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21 March 2017
MOSCOW, 21 March (BelTA) – Belarus and Bosnia and Herzegovina intend to step up political, trade and economic cooperation. The matters were discussed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Russian Federation Mustafa Mujezinovic in Moscow on 20 March, the press service of the Belarusian embassy told BelTA. The sides discussed the invigoration of...
15 March 2017
MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – The refinancing rate of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) was reduced from 16% to 15% per annum on 15 March, BelTA learned from the NBRB Information and PR Office. Apart from that, the interest rate on standing and bilateral operations designed to keep up the current liquidity of Belarusian banks was reduced from 20% to 18% per annum. The NBRB representatives explained that the decision to further reduce the refinancing rate was taken...
9 March 2017
MINSK, 9 March (BelTA) – The two-day working visit of the Belarusian delegation led by Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk to Karachi (the administrative center of Pakistan’s Sind Province) started on 9 March, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Pakistan. On the first day of the visit the Belarusian delegation took part in the opening of the fourth meeting of the joint Belarus-Pakistan commission on trade and economic cooperation. The agenda included a wide range of issues...
28 February 2017
MINSK, 28 February (BelTA) - Belarus can abolish such measure as confiscation of goods as punishment of business, Valery Borodenya, a member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. “In European countries there is no penalty as confiscation. I would keep in place such measure as vehicle confiscation for repeated DIU during a year. It works; it saves lives. As regards business, maybe we should...
21 March 2017
MINSK, 21 March (BelTA) – A conference on sustainable urban mobility will take place in Minsk on 24 March, BelTA learned from Interakcia Foundation, the Belarus-based organization promoting international cooperation. Partaking in the event will be more than 20 experts from Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. They will discuss how to resolve the problem of traffic jams, make public transport more attractive, promote cycling and increase traffic safety. Along with the...
15 March 2017
MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – The investigation into the case against individual officials of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) is well underway, Eduard Nikitin, the head of the main economic crimes division of criminal police at the Belarusian Interior Ministry, told BelTA on 14 March. “Requests for criminal investigations against anyone should be supported with sound evidence. We are thoroughly examining the evidence,...
7 March 2017
MINSK, 7 March (BelTA) – Belarusian diamond jewelry was presented in one of Minsk stores in the run-up to International Women’s Day celebrated on 8 March, BelTA has learned. “Belarus has created the conditions for making artificial diamonds whose parameters and properties do not differ from the natural ones,” said Nadezhda Kotkovets, Deputy Head of President’s Property Management Directorate. Only five companies in the world apply similar technology and this is an important...
28 February 2017
MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – As of 1 January 2017 Belarus' population stood at 9,504,700 people, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus. The country’s population has been growing over the last years. As of 1 January 2013 Belarus' population made up 9,464,000. It was 9,468,000 as of 1 January 2014; 9,481,000 as of 1 January 2015; and 9,498,000 as of 1 January 2016. Minsk population increased by 15,000 over 2016 and totaled 1,974,800. Minsk Oblast is...

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