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An interagency working group has been established by the executive order of Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas to organize interaction with the World Bank in order to prepare a roadmap of structural reforms in the Republic of Belarus. Belarusian Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Yaroshevich will head the group, BelTA has learned.

Minsk will hold the first national forum on sustainable development on 24 January. About 400 participants are expected to attend. Belarus National Coordinator for SDGs, Vice Speaker of the Council of the Republic Marianna Shchetkina discussed the preparations for the forum with UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki, BelTA learned from the Council of the Republic press service.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has conferred For Spiritual Revival awards and special prizes to art luminaries. The head of state has signed corresponding decrees, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Four awards For Spiritual Revival have been bestowed upon groups of workers and representatives of religious associations for their humanitarian activities in 2018.

Reserves to reduce the overall tax burden can be found in the point of abandonment of the individual benefits of business entities. Such an opinion on January 6 in an interview in the program “Main air” on the TV-channel “Belarus 1” Minister of Taxes and Fees Sergey Nalyvayko stated, BelTA informs.

Some 4 million square meters of housing will be commissioned in Belarus in 2019, including 1.06 million square meters of subsidized housing. This plan was formalized by the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 987 as of 29 December 2018, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian government.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:01

Social security update in Belarus for 2019

Changes in social security regulation covering the minimum wage, base amount and pension age came into effect in Belarus on 1 January, BelTA has learned.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said that it is possible to reach an agreement on disputable issues in Belarus-Russia relations as they met in the Kremlin on 25 December, BelTA has learned.

The development of sport has always been and still is a priority of Belarus' state policy, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session held on 18 December to discuss the development of summer sports, BelTA informs.

Belarus is fully determined to fulfill the agreement to hit $1 billion in trade with Pakistan, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Armed Forces of Pakistan Zubair Mahmood Hayat on 17 December, BelTA has learned.

A session of the national council for developing the business education system took place in the Belarusian Economy Ministry, the ministry's press service told BelTA.