Belarus

Country Belarus
Capital Minsk
Continent Europe
Currency Belarusian ruble(BYR)
Languages Belarusian & Russian

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After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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Belarus - CIA World Fact Book
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Belarus reports 3.7% y/y GDP growth in January-September - bne IntelliNews

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Belarus reports 3.7% y/y GDP growth in January-September
bne IntelliNews
Belarus' GDP grew by 3.7% year-on-year in January-September following the same growth in January-August (and a 4.4% y/y growth in January-July), according to the national statistics agency Belstat. The Belarusian economy has been recovering well on ...



EU launches mobility partnership with Belarus - Emerging Europe

Emerging Europe

EU launches mobility partnership with Belarus
Emerging Europe
On the margins of a Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg in mid-October, the European Union launched a Mobility Partnership with Belarus to set up effective cooperation in the management of migration. “If the EU wants to be successful ...



All schools of Belarus to introduce smart online project in next 3 years - TVR

TVR

All schools of Belarus to introduce smart online project in next 3 years
TVR
School grades and homework will be available online. In the next three years, all schools in our country will introduce a smart project. It has already been supported by Minsk schools. It offers e-journals and diaries on virtual platforms for the ...



PP imports to Belarus up by 5.5% in January-August year on year - ICIS

ICIS

PP imports to Belarus up by 5.5% in January-August year on year
ICIS
MOSCOW (MRC)--Polypropylene (PP) imports into Belarus grew in the first eight months of 2018 by 5.5% year on year to 67,300 tonnes with demand for all grades increasing, according to MRC's DataScope report. August PP imports to Belarus were about ...



Belarus to host Belt and Road international forum in June 2019 - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus to host Belt and Road international forum in June 2019
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – The Belt and Road international forum is to be held at the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone in June 2019, Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of Belarus Valery ...
New workshop for production of lighting launched in Great StoneTVR

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Belarus to export more cement via commodity exchange in 2019 - Global Cement

Global Cement

Belarus to export more cement via commodity exchange in 2019
Global Cement
Belarus: 0.2Mt/yr or 10% of Belarus' cement exports will be available for purchase via the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) from the start of 2019. The country hopes to increase its range of target markets as much as possible by using the ...
Belarusian cement exports to be sold through commodity exchangeInternational Cement Review

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Austria's Klagenfurt to host Day of Belarus in 2019 - Belarus News (BelTA)

Austria's Klagenfurt to host Day of Belarus in 2019
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) - In 2019 the Austrian town of Klagenfurt will host the Day of Belarus. An agreement was reached during a meeting between Belarus Ambassador to Austria Alena Kupchyna and Klagenfurt city mayor Maria-Luise Mathiaschitz, ...



Lukashenko: Belarus' education is competitive - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Lukashenko: Belarus' education is competitive
Belarus News (BelTA)
The president believes that the opinion that foreign higher learning is better than Belarusian education is ungrounded. “Grass is always greener on the other side. It was not me who thought it up. This was done to lure you there, while it is quite ...
President Alexander Lukashenko describes how he sees Belarus from distanceTVR
Belarus President Backs Online University IdeaUrduPoint News

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OSCE highlights Belarus' leading role in global efforts against human trafficking - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

OSCE highlights Belarus' leading role in global efforts against human trafficking
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) - OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger highlighted Belarus' leading role in enhancing the effectiveness of international cooperation against human trafficking as he spoke at a high-level event on combating trafficking in ...



Belarus, Italy express desire to expand cooperation with Pakistan in defence sector - Radio Pakistan (press release)

Radio Pakistan (press release)

Belarus, Italy express desire to expand cooperation with Pakistan in defence sector
Radio Pakistan (press release)
Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in defence and defence industry sectors. The understanding came at a meeting between Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal and Ambassador of Belarus Andrei Ermolovich in ...

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