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Francophone Days in Belarus on 5-30 March
Belarus will host a variety of events to celebrate the Francophone Days on 5-30 March, BelTA learned from the French Embassy in Minsk. The International Francophonie Day marked on 20 March is aimed at celebrating the French language and Francophone cultures around the world. This year Minskers will have an opportunity to attend the events dedicated to gastronomy, theater, music, photography, architecture and cinema, the diplomatic mission said. The Francophone Days will be organized...
9,300 Great Patriotic War veterans live in Belarus
As of 1 January 2018, there were 9,300 veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in Belarus, including 5,700 disabled war veterans and war participants, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Labor and Social Security Ministry. Minsk is currently home to two Heroes of the Soviet Union: Ivan Kustov, a participant of the Great Patriotic War, and Vasily Michurin, a participant of the Winter War. As of early 2018 in Belarus there were 2,500 people honored with the USSR orders or medals for...
Over 28,000 national observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus
Over 28,000 national observers have been accredited to monitor the elections to the local councils of Belarus, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Lidia Yermoshina told the media on 13 February, BelTA has learned. According to the CEC chairperson, 28,624 observers have been accredited to monitor the elections to date. This number will keep growing till the election day (18 February). Most observers represent the BRSM Youth Union (6,800), the Belaya Rus public association...
Belarus eyes IT regional leader status
Belarus wants to gain the status of an IT regional leader, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, BelTA has learned. According to the minister, Belarus wants to build an IT-country in order to make maximum use of the opportunities of the economic digital transformation, and acquire the status of a regional leader in the IT sector. "We have set this task as a priority," he stressed. "We are creating not even...
Belarus Parliament to hold three parliamentary hearings in 2018
The House of Representatives plans to hold three parliamentary hearings in 2018, Speaker of the lower house Vladimir Andreichenko said at the meeting of the Council of the House of Representatives on 31 January, BelTA has learned. According to Vladimir Andreichenko, this year the MPs will closely monitor the existing legislation. First of all, the matter is about three parliamentary hearings. "We will hold the parliamentary hearing on the improvement of the country's power engineering...
Belarus president signs ordinance on population employment assistance measures
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed ordinance No.1 on 25 January to stipulate population employment assistance measures. The document is primarily designed to step up government work in order to help citizens find jobs, encourage gainful occupations and self-employment of Belarusians, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. In order to reach these goals, the central government is supposed to set forecast parameters in the area of population employment assistance...
Palace of Independence hosts New Year party for students
Belarus is doing its best to create the conditions so that the children can live in peace and can be proud of their country, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the New Year party for students who have excelled in education, creative work and sport on 26 December, BelTA has learned. "I am sincerely happy to meet with the best aspiring young people in this festive atmosphere," Alexander Lukashenko said. "It is very important for us to see future stars, future scientists here...
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus exceeds 76,500
More than 76,500 foreign tourists have taken advantage of the visa-free entry to Belarus, Aleksei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, told a press conference on 18 December, BelTA has learned. "As of 18 December, over 76,500 foreign citizens have visited Belarus using the visa-free entry. From 1,000 to 1,500 visa-free foreign tourists arrive in Belarus daily. The overwhelming majority of them comply with the terms of stay. Needless...
Nomination of candidates in local elections underway in Belarus
Nomination of candidates to deputies of the local councils of the 28th convocation started in Belarus on 10 December, BelTA has learned. This period will last till 8 January 2018 inclusively. According to the law, a candidate can be nominated by a labor collective, a political party and through the collection of signatures. A citizen has the right to get nominated in one of the constituencies to the local council of each territorial level (regional, district and rural). With regard...
Second reactor pressure vessel of Belarusian nuclear power plant installed
A reactor pressure vessel has been installed as part of the second power-generating unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from the press service of the Russian group of companies ASE, which is the general designer and the general contractor for the project to build Belarus' first nuclear power plant. The reactor pressure vessel of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant was placed in its intended position on 2 December. It was one of the key events in...
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