Expert: Heavy fines will not prevent environmental law violations
Heavy fines will not prevent violations of environmental law, Tamara Makarova, head of the chair of environmental and agrarian law at the Law Department of Belarusian State University, said at a meeting of the Expert Community project “Environment: Fashion or Need” in BelTA's press center on 18 December. The meeting touched upon various measures that could help reduce the number of environmental law violations. Most experts opposed the idea of increasing fines because punishments...
75th anniversary of WW2 victory high on CIS agenda in 2020
The celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 will be one of the central themes in humanitarian events of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020, BelTA learned from Mikhail Shvydkoi, Co-Chairman of the Board of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Foundation, the Russian president’s special representative for international cultural cooperation, on 9 December. A joint session of the CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and...
Experts to meet in Minsk to review draft agenda of CIS Foreign Ministers Council meeting
The CIS Plenipotentiaries Council is expected to convene in Minsk on 3 December, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee. The experts will harmonize a joint plan of activities of the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS Council of Permanent Representatives and the Economic Affairs Commission at the CIS Economic Council to implement the instructions pursuant to the decisions adopted at the meetings of the CIS Council of Heads of State (11 October), the CIS Heads...
Lukashenko to attend CSTO summit in Kyrgyzstan on 27-28 November
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will be on a working trip to Kyrgyzstan on 27-28 November. The Belarusian head of state is to take part in a session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The summit will start with a narrow-participation session to be followed by a plenary session that will be attended by heads of the foreign ministries, defense ministries and...
Partnership of state, private sector in innovations expected to spur Belarus’ development
Partnership of the state and the private sector in the sphere of innovations is a necessary condition for the dynamic development of the country. Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas made the statement during the opening ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on 18 November, BelTA has learned. The head of government noted that innovations are the main theme of the forum this year. “The dynamic development of our country needs an effective partnership of the state and the...
Early voting for Belarus parliamentary elections starts on 12 November
Early voting to choose members of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation commenced in Belarus on 12 November, BelTA has learned. In line with the election plan, early voting will run through 16 November. Belarusians will be able to cast their votes from 10:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00. Some 5,831 polling stations were set up in Belarus. Early voting will not be administered at polling stations set up at sanatoriums, health...
Cuban president: All conditions in place to expand cooperation with Belarus
There are all necessary conditions to expand cooperation between Cuba and Belarus, Cuba President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez said in an interview to the Belarus 1 TV Channel, BelTA ahs learned. “The current vibrant exchange has political prerequisites and is based on historical friendship between our peoples. Fidel Castro, Raul Castro and Aleksandr Lukashenko played a very important role in it. Our economies are complementary,” said Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez. For...
Belarus welcomes confirmation of ‘Steinmeier formula’
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus welcomes the decision to confirm the text of the ‘Steinmeier formula’. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk on 1 October 2019, Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told BelTA. “We sincerely welcome the agreement reached at the TCG meeting in Minsk to renew the disengagement of forces and hardware...
Belarus’ standardization agency to cooperate with ASTM International
The Belarusian State Committee for Standardization (Gosstandart) and ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) have signed a memorandum of cooperation on the sidelines of the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Cape Town, BelTA has learned. The memorandum was signed by Gosstandart Chairman Valentin Tataritsky and Vice President for Global Cooperation of ASTM International Teresa Cendrowska. The parties...
Belarus’ Nina Savina wins Minsk Half Marathon 2019
Nina Savina of Belarus won the 21.1km race of the Minsk Half Marathon 2019 which took place in the Belarusian capital on 15 September, BelTA has learned. Nina Savina set a new record of 1:11.24. The previous winning time of 1:12.02 was held by Sheila Jerotich of Kenya. Second in the race of the Minsk Half Marathon 2019 was Ethiopia’s Shega Maeregu (1:12.18). Third was her teammate Tesfanesh Denbi (112.50). The men’s event was won by Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane...
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