Belarus President appoints deputy mayors of Minsk
Prices, employment and salaries are the three main areas for Minsk vice mayors designated by the Belarus President. Alexander Lukashenko on March 20 agreed number of appointments for the Minsk city executive committee.
Fedor Rimashevsky has become the first deputy chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee. Another two deputies of the Minsk mayor are Alexander Krepak and Igor Yurkevich.
Vsevolod Yanchevsky appointed director Belarus' High-Tech Park
On March 15, Vsevolod Yanchevsky was appointed director of the Belarusian High-Tech Park. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Prior to that, Mr Yanchevsky served as a presidential assistant.
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Priorities for new Belarus' labor minister
Improving the efficiency of the labor market, income growth and improvement of social support are the priorities for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, said Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko presenting new head Irina Kostevich as the Labor Minister.
She was appointed the day before. The new minister is well versed in the socio-economic environment. She started as a specialist to finally become the first deputy chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee. Prior to that she also held the post of the Deputy Minister of Economy.
President Lukashenko makes new personnel changes on March 14, 2017
President Alexander Lukashenko made a number of personnel changes. On March 14, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new Minister of Labour and Social Protection. Irina Kostevich took up the post. Belarus President appointed Igor Buzovsky the new Head of Minsk Tsentralny district, Vladimir Karpyak as President’s Aide, Chief Inspector in Minsk. Changes have also been made in the oil-industry.
Irina Kostevich: A target of 70,000 new working places by 2017 in Belarus
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a number of personnel decisions. On March 14, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new Minister of Labor and Social Protection. Irina Kostevich took up the post. Earlier she served as deputy minister of economy. The skilled specialist has years of work behind her in statistics and analyzing sectors.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has a number of tasks set up, which are to ensure a high level of employment and Belarusians' income growth.
Irina Kostevich appointed Belarus' Minister of Labour and Social Security
The Belarus head of state has made a number of appointments. On March 14, he picked a new Minister of Labour and Social Protection. Irina Kostevich assumed the post.
Earlier Mrs Kostevich served as deputy minister of economy. The social protection ministry now faces a number of tasks: in particular, to ensure a high level of employment and Belarusians' income growth.
Personnel reduction plans of Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus is planning staff reductions, which will touch upon all the subdivisions of the authority. This was stated by Interior Minister of the Republic of Belarus Igor Shunevich.
According to his words, in some departments as the Department of Migration and Citizenship, civil citizens can substitute people in uniform. And the function of the traffic police to register transport can be handed over to an outside agency.
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.
Naftan director general dismissed
General Director of one of the largest oil processing companies Naftan Vladimir Tretyakov has been dismissed, said the head of the Belarusian Presidential Administration.
According to Natalia Kochanova, one of the reasons for this decision was protracted modernization, which timing had repeatedly been extended. Vladimir Tretyakov as the head of the organization had not taken timely measures to implement the development program of Naftan.
Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister
Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Valery Malashko as the Minister of Health. The head of state noted that not long ago Valery Malashko was appointed the Labor and Social Security Minister.
The President noted that there were a lot of candidates for the post of the Minister of Health.
Nevertheless, he had made this decision given the high authority of Valery Malashko.
Belarus President makes new appointments
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has approved the appointment of a number of first deputies and deputy ministers on January 27. The President also appointed a number of heads of district executive committees and regional administrations.
Common tasks set for new officials are work with people, high demands of discipline, invigoration of the operation of state companies and infrastructure development.
President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister
Alexander Lukashenko on December 29 made a number of personnel decisions. Vasily Zharko was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus.
Introducing the candidate, the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova noted that
Mr Zarko has proved a competent and proactive leader in all areas of professional activity.
He has been heading the health system of Belarus for more than 10 years. During this time, the industry carried out reforms that brought Belarusian medicine to the world level.
Belarus' State Border Committee chairman Leonid Maltsev retires
Leonid Maltsev has been dismissed as chairman of the State Border Committee. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarus President.
According to the document, Mr Maltsev has retired from military service and has retained the right to wear a military uniform and insignia.
People devoted to their state: New leadership of Belarus Presidential Administration appointed
The head of state of Belarus took important personnel decisions this week stopping all sorts of guesses about who will chair the Presidential Administration. Let’s start our program with this very topic.
Polotsk accepted the main domestic news of last week without surprise. It is here where Natalia Kochanova, now head of the Presidential Administration, began her career. Here, her personality and inner core were noticed even from college.
Belarus announces changes to electoral law according to OCSE recommendations
The Council of the Republic on December 21 gave consent to the appointment of Lidia Yermoshina chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC). In addition, six members of the CEC were elected by secret ballot. They will also participate in the development of potential innovations in the electoral legislation of Belarus.
Belarus President's press secretary on Presidential Administration appointments
The press-secretary of the President of Belarus told media about the reasons for the high-profile appointments on December 21. Natalia Eysmont also commented on the task of updating the Administration of the President, raised by the head of state.
Journalist:The Head of State, before voicing the decision to appoint Natalia Kochanova head of the Presidential Administration, noted that in making this decision he dealt with completely different options and proposals. So why Natalya Kochanova?
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.
Natalia Kochanova appointed head of Belarus Presidential Administration
The Belarus head of state has made a number of personnel decisions on December 21. In particular, he picked the leadership of the Presidential Administration.
It will now be headed by Natalia Kochanova - the deputy prime minister of Belarus. Her first deputy will be Maxim Ryzhenkov. Prior to that, he served as vice-president of the National Olympic Committee.
Alexander Lukashenko to change head of the Presidential Administration
The Belarus President has made some staffing decisions on December 5. According to his decree, head of the Presidential Administration Alexander Kosinets, as well as his first deputy Konstantin Martynetsky were relieved of their posts in connection with appointments to other positions.
Valery Mitskevich has been appointed acting head of the Presidential Administration.
New Zhodino mayor: I need to justify confidence
Already on October 26, many of the newly appointed officials to start work. One of them is Yury Shary, who earlier was the first deputy chairman of Zhodino local executive committee, which is equivalent to being a deputy mayor.
Therefore Mr Shary knows first-hand about what needs to be done for the development of 'the city of mechanical engineering workers', as Zhodino is called in Belarus.
BelAZ, the world famous company producing giant dump trucks, is located here.
Will Belarus abolish Centralized Testing as university entrance criterion?
President of Belarus took a number of personnel decisions on October 25. When appointing new heads of diplomatic missions, Alexander Lukashenko stressed the importance of developing relations with Western Europe. Changes were made to the local vertical of power.
During the appointment of the Rector of the Belarusian State University of Transport the President raised the issue of choice of profession and the centralized testing, which results are the basis for university entrance selection.
Belarus President: The poorest people need to be helped in crisis
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko stressed the importance of the development of relations between Belarus and Western Europe making staffing decisions on October 25. They touched upon the diplomatic corps.
Denis Sidorenko has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany. That country takes a constructive and pragmatic approach in the field of political cooperation, and in trade-economic cooperation, which is why it has become one of Belarus' most important partners.
Belarus sends new ambassadors to Slovakia, Iran, Vietnam and Brazil
The President of Belarus on June 13 appointed heads of diplomatic missions abroad as well as some local officials, heads of government organizations, educational institutions and ministries. All in all, 28 people were appointed.
Talking with new leaders Alexander Lukashenko formulated the main tasks to be tackled. First of all, these are issues of agriculture, the real economy and specific problems in people's lives. Therefore, the President demanded that the appointees get down to work from the first day, hard and fundamentally.
Head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Andrei Gal dismissed
Andrei Gal has been dismissed as head of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone "for a single gross violation of labor duties".
The corresponding presidential decree was published today on the National Legal Internet Portal.
Another personnel decision involves the dismissal of chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Western Operational Command of Belarus' Armed Forces Oleg Melnikov.
Belarus gets new deputy defense minister
President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Major-General Sergei Potapenko Deputy Minister of Defense. The corresponding decree was signed by the Head of State on January 12, the press service of the Belarusian leader reports.
Sergei Potapenko was born March 14, 1961 in the village of Rzhavka, Borisov District, Minsk Region.
He graduated from the Minsk Suvorov Military School (with honors) and Ulyanovsk Guards Higher Tank Command School. He served as commander of a tank platoon and a tank company commander.
Belarus State Customs Committee to change Deputy Chairman
Another staffing decision in Belarus. Sergei Borisyuk has been relieved of the post of Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus' President predicts hardest year in country's history in 2016
The Belarusian head of state has decided on new appointments. Alexander Lukashenko appointed Alexander Pozniak Assistant to the President - Chief Inspector for Vitebsk region. Alexander Guryanov became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Italy. Previously, he was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and was in charge of foreign economic direction.
New minister voices Belarus trade ministry's objectives for 2016
The staff of the Ministry of Trade on December 21 welcomed the new chief, Vladimir Koltovich. The Prime Minister of Belarus immediately outlined the task set before the new head of the ministry.
Andrei Kobyakov, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:The trade ministry has done a lot in line with your main function. You should strive to develop competition and you have to carry out an active anti-monopoly policy on the domestic market, primarily in the consumer goods market.
Belarus' government reappointed: оbjectives for 2016
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has formally reappointed the government this week, with only one change - the new trade minister.
The candidacy of Premier Andrei Kobyakov has been approved by the upper chamber of the Belarus Parliament, the Council of the Republic, with 102 votes out of 106 possible.
New Belarus' government almost unchanged
The President of Belarus has appointed the Cabinet of Ministers. Alexander Lukashenko signed the corresponding decree today. Almost all the members of the previous government will continue working in the same offices.
Only the Ministry of Trade has got a new chief. The office will be headed by Vladimir Koltovich, who earlier served as advisor envoy of Belarus in the Russian Federation.
Belarus President reappoints key government officials
The Belarus President has approved the candidacy of the prime minister and his deputies. Andrei Kobyakov and all the deputy prime ministers will continue to work in their office. At a meeting with the leadership of the Council of Ministers (the government) Alexander Lukashenko said that the team had been formed even before the presidential elections.
The current composition of the government has been working for almost a year. Economic issues come to the fore these days and it is the government who is to deal with all the arising problems.
Current Belarus' government to continue serving until new one formed
The current government of Belarus will serve until a new one is formed. Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree in connection with the government's stepping down from office before the newly elected President.
In accordance with the constitution of our country, the Prime Minister, his deputies, ministers, chairmen of state committees fulfill their powers until the formation of a new Council of Ministers by the head of state.
Belarus President makes appointments on August 27
The President of the Republic of Belarus on August 27 made a number of appointments. Yuri Ambrazevich became Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
In addition, the President approved the appointment of Dmitry Kalechits Deputy Chairman of National Bank. Igor Porshnev is now Director General of National Film Studio "BelarusFilm". Gregory Lovshenko will work as rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Aviation.
Belarus President: We are not playing geopolitics; peaceful country is more important for us
The President of Belarus has made a number of appointments.
They affected some ministries, diplomatic missions, as well as local authorities. Andrei Kovkhuto was appointed head of the Ministry of Nature and Environment.
Igor Nazaruk will represent the country's interests in Armenia. Gennady Akhramovich is now the head of the diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan. Valery Kurdyukov will head the Belarusian embassy in the Czech Republic.
Alexander Lukashenko confers new ranks to heads of Defense Ministry, KGB, Interior Ministry
On May 7, the President of Belarus made a decision to award the military rank Lieutenant-General to the leaders of law enforcement agencies (L-R in the photo): Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov, chairman of the Committee of State Security Valeri Vakulchik, Interior Minister Igor Shunevich, Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Vashchenko and the Attorney General of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Konyuk.
Alexander Lukashenko denies lobbying in President's personnel decisions
Open dialogue. At that moment Alexander Lukashenko continues to communicate with the media. Every journalist can pick up at a meeting any subject, express personal opinions and stance.
For example, the CTV channel correspondent Natalia Breus asked Mr Lukashenko about the recent reshuffle in the leadership of the country.
Alexander Lukashenko: We will overcome this crisis
The Belarusian head of state made a number of personnel decisions today and changed a number of heads of Belarusian districts. The changes concern the Vitebsk and Mogilev regions.
Natalia Breus, CTV:Today's nominations are the next link in the chain of big personnel policy in Belarus. On the eve of the new year, almost 50% of the composition of the Government was changed. The President announced that the reshuffle will take place throughout the year. And now it is time to appoint new officials to certain districts of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko wants renewed government to balance Belarus' economic development
On January 15, the House of Representatives of the Belarusian Parliament agreed to the appointment of Andrei Kobyakov as the country's Prime Minister. For such a reason, the deputies had to interrupt the winter holidays and meet in an extraordinary session. The head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, presented the new prime minister. Speaking to MPs, the President outlined the key challenges that the renewed government faces today noting that everyone will have to work in difficult conditions.
Alexander Lukashenko promises further staff rotations prior to 2015 presidential election
The Council of the Republic chose a new speaker on January 16. Mikhail Myasnikovich assumed the new post. The senators also gave consent to the appointment of Paul Kallaur the post of chairman of the National Bank of Belarus.
The president voiced the main priorities in the economy and politics of the country for 2015.
In late 2014, Mikhail Myasnikovich left the post of the prime minister to continue working in the Parliament of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko says economic instability is the main danger Belarus faces
The President of Belarus expects from the updated government fresh ideas aiming to balance the economic development and improve people's welfare. At a meeting of the sixth extraordinary session of the House of Representatives on January 15, the President, according to the Constitution, presented the new Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov.
The lower house of the Belarus Parliament today agreed on the appointment of the head of government.
Alexander Lukashenko: Money, power and property is key to stability of any state
The Administration of the Belarus President is the political headquarters of the country. Alexander Lukashenko said this on December 30 introducing a new Head of Administration Alexander Kosinets.
The President stressed that Mr Kosinets is a strong and energetic man, and much will depend on him. Work with the staff is an important duty of the Presidential Administration.
Professionalism, dedication and results are the main things for a person in this position, stressed Alexander Lukashenko.
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.
Belarus President demands immediate, good start from new government
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 new Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Alexander Lukashenko gave him a service certificate.
In general, by staff rotation, the President wants to strengthen the economic block in the central apparatus.
The Head of State wants the Government to ensure the normal operation of enterprises. The expansion of export and the search for new trading partners remains the main objective.
Belarus parliament to convene for extraordinary session January 15
The Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives, both chambers of the Belarusian parliament, will meet in an extraordinary session on January 15. The relevant decrees were signed by the Belarus President.
The seventh extraordinary session of the upper chamber is convened to consent to the appointment by the President of Belarus of the Chairman of the National Bank as well as to consider other issues.
Belarus President dismisses key government officials a year prior to presidential election
The Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has made a number of appointments in the government and other important state positions. Saturday was marked by great personnel changes in Belarus.
Despite the fact that the country had a day off on Saturday, the President did not have a rest. Although just a couple of days are left before the New Year holidays, there's no reason to relax.
Belarus should enter 2015 with renewed vigor. That is why Alexander Lukashenko made a number of personnel decisions on December 27. Some 26 people got new posts.
Andrei Kobyakov nominated new Belarus' prime minister
On December 27, Alexander Lukashenko fulfilled his long-standing promise and almost completely renewed the government. However, a lot of new appointees are in fact familiar faces.
Andrei Kobyakov, former head of the Presidential Administration, was appointed new prime minister.
Governor of the Vitebsk region Alexander Kosinets replaced Mr Kobyakov.
Two well-known bankers returned to power. Head of BPS-Bank Vasily Matyushevsky became first deputy prime minister.