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16.04.2017

Moldavian Prime Minister reacts to memorandum on cooperation with EEU
Moldavian Prime Minister reacts to memorandum on cooperation with EEU The EEU is expanding, meaning that the Union is attractive. At first there were three members, now there are five. Moldova joined the queue. Kishinev holds out big hopes to enter the Eurasian Economic Union, because the situation in the country is complicated and it took a long time to establish the political architecture. Moldova returned back to national presidential elections. The president is the head of state according to the Constitution, however the republic remains parliamentarian. 
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.

14.04.2017

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

Alexander Lukashenko to take part in Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Bishkek
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Bishkek Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. It will be held in Bishkek on April 14. The President will travel to the Kyrgyz Republic on a working visit on April 13. The presidents are expected to discuss the implementation of the main directions of the international activity of the Eurasian Economic Union and key macroeconomic policy targets. Particular attention will be paid to economic cooperation with third countries.
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.

04.04.2017

Belarus, Russia presidents say energy issues resolved
Belarus, Russia presidents say energy issues resolved Belarus and Russia have resolved all the issues in the oil and gas sector. This was announced after talks of Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The heads of state earlier held one on one talks and were then joined by their delegations. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better not to say 'agreed', because we've already resolved them.

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.

03.02.2017

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.

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.

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.

12.12.2016

EEU Customs Code should serve Belarus' interests, Alexander Lukashenko says
EEU Customs Code should serve Belarus' interests, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus has no abundant natural resources, like partners in the Eurasian Economic Union, there are no additional resources to waste so every economic decision has to be verified, said President Lukashenko at a meeting in connection with the adoption of the new Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

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.

22.11.2016

Belarus, Russia and Armenia sign agreement on support for innovations
Belarus, Russia and Armenia sign agreement on support for innovations Belarus, Russia and Armenia are strengthening business ties. The countries have signed a trilateral agreement to support entrepreneurs and innovations. The document has already been signed. Until the end of 2016, Moscow, Yerevan and Minsk are planning to develop a business road map, which will help remove borders between the two countries for small and medium-sized businesses.

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

Each new decision in CIS should be based on economic feasibility, Alexander Lukashenko says
Each new decision in CIS should be based on economic feasibility, Alexander Lukashenko says Today Minsk is hosting a meeting of the heads of governmental delegations of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Taking part in the events is also the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko said that each new decision of the CIS countries must be based on economic feasibility. This is one of the key themes of current agenda in the economic downturn, which is felt worldwide, including by integration associations. The latter, according to the Belarus head of the state, must bring real benefits to the peoples.
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.

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.

01.06.2016

Auxiliary epidemiological authority to appear in Eurasian Economic Union
Auxiliary epidemiological authority to appear in Eurasian Economic Union An auxiliary sanitary and epidemiological authority will appear in the Eurasian Economic Union. This decision was made after the Astana meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The new organization will provide comprehensive assistance to countries of the Union in the carrying out of coordinated policies in the field of sanitary and epidemiological surveillance, as well as coordinate the interaction of authorized bodies on these issues.

31.05.2016

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.
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.

30.05.2016

EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund to be renamed Eurasian Fund of Stabilization and Development
EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund to be renamed Eurasian Fund of Stabilization and Development The EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund will be renamed the Eurasian Fund of Stabilization and Development. This idea was supported 27 May by the upper chamber of the Belarus parliament. This reshuffle is not just a name change but an important functional reform. After the entry into force of the amendments part of the fund's profits will be used to the provision of grants to finance programs in the social sector, education and health care in low-income countries.

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.

16.05.2016

Belarusian, Russian foreign ministers discuss Minsk-Moscow cooperation, relations in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarusian, Russian foreign ministers discuss Minsk-Moscow cooperation, relations in Eurasian Economic Union On May 16, the Belarusian and Russian foreign ministries held talks in the foreign ministry of Belarus.  The sides discussed a wide range of issues. Much attention was paid to the interaction between Moscow and Minsk and collaboration in the framework of the integration entities such as the Eurasian Economic Union, the CSTO and the CIS. Security issues were also talked over.

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. 

10.04.2016

Vladimir Makei, Belarus' foreign minister
Belarus-Russia Union State to bring more to ordinary citizens, Belarus FM says The Union State of Belarus and Russia has already brought ordinary citizens much and will continue to do so, said Belarus' Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Moscow April 8. The Belarusian official took part in the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS. The heads of the foreign ministries of CIS member states discussed the key issues of cooperation within the Commonwealth.

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.

05.04.2016

Belarus President: Do not make us choose between east and west
Belarus President: Do not make us choose between east and west Belarus-EU relations should be built without prejudice in relation to Belarus, said April 5 Alexander Lukashenko at a government meeting. Dynamic relations between Minsk and Brussels can be called positive. In recent years, the level and intensity of contacts has increased and the overall atmosphere of the bilateral ties has improved. In February 2016, the Council of the European Union lifted most of sanctions against Belarus.

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.

03.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on Day of Peoples' Unity
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on Day of Peoples' Unity Belarus and Russia are celebrating the Day of Unity of the Peoples. 20 years ago in Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko and Boris Yeltsin signed the treaty establishing the Community of Belarus and Russia. During this time, the name of the integration association has changed, but not its significance.

29.03.2016

Belarus President questions need to join WTO
Belarus still on course to join WTO National interests should be the main argument when deciding on the accession of Belarus to the World Trade Organization. The Belarus head of state voiced his doubts concerning the accession of our country to the WTO. On the one hand, Belarus should integrate into the world trading system. On the other, it needs to protect its domestic interests.

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.

03.01.2016

Alexander Lukashenko speaking in the UN
2015 in Belarus and the world: Year in review On the first of January 2015, with the beginning of the year, Lithuania switched to the euro, becoming the 19th state in the monetary zone. The EU enlargement was not a sign of health or strength: the economy of the united Europe for the whole year was being shaken by Greek fever. In January, the Syriza party of Premier Tsipras won the election and declared that Athens refused to pay back-breaking debts, which are subject to restructuring.

27.12.2015

Security, economy dominate CSTO, EEU summits in Moscow
Security, economy dominate CSTO, EEU summits in Moscow Security and economy were the subjects of conversation between the presidents of the CSTO and the Eurasian Economic Union earlier this week in Moscow. The Collective Security Council adjusted the action plan in connection with the hostilities in the Middle East, the flow of refugees and the Russian plane downed by Turkey. This is a separate issue, a sensitive issue for the Kremlin, and Moscow would like to share its concern with the allies.

22.12.2015

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.

08.12.2015

Alexander Lukashenko named Person of the Year 2015
Alexander Lukashenko named Person of the Year 2015 The Russian Biographical Institute has awarded the Belarusian President the title Person of the Year 2015. The institute highly appreciated his contribution to the strengthening of Eurasian cooperation and cooperation with Russia. Earlier, the advisory council, which includes well-known politicians, scientists, writers and clergy, had already awarded the same title to Alexander Lukashenko. For the first time, it happened in 2012, for the formation of the EurAsEC and the Customs Union and two years later for the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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.

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?

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

Belarus President goes to Astana for two-day working visit
Belarus President goes to Astana for two-day working visit Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a two-day working visit to Kazakhstan. Flight number one took off today from the National Airport Minsk. Kazakhstan will host the meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The agenda of the forthcoming summit of the CIS includes a dozen questions. Among them is the fight against crime and international terrorism as well as the strengthening of military and border cooperation. 

12.10.2015

Andrei Rusakovich, political analyst
Andrei Rusakovich, expert: Belarus has significantly improved its position in the international arena Andrei Rusakovich, Head of the Diplomatic and Consular Service Department of the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University (BSU): Do you know, Belarus in the past few years has significantly improved its position in the international arena. I will name just a few factors that testify to this. This is, above all, a stable position with respect to security, both international and regional. This was highlighted in the process of the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. 

05.10.2015

President Lukashenko wants full normalization of Belarus-EU relations
President Lukashenko wants full normalization of Belarus-EU relations Positive dynamism in the dialogue with the European Union should lead to the full normalization of relations, said President Alexander Lukashenko accepting credentials from ambassadors of several foreign countries.

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.

12.08.2015

Kubanichbek Omuraliev, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Republic of Belarus
Kyrgyzstan becomes full-fledged member of Eurasian Economic Union Kyrgyzstan has become a full-fledged member of Eurasian Economic Union. Now the EEU groups 5 countries. Free movement of goods, capital, labor and services is from now on possible on the territory of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan.

29.07.2015

Eurasian friendship express makes two-hour stopover in Brest
Eurasian friendship express makes two-hour stopover in Brest The Eurasian friendship express made a two-hour stopover in Brest. The train is on its way from South Korea to Germany. Among the 200 passengers are businessmen, politicians, journalists, scientists and cultural figures. Over 20 days they will cover 14 thousand kilometers and cross the borders of five countries. This is the guests' only stop in Belarus but they say that even a brief acquaintance with the country was enough to form a general impression.

10.07.2015

President Lukashenko: Belarus is a reliable and predictable partner in the international arena
President Lukashenko: Belarus is a reliable and predictable partner in the international arena Ufa, which received the participants and guests of the BRICS Summit, hosts July 10 the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  It is already known that Belarus has acquired observer status in the organization. The president of Belarus is in Ufa on a working visit.

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."

10.06.2015

Alexander Surikov: The world appreciates organizational role of Belarus in resolving Ukraine conflict The settlement of the conflict in Ukraine and Belarus and the role in this process was discussed on June 10 in Minsk. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov noted that the world highly appreciates the organizational role of Belarus. More than once, our country became a platform for peace initiatives. It is in the capital of Belarus where the Normandy 4 talks were held.

28.05.2015

Belarus Premier to attend meetings of CIS Council of Heads of Government, Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Kazakhstan The Prime Minister of Belarus has departer for Kazakhstan. Andrei Kobyakov will attend meetings of the CIS Council of Heads of Government and the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. During these events, the sides will discuss documents regulating cooperation in the sphere of economy and innovations. The officials will consider the reasons for changing the dynamics of mutual trade within the borders of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space.

18.05.2015

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.

09.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow
Alexander Lukashenko lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow Moscow is hosting the informal CIS summit in which the President of Belarus is also taking part. The leaders of the Commonwealth countries are communicating "without ties". The focus is on the preparations for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the WWII victory. And it is very symbolic that the second day of the working visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Russia began with commemorative events. The Belarus President laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall.

07.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko paying working visit to Russia The President of Belarus on May 7 went on a working visit to the Russian Federation. On May 8, Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the CIS and in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Also, the President of Belarus will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin.

27.04.2015

Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and Alexander Lukashenko (R)
President Lukashenko congratulates Nazarbayev on 2015 presidential election victory On April 27, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev held a telephone conversation.  The Head of State congratulated his counterpart on a convincing victory in the early presidential elections in Kazakhstan held the other day. Mr Lukashenko expressed confidence that the strategic partnership between Belarus and Kazakhstan will continue to thrive both in a bilateral format and within the framework of the Eurasian economic integration.

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.

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.
Armenia joins Eurasian Economic Union Armenia has officially become a member of the Eurasian Economic Union. The agreement on accession of that country to the Treaty on the EEU came into force on January 2, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission informs. Armenia became the fourth member of the new integration association - after Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. According to the agreement, Armenia also accedes to other international normative acts within the legal framework of the EEU, and is committed to their implementation.

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.

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. 
Common financial market in Eurasian Economic Union by 2025? At the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the level of Heads of State in Moscow on December 23, the presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia signed a package of documents aimed at the development of integration and improvement of the activities of the nascent union.  According to the press service of the President of Belarus, services for which a single market within the EEU will take effect already on January 1, 2015, has been determined. 
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

Belarus to chair Eurasian Economic Union in 2015 Belarus will chair the Eurasian Economic Union in 2015. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin following the December 23 meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow. "In 2015, Belarus will be at the helm of the organization. We would like to wish success to our Belarusian friends," Putin is quoted by RIA Novosti as saying after the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
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.

22.12.2014

Belarus President visits Ukraine, meets Petro Poroshenko Belarus will do its utmost to establish peace in Ukraine. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during his working visit to Kiev. Mr Lukashenko met his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.  The sides discussed a wide range of issues - from the economy to the situation in eastern Ukraine. Mr Poroshenko looks forward to the resumption of the so-called Minsk talks of the contact group to resolve the Ukraine crisis.

16.12.2014

Russians consider Belarus the most successful country in the CIS Russians consider Belarus the most successful country in the Commonwealth of Independent States, according to the data from a survey conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.  Kazakhstan is in second place, while Azerbaijan is third.