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"On the one hand, people want to save parks; on the other – a well-developed shopping structure"
"On the one hand, people want to save parks; on the other – a well-developed shopping structure"
How can we change cities with the "theory of small deeds"?  06.06.2016 | 08:21
Astravets in Belarus-Lithuania relations: Is compromise possible?
Astravets in Belarus-Lithuania relations: Is compromise possible?
The Lithuanian authorities are hardly willing to jeopardise the numerous benefits of a wide web of trade ties between the two countries.  05.06.2016 | 10:49
Belarus and the EU are to discuss human rights again on June 7
Belarus and the EU are to discuss human rights again on June 7
A regular round of Belarus-EU dialogue on human rights will take place in Minsk on 7 June, Spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Mironchyk told media on 2 June.  04.06.2016 | 11:15
Belarus is preparing a decree to relax visa requirements
Belarus is preparing a decree to relax visa requirements
Spokesperson for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Mironchyk told about I reporters on 2 June.  04.06.2016 | 08:20
Representative of Education Ministry: 10 years ago we used to reprimand families;now we support them
Representative of Education Ministry: 10 years ago we used to reprimand families;now we support them
As Belarus struggles to provide long-term comprehensive support for children in custody, it seems a lot more could be done with the infusion of international funds and expertise in this field.  03.06.2016 | 11:45
Uladzimir Valetka: The state protects workplaces, not the unemployed
Uladzimir Valetka: The state protects workplaces, not the unemployed
The unemployment benefit should make 25-50% of the average salary.  02.06.2016 | 09:32
Belarus
Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister: Social welfare remains among priorities for 2016-2020
Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Natalia Kochanova stated that after a meeting of delegates to the 5th Belarusian People's Congress.  02.06.2016 | 08:04
2nd Monitoring report on implementation of Belarus Roadmap for higher education reform
2nd Monitoring report on implementation of Belarus Roadmap for higher education reform
The report is drawn by the Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee and the Ad Hoc Commission of the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.  31.05.2016 | 09:04
Tourism has no economic significance in Belarus; hopes are set on the crisis
Tourism has no economic significance in Belarus; hopes are set on the crisis
A mere simplification of the visa regime for foreigners won’t change the situation; comprehensive change of the whole tourist policy of the country is needed, experts say.  30.05.2016 | 09:47
The Information Ministry blocks access to the website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Information Ministry blocks access to the website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”
As of May 27, 2016 employees of government institutions cannot access the resource, which is “blocked under the laws of the Republic of Belarus.”  29.05.2016 | 12:18
Point of view: With such a national programme Belarus is hardly a destination point for migrants
Point of view: With such a national programme Belarus is hardly a destination point for migrants
Meanwhile Belarus remains a highly homogenous urban society with almost 84 per cent of the population identifying as Belarusian, followed by 8.3 per cent identifying as Russian.  28.05.2016 | 11:16
The two hidden mechanisms of media censorship in Belarus
The two hidden mechanisms of media censorship in Belarus
Despite recent political developments in Belarus, such as the lift of EU sanctions, Lukashenka still firmly holds onto media control – one of key instruments, which has allowed him to stay in power.  28.05.2016 | 08:35
Human rights fighters issued a statement ahead of the next round of EU-Belarus human rights dialog
Human rights fighters issued a statement ahead of the next round of EU-Belarus human rights dialog
The statement urges the government to establish a dialog on human rights between government bodies and human rights organizations and to develop in coordination with them a National Human Rights Plan.  27.05.2016 | 10:03
Aliaksei Lastouski: In Belarus, there is no historical policy and no “soft Belarusization"
Aliaksei Lastouski: In Belarus, there is no historical policy and no “soft Belarusization"
Aliaksandr Lukashenka's statements are an inexhaustible source for various kinds of research.  26.05.2016 | 08:34
OSCE may ask Belarus to bring police mission into Donbas
OSCE may ask Belarus to bring police mission into Donbas
Military expert Aliaksandr Alesin explains what is the OSCE police mission doing in Eastern Ukraine and what trust would the armed representatives of Belarus have if they appear in the combat zone.  25.05.2016 | 10:04
Stanislau Shushkevich is fined $320 for taking part in the Belarusian National Congress
Stanislau Shushkevich is fined $320 for taking part in the Belarusian National Congress
Yesterday Minsk courts considered 11 administrative cases re the participants of the Belarusian National Congress.  25.05.2016 | 09:03
Facebook and Microsoft declined Belarus’ secret service requests for user account data
Facebook and Microsoft declined Belarus’ secret service requests for user account data
In 2015, the Belarusian authorities asked Facebook to provide them with account data of one and only user from Belarus, which the social network declined.  24.05.2016 | 11:32
30% of Belarusians don’t know how much they spend
30% of Belarusians don’t know how much they spend
15% have a negative experience with loans.  21.05.2016 | 09:37
Another Belarusian sentenced to death
Another Belarusian sentenced to death
On May 19 the Homel Regional Court sentenced Siarhei Vostrykau to death on charges of raping and murdering two women.  20.05.2016 | 10:17
Tomasz Blaschek: The issue of the "Russian world" doesn’t apply to Poland
Tomasz Blaschek: The issue of the "Russian world" doesn’t apply to Poland
A Polish historian told how the decommunization process happens in Poland, Belarus’ western neighbor, and what was an impetus for its acceleration in recent years.  19.05.2016 | 12:07
Miklós Haraszti is appalled by reports of the recent execution by the Belarusian authorities
Miklós Haraszti is appalled by reports of the recent execution by the Belarusian authorities
He condemned Belarus’ continued use of death penalty after reports that a man whose complaint was before the UN HRC had been executed, despite a specific request from the HRC for a stay of execution.  17.05.2016 | 12:35
Review of Press Freedom Week in Minsk
Review of Press Freedom Week in Minsk
In the first week of May, Belarus celebrated a whole bunch of holidays, and press freedom day was not an exception.  17.05.2016 | 08:19
Uladzimir Matskevich: When something threatens the world, we can only hope for intelligence
Uladzimir Matskevich: When something threatens the world, we can only hope for intelligence
Two days ago Uladzimir Matskevich, the Head of Board of the "EuroBelarus", the founder of the Agency of Humanitarian Technologies and the Flying University, celebrated his 60th anniversary.  16.05.2016 | 11:04
Uladzimir Bataeu: Technology will save the world, if you do not ruin it before
Uladzimir Bataeu: Technology will save the world, if you do not ruin it before
The working futurist told which technologies conquer the world and what should we do about it.  15.05.2016 | 08:49
Assembly of NGOs and Lawtrend publish the monitoring “Freedom of association for I Quarter 2016”
Assembly of NGOs and Lawtrend publish the monitoring “Freedom of association for I Quarter 2016”
Assembly of NGOs and Legal Transformation Center prepared the Monitoring “Freedom of association and legal conditions for non-profit organizations in Belarus”.  14.05.2016 | 12:48
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