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11.12.2017

Belarus President appoints Operational Analytical Center leader
Belarus Operational Analytical Center gets new leader Alexander Lukashenko has appointed new leaders of the Operational Analytical Center and the Security Service of the President of Belarus. This became known following the President's meeting with the heads of the law enforcement bloc, the press service of the Belarusian president reports. Colonel Dmitry Shakhrayev, who previously served as deputy head of the President's Security Service and recently acting as the head of the Operational Analytical Center , was appointed chief of the President's Security Service.

14.10.2017

President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center
President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center At the meeting with law enforcement agencies, Alexander Lukashenko looked into several criminal cases, which are under his control. What is more, operational –investigative materials concerning directors of the republican and local levels were discussed, the illegal actions of certain employees of the law enforcement agencies were touched upon as well.

29.09.2017

Police major general Igor Evseev appointed inspector for Minsk region The President has appointed two ministers and personal aides. One of them is Igor Yevseyev - Assistant to the President - Inspector for the Minsk region. Before that, he worked as the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee. Major-General of police, he is the owner of the Order "For Service to the Motherland" (3rd degree).
Belarus President appoints new ministers, aides and rectors
Belarus President appoints new ministers, aides and university rectors Two new ministers and heads of four Belarusian universities were appointed by the Belarus President on September 28. Alexander Karlyukevich, who earlier was the deputy information minister, will now head the Information Ministry. Yuri Bondar became minister of culture. He earlier worked at the University of Culture and Arts for 16 years. Alexander Lukashenko also appointed new rectors of the BSU, BNTU and two Mogilev universities. Also on September 28, presidential aides are appointed - inspectors in the Minsk and Vitebsk regions.

15.09.2017

Belarus President criticizes meteorologists' weather forecasts
Belarus President criticizes meteorologists' weather forecasts Belarus' new Minister of Natural Resources - Andrey Khudyk - was appointed on September 14. The ministry has a huge amount of work ahead, from searching for minerals to improving the work of meteorologists. On September 14 the Belarus President made a number of personnel decisions appointing a new minister, an ambassador and a number of district executive committee leaders.

07.08.2017

President Lukashenko sets tasks for newly appointed local authority officials
President Lukashenko sets tasks for newly appointed local authority officials The President has coordinated appointments of several directors of the local vertical power structure. New directors in seven regions of the country. Improvement of life conditions must be at the center of their attention, the harvesting campaign is the top priority. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that heads of district executive committees are getting down to work in an uneasy period of time. What is more, the appointment of new officials is based not only on the necessities of today. They must work for the future of the country.
Alexander Lukashenko makes new personnel decisions August 7
Alexander Lukashenko makes new personnel decisions August 7 The improvement of life in districts is at the center of attention. Alexander Lukashenko made new personnel decisions in the local vertical power structure. New people in seven regions of Belarus.
Belarus President asks local authorities to use their power to the full extent
Belarus President asks local authorities to use power to the full extent Focus should be on improving the quality of life in Belarus' regions, said Alexander Lukashenko on August 7 during the meeting with newly appointed local officials. Seven of the 118 districts of Belarus will get new leaders or deputy heads of executive committees.

18.07.2017

Oleg Dvigalev appointed chairman of Belarus’ State Military Industrial committee
Oleg Dvigalev appointed chairman of Belarus’ State Military Industrial committee Oleg Dvigalev appointed chairman of Belarus’ State Military Industrial Committee Major General Oleg Dvigalev has been appointed chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus on July 18, 2017. The corresponding decree was signed by President Lukashenko. Before the new appointment, Oleg Dvigalev held the position of the Commander of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.

05.07.2017

Minsk Region Council approves Anatoly Isachenko as new Minsk Region Governor
Minsk Region Council approves Anatoly Isachenko as new Minsk Region Governor Profitability of plants, attraction of investments and work with personnel. These are the main tasks which are to be solved by the newly-appointed Minsk region governor. Anatoly Isachenko was approved as new governor by the Minsk Regional Council on July 5, 2017.

04.07.2017

Anatoly Isachenko appointed new Governor of Minsk Region
Anatoly Isachenko appointed new Governor of Minsk Region Anatoly Isachenko has been appointed the Governor of Minsk Region. Having made such a personnel decision, Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that this region for the newly-appointed governor is well-known. Anatoly Isachenko held the post of the aide to the President and of the inspector for Minsk Region. The region is one of the largest in the country, not only y territory. The region is the leader of the agrarian sector, the plants of the region are known all over the world, the realized projects make foreign investors interested.

31.05.2017

Alexander Kosinets appointed Assistant to President of Belarus
Alexander Kosinets appointed Assistant to President of Belarus According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Kosinets has been appointed as an assistant to the President of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state on May 30.

30.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport
Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko re-elected as President of National Olympic Committee of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko re-elected as President of National Olympic Committee of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee. The Olympic National Assembly is now underway at the NOC of Belarus. Starting the meeting, the head of state noted that it is necessary to give an explicit and principled assessment of the development of the Olympic movement in Belarus in relation to today's reality and to review the personnel of this sports organization. In addition, the meeting will discuss the training of athletes for the upcoming winter and summer Olympic Games.

22.05.2017

Belarus President: Investigative Committee shouldn't break into the house of a person from presidential personnel list
Belarus President: Investigative Committee shouldn't break into the house of a person from presidential personnel list Alexander Lukashenko demanded that head of Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich investigate into the "unpleasant situation" with the newly appointed chairman of the Orsha District Executive Committee.  The President's instruction is to give assessment to the actions of operational services in relation to the official. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Who gave the right to break into the house of a man whose appointment was agreed with the President? 
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration Prior to the optimization of the state apparatus, there must be no increase in salaries. Alexander Lukashenko said this on May 22 meeting with the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova. Today, the Administration faces many tasks. The main ones are the improvement of the business climate. Steps in this area are significant: the legislative base is being improved, the number of inspections is reduced, and the procedure for registering business is being simplified.

20.05.2017

Semyon Shapiro appointed Chairman of Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation
Semyon Shapiro appointed Chairman of Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation The Governor of Minsk region, Semyon Shapiro, was appointed the new chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation. He followed Igor Rachkovsy, who held the position previously. It was reported during an election meeting held in Minsk. The new chairman of the Federation promised to propel Belarus’ ice hockey to a higher level.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel President Lukashenko made personnel decisions on May 12, 2017. New directors were named in district executive committees, in the education system. The Gomel region inspector was appointed the Assistant to President. Alexander Lukashenko orientated the new personnel at social issues primarily. Prices, employment, and salaries are the priorities which must stay at the center of attention of local authorities.
Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions May 12
Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions May 12 The growth of personal sector by means of workforce productivity and expenditure optimization. Alexander Lukashenko demanded to improve the living standards of Belarusians. This task was set by the President to the directors of vertical power structure and to law enforcement bodies on May 12, 2017. The main issues are prices, salaries, and employment. They are under constant control of the President.

20.03.2017

Belarus President appoints vice-chairmen of Minsk City Executive Committee
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.

16.03.2017

Vsevolod Yanchevskiy appointed director Belarus' High-Tech Park
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. SEE: Prokopenya: Belarus will be among the first countries to support unmanned vehicles

15.03.2017

Priorities for new Belarus' labor minister
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.

14.03.2017

President Lukashenko makes new personnel changes on March 14, 2017
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
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
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.

28.02.2017

Personnel reduction plans of Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs
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.

14.02.2017

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.

10.02.2017

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.

29.01.2017

Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister
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.

28.01.2017

Belarus President makes new appointments
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.

29.12.2016

President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister
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.

28.12.2016

Belarus' State Border Committee chairman Leonid Maltsev retires
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.

26.12.2016

People devoted to their state: New leadership of Belarus Presidential Administration appointed
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.

22.12.2016

Lidia Yermoshina re-appointed as chairwoman of Belarus Central Election Commission
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
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?
Igor Buzovsky dismissed as deputy head of Belarus Presidential Administration
Igor Buzovsky dismissed as deputy head of Belarus Presidential Administration Igor Buzovsky has been relieved of the post of Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus in connection with getting another job. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko.

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.
Natalia Kochanova appointed head of Belarus Presidential Administration
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.

05.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko to change head of the Presidential Administration
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.

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.

26.10.2016

New Zhodino mayor: I need to justify confidence
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?
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.

25.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to help the poorest people
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.

13.06.2016

Belarus sends new ambassadors to Slovakia, Iran, Vietnam and Brazil
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.

04.05.2016

Head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Andrei Gal dismissed
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.

12.01.2016

Belarus gets new deputy defense minister
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.

27.12.2015

Sergei Borisyuk has been relieved of the post of Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus
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.

22.12.2015

Belarus' President predicts hardest year in country's history in 2016
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.

21.12.2015

Premier Andrei Kobyakov presenting new trade minister Vladimir Koltovich
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.  

20.12.2015

Reappointed Belarus' government: оbjectives for 2016
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. 

17.12.2015

New Belarus' government almost unchanged ahead of 2016
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. 

16.12.2015

Belarus President reappoints key government officials
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.

24.11.2015

Belarus President appoints new security council deputy state secretary
Belarus President appoints new security council deputy state secretary Major General Mikhail Puzikov has been appointed Deputy State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council. Before that, he served as Deputy Minister of Defense. The corresponding decree was signed today, 23 November, by the President of Belarus. 

19.10.2015

Current Belarus' government to continue serving until new one formed
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.

27.08.2015

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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.

25.06.2015

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.

19.05.2015

Alexander Radkov
Alexander Radkov retires as Assistant of Belarus President for health reasons Alexander Radkov has been relieved of the post of Assistant of the President of Belarus for health reasons. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state.

07.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko confers new ranks to heads of Defense Ministry, KGB, Interior Ministry
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.

05.04.2015

Konstantin Martynetsky, new First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko appoints first deputy head of Belarus' Presidential Administration On April 3, Alexander Lukashenko made another personnel decision. Konstantin Martynetsky was nominated for the post of the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.  Previously, he served as Chief of Staff of the Belarus Council of Ministers.

29.01.2015

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.

27.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions
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.

15.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko presenting Andrei Kobyakov as the new premier
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
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 speaking in the Belarus Parliament
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.

30.12.2014

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.

29.12.2014

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.

28.12.2014

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.

27.12.2014

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.

15.12.2014

Alexander Lukashenko appoints head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Alexander Lukashenko made a number of appointments on 15 December.  MP Marat Zhilinsky was nominated rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President.