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06.04.2017

Belarusian authorities on new methods of work with people's appeals
Belarusian authorities on new methods of work with people's appeals New approaches to work with citizens and tight involvement of local authorities in solving problems. These topics were discussed April 5 at a session of the Belarus Presidential Administration. At present, this work in Belarus is well established. Personal contacts and direct telephone Q&A sessions are the main methods. Some problems are solved quickly. However, new approaches to work should be found.

17.03.2017

President Lukashenko:  Government staff optimization mustn’t result in unthoughtful personnel reduction
President Lukashenko: Government staff optimization mustn’t result in unthoughtful personnel reduction Optimization of government structure and elimination of duplicate functions. The effectiveness of the government staff was discussed at Belarus President’s meeting on March 17, 2017. Alexander Lukashenko had once again emphasized that optimization mustn’t result in unthoughtful personnel reduction. The prime question is about creating an effective governance model, which will facilitate the dynamic development of Belarus.

12.03.2017

Increasing operational efficiency: President Lukashenko instructs law enforcement bodies
Increasing operational efficiency: President Lukashenko instructs law enforcement bodies Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held two important meetings. The issues of justice comfort of the community and good order as a guarantor of Belarus’ development were discussed. This is the brand identity of Belarus. It is not by chance that it was decided to hold the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk. To ensure security of a country and in a country is everybody’s responsibility. However, law enforcement bodies do it professionally. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, that in this case the law must be obeyed stringently.

10.03.2017

How Belarus enriches post-Soviet heritage
How Belarus enriches post-Soviet heritage TV presenter Egor Khrustalev discussed the present of Belarus with the Russian political scientist and publicist Elena Ponomareva. Egor Khrustalev: Elena, once I watched the talk-show where the question “Do you like independent Belarus?” was discussed. And you were one of those few who stood up for this country. What do people of your professional circle think about this topic? And what are the main discussion subjects of the Belarusian-Russian relations and Belarus itself?

21.02.2017

Senior officials all over Belarus meet with people in difficult life circumstances
Senior officials all over Belarus meet with people in difficult life circumstances to prompty address their problems Another news in connection with the no-longer-new decree number 3 on the prevention of social dependency, so to say. The Decree has been receiving a lot of public attention recently. Its main idea is not to make unemployed people pay some small money (and this is really small money, since the budget will not benefit from it much), but to stimulate people to pay taxes in due order. The senior officials of the presidential administration in different cities of Belarus met with people.

20.02.2017

Belarus President demands to reduce checks of businesses
Belarus President demands to reduce checks of businesses You can either listen to the opinions of outside observers (and sometimes it is even pleasant), or simply ignore them. Still, you should have your own head on your shoulders, especially in economy, where interest and profit govern advisers and consultants. What does Belarusian experience tell us today? There are a lot of inspection departments. They work actively, but the economic benefit of total control is questionable. Even the President started to speak about it.

17.02.2017

Presidential Administration to check regional authorities' work with Belarusians' appeals
Presidential Administration to check regional authorities' work with Belarusians' appeals Offsite reception offices to clarify the implementation of Decree No3 began their work in all regions of Belarus on February 16. Such reception offices will become traditional, said head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova, communicating with citizens in Zhodino City Executive Committee. Decree No3 is also called decree on social dependency or 'social parasites tax', which obliges people who did not work officially more than 183 days during the previous year and thus did not pay income tax, to pay a fee in a certain amount.

14.02.2017

Belarus President criticizes training of civil servants
Belarus President criticizes training of civil servants Will officials laid off as a result of optimization of the state apparatus become payers of social dependency tax? This is a rhetorical question, although the success of the work of state agencies as well as any enterprise depends on how eager these workers are. Especially in ideology! You can't work with people like with a blank that needs to be finished with a file. Here one needs special talent! President Lukashenko drew attention to this subject one more time. No formalism and superfluous activities. No more space for bureaucracy in state apparatus.
Presidential Administration revamped in Belarus
Presidential Administration revamped in Belarus One third of the staff of the Presidential Administration will be cut. The corresponding decree was signed on February 13 by Alexander Lukashenko. It is expected that this measure will make the work of the main political headquarters of the head of state more efficient. In particular, the institute of presidential assistants is being reformed. Two new posts are introduced. The assistants will be in charge of two different directions. The first is the legislative and judicial and the second is the credit and financial one.

07.02.2017

Belarus President's orders become plan of action for government
Belarus President's orders become plan of action for government "Big conversation. Momentum for important things" was the title of the February 7 front-page article of one of Belarus' most authoritative newspapers SB. Belarus Today. The newspaper has summarized more than 7 hours of dialogue between Alexander Lukashenko and members of the public, the media and experts.

06.02.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Presidential Administration must be ideological hub of the country
Belarus to lay off excessive public servants? Continuous staff updates and performance discipline are the main tasks set by the President at the meeting with his administration on February 6. Alexander Lukashenko is sure that only those who want to work and benefit the country should remain in this structure. As the main political headquarters of the head of state, the President's Administration should accumulate the most advanced ideas and be a powerful ideological center, where staff will have the necessary knowledge and work as a team.

03.02.2017

Belarus President promises to sort out cases of 'raids' on investors
Belarus President promises to sort out cases of 'raids' on investors President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has promised to sort out facts of "raids" on investors. He said this at a meeting with public representatives of Belarusian and foreign mass media on February 3. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:We will sort out cases when investors are offended. We have a totally different policy. If this is the case, please report to me, I have enough power for that. We have people who will sort out cases of "attacks" or "racket". Photo: BELTA
Belarus President: We must eliminate unnecessary functions of civil cervants
Belarus President: We must eliminate unnecessary functions of civil cervants The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko links a possible increase in salaries of civil servants with the reduction of the number of unnecessary functions they perform. The Head of State said this at a meeting with representatives of the public, Belarusian and foreign mass media.

21.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: We need to reform Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko: We need to reform Presidential Administration Let's start with the staffing decisions made December 21 by the Head of State. Today he picked the leadership of the Presidential Administration. It will be headed by Natalia Kochanova - former Deputy Prime Minister. Her first deputy will be Maxim Ryzhenkov. Prior to that, he served as vice-president of the National Olympic Committee.

19.12.2016

Belarus President warns about rational spending of national budget
Belarus President warns about rational spending of national budget The geography of today's issue is extensive. There will be Spain and even its former colony in South America. But overseas themes, with all the exotic nature and the importance, only complement the picture of the world. The main focus is on the events in Belarus, the events with the participation of the President.

10.11.2016

Changes due in work of Belarus' Presidential Administration
Changes due in work of Belarus' Presidential Administration from January 1, 2017 The system and the work style of the Belarusian President Administration need to fundamentally change from January 1, 2017, said November 10 Alexander Lukashenko during a working meeting with the Head of Administration Alexander Kosinets.

09.11.2016

New quality management level at Belarusian enterprises by 2018
New quality management level at Belarusian enterprises by 2018 A new quality competition involving Belarusian products will be established in Belarus. Research will be held in independent laboratories. The main purpose of the contest is to raise the level of Belarusian goods. In addition, by 2018, companies are expected to move to a new level of quality management, according to international standards. In the next five years, Belarus will implement a set of measures that will allow Belarusian products to enter new markets and introduce European approach to production.

04.11.2016

Igor Buzovsky: Optimization is not only reduction but also opening of new facilities
Igor Buzovsky: Optimization is not only reduction but also opening of new facilities The topic of healthy lifestyle was raised on 3 November in Grodno at a meeting in one of the city's schools. This institution was not chosen by chance: five gyms, clubs and societies operate here. Classes there are available not only to students, but also to those who live in the entire neighborhood This solves both economic and social issues: the school can make money, and people can choose healthy lifestyle. Especially when the Olympic champion is your teacher.

31.10.2016

Belarusians mostly satisfied with administration bodies
Belarusians mostly satisfied with administration bodies Some 74% of Belarusians respond to the work of state administration bodies positively. This is evidenced by an opinion poll. According to the survey, 36% of respondents rated the administration bodies' work as "positive." The answer "rather positive" scored 38%. There are 7.5% of those who dislike the way administration bodies work, while there were 13% of those who think "rather negative". 5.5% of respondents did not make a decision. In 2013, the state apparatus was optimized in Belarus, which resulted in a 25% reduction in the number of workers.

08.09.2016

Belarus Trade Ministry officially renamed Antimonopoly Regulation Ministry
Belarus Trade Ministry officially renamed Antimonopoly Regulation Ministry On September 8, the Ministry of Trade of Belarus was officially renamed the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation. The name comprises the main functions of the institution. Firstly,  it is the development of the competition, regulation of prices, analysis of the consumer market and protecting the rights of consumers.

28.08.2016

Number of administrative complaints decreased in Belarus
Number of administrative complaints decreased in Belarus The dialogue between authorities and people took place in Belarus. On August 27, as always on Saturdays, the phone-in with the nation took place. Heads of executive committees notice that the number of complaints has significantly decreased. More often, people call to get assistance in their personal issues. Moreover, people call to express their gratitude. For instance, there were 10 calls to the district executive committee in Vitebsk.

23.06.2016

Belarus may optimize state apparatus
Belarus may optimize state apparatus Belarus retains the social policy course in the coming years. It should be based on an addressed basis. Marianna Shchetkina, Minister of Labor and Social Security, reported on the main priorities of this sector from the rostrum of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly. For example we 25,000 children face parental divorce each year. Another question was the optimization of the state apparatus.

22.06.2016

Natalia Kochanova
Natalia Kochanova: Belarus looking for staff who will work effectively in modern conditions The CTV Channel continues to communicate with guests of the V All-Belarusian People's Assembly. The President personally addressed you saying that you need to address the problem of university admission tests and school textbooks in the coming years.
Michael Morgulis: Everything is feasible if Belarus President is assisted by people who understand what he says
Michael Morgulis: Everything is feasible if Belarus President is assisted by people who understand what he says Let us ask the guest of our country from the United States about what people abroad know about Belarus. What do people know about Belarus? Is there any new information you have learned about Belarus in America?

19.04.2016

How did 2016 begin for Belarus' economy?
How did 2016 begin for Belarus' economy? Alexander Lukashenko demands that the government regroup in solving the tasks of socio-economic development of Belarus. On April 18, the head of state was presented a report on the results of the work of all sectors in Q1 2016.  The event turned out to be really large-scale. 73 participants were sat in one of the largest halls of the Palace of Independence. These are chiefs of the National Bank, the Government, regional executive committees and the Minsk executive committee. 

12.04.2016

New law making season starts at Belarusian Parliament: new laws to be adopted
Belarusian Parliament starts new law-making season The session was opened both in the Oval Hall and in the Council of the Republic of Belarus. The deputies from the House of Representative will decide upon dozens of bills. Some of them are resonant. For instance, a person will be held criminally liable for participation in armed conflicts abroad, or will get fine or warning if their dog barks after 11 PM. During the spring session, the MPs will examine 60 bills. The adopted ones will determine the country's development for years to come.

06.04.2016

Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus Premier
Belarus government preparing for 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly At the moment, the Belarus government is holding a meeting of the organizing committee for the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. The forum is held every 5 years. During the forum, delegates from all regions of the country discuss the strategy for the future development of Belarus. This is one of the most important events in the country's life. It allows the delegates to directly participate in public management in Belarus.

29.03.2016

Alexander Lukashenko counting on continued growth of Parliament's professionalism
Alexander Lukashenko counting on Parliament's higher professionalism The President of Belarus is counting on continued growth of professionalism of Parliament. The Head of State noted this meeting with chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly Vladimir Andreichenko.  The two discussed the forthcoming parliamentary election campaign, due in late summer or early autumn. The President believes it is necessary to strengthen the work with people and provide additional assistance to local authorities in solving the regional problems.

14.03.2016

Belarus President approves new tariffs amid utility price row
Belarus President approves new tariffs amid utility price row Water supply and elevator maintenance will be cheaper. The President of Belarus has approved the tariffs for basic public utilities. The President ordered an in-depth review of utility costs after the January price rises. Alexander Lukashenko demanded that the real value of the services be specified in utility bills. And utilities should be transparent and understandable to the public. The decree on the new tariff policy will be signed in the near future.

18.02.2016

Belarusian governors training to use weapons in case of military conflict
Belarusian governors training to use weapons in case of military conflict "It is not easier than the cropping campaign," say governors about territorial defense classes. February 18 was the culmination of the military drills in which Belarusian governors take part. Anti-personnel mines, anti-aircraft guns and modern data centers. Commanders must not only know how to use technology, but also set an example to the personnel.     They did not shoot very precise but all the targets are hit. On the firing line, the governors and their deputies confirm that they know how to use personal weapons.       

11.02.2016

President Lukashenko demands that Investigative Committee serve people, not statistics
President Lukashenko demands that Investigative Committee serve people, not statistics How effectively are Belarus' law enforcement agencies working? According to the President, the answer to this question must be sought in society. Alexander Lukashenko, at the board of the Investigative Committee, advised the security forces to do everything necessary to improve its image among the population. And for this, they need to assess their work on a daily basis. The Belarus President also recommended the Committee to rely less on statistics in assessing performance. Other topics covered were the fight against corruption, economic crimes, and staff training.
Belarus President taking part in Investigative Committee board
Belarus President taking part in Investigative Committee board Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the extended meeting of the board of the Investigative Committee. It is considering the results of work in 2015 as well as tasks lying ahead. The board has brought together heads of regional departments of the Investigative Committee. The head of the Investigative Committee during the board proposed the creation of a university for investigative staff training. The staffing of the Committee's divisions stood at more than 96% at the beginning of 2016.

03.02.2016

Belarus Academy of Public Administration
Belarus Academy of Public Administration celebrates its 25th anniversary A new face of the global economy demands new approaches to training top managers. The Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus is ready to meet this challenge. The institution marked its silver jubilee on January 29. In fact, the Academy is a peculiar one in Belarusian high education system. Former pupils and successful ministers learn side by side here. This is a perfect example of the saying "live and learn".

20.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko says formed new Belarus government before October 11 election
Belarus President hits at gradual economic reforms The government for the future five years and all authorities had been mainly formed before the October 11 presidential election, stated President Alexander Lukashenko on October 20 the meeting on current issues of the country's development. The President and the Presidential Administration together with the Government and the governors reviewed forecast indicators of socio-economic development.

24.09.2015

Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs The problem of non-recovered receivables is the scourge of Belarus' public finances. The President held a meeting on September 23, during which he stressed that it is foreign receivables of Belarusian enterprises are of the greatest concern. After all, it is easier to cope with difficulties inside the country. The meeting considered the ways Minsk Tractor Works is resolving these issues.

28.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Management is number 1 issue during next five years
Alexander Lukashenko: Management is number 1 issue during next five years The Belarus President continues a working trip to the Brest region. Alexander Lukashenko visited the Kamenets district on August 28. The head of state got familiar with the operation of the Belovezhsky agrarian complex and dairy farms, which had been attached to it. On the President's instruction, the farms were reconstructed. It doubled the production of milk.