Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a presidential edict directing that the pension age should be gradually increased by three years – by six months a year – from 55 to 58 years for women and from 60 to 63 years for men.
Uladzimir Berazhkow, a prominent journalist and former general manager of hockey club HC Dinamo Minsk, was released from custody on Wednesday after spending almost eight months in a pretrial detention center.
Belarus needs to continue its policy aimed at the full normalization and expansion of its relations with the European Union, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at a government conference on April 5.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka directed on Tuesday that the government step up talks on Belarus' accession to the WTO, Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow told reporters after a government conference chaired by the head of state.
Up to 2,000 people attended a rally staged in front of the Kastrychnik movie theater in downtown Minsk on Friday evening on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Belarusian National Republic.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on March 23 signed a presidential edict setting new utility rates for households for 2016.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced on Friday that he wanted the retirement age to be gradually raised by three years for both men and women.
Some 300 people gathered outside the tax ministry's office in Minsk on Monday to deliver non-food stallholders' petitions demanding the abolition of new rules introduced by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Edict No. 222.
The retirement age should be raised for everyone, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said during a government conference on the development of Belarus’ pension system.
About 300 people staged an unsanctioned demonstration in downtown Minsk on Monday afternoon to demand the abolition of tough new rules for non-food stallholders at markets and shopping centers.
The Minsk Regional Court has handed down a second death sentence in Belarus since the start of 2016, inflicting the death penalty on a man convicted of multiple murder, theft and other crimes.
The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union decided Monday not to extend the bloc’s restrictive measures against 170 Belarusian citizens, including Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and three companies.
About a thousand non-food stallholders staged an unsanctioned protest in downtown Minsk on Monday to demand that Alyaksandr Lukashenka reverse his edict, which they say is impossible to comply with.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his February 11 presidential edict, reduced the maximum value of goods that a person may receive from abroad by post free of duty from €200 to just €22 a month.
The government should ignore market vendors' resentment and move ahead with plans to secure an even playing field for all retailers in Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told Trade Minister Uladzimir Kaltovich on Tuesday.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin had an informal meeting in Russia’s Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi on Friday.
Market vendors demanded on Monday talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss his presidential edict that paralyzed their business at the start of this year.
Perspektyva has applied to the Minsk City Executive Committee for permission to stage a demonstration on February 15 in protest against tough new rules for market vendors, Anatol Shumchanka, leader of the small business association...
The Belarusian leader noted that the government had raised a number of issues that required a decision at the level of the head of state, and that he had thought over the government’s proposals «for days and even for weeks.»
Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed his determination to «defend national interests» while discussing Belarus’ military doctrine with top security officials on Friday.
The «honey years» for small business owners with sole entrepreneur status are over, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday while meeting with top border guard officials after formally approving this year’s border protection plan.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) has issued a statement reiterating the European Union’s call on the Belarusian government to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in connection with a new death sentence in the country.
Entrepreneurs renting stalls at markets and shopping centers in more than 20 cities traveled to the Belarusian capital for the forum, which had been organized by a small business association called Perspektyva.
Perspektyva, a small business association, has called on authorities to provide a proper reaction to massive stall closures at markets and shopping malls across Belarus.
The program of Belarus’ social and economic development in the period between 2016 and 2020 will be presented to