Upper parliamentary house's chairman meets with Armenian ambassador

Henadz Navitski, chairman of the National Assembly's Council of the Republic, met with Armenian Ambassador Oleg Yesayan in Minsk on February 5.

Belarus' Horizont, China's Midea to start joint enterprise in Belarus

Belarus' AAT Horizont and Midea Holding Co Ltd, one of China's largest home appliance manufacturers, are establishing a joint enterprise to manufacture...

Belarusian, Ukrainian foreign ministries discuss Lukashenko's coming meeting with Yushchenko

The Belarusian and Ukrainian foreign ministries on Monday held a round of consultations to discuss a meeting between Aleksandr Lukashenko and his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yushchenko, scheduled for the latter half of February.

Customs revenues in 2006 said to total $2.3 billion

Belarus' customs collected 4,876 billion rubels ($2,278.5 million) for the state coffers in 2006, Aleksandr Shpilevsky, chairman of the State Customs Committee, said at a news conference held in Minsk on Friday.

US State Department's Office meets with Belarusian opposition leaders

According to him, the USA does not consider it a mistake to raise the issue of Belarus and Dr. Kozulin's hunger...

Opposition youth fined $145 for pasting up "Jeans for Freedom!" stickers

A commission of the administration of Minsk's Partizansky district on January 26 imposed a fine of 310,000 rubels ($145) on opposition activist Aleksei Shidlovsky for pasting up "Jeans for Freedom!" stickers.

Minsk set to start energy talks with EU in March

Minsk plans to start talks on energy issues with the European Union in March 2007, the Belarusian Council of Ministers says in a statement posted on its official Web site.

Cabinet approves 2007 action plan for 2006-2010 export development program

The Council of Ministers, by its January 22, 2007 resolution, authorized this year's action plan for the 2006-2010 national export development program, said the Council's press office, told BelaPAN.

Secretary general of Germany's ruling party to meet with opposition figures in Minsk

  The secretary general of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was expected to arrive in Minsk on Tuesday on his third visit to Belarus within a year.

Belarusian Television misinterprets PACE president

Channel 1 (Belarusian Television) misinterpreted into Russian remarks that Rene van der Linden, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), made in English during an interview broadcast on Sunday.

PACE president hails Gaidukevich's appointment as representative to European institutions

The appointment of the Belarusian foreign minister's special representative for relations with European parliamentary organizations is a good sign...

PACE president expresses hope that Belarus will join Council of Europe

The president of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) expressed hope that Belarus would once join the Council of Europe.

PACE president meets with Belarusian opposition leaders

Rene van der Linden met with Belarusian opposition politicians in the German ambassador's...

Prosecutor General Miklashevich: Last year was crucial in crime prevention in Belarus

Last year was crucial in crime prevention in Belarus, Prosecutor General Pyotr Miklashevich told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

Prominent Belarusian intellectuals demand release of Konstantin Lukashov

Several prominent Belarusian intellectuals have demanded the immediate release of Konstantin Lukashov, a researcher with the Geochemistry and Geophysics Institute of the National Academy of Sciences who has been held in jail in Minsk since December 19, told

PACE president Rene van der Linden to visit Belarus January 18-20

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rene van der Linden will visit Belarus on January 18-20. Rene van der Linden was invited by the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the press service of the Belarusian foreign ministry.

Belarusian Popular Front leader to contest official vote results in Minsk district

Vintsuk Vyachorka, leader of the Belarusian Popular Front, has announced plans to contest the results of elections for the Minsk City Soviet in the Miroshnichenkovsky district.

Seventy percent said to have voted in Belarus' local elections by 6 p.m.

Slightly more than 70 percent of all registered voters had cast their ballots in Belarus' local elections by 6 p.m., i.e. two hours before the closure of the polling stations, according to the central election commission.

Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions, Poland's Solidarity sign cooperation declaration

А document is important in not only practical terms... The fact that such a document is a powerful factor of political support for Belarusian trade...

Russian oil deliveries to six countries suspended

Minsk explained that the crude had been taken toward the payment of a transit duty on Russian oil...

Belarus' vice premier flies to Moscow for oil supply talks

Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus' deputy prime minister, flew to Moscow on Tuesday morning as Minsk hopes that negotiations with the Russian government will yield a solution to a bitter oil supply row.

Minsk hits back at Washington

  Andrei Popov, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, has lashed out at Sean McCormack, spokesman for the US Department of State, for his criticism of energy disputes between Belarus and Russia.

Russian parliamentary speaker to visit Minsk on December 20

A delegation of Russia's State Duma (lower parliamentary chamber), led by Speaker Boris Gryzlov, will visit Minsk on December 20 to attend events marking the 10th anniversary of the Belarusian National Assembly.

Minsk sees this year's highest price rise in secondary housing market

The median price of apartments in the secondary housing market in Minsk jumped by 3.08 percent to $1,129 for one square meter in October, the highest monthly rise since the beginning of the year, according to www.realt.by,

Austrian indulges customers with free snacks created by prizewinning chef Helmut Osterreicher

Economy Class passengers to receive exclusive ‘Austrian Snack Box’ containing delicious Austrian treats from 16 November onwards