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16.09.2015

Coin collectors international conference held in Belarus September 15
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.

08.09.2015

Eurasian Intergovernmental Council signs two international agreements September 8
Belarus signs two international agreements at Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Grodno Economic and financial stability within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was discussed on September 8 in Grodno, Belarus. Now the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council continues there. Premiers of Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Kazakhstan have gathered at the negotiating table. 
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council underway in Grodno September 8
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.

07.09.2015

Single air transfer system to be introduced in Eurasian Economic Union
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.

26.08.2015

Pakistan wants to conclude free trade agreement with Eurasian Economic Union
Pakistan wants to conclude free trade agreement with Eurasian Economic Union Pakistan is interested in signing a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Community (EEU). Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated this in an interview with the Kazakh newspaper "Express K" during an official visit to Astana.

11.08.2015

Nawaz Sharif: President Lukashenko created a strong economy in a short time
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.

07.07.2015

Bentley 1929 worth BYR7 billion seized at Belarusian-Polish border
Vintage 1929 Bentley worth BYR7 billion confiscated at Belarusian-Polish border A vintage car, which estimated cost is about BYR7 billion has been confiscated before the court decision at the Belarusian-Polish border. The driver chose the green customs corridor without providing documents confirming the legality of the vehicle's export. 

01.07.2015

Alexander Lukashenko takes part in solemn meeting devoted to Independence Day
President Lukashenko: Belarus will never seek its own benefit at the expense of someone else Belarus begins to celebrate today the main holiday - Independence Day. At this moment the Palace of the Republic is hosting a solemn meeting in which the President is taking part. The event is dedicated to Day of Republic (Independence Day). 

28.06.2015

Vitaly Busko, Belarus' MP
Belarus Parliament ratifies agreement on Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU On June 25, Belarusian parliamentarians ratified the treaty of accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Eurasian Economic Union. The document was signed in May last year as part of the formation of the legal base of the Customs Union and Single Economic Space.  Now deputies are working to introduce a system of identification of goods produced in the territory of the association. In the near future, at the legislative level, there will be created a peculiar brand of "Made in the Eurasian Economic Union."

09.06.2015

Vladimir Makei: Belarus intends to obtain observer status in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Vladimir Makei: Belarus intends to obtain observer status in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation The importance of strengthening the strategic partnership between Belarus and Russia was discussed on June 8 in Moscow by the foreign ministers of the two countries. The Belarusian and Russian foreign ministers discussed the main directions of development of Belarusian-Russian relations, as well as cooperation to further promote the integration process in the Eurasian Economic Union and cooperation in the international arena.

25.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Chairman of Indonesia's Regional Representative Council
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Chairman of Indonesia's Regional Representative Council Belarus and Indonesia intend to increase trade turnover to $1 billion by 2018. The matter was discussed at the meeting of the Belarus President with the Speaker of the Council of Regional Representatives Irman Gusman. According to Alexander Lukashenko special attention should be given to inter-regional cooperation.  In the near future, an embassy of Indonesia will open in Minsk.

18.05.2015

Why does China need Belarus? Results of Xi Jinping's state visit
Why is China interested in Belarus? Xi Jinping's state visit review The most significant foreign policy event of the week was Xi Jinping's state visit to Belarus. The head of China spent three days in Minsk. And these three days are likely to be decisive in the relations between the two countries in the coming years, and perhaps decades. After all, as Xi Jinping confessed, here and now, there has started a new era in the Belarusian-Chinese relations.
Eurasian Economic Union to establish single notariat
Eurasian Economic Union to establish single notarial service There are plans to create a single notariat on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). This will harmonize the legislation of the countries of the integration association. In 2014, the notary chambers Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia signed a cooperation agreement. It was the first step towards the establishment of the notaries union. The harmonized legislation will facilitate legal aid to residents of the EEU, which now brings together Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.

14.05.2015

"Made in EEU": label soon on Eurasian Economic Union goods
"Made in EEU": label soon on Eurasian Economic Union products "Customs union product" or "Made in the EEU". Such labeling may appear on products in the near future, said on May 13 minister for industrial and agro-industrial complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sergei Sidorsky. Products with this label will comply with all regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and move freely in the territory of the Customs Union. In addition, it will allow manufacturers of the EEU to compete in the market of third countries.

13.05.2015

Belarusian Industrial Forum to discuss industrial cooperation in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarusian Industrial Forum to discuss industrial cooperation in Eurasian Economic Union Industrial integration in the Eurasian Economic Union will be discussed on May 13 in Minsk. The business talk will be held in the framework of the Belarusian Industrial Forum.  The meeting will review the current situation of cooperation in the framework of the EAEC. Its participants will exchange views on the prospects and problems of industrial cooperation of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, and Kyrgyzstan.

10.05.2015

Kyrgyzstan joins Eurasian Economic Union
Kyrgyzstan joins Eurasian Economic Union. Report by TV program "Picture of the World Yuri Koziyatko" An informal summit of the leaders of some of the CIS countries in Moscow was timed to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory. President Lukashenko took part in the meeting. And not only in this one. Both took place in the Russian capital on May 8. The presidents of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states held a meeting for the first time in the full format since the launch of the EEU on January 1, 2015. Natalia Breus has details.
A Kazakh family
Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev's victory - report by TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko" Not long ago, Nursultan Nazarbayev won the election in Kazakhstan for the fifth time. Mr Nazarbayev has run the country for more than a quarter century. And, as confessed by the woman from our next report, she's ready to vote for him with three hands! Our special correspondent Anastasia Dekhtyar has the report from Kazakhstan. Munira Satybaldiyeva, entrepreneur:I pray for the president, I want him to be alive and well so everything is stable in Kazakhstan. I am very glad that Allah sent us this president.

09.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Ukraine is de facto winding down CIS activity but is unlikely to withdraw from it
Alexander Lukashenko: Ukraine is de facto winding down CIS activity but is unlikely to withdraw from it The main political news on May 8 are coming from Moscow. The city hosted two major summits with the participation of the President of Belarus. The first one was held in an informal atmosphere - a round table brought together the leaders of the CIS. A little later, the talks continued in a more restricted format - in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. At first, the Belarusian President's motorcade stopped in the Alexandrovsky Garden. Before the start of the negotiations, the Belarusian President laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

30.04.2015

Economic security: how to protect domestic market and get people interested in local products
Economic security: How should Belarus protect its domestic market and get people interested in local products Belarus continues to actively discuss the President's address to the people and Parliament. The head of state touched on almost all the issues that concern Belarusians today.  In particular, he mentioned one of the components of economic security - the protection of the internal market.

26.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko and Giorgi Margvelashvili
President Lukashenko says no conflicts between Georgians, Belarusians and Russians, blames misunderstanding at political level only Negotiations between the President of Belarus with his Georgian counterpart lasted twice longer than it was planned. This indicates that leaders are set to build future relations in all directions: from economy to the social sphere.   Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia has already been called historic by officials, journalists and ordinary citizens. This is the first official visit over the 20 years of diplomatic relations.

02.04.2015

Belarus advocates faster harmonization of legislation in Eurasian Economic Union Senators in Belarus have started the legislative season. At the opening of the spring session of the Council of the Republic, Chairman Mikhail Myasnikovich noted that the establishment of a common market without exceptions and limitations in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) must be a goal to which the sides should aspire, the quicker, the better.  In particular, it is necessary to remove barriers to mutual trade.

29.03.2015

Diplomats, businessmen discuss future of Eurasian integration, Belarus' relations with the West
Diplomats, businessmen discuss future of Eurasian integration, Belarus' relations with the West Belarus has become a guarantor of stability in the Eastern European region. Such an idea expressed on 27 March during the forum "Minsk dialogue 2015". Diplomats, businessmen, politicians and representatives of international organizations discussed the future of the Eurasian integration and Belarus' relations with the West. 

22.03.2015

Belarus, Belgium to establish joint export agency for promotion of domestic goods to the West
Belarus, Belgium to establish joint export agency for promotion of domestic goods to the West Belarus and Belgium will establish a joint export agency. Its main objective is to promote domestic goods to the West.  Experts of the joint venture will assist in business development in Belarus and the Eurasian Economic Union. First of all, experts will be engaged in the study of European demand and evaluate the export potential of our businesses. The head office will be located in Brussels. Most likely, he will begin work in May. 
Alexander Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia leaders check whether they are on the same page: next meeting due in Moscow May 8 Three presidents, of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, met in Astana on Friday. Let me remind you that the summit had been postponed for a week - nothing extraordinary, but nothing reasoned - the real reasons are now known. It is important that the heads of state are in good health, and Nazarbayev, despite the wise age, looked particularly fresh, maybe because the presidential elections in Kazakhstan are due very soon. And, of course, the visit of the leaders of Belarus and Russia is a kind of support for the current leader of Kazakhstan, except the main. And the main agenda included

19.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Kazakhstan March 19-20
Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Kazakhstan March 19-20 Eurasian integration. President Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a working visit to Kazakhstan. Board number 1 took off from National Airport Minsk and headed for Astana. It is expected that the visit will last two days. The agenda includes the meeting of the leaders of Belarus and Kazakhstan, which will address cooperation issues. On March 20, Astana will host a trilateral meeting between the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The parties plan to discuss trade and economic issues in the Eurasian Economic Union.

17.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meeting with representatives of self-employed businessmen community
Self-employed businessmen in Belarus allowed to sell goods without certificates until January 1, 2016 On March 17, the head of state visited the shopping and entertainment center Expobel. Here Alexander Lukashenko personally talked with self-employed businessmen. Issues of regulation and development of certain types of businesses were later discussed at the meeting. The meeting brought together government officials, representatives of small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial unions. All opinions were heard. Following the meeting, a compromise was reached.

15.03.2015

Anatoly Nichkasov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador of Belarus to Kazakhstan: Meeting of Belarusian, Russian and Kazakh presidents in Astana was not canceled The presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia did not meet in Astana this week! The summit has been postponed. Allegedly due to Putin's cold. Some say there are other reasons - and there can be a lot of them because the agenda included trade and economic issues, which are quite complicated.  And even more difficult Ukrainian topic. We hope to find out details from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan, Anatoly Nichkasov. Yuri Koziyatko, host of "Picture of the World": Mr Nichkasov, hello!

12.02.2015

New EU laboratory for testing foodstuff quality appears in Minsk
New EU laboratory for testing foodstuff quality appears in Minsk Within an EU program, a new laboratory has been founded in Minsk. It is facilitated with modern equipment and the staff have been retrained. From now on, European and international certificates will confirm the quality of Belarusian food products.

08.02.2015

Merkel: The situation in Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means
Merkel: Minsk agreements needed for peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis The situation in the south-east of Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means. Steps should be taken to implement the Minsk agreements. This statement was made by Angela Merkel at the Munich Security Conference.  Belarus was represented at the meeting by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei.  During his working visit to Germany, he noted that Belarus is interested in establishing a direct dialogue between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the EU to discuss long-term cooperation prospects. 

06.02.2015

Eurasian Economic Union to foster elimination of restrictions in mutual trade
Eurasian Economic Union to foster elimination of restrictions in mutual trade To eliminate existing barriers to trade and move to a coherent industrial policy as well as launch joint projects. On February 6, in Russia's Gorki town outside Moscow, members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) announced priorities for the development of the organization.  In 2015, Belarus chairs the EEU integration bodies. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov held the first-ever meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union. 

29.01.2015

President Lukashenko says common Eurasian market of 170 million beneficial for Belarus
President Lukashenko says common Eurasian market of 170 million beneficial for Belarus Open dialogue. Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in a press conference during which he answers questions of Belarusian and foreign journalists. The meeting has alerady lasted 6 hours. The President proposed a new format of a dialogue instead of a press conference. Taking part in the event are 250 journalists. Communication takes place in an atmosphere of discussion.  The President sincerely and honestly answered all questions.

27.01.2015

Belarus, Russia to create common information space
Belarus, Russia to create common information space Information technologies have become the engine of the economies of Russia and Belarus. Today, on January 27, First Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatization of Belarus Dmitry Shedko, during a meeting with the Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov, discussed the possibilities of virtual space. The meeting is important because by 2020, a single market of communication services of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) should be created.

14.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko sends message to heads of state of Eurasian Economic Union President Alexander Lukashenko has sent a message to the heads of state of the Eurasian Economic Union. On January 1, Belarus assumed the chairmanship of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The work of the Belarusian side in this period will be aimed at promoting the four fundamental economic freedoms of the Union. Namely: the freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and labor. Belarus advocates for the complete abolition of exceptions and limitations.

02.01.2015

Belarus to develop three technical regulations for nascent Eurasian Economic Union The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will develop 22 new technical regulations for different types of products in addition to the technical regulations adopted in the framework of the Customs Union. Belarus will be responsible for the development of two technical regulations, Kazakhstan for three, Russia for 14 and the Eurasian Economic Commission (the EEU government) for three more.

01.01.2015

Eurasian Economic Union becomes operational January 1 The creation of the new integration association, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), is perhaps the most anticipated event of the beginning of 2015. On January 1, the integration entity became operational. Belarus will be the first president of the organization. Armenia will join the three founding members - Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan - on January 2.  Kyrgyzstan will complete all formalities in May. Thus, the EEU will unite almost 180 million people.

30.12.2014

Belarus President says no mass privatization in sight The President of Belarus demands a good start from the renewed Government from the first days. The Head of State said this on December 29, presenting to the government new Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Mr Lukashenko said he expects the Government will ensure the normal operation of enterprises, increase export and seek new trading partners. Special attention should be paid to the Belarusian consumer market.

29.12.2014

Russian ambassador to Belarus about Eurasian Economic Union Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus Alexander Surikov has given an interview to the CTV TV channel. Mr Surikov, welcome to the CTV channel. Alexander Surikov: Thank you. 

25.12.2014

Russia may provide Belarus with financial support in 2015 Today, on December 25, during a telephone conversation, Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev discussed joint projects and options for providing financial support for Belarus, BelTA news agency reports. The Prime Ministers of the two countries agreed to take concerted action on the functioning of the system of national economies, taking into account the adverse external conditions. 

24.12.2014

Russia banned Belarus' foodstuffs without Putin's consent Investigating authorities of Belarus and Russia will look for those who were responsible for ban on the supply of Belarusian products to Russia in December. 
Eurasian Economic Union to be launched in 7 days amid disagreements between member states Important political news came from Moscow on December 23. The Belarus President visited Russia that day to take part in two Eurasian summits in the Kremlin. Military and economic security dominated the agenda. The presidents took part in the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

23.12.2014

Political, economic security tops agenda of CSTO summit in Moscow Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow on December 23. The heads of the six states (Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan) discussed the strengthening of military cooperation within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty. According to Alexander Lukashenko, CSTO member states must firmly and convincingly promote their common stance in the international arena.

10.12.2014

Russia to lift ban on Belarusian meat and dairy products Belarus will resume shipments of meat and dairy products to Russia after Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor's restrictions. First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov of Russia is going to give an order to lift the ban on the delivery of Belarus' products. This was reported by member of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sergei Rumas at the end of the meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) board in Moscow December 10.

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