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Foreign ministries of Belarus, Kazakhstan hold consultations in Astana

  The foreign ministries of Belarus and Kazakhstan held a round of consultations in Astana on March 5 and 6, reported the press office of the Belarusian foreign ministry.

Dinamo Minsk head coach on Belarusian hockey club\'s preparation for new Continental Hockey League season

Slovak veteran forward Jozef Stumpel will captain Dinamo Minsk in the Continental Hockey League's coming season, Marek Sikora, head coach of Belarus' flagship ice hockey team, told reporters on August 16, as quoted by Bela

Customs Union\'s Code takes effect in Belarus

The Customs Code of the newly launched Customs Union took effect in Belarus on July 6, five days after coming into force in Kazakhstan and Russia, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian officials angered by broadcasting in Russia of scandalous documentary about Lukashenka

Belarusian officials have condemned the broadcasting by a major Russian TV channel of a documentary implicating Alyaksandr Lukashenka in the disappearances of his political opponents as slanderous and inappropriate on the eve of the Belarusian leader’s important talks with

Belarus should not expect big gains from Customs Union, expert says

Belarus needs considerable investments in the manufacturing industry, but the participation in the union will not give it such, Leanid Zlotnikaw said, suggesting that...

Belarus joins Customs Union but differences persist

Despite the establishment of the Customs Union, Russia has refused to scrap its export duty on crude oil and petroleum products supplied to Belarus.

Lukashenka plans to attend Astana summit, spokesman says

Alyaksandr Lukashenka plans to attend a summit of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), which is to take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, on July 4 and 5, Pavel Lyohki, head of the presidential press office, told BelaPAN

Russia is holding daily talks with Minsk on whether Belarus will participate in customs union, vice premier says

Russia is holding daily talks with Minsk on whether Belarus will participate in a customs union with Russia and Kazakhstan, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said at a government meeting on Thursday, according to RIA Novosti,

Belarusian lawmakers passed ratification bill for Customs Union’s Code, sources say

A final decision on Belarus’ accession to the Customs Union of Kazakhstan and Russia will be taken by Alyaksandr Lukashenka...

Customs Union ratification not on agenda of Belarusian legislature`s final meeting

On June 30, the Belarusian National Assembly rises for the summer recess.

Decision on Belarus\' participation in customs union will be made by the three presidents on July 5

A final decision on Belarus' participation in the customs union will be made during a meeting between the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in Astana on July 5, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told reporters on Thursday,

Russian education minister approves of Belarus\' proposal to create uniform history textbook for CIS countries

Russian Education Minister Andrey Fursenko has voiced his approval of a proposal by Kazimir Faryno, Belarus' deputy education minister, to create a uniform school textbook on history for the member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS),

Kyrgyzstan sees its future as member of customs union with Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, says first deputy head of interim government

Kyrgyzstan sees itself as a future member of the customs union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, Almazbek Atambayev, first deputy head of the Kyrgyz interim government, told reporters in Astana on April 19 following a meeting with Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Masimov