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Estonia signs visa simplification deal with Belarus
Estonia signs visa simplification deal with Belarus
Representatives of Estonia and Belarus on April 20th signed an agreement in Minsk, which will allow Estonian citizens to stay longer in Belarus with a visa.  25.04.2016 | 10:09
Ulad Vialichka: National Platform discusses the strategy of gradual cooperation
Ulad Vialichka: National Platform discusses the strategy of gradual cooperation
The National Platform aims at securing a place for civil society in the Belarusian-European dialogue and at taking care of keeping issues that are not a priority for governmental bodies on the agenda.  22.04.2016 | 11:28
Yet again Belarus is among the countries that violate freedom of mass media
Yet again Belarus is among the countries that violate freedom of mass media
Once again Belarus has been included in the number of countries with the “complicated situation” in the sphere of mass media freedom, says the data from the annual World Press Freedom Index.  21.04.2016 | 11:19
Thirty years since Chernobyl disaster: facts and legacy
Thirty years since Chernobyl disaster: facts and legacy
April 26 this year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, when tests at the power plant there went calamitously wrong, writes Nigel Roberts.  20.04.2016 | 09:10
Ulad Vialichka: "EU-Belarus" is an informal negotiation platform between Minsk and the EU
Ulad Vialichka: "EU-Belarus" is an informal negotiation platform between Minsk and the EU
The next meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group might take place in August-September, probably in Minsk.  19.04.2016 | 08:15
After 30 years Belarus hasn’t yet made sense of Chernobyl
After 30 years Belarus hasn’t yet made sense of Chernobyl
Minsk hosted an international scientific conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.  18.04.2016 | 11:29
Svetlana Alexievich met with Belarusians in Minsk for the first time after the Nobel Prize Award
Svetlana Alexievich met with Belarusians in Minsk for the first time after the Nobel Prize Award
The meeting took place in a warm and hearty atmosphere.  16.04.2016 | 08:11
Sviatlana Alexievich agreed to be the honorary chair of the Chernobyl Path organising Committee
Sviatlana Alexievich agreed to be the honorary chair of the Chernobyl Path organising Committee
Today at the presentation of the book “Sviatlana Alexievich at Liberty” the writer will be talking about the significance of the Chernobyl Path.  14.04.2016 | 09:44
In late April Belarus will host the Accessibility Week for the fourth time
In late April Belarus will host the Accessibility Week for the fourth time
From April 28 to May 6 the Office for Rights of Persons with Disabilities organizes a series of events dedicated to the subject of breaking down barriers and obstacles that impede fully-fledged life.  14.04.2016 | 09:09
Three years more to retire. Lukashenka signed the Decree on increasing the retirement age
Three years more to retire. Lukashenka signed the Decree on increasing the retirement age
Belarus President Aliaksandr Lukashenka signed decree No. 137 “Concerning the improvement of the pension system” on 11 April.  12.04.2016 | 10:56
Uladzimir Matskevich: We shouldn’t pretend that only the elite is aware of the tyranny of the police
Uladzimir Matskevich: We shouldn’t pretend that only the elite is aware of the tyranny of the police
What reaction the philosopher has expected to his open letter to the Minister of Internal Affairs and what reaction he has received?  12.04.2016 | 09:15
Belarus needs pension reform; yet raising retirement age won’t reduce strains on social security
Belarus needs pension reform; yet raising retirement age won’t reduce strains on social security
On 25 March 2016, president Lukashenka confirmed his support for the gradual 3-year increase of the retirement age, currently at 55 years for women and 60 years for men.  11.04.2016 | 11:10
ODB Brussels publishes a survey “Belarus between EU and EEU: Perceptions, Preferences, Values”
ODB Brussels publishes a survey “Belarus between EU and EEU: Perceptions, Preferences, Values”
The survey studies perceptions, preferences, and values Belarusians attribute to the EU and the EEU in so that to contribute to the debate on the relations Belarus and these two regional blocks have.  11.04.2016 | 09:44
Aliaksandr Alesin: Lukashenka sacrifices national defense for the sake of social stability
Aliaksandr Alesin: Lukashenka sacrifices national defense for the sake of social stability
The state allocates $ 800 million for defense – this is the money you can buy an anti-aircraft missile system S-400 for.  11.04.2016 | 08:37
Interior minister concerning Matskevich’s case: Policemen were wrong
Interior minister concerning Matskevich’s case: Policemen were wrong
The minister calls the testimony of the policemen, who were testifying against Matskevich a mistake.  08.04.2016 | 08:27
Yury Chavusau: Anti-extremist amendments to legislation chiefly aim at the threats of a hybrid war
Yury Chavusau: Anti-extremist amendments to legislation chiefly aim at the threats of a hybrid war
However, the Belarusian secret services are acting just as always – they react to the aggravation of the threats with increased control and increasing their repressive capacities.  07.04.2016 | 08:23
Council of Ministers prepares to amend the Decree on freeloaders
Council of Ministers prepares to amend the Decree on freeloaders
The Belarusian Council of Ministers introduced amendments to the Decree on freeloaders which is kept secret.  06.04.2016 | 10:40
Forced migration in Belarus: A serious problem that has no real treatment yet
Forced migration in Belarus: A serious problem that has no real treatment yet
All the while, the prevention of trafficking remains a concern that has not been adequately addressed by domestic law enforcement or by a number of NGOs operating in Belarus, Alena Yakzhyk writes.  05.04.2016 | 11:15
Belarus’ new Military Doctrine allows for hybrid wars and color revolutions
Belarus’ new Military Doctrine allows for hybrid wars and color revolutions
Yesterday the House of Representatives approved the first reading of a new version of Belarus' Military Doctrine.  05.04.2016 | 09:30
Aleh Volchak: Officials will be the next to go to prison after oligarchs
Aleh Volchak: Officials will be the next to go to prison after oligarchs
The next victims of the regime might be quite high-ranking officials: ministers, deputy ministers, and members of the Council of the Republic.  04.04.2016 | 08:26
Lithuanian Foreign Ministry: Belarus fails to comply with safety regulations at Astravets NPP
Lithuanian Foreign Ministry: Belarus fails to comply with safety regulations at Astravets NPP
Unfortunately, Lithuania’s questions concerning the site selection criteria for the Astravets nuclear power plant, environmental impact analysis still remain pending, Lithuanian Foreign Minister said.  03.04.2016 | 10:40
Hundreds of mourners said goodbye to people’s poet Nil Hilevich
Hundreds of mourners said goodbye to people’s poet Nil Hilevich
Hundreds of people came to the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Minsk on Friday to pay their last respects to renowned poet Nil Hilevich who passed away at the age of 84 on March 29.  02.04.2016 | 11:42
The regime hopes to sell the death penalty moratorium for the highest possible price
The regime hopes to sell the death penalty moratorium for the highest possible price
Though the EU lifted its sanctions against Belarus in early 2016, the authorities seem to remain reluctant to address a moratorium on capital punishment, Lizaveta Kasmach writes.  02.04.2016 | 11:26
Lukashenka decided to improve the education system without reforms
Lukashenka decided to improve the education system without reforms
The system of education should be improved on the basis of achievements, without reforms and premature decisions, Aliaksandr Lukashenka assumes.  02.04.2016 | 10:31
Siarhei Nikaliuk: No chances of getting out of the recession within the frames of the existing model
Siarhei Nikaliuk: No chances of getting out of the recession within the frames of the existing model
Although the mood of former or current Lukashenka’s supporters has deteriorated, the majority doesn’t yet understand the upcoming global changes.  01.04.2016 | 08:43
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