What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country.
"This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations
The development strategy of the Belarusian economy , employment and the creation of new industries. Experts and political scientists have named the topics that are likely to be raised in the President's Address to the Belarusian people and the parliament.
On April 21, Alexander Lukashenko will address the people and the parliament in the Oval Hall at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, the two chambers of Belarus' parliament.
Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example
Big politics must not overshadow domestic issues... President Lukashenko understands this and every working visit to Belarusian regions is filled with economic issues and communication with people, in which not only global topics but also local issues are raised. The working trip of the head of state to the Gomel region was not an exception. Ekaterina Zhilyanina reports.
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3
Local authorities in Belarus are willing to listen to people and try to help everyone. They communicate via the phone and eye to eye.
The main task is to individually approach any situation. People are concerned about a variety of problems: employment, education, housing and public services' work. MPs are also willing to help people in need.
Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned
The average salary of $500 in Belarus is a goal for the government in 2017. On February 21, the government talked about how to ensure growth of incomes of Belarusians and also discussed the economic results of January.
According to the Prime Minister, the stability of the domestic currency market has been ensured. The attractiveness of Belarusian ruble deposits has been secured too.
Labor ministry says $500 salary is real target in 2017
The average salary of $500 in 2017 in Belarus is quite a feasible task, said the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
It believes that earnings can be raised by optimizing staff or seeking extrabudgetary funding. With regard to commercial organizations, a decisive factor will be growth of labor productivity.
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.
Belarus President insists on salaries of $500 in 2017
The requirement to raise the average salary in Belarus to $500 in 2017 must be performed, requires President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with representatives of the public, Belarusian and foreign mass media, according to Belarusian media.
"No matter what but [an average salary of] $500 needs be in place," said the head of state.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will never threaten neighbors
Another year of the 3rd millennium passes into history. The year was complicated, bright and eventful.
For some people 2016 was a sad and sorrowful year because of the loss of a family member or a friend, some people might have failed to achieve their goals. Others had to deal with family or professional issues. But I am convinced that 2016 was a joyful and happy year for the majority of people.
President Lukashenko wants $500 average salary for Belarusians as New Year gift
On December 30, Alexander Lukashenko visited Nikolaevschinsky home for war veterans, labour veterans and the disabled. After a warm dialogue with the residents, the President of Belarus answered questions of the journalists who accompanied him on the trip.
It is customary in Belarus to make a wish before the New Year's Eve. Journalists asked Alexander Lukashenko whether he has a gift that he would like to get for New Year.
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.
Belarusians' incomes to grow 11% by 2020
Investments, employment, exports, information, and youth. The Belarus President approved a program of socio-economic development of the country until 2020. Its main purpose is to improve the quality of life, attract investment and develop innovations.
By 2020, Belarusians' revenues should grow by 11%, while inflation should not exceed 5%.
Belarus economy minister: average salary of $500 is extremely hard task
Inflation in Belarus in 2016 will keep at the planned level, said Belarus government on November 29.The council of ministers noted also that Belarus is timely settling with foreign loan holders and continues to work with the International Monetary Fund.
The government said that the refinancing rate in 2016 was reduced on three occasions and this is an important factor for economic growth, including the increase of the average salary in the country to $500.
Belarus mulling over salary compensation fund for workers of bankrupt enterprises
The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTU) proposes to establish a fund for the compensation of salaries to workers of bankrupt enterprises. The draft plan is going to be adopted in 2018.
The Council of the Fund will consider all cases individually and determine the size of cash payments.
The FTU believes that the introduction of insurance against loss of earnings would improve the social protection of workers and guarantee payments.
To achieve average salary of $500 in Belarus: challenge accepted
While visiting Mogilev Region at the beginning of the week and giving a press conference later, the President of Belarus has initiated to discuss and to implement the task that has excited both journalists and working class people. It has been the task to make the average salary be equal to no less than $500. In other words, an average Belarusian must earn BYN1,000 a month. And ‘to earn’ is the key word here, as no money will fall from heaven or even from local authorities.
Belarus President holds press conference for Russian media: six hours and over 30 questions
Belarus-Russia relations have every chance to reach a qualitatively new level. It was announced on November 17 by Alexander Lukashenko during a press conference for regional media representatives of Russia. The conference became a final part of a multi-day press tour across Belarus.
That was the 13th such meeting. The President told journalists it was his favorite number, by the way.
Integration with Russia top topic at Belarus President's meeting with Russian journalists
Belarusian-Russian relations have the opportunity to reach a qualitatively new level, said November 17 the Belarus President during a press conference for representatives of regional mass media of Russia.
Meetings in this format are traditional. The current one is the 13th in a row. By the way, the President, talking to reporters, admitted that it is his favorite number. A live broadcast of the press conference is organized by the First Channel of the Belarusian Radio.
Belarus President wants to return salaries to $500 in 2017
Return the average salary in Belarus to the level of $500 in 2017 was an order given by the Belarus President during his working trip to the Mogilev region.
Alexander Lukashenko got acquainted with the prospects of development of Mogilev. The Head of State was informed about the fulfillment of his instructions on the improvement of Mogilev's neighborhoods.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Please report to me on salaries. Your level and the level of the republic.
Belarus seeking ways to increase teachers' salaries
70 kindergartens are going to be built in Belarus by 2020. Special class students who entered the Pedagogical University without exams will have to work 5 years after graduation at their first job after university.
These and many other issues were discussed on November 2 in Tolochin, Vitebsk region. In the spotlight was social policy, including health.
Vitebsk region, by the way, has one of the lowest infant mortality rates.
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.
Salaries in Belarus to increase by 9% in 2017
Belarus' draft budget for 2017 has been adopted. In the second reading, the absolute majority of deputies voted for the draft of the main financial document. It will retain social orientation. One-third part of the budget will be earmarked for state programs: in education - for the development of innovative approaches, while in health care focus will be made on affordability and quality.
Payroll fund will increase by 9%, while labor pensions will be increased twice.
Half of Belarus' budget expenses to be earmarked for social policy in 2017
Representatives of the House of Representatives have adopted the draft budget for 2017 in the second reading. It was approved by a majority vote.
State revenues were approved in the amount of more than BYN18 billion, expenses over BYN16 billion.
Over 40% of planned revenues will come from value-added tax.
Pension growth planned in Belarus in 2017, finance ministry says
Belarus is discussing the most important financial document - the budget for 2017. The relevant draft document has already been published by the Ministry of Finance and received the first comments. The talk show "What's Going On?" on RTR-Belarus tried to figure out what Belarus' economy will be like in 2017.
Egor Khrustalyov, host:
What everyone wants to hear is, of course, whether public sector salaries and pensions will be increased.
Increase in teachers’ salary due in Belarus
The government is developing measures that will allow to increase teachers’ salary. Such an announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Mikhail Zhuravkov.
Last week, Alexander Lukashenko discussed the issue of the status and remuneration of teachers, after hearing the report on the course of parliamentary election campaign and the state of the education system before the upcoming academic year.
Transplantologist Oleg Rummo about Belarusian medicine and illnesses of XXI century
The transplantologist Oleg Rummo is the guest at the TV program Simple Questions on World Health Day.
We have an opportunity to speak with one of the most famous doctors in Belarus. It is Oleg Rummo, a transplantologist. Good evening!
Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation:
Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised
President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points relating to social and economic development of Belarus voiced by the President.
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Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main foreign political and economic points
President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points voiced by the head of state.
The President instructed the government to prepare by July 1 the state program of innovative development
Alexander Lukashenko believes the National Academy of Sciences and High Technology Park are the most important components in the innovation strategy.
Public sector salaries to increase in Belarus
Belarus will increase public sector salaries. On April 7, it became known that the first class salary rate is increasing. Its size from April 1 will stand at BYR 298,000.
This rate is used in Belarus for the calculation of salaries of public servants and persons equivalent to them.
Last time the first class salary rate changed in January 2016.
Minimum salary up in Belarus from January 1, 2016
The minimum salary in Belarus will increase from 1 January 2016. It will stand at BYR2.3 million, reads a resolution of the Belarusian Council of Ministers.
Currently the minimum wage is BYR2.1 million. When calculating this figure, one takes into account the economic possibilities of the budget, workers' needs in material goods, the level of employment and productivity and inflation outlook as well as the average salary in the country.
The minimum salary is indexed to inflation.
Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant privatization not on the cards for now
The state is not going to sell Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT trademark) now, said Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the company on August 14. The Head of State familiarized himself with the work of the new production facilities and was shown samples of products. In addition, the President talked with the staff of the plant.
Belarus ranking 13th European country with lowest salary
According to experts' data, the average salary in Belarus amounted to 426 euros last year. It's 11.5 times less than in Liechtenstein. Citizens of that country received the highest average salary (4896 euros) per month last year.
But it should be noted that the situation in Belarus isn't so deplorable. For example, some of our neighbors - Ukrainians - topped the list of countries with the lowest salaries. In Ukraine the average salary amounted to 178 euros in 2014. It turns out that Belarusians were 2.3 times richer than Ukrainians.