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15.07.2017

Day of Union State at Slavonic Bazaar 2017
Day of Union State at Slavonic Bazaar 2017 July 14, 2017 at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk is dedicated to the friendship of Belarus and Russia. The Day of Union State 2017 at the festival is dedicated to the anniversary of the Belarusian musical band “Syabry” (Friends). The band is loved both in Belarus and in Russia.
Grigory Rapota attends Slavonic Bazaar on Day of Union State
Grigory Rapota attends Slavonic Bazaar on Day of Union State This day at the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk is dedicated to the friendship of Belarus and Russia. The honored guest of the music forum on July 14 was Grigory Rapota, the State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. He was greeted at the house-museum of Ilya Repin “Zdravnevo”.

20.06.2017

Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future
Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future The upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State should be effective and give practical results, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko today during a working meeting with State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. The agenda of the forthcoming meeting was in the center of attention. The key issues of the relationship between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus will be reviewed, as well as trade and economic relations, the social sphere and the engineering complex of the two countries.

14.11.2016

Union State Council of Ministers to be held in December
Union State Council of Ministers to be held in December Belarus and Russia will improve the mechanism of decision making concerning joint programs. On November 14, the preparation to the up-coming Council of Ministers of the Union State was discussed. It is planned to hold at the beginning of December, but the exact day is still under discussion. There are 24 issues on the agenda. One of the key issues is establishing of equal conditions of competition for manufacturers of both countries. It is planned to discuss three programs of the Union State.

29.10.2016

Belarus and Russia work on common visa
Belarus and Russia work on common visa Belarus and Russia are working on the creation of common migration area. That question was discussed during the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State on October 28. Many other issues were raised during the meeting. Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State:We have similar view on key matters. We need to develop our cooperation. This is the most important thing for me.

26.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia Let’s talk about an important political and economic issue, which made headlines of Russian and Belarusian media. President Lukashenko met with the State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and anxiously talked about the economic partnership. The pragmatism offered by Russia in relations with Belarus may now go off, according to the Chekhov's gun principle. This is what the President said on this occasion.

20.09.2016

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

12.09.2016

Grigory Rapota on parliamentary election organization in Belarus
Grigory Rapota on parliamentary election organization in Belarus The information center of the Central Election Commission of Belarus played host all day to experts' roundtables. Observers point out that no serious violations have been recorded so far. And, in general, the elections have been organized at a high level. Some observers have even used the epithet "elegant elections".   Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State: I think that one of the features of these elections, which increases voter turnout, is a larger number of candidates.

23.06.2016

Man and social problems are in focus during All-Belarusian People's Assembly
Man and social problems are in focus during 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly On June 23, delegates of the fifth All-Belarusian National Assembly will continue the debate to discuss the development strategy of Belarus in the coming years. On June 22, on the sidelines of the Assembly, some members and guests of the event shared their impressions about the large-scale event, which determines the country's future for 2016-2020.

07.06.2016

Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions starts in Minsk June 7
Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions starts in Minsk June 7 The third Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions have opened in Minsk. Taking part in it will be the Belarusian and Russian heads of state. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will speak at a plenary session on June 8. On the same day he is going to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It will be held at the Palace of Independence.

27.04.2016

Belarus, Russia to adopt four new cooperation programs
Belarus, Russia to adopt four new cooperation programs Belarus and Russia intend to support the level of cooperation in the Union State at the highest level. The Union State Council of Ministers plans to adopt four new programs of cooperation in order to remain the leader of integration processes in the post-Soviet Union. It is expected that they will be approved already at the next meeting, which will take place in Mogilev on 12 May. The agenda includes nearly 30 questions. First of all, they relate to trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation.

14.04.2016

Belarus, Russia to continue work to minimize Chernobyl disaster consequences
Belarus, Russia to continue work to minimize Chernobyl disaster consequences It is necessary to continue cooperation between Belarus and Russia within the framework of the Union State in order to minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl accident.  The statement was made by State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota at an April 14 press conference following a large-scale press tour of Russian media representatives and bloggers to the Gomel region.

18.01.2016

First Belarus-Russia Union State summit in 2016 due in Minsk
First Belarus-Russia Union State summit in 2016 due in Minsk The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State, the first one in 2016, will be held in Minsk. It will take place in Q1 2016. This was one of the topics Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko discussed today with Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota.

29.11.2015

Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State
Belarus could serve as platform for talks over latest Middle East tensions Belarus could serve as a platform for negotiations in connection with the worsening situation in the Middle East, said November 27 in Minsk State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota.

25.10.2015

Grigory Rapota: Sanctions is not the best way of international relations
Grigory Rapota: Sanctions is not the best way of international relations State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota gave an interview to the TV journalist Egor Khrustalev. There are a number of issues where Russia and Belarus have slightly different views. For example, the situation in Ukraine. The Ukrainian authorities often directly accuse Russia of meddling in internal affairs. On the other hand, Belarus provides a platform for negotiation. How should the Union State leadership should behave in this situation? Which language you choose to assess the situation?

19.10.2015

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German foreign minister
Germany: Trend towards Belarus-EU relations change obvious One day after the 2015 presidential elections in Belarus European officials gathered in Luxembourg. And a few hours later news agencies reported about the freezing of EU sanctions against Belarus. Harlem Désir, French EU affairs minister:We made a decision to suspend sanctions for the next four months but they can be put in place again immediately, if needed. More: Belarus-EU relations

13.10.2015

Pusic: Croatia wants to bring Belarus closer to stabilize the region
Pusic: Croatia wants to pull Belarus closer to stabilize the region An indication of the improvement of relations between Belarus and the EU is the decision to suspend sanctions against our country. It was taken at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg. Vesna Pusic, Croatia's Minister of Foreign Affairs:EU seeks to bring Belarus closer. Not for admission to the EU, but as a partner in order to stabilize the region. To this end, the sanctions must be suspended, at least temporarily.
Belarus chooses policy of consistent development
Belarus chooses policy of consistent development The results of the election campaign show that Belarus chooses a policy of consistent development, building step by step the country where one may live and raise children. In the early 90s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, sovereign Belarus faced hardship, especially in economy. Thus one of the first tasks was to raise the country, its economy.

15.09.2015

Over 120 agreements worth $100m to be signed at II Forum of Regions in Sochi Uniform industrial policy will be one of the main themes of the second Forum of Regions. The meeting will be held in Sochi this Friday and Saturday. The upcoming forum of regions in Sochi will be the second such event in the history of Russia and Belarus. It will bring together businessmen at the highest level who will discuss common commercial policy and find new points of contact. More than 80 leading enterprises of Belarus will present their products at a large-scale fair of Belarusian and Russian producers.

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.

01.04.2015

Grigory Rapota, Belarus-Russia Union State secretary
Belarusian and Russian enterprises should enjoy equal conditions in the two countries, Union State Secretary says Belarusian and Russian enterprises should enjoy equal conditions in the two countries. This was said on April 1 by Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota at a meeting with Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov. The sides discussed the conduct of the Union State Council of Ministers. It is expected to take place in Russia in May or June 2015.  They also raised the issues of projects aiming to create joint transnational corporations. Also discussed were steps towards the introduction of single industrial policy of Belarus and Russia.  

24.02.2015

Grigory Rapota: The number of Belarus-Russia Union State programs may be expanded The number of Union State programs between Belarus and Russia may be expanded. This opinion was expressed by State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. After all, there are all possibilities for it. At the upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council, some relevant topics will be discussed, including traditional issues such as the Union State budget. One of them is the military doctrine adopted in Russia in late 2014. Changes may be introduced into the same document in the framework of the Union State.
Alexander Lukashenko and Grigory Rapota
Belarus, Russia may hold Union State meeting in Moscow March 3 The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia may take place in Moscow on March 3.  Alexander Lukashenko and Belarus-Russia Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota discussed the agenda of the upcoming forum on February 24.

09.12.2014

Alexander Lukashenko alarmed by state of Belarus-Russia relations The Union State of Belarus and Russia uses all the mechanisms for speedy resolution of the problem of food supplies between the two countries. To discuss the issue, the Belarusian President met on December 9 the Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota. During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the forthcoming meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State. The event will due in Moscow in late December.  At the meeting, the sides will consider the Union State budget for 2015. Plans have been made to introduce new guidelines concerning its adoption.