in EEU The free economic zones in Belarus should maintain their competitiveness in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) market, be attractive to investors and ensure the development of the national economy. On December 27, the Belarus President held a session to discuss the operation of Belarusian free economic zones (FEZs) in connection with the onset of 2017.

18.12.2016

Belarus can count on Spain's support in rapprochement with EU, Ignacio Ibanez Rubio says
Belarus can count on Spain's support in rapprochement with EU, Ignacio Ibanez Rubio says The Secretary of State of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given an interview to the TV program Picture of the World. Yuri Koziyatko, General Director of the Stolichnoe Televidenie company: Can Belarus count on Spain's support in establishing closer and friendly relations between Belarus and the European Union?

16.12.2016

Belarus' business contributes to new draft Customs Code
Belarus' business contributes to new draft Customs Code Belarus has been actively discussing the draft Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Ideas were offered by business associations, as well as the scientific community. The new code will be agreed by December 26 - the day when the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council of the EEU will convene in St. Petersburg. The draft international instrument will reflect the fundamental requirements for foreign trade activities on the territory of the five EEU states.

09.12.2016

Belarus demands respect for national interests in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus demands respect for national interests in Eurasian Economic Union Alexander Lukashenko demands to comply with the national interests of Belarus in adopting the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The Head of State said this on December 9 at the meeting on the draft Customs Code Treaty of the EEU. The document will be signed at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg on December 26.

30.11.2016

Belarus does not violate EEU customs duty regulations
Belarus does not violate EEU customs duty regulations Belarus fully complies with the procedure of inclusion and distribution of import customs duties. The control bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union's member countries have held talks coordinated by Belarus. Experts discussed the results of the joint financial audit, which first took place in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). There have been not violations by Belarus recorded. The Belarus budget receives more than 4.5% of the total amount of import customs duties of the EEU.

21.11.2016

Belarus President's press conference to Russian journalists: main points
Belarus President about his pets and son's social networks The President of Belarus sent a letter of cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky with appreciation that an astronaut does not forget his roots. On Thursday, meeting with journalists from 46 regions of Russia, Lukashenko remarked that Novitsky is now a Russian citizen, but inside he's still a Belarusian man.

17.11.2016

EEU prime ministers agree on Customs Code November 16
EEU prime ministers agree on Customs Code November 16 The prime ministers of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union on 16 November agreed on a draft of the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The meeting of the Intergovernmental Council was held in Gorki near Moscow. The heads of government of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus did come to a common denominator. Prior to that, five such meetings were held, with the latter taking place in Minsk.

11.11.2016

EAEU conference in Gomel: No trade barriers between member countries
EAEU conference in Gomel: No trade barriers between member countries There shouldn’t be any barriers between countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). That’s the main topic of the EAEU international conference held in Grodno. The business terms should be equal for all five member countries. However, according to participants of the conference, the court heard at least 10 appeals in 2015. All of them were referred to the violation of common rules of competition.   Due to the investigation, it was possible to reduce the cost of roaming on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

31.10.2016

Trade barriers, absence of common energy markets: Belarus’ President enumerates problems of Eurasian Economic Union development
Belarus’ President enumerates problems of Eurasian Economic Union development Poland is a neighbor and a very important state in Eastern Europe, but it cannot replace Russia and countries of the CIS. Not because it doesn’t have oil and gas, or not only because of that. Russia and countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS represent the main market for Belarusian goods. Not everything is perfect, there are some problems. Every country protects its own manufacturers. However, it’s time to find a way to compromise and start to understand goals of integration that has been going on for a long time.

29.10.2016

Eurasian Economic Union and CIS: Future of integration associations discussed in Minsk
Eurasian Economic Union and CIS: Future of integration associations discussed in Minsk Minsk became the center of politics. On October 28, Minsk was hosting a meeting of the heads of governmental delegations of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The President of Belarus took part also met with members of the CIS Council of Heads of Government. Minsk has become a capital of integration. The day of politics started with the President’ s meeting with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Yaqub Eyyubov. 

28.10.2016

Expert: Eurasian Economic Union and EU have a lot in common
Expert: Eurasian Economic Union and EU have a lot in common New directions for mutually beneficial cooperation were searched October 27 by politicians from Europe and Eurasia, as well as representatives of the United Nations. Accents have placed on economic integration and the development of business contacts. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the European Union have a lot in common, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Yevgeny Shestakov at the international conference "Minsk dialogue". Yevgeny Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Minsk: October 27 discussions
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Minsk: October 27 discussions Such media interest is not accidental. The Eurasian intergovernmental forum has gathered for the fifth time. Previously it was held in Moscow, Yerevan, Bishkek, Sochi and now Minsk.

24.10.2016

Belarus, Poland to increase trade from $2.5bn to $4bn in coming years
Belarus, Poland to increase trade from $2.5bn to $4bn in coming years The level of turnover of Belarus and Poland in the coming years should increase from $2.5 billion to $4bn. There are all prerequisites for this, say participants of the business forum Neighbourhood. It has been held for the 20th time and has gathered 500 representatives of business circles of Belarus and Poland. Already today the sides signed a package of documents on cooperation. Among them is a memorandum on the development of transport infrastructure in Vitebsk.

03.10.2016

Deputy Minister of Trade of Chile about Belarus-Chile cooperation
Deputy Minister of Trade of Chile about Belarus-Chile cooperation Chile plans to increase the turnover between Chile and Belarus by two times. The delegation of businessmen from Chile were exploring the possibility of the cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. The priority is to open markets to each other. Deputy Minister of Trade of the Republic of Chile Andrés Rebolledo has answered questions of the program Week on the CTV Channel.

20.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to decide on future of integration projects
Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to decide on future of integration projects On September 20, Alexander Lukashenko addressed the question concerning the future of common projects of Belarus and Russia at the meeting with Grigory Rapota, the State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State.

02.08.2016

Stadler intends to expand production in Belarus
Stadler intends to expand production in Belarus New projects and continued cooperation. The Belarus President met with the head of the Swiss company Stadler Rail Group. This is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of electric transport. In Belarus, it has a facility in Fanipol. Now it has received a new order for the Norwegian State Railways, plans to assemble tramways for the city of St. Petersburg. The company finds a way out of a seemingly difficult economic situation. Besides, all that is done in Fanipol is a purely Belarusian product. Cooperation with domestic producers is one of the project priorities.

27.06.2016

SCO Summit in Tashkent: What is the role of Belarus?
SCO Summit in Tashkent: What is the role of Belarus? Important political events took place in Tashkent last week. Representatives of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have met in the capital of Uzbekistan. This club of Asian states turns 15 this year and it is going to have a bright future. This is the first time Belarus has been represented as an observer at this forum. Taking part in the Tashkent summit were presidents and prime ministers, so Uzbekistan closed borders with neighboring countries for security reasons. The traffic in the capital was controlled manually at intersections and corners.

15.06.2016

Antitrust and Trade Ministry to be operational in Belarus from September 8
Antitrust and Trade Ministry to be operational in Belarus from September 8 The Ministry of Antitrust and Trade will be operational in Belarus from September 8, said head of the Trade Ministry Vladimir Koltovich. The main task of the structure is the protection of Belarus' internal market. All its participants will have to work in equal competitive conditions. Control will be in the field of public procurement, advertising and unjustified price increases. The buyer will win in this case. In addition, the Ministry will become the only body that can carry out checks without reason.  
Affordability and modern equipment praised in Belarusian medicine
Affordability and modern equipment praised in Belarusian medicine From early diagnosis to effective treatment. New approaches in the fight against cancer are being discussed at this moment in Minsk by leading specialists from Belarus, the countries of near and far abroad.   The Belarusian capital is hosting the 9th congress of oncologists and radiologists of CIS and Eurasia. President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the forum participants.

12.06.2016

How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions?
How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions? Now let's move on to the details of the Forum of Regions, which was attended by Presidents Putin and Lukashenko. It is in this order that the names of the heads of state were presented at the plenary session.

05.06.2016

Supreme Eurasian Economic Council: Alexander Lukashenko makes realistic speech at Astana summit
Supreme Eurasian Economic Council: Alexander Lukashenko makes realistic speech at Astana summit Summer has come! But not everyone is on vacation, not even all students. We will return to the topic of student exams today. But let us start with big politics - after all, politicians don't have vacations as such. Even while on vacation, any head of state is responsible for the country. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) leaders, the presidents of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, opened the summer calendar season with political work at the summit in Astana. And here is a short quote on the subject.

02.06.2016

Experts analyze EEU summit in Astana
Experts analyze EEU summit in Astana The EEU summit, held in Astana on May 31, is being analyzed by experts and politicians. The Presidents of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia expressed their opinions on the future of Eurasian integration. Two years ago, in Astana, three presidents (Belarusian, Kazakh and Russian) signed a treaty establishing the EEU. After 24 months, Integration is growing and partners of dozens of countries are interested in expanding cooperation with this entity.

31.05.2016

Belarus raises duties on oil and oil products exported outside EEU
Belarus raises duties on oil and oil products exported outside EEU In June, Belarus will earn more from oil exports. Including thansk to increase in the total cost of raw materials. From June 1, Belarus will raise duties on oil and oil products exported outside the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Product petrol price will rise by almost $9 per ton, while crude oil by more than $14. Provided that the average volume of exports per month will be 135,000 tons in June, the budget will receive nearly $2 million in addition. Fuel prices at Belarusian gas stations are to remain unchanged.
Belarus displeased with lack of progress in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus displeased with lack of progress in Eurasian Economic Union Day of big integration in the capital of Kazakhstan. The summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Astana approved the concept of the single market of oil and oil products. This is one of the results of May 31 talks in the Kazakh capital. In total, there were 14 issues on the agenda. The presidents of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan also spoke about deepening of Eurasian Economic Union's (EEU) relations with third countries and international associations, and paid attention to the problems of the integration community.
Scary images to appear on cigarette packs in Belarus, EEU technical regulations read
Scary images to appear on cigarette packs in Belarus, EEU technical regulations read Belarusian tobacco manufacturers will be obliged to use frightening images on cigarette packs. Such are the requirements of new technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union, in which Belarus is a member state. Tobacco producers have 365 days to introduce this packaging design. Graphic images on the packs will contain the negative effects of smoking pictures - tumors, blindness, heart attack and others. Inscriptions will be made in Russian and Belarusian languages.
Eurasian Economic Union to form single oil market
Eurasian Economic Union to form single oil market The heads of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states have approved the concept of the formation of common markets of oil and petroleum products. In accordance with the document, the energy companies of the EEU member states get non-discriminatory access to the oil infrastructure of partners, will be able to buy oil and oil products without quantitative restrictions at market price.

28.05.2016

Belarus upper chamber ratifies Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus upper chamber ratifies Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and Eurasian Economic Union The Council of the Republic on May 27 ratified the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam. This document regulates the movement of goods and services on the common market. The Eurasian Economic Union groups Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. After the agreement with Vietnam enters into force Belarus will receive duty-free access to their markets to supply a number of products.

17.05.2016

Eurasian Economic Commission, China plan to sign trade-economic cooperation deal
Eurasian Economic Commission, China plan to sign trade and conomic cooperation deal The Eurasian Economic Commission (ECE) and China are planning to sign an agreement on trade and economic cooperation, said ECE Minister Veronika Nikishina after the ECE Council meeting in Moscow on May 16.  The parties will talk over this issue in detail by in the near future.

12.05.2016

Free trade may be established between India and Eurasian Economic Union
Free trade may be established between India and Eurasian Economic Union One of the largest economies in the world is ready to establish close contacts with Belarus. Belarusian parliamentarians, headed by the Chairman of the upper chamber of the parliament, are visiting India. On May 11 Mikhail Myasnikovich met in Delhi with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. The speaker of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament voiced the initiative to establish free trade regime between the Eurasian Economic Union and India. 

01.05.2016

Eurasian Economic Union Court moves to Minsk
Eurasian Economic Union Court moves to Minsk A new step in the Eurasian integration has been made. Belarus signed an agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union at the Foreign Ministry in Minsk on 29 April.   The document regulates the work of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union in Belarus. The court will consider claims of member states if, in their opinion, union bodies adopt a wrongful decision on an issue.

13.04.2016

Belarus counts on Eurasian Economic Union members in WTO accession
Belarus counts on Eurasian Economic Union members in WTO accession Belarus counts on the support of Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) partners when joining the WTO, said Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov in Moscow at the April 13 meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. The President of Belarus earlier made a solid decision that the country needs to intensify substantially WTO accession negotiations.  The Prime Minister said that the government will hold in the near future a series of meetings with members of the WTO and prepare an updated set of negotiating proposals.
Future of Eurasian Economic Union to be discussed in Moscow
Future of Eurasian Economic Union to be discussed in Moscow The Summit of heads of government of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will be held in Moscow on April 13. The upcoming meeting will discuss the state and prospects of further development of the EEU. In the spotlight is trade, fiscal policy, industry and technical regulation. In general, among the priority directions of development of Eurasian integration is free movement of goods, services, capital and labor.

06.04.2016

Belarus' foreign trade legislation to be harmonized with Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus' foreign trade legislation to be harmonized with Eurasian Economic Union Belarusian legislation in the sphere of foreign trade will be brought into line with the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), reads a decree signed by the head of state. In order to protect the interests of Belarusian producers Belarus has agreed issues of distribution of tariff quotas in respect of certain types of agricultural products that are imported from third countries into the EEU territory.

04.04.2016

Belarusian parliament to begin new legislative season April 4
Belarusian parliament begins new legislative season April 4 The new legislative season begins April 4 in the Belarusian parliament. During the spring session, the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives plan to consider several dozen questions. Among the main are the new military doctrine, the codes on culture and the judicial system and the governmental program for the upcoming 5 years. Members of the lower house of parliament have started to work in the Oval Hall.

29.03.2016

Belarus' accession to the WTO: pros and cons
Belarus' accession to the WTO: pros and cons Belarus will invigorate the negotiation process on accession to the World Trade Organization. This instruction was given on March 29 by President Alexander Lukashenko after the meeting to discuss Belarus' WTO accession. There are 162 World Trade Organization members nowadays. Even Belarus' partners in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) are there. However, now they need to adjust EEU regulations to WTO rules.

27.03.2016

Review of official visits to Belarus March 21-25: Witold Waszczykowski, Tamas Ajan, Tigran Sargsyan and Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Review of official visits to Belarus March 21-25: Witold Waszczykowski, Tamas Ajan, Tigran Sargsyan and Giorgi Kvirikashvili The visit to Belarus of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland and his meeting with President Lukashenko drew much attention this week. In recent years, relations between Belarus and Poland have repeatedly been characterized by tension. Conflicts were connected with the Union of Poles, Cards of the Pole and incidents with Catholic priests. But comparable to the conflicting relations between Moscow and Warsaw, yet Belarus and Poland are better neighbors. One cannot get away from it. As President Lukashenko likes saying: "we do not choose neighbors because neighbors are given to us

24.03.2016

Eurasian Economic Union should be no worse than the EU, Alexander Lukashenko says
Eurasian Economic Union should be no worse than the EU, Alexander Lukashenko says The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) should be no worse than the European Union, said the Belarusian President meeting with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission to discuss integration processes in the framework of the EEU March 24. Tigran Sargsyan has been in the post since February. Before that, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to the United States and for six years was the Prime Minister of Armenia.

17.03.2016

Barriers to EEU internal market to be discussed in Moscow March 17
Barriers to EEU internal market to be discussed in Moscow March 17 The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission on March 17 will discuss progress on the identification of barriers to the internal market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The relevant meeting will be held in Russia's capital Moscow.  The program of the meeting will also deal with trade, financial policy, industry, and technical regulation. The sides will consider the formation of a single digital space.  It is expected that the relevant draft will be submitted to the consideration of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council until December 1.

22.02.2016

Small business in Belarus wants to risk without risks, Deputy Trade Minister says
Small business in Belarus wants to risk without risks, Deputy Trade Minister says Deputy Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Belarus Irina Narkevich has given an interview to the TV program Week on the CTV. In view of the recent conflict between self-employed businessmen and the government on the certification issue, what are the results of the talks?
EEU mitigating Belarus' economic difficulties
Eurasian Economic Union mitigating Belarus' economic difficulties The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has significantly minimized the difficulties that the economies of the participating countries are experiencing. On February 19 a meeting took place in Belarus' Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of the parliament, to discuss the present and the future of the integration association.

08.02.2016

Foreign Ministry building in Minsk
Belarus mulling over export strategy for 2016-2020 The development of economic integration in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will eliminate constraints on export growth. This is stated in the draft national export support and development program for 2016-2020, which is now available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a public discussion. It takes into account the experience of previous programs, particularly the current situation of international trade, as well as new trends in globalization and regional integration.

04.02.2016

Lavrov: Color revolution in Belarus impossible
Lavrov: Color revolution in Belarus impossible A color revolution in Belarus is impossible, since the vast majority of the population would not support it, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

02.02.2016

Vehicle recycling duty increases in Belarus
Vehicle recycling duty increases in Belarus Belarus has increased the rate of recycling duty. The relevant Council of Ministers decree will come into force on February 4. When importing transport from Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member countries, fees for legal entities are up more than 1.5 times, payment for individuals rose more than 8 times. 
Development strategy of EEU single commodity market discussed in Minsk
Development strategy of EEU single commodity market discussed in Minsk The formation of the development strategy of a single commodity market in the Eurasian Economic Union was discussed today, February 2, in Minsk. Minsk is hosting the first Eurasian Mining and Exploration Forum. In the framework of this plan, it is planned to develop a common approach to the geological information and its processing. This will allow a more accurate assessment of the importance of deposits as well as calculation of the economic impact of their production.

01.02.2016

Armenia assumes chairmanship of Eurasian Economic Commission on February 1
Armenia assumes chairmanship of Eurasian Economic Commission on February 1 The chairmanship of the Eurasian Economic Commission on February 1 goes to Armenia. The decision was taken in October 2015 in the Kazakh village Burabai, at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Following the summit the heads of state determined the order of interaction with third countries.  In particular, they signed the international activities guidelines and approaches to the development of trade and economic cooperation. MORE ON: Eurasian Economic Union activities
Dmitry Medvedev and Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus, Russia agree to work together to overcome negative economic trends Belarus and Russia have agreed to work together to overcome the negative economic trends. The matter was discussed on January 31 at the meeting of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi.

31.01.2016

Belarus, Russia PMs discuss 2016 cooperation prospects
Belarus, Russia PMs discuss 2016 cooperation prospects Belarus and St. Petersburg are going to recover a turnover of $2 billion. The city on the Neva River on January 29 became a platform for a business cooperation council. Also, talks between the governments of Belarus and Russia were held. The premiers, Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev, confirmed the joint plans and in anticipation of the Supreme State Council of the Union State - the meeting will be held in February in Minsk - they checked whether the countries are on the same page on the key issues.

14.01.2016

Prospects of self-employed businesses for 2016 discussed January 14 In Belarus, the year 2016 is important for the development of the dialogue of business and authorities and for effective joint economic decisions. Representatives of the national unions on January 14 talked over the prospects for small businesses, the problems and challenges for 2016. Among the main innovations of 2016 is the mandatory certification of products.

29.12.2015

Belarus creates mechanisms to control products' conformity with technical regulations
Belarus creates mechanisms to control products' conformity with technical regulations Belarus has created mechanisms to control products' conformity with technical regulations, said December 29 the Prime Minister of the country.  In 2015, experts of the State Committee for Standardization checked over 20,000 items of imported products. And in most cases, violations were detected.  They are mostly related to the labeling and lack of documents confirming the quality and safety. It concerns mainly baby products, light industry products and furniture.  

22.12.2015

Elena Semak, Associate Professor of International Economic Relations Department of the Belarusian State University
Eurasian Economic Union develops preliminary mechanism to monitor Ukrainian transit Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) members - Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan - have developed a preliminary mechanism to monitor the transit of Ukrainian goods and goods from the European Union.  On 21 December, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov said that the new mechanism will help completely control the flow of goods from Ukraine via Belarus or Russia to Kazakhstan.
EEU to protect market as Ukraine-EU free trade zone comes into force
EEU to protect market as Ukraine-EU free trade zone comes into force The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union will work out measures to protect the market after the start coming into force of the free trade zone between Ukraine and the EU, said December 21 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.  The Ukraine-EU agreement will become effective January 1, 2016. The situation with regard to the free trade zone of the CIS is becoming serious.
CSTO discuss fight against ISIL in Moscow
CSTO discuss fight against ISIL in Moscow The fight against the Islamic State and creation of a broad coalition to combat international terrorism were the main topics the summit of the CSTO in Moscow, in which Alexander Lukashenko took part on December 21, 2015. The meeting raised topics of the challenges of our time and, consequently, new approaches to collective security.  The Eurasian Economic Union heads of state then met at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

21.12.2015

CSTO council underway in Moscow
Alexander Lukashenko taking part in CSTO meeting in Moscow The President of Belarus has arrived on a working visit to the Russian Federation. The plane with the Belarusian head of state on board landed at the airport Vnukovo 2 December 21 morning. In Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko will take part in two major meetings at the level of heads of state: the Council of Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The CSTO summit is set to deal with topical issues of international security and the possible steps to address them.

16.12.2015

Moscow to host CSTO, EEU summits December 21
Moscow to host CSTO, EEU summits December 21 The Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will meet in Moscow on December 21. The Russian capital will also host the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting on the same day.  The CSTO summit will discuss key issues of strengthening regional security and effective combating of international terrorism. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will summarize the first year of the EEU operation. By tradition, on the sidelines of the summit, the Russian President will hold bilateral meetings with his colleagues.
Belarus MPs amend law on liability for breach of EEU technical regulations
Belarus MPs amend law on liability for breach of EEU technical regulations Protect the domestic market from low-quality products. Belarusian MPs on 15 December in the first reading adopted amendments to the law on liability for breach of the technical regulations of the Customs and the Eurasian Economic Union.  While now the production or sale of products that do not meet these requirements entails a penalty of 100 base units, the amendment increases the upper limit to 200 units.

15.12.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin discuss Ukraine, Middle East conflicts
Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin discuss Ukraine, Middle East conflicts Alexander Lukashenko paid an official visit in Moscow. On December 15 in the Russian capital the heads of state of Belarus and Russia held talks. Both leaders noted the importance and timeliness of this visit. It is worth noting that the sides talked about four hours in the expanded format.

08.12.2015

Belarus and Vietnam to discuss global partnership strategy
Belarus and Vietnam to discuss global partnership strategy During the official visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Alexander Lukashenko will hold a series of meetings. He will have negotiations with the Vietnamese President, the head of the Communist Party and the Vietnamese Prime Minister. The two countries are discussing mutual business interests today, December 8, at an economic forum. It is known that Vietnamese companies have signed with Belarusian partners contracts worth $25 million. Our reporter is now in Hanoi. Natalia Breus reports from Vietnam.

03.12.2015

Eurasian Economic Congress discusses Eurasian integration on December 1
Eurasian Economic Congress discusses Eurasian integration on December 1 The prospects of Eurasian integration today, December 1, in Moscow were discussed by participants of the Eurasian Economic Congress. This forum has become a platform for direct dialogue between the business community and government bought the participating countries.  Among the key issues is the creation of a common market of drugs, cooperation with the European Union, the Arab countries, China and India, as well as the development of the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union.

01.12.2015

Young Eurasian Scientists Forum opens in Minsk
Young Eurasian Scientists Forum opens in Minsk Belarusian youth is increasingly becoming interested in science. The evidence of this is the increase in the number of innovations and attention to them on the part of foreign colleagues. To establish closer contacts hundred participants from 12 countries of the CIS states as well as Turkey, Germany and Slovakia gathered in Minsk on December 1.

26.11.2015

Sergei Sidorsky, Member of the Board (Minister) for industry and agro-industrial complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission
EEU Business Council Presidium holds first meeting in Minsk The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) needs cooperative chains for the production of goods with high added value. Today, November 26, Minsk hosted an EEU meeting to discuss how to improve the efficiency of the new integration association. 

08.11.2015

Gennady Zyuganov, head of the Russian Communist Party
Belarus chose right political course in difficult conditions, Russian Communist Party leader says Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Mr Zyuganov, thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview during his short visit to Minsk. We are talking a few days before the October 2015 election. What is your assessment of how the pre-election campaign is going in Belarus? How do they differ from the previous elections?

01.11.2015

Ecuador: Center of the Earth and reliable partner of Belarus
Ecuador: Center of the Earth and reliable partner of Belarus Latin America is a big and promising market for the sale of Belarusian goods. The Presidents of Belarus and Ecuador have exchanged mutual visits in recent years. A few months ago in an interview with our program, Rafael Correa said that Ecuador is waiting for Alexander Lukashenko's visit to promote both political and economic cooperation.  And quite recently, during the UN General Assembly, the two leaders have met in New York and

22.10.2015

Dmitry Mironchik, Belarus' Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Day of Belarusian economy in Berlin: Business forum due October 22 There will be held October 22 a large-scale business forum in the German capital Berlin as part of Day of Belarus Economy. It will gather Belarusian and German officials, executives and businessmen. They will discuss the prospects for business cooperation.

20.10.2015

How does Eurasian Economic Union protect itself from import?
How does Eurasian Economic Union protect itself from unfair competition? More than 10 measures protect the domestic markets of the Eurasian Economic Union against unfair competition from foreign companies. This was discussed today at a special seminar in Minsk.

18.10.2015

CIS, EEU heads of state discussed political and economic issues of integration cooperation
CIS, EEU heads of state discuss political and economic issues of integration cooperation The CIS lives and it proves its necessity, at least during important political campaigns - this was the clear implication of the Belarusian President's speech at the summit in Kazakhstan. Now we hear that statement. In the village of Burabay, Kazakhstan, on Friday, there met 8 of the 11 presidents of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Most of the negotiations took place behind closed doors. Alexei Martinenok has more.

15.10.2015

Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits
Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits On October 16, Kazakhstan will become the center of political life of the countries of the CIS. It will host two large summits - the Council of CIS Heads of State and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The leaders really have something to discuss. This includes the fight against crime and international terrorism. Foreign ministers began to prepare the ground for tomorrow's high-level talks today.
Foreign ministries of the CIS hold summit in Astana
Foreign ministries of the CIS hold summit in Astana On the eve of the summit of the heads of state in Astana, the Foreign Ministers of the CIS will hold their meeting on 15 October. The foreign ministers will discuss issues of cooperation within the CIS and exchange views on regional and global issues. Particular attention will be paid to humanitarian cooperation. They may also review issues of education, culture, and youth policy. Also, the sides will discuss a plan of events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the CIS, which is celebrated in 2016.

14.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15 Tomorrow, 15 October, the Belarus President will travel to Kazakhstan on two-day working visit, reports the press service of the Belarusian leader. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the meetings of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

13.10.2015

Belarus, Austria open new page in relations
Belarus President: New stage begins in my life President Alexander Lukashenko met with First Deputy Chairman of the National Council of Austria, Karl-Heinz Kopf, to discuss the development of economy. Representatives of the official Vienna and heads of large companies are currently on their visit in Minsk. Many of them took part in the modernization of Belarusian enterprises. Among the EU countries Austria is the largest investor in the real sector of Belarus. Austrian business says business climate in our country is suitable. Since 2014, official contacts have intensified.

20.09.2015

Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions The Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus has moved to the site of Olympic records - Sochi. It was no longer biathlon and freestyle magicians who caused a furor but Belarusian equipment and food. At the same time, discussions were held between statesmen and businessmen. The presence of presidents Lukashenko and Putin increased the status of the meeting. The Belarusian delegation included about 150 people - senators, heads of large enterprises and governors.

17.09.2015

EEU Customs Code should take into account European and world standards
EEU Customs Code should take into account European and world standards The draft Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union should take into account the European and world standards to the largest possible extent. This matter was discussed at a meeting between the First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky with the heads of customs services of the countries participating in the EEU.

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