21 February 2017
The number of foreigners opting for visiting Belarus visa-free has already exceeded 1,000, BelTA learned from official representative of the State Border Committee Anton Bychkovsky.
Among the visa-free visitors are 176 citizens of Germany, 163 from Poland, 112 from Italy. A total of 1,108 people from 46 countries have visited the country visa-free so far.
As BelTA reported, the five-day visa-free entry to Belarus was launched on 12 February. The new regulations apply to citizens of 39...
15 February 2017
It is essential to ensure real improvement of doing business conditions in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session with the members of the working group on the improvement of audit activities and eradication of excessive requirements to business on 14 February, BelTA has learned.
"The revision of legal acts should be one of the results of our common efforts. We need to ensure real improvement of doing business conditions in Belarus which will be praised by economic...
1 February 2017
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will have a meeting with the members of the public, representatives of the Belarusian and foreign mass media on 3 February. The event will be held in an extended format under the common title Big Conversation with the President, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
The meeting will be attended by about 40 journalists representing the biggest state-owned and corporate Belarusian media, popular websites, and authoritative...
31 January 2017
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to scientists, workers of research institutes and institutions of higher learning as they celebrate Belarusian Science Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
"We highly appreciate the contribution of scientists to the strengthening of the Belarusian manufacturing industry, improvement of the social sector, enrichment of the intellectual and cultural potential of the nation," the head of state remarked....
26 January 2017
There are plans to present a Belarusian electric car by summer 2017. Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov made the announcement during the press conference held on 25 January to mark Belarusian Science Day, BelTA has learned.
"We are going to present an electric car in the Academy of Sciences by summer," said the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
In his words, the Joint Mechanical Engineering...
19 January 2017
The Belarusian law-making process is compliant with constitutional principles and rules, BelTA learned from Presiding Judge of the Constitutional Court of Belarus Piotr Miklashevich on 18 January. Piotr Miklashevich made the statement after announcing the final part of the address Belarus' Constitutional Court had prepared to outline the state of constitutional legitimacy in Belarus in 2016 for the head of state and the parliament.
Bearing in mind the rule of law and constitutional...
11 January 2017
The list of the countries whose citizens are eligible to enter Belarus visa-free for a period of up to five days may be extended, Igor Fisenko, Head of the Central Consular Office of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a press briefing at BelTA's press center on 10 January.
The list currently features 80 countries, and so far there are no plans to extend it. Still, Igor Fisenko noted that the practice may be further developed based on the results of the implementation of the...
3 January 2017
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. It was a good year because they loved, had fun at weddings starting a new life, smiled...
30 December 2016
The main idea of the Year of Culture in the outgoing 2016 was the promotion of culture in the broadest sense. A number of new projects and initiatives in the field of culture were characterized by an innovative approach. Let's recall some of them.
1. Launch of several contests
The contest "Man of the Year of Culture" will determine the best professionals in the field of culture. The Bela-thon competition is aimed at developing and popularizing the best traditions of the Belarusian...
23 December 2016
The Christmas Charity Book Ball has become a good tradition, Belarus' Information Minister Lilia Ananich said at the opening of the book auction on 21 December, BelTA has learned.
According to the minister, the project is an integral part of the nationwide charity campaign Our Children, which is held every year in the run-up to the New Year. The Christmas book ball traditionally features the best samples of the national publishing industry. It is all the more important to see Belarusian...