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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coin collectors' international conference held in Belarus September 15
How much does money cost? Numismatists know exactly. Specialists from Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia gathered on September 15 in Minsk for an international conference. Belarusian collectors presented their achievements and the latest editions of coins issued by the National Bank of Belarus.
Joseph Sudnik has been collecting coins since WWII. Today, the collector boasts more than three thousand coins of different eras and nations.
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council underway in Grodno September 8
Economic and financial stability within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was discussed on September 8 in Belarus' Grodno. The city is hosting the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting today. The Belarusian delegation is headed by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov.
The agenda includes matters of coordinated industrial policy, the development of relations with foreign partners and international organizations, and the formation of a single market for services.
Single air transfer system to be introduced in Eurasian Economic Union
It will be easier to travel with changes in international airports of Eurasian Economic Union member states. The Eurasian Economic Commission adopted a decision to introduce a uniform system of air transfer.
Passengers will no longer have to re-register luggage in their transit city. Now this will be done by the carrier.
Airports of Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus will move to a new system of work by the middle of autumn 2015.
Nawaz Sharif: President Lukashenko created a strong economy in a short time
This week Belarusian-Pakistani cooperation has reached a new level. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in Minsk these days. The states may increase the total turnover of a billion dollars, said President Alexander Lukashenko on August 11 opening the Belarusian-Pakistani business forum. Representatives of the largest companies of chemical, textile, engineering and other industries gathered today in the National Library.