Andrey Kabyakow

EU official warns Minsk over safety of nuclear power plant

The European Commission's vice president warned on Thursday that Belarus should prove the safety of its nuclear power plant before the European Union could resume its energy dialogue with the country.

Lukashenka: Redenomination is serious political event

The upcoming currency redenomination is a serious political event, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday in Minsk while meeting with Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow and Pavel Kalaur, head of the National Bank of Belarus.

Lukashenka issues edict increasing pension age

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.

Lukashenka orders WTO entry talks stepped up

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.

Some 300 demonstrate in downtown Minsk in support of stallholders

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.

Five key economic targets missed in 2015

The government’s growth forecasts for GDP, labor productivity, exports and inflation-adjusted household incomes were not met while the volume of housing construction was also lower than expected.

Five-year social and economic development to be adopted at All-Belarusian People’s Assembly

The program of Belarus’ social and economic development in the period between 2016 and 2020 will be presented to

Minsk City Council approves appointment of Andrey Shorats as head of Minsk city government

Mr. Shorats was appointed to the position by Alyaksandr Lukashenka on November 6. He replaced Mikalay Ladutska...

Lukashenka: Belarus needs to raise annual hard currency revenues by up to $3 billion

Belarus needs to increase its hard currency revenues by $2 billion to $3 billion annually to “live normally,” Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at a government conference on November 2.

Andrey Kabyakow appointed ambassador to Russia

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on November 8 appointed former Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow to serve as ambassador to the Russian Federation...

French-owned tool factory opens near Minsk

A French-owned tool factory was inaugurated in the Minsk free economic zone on September 22, BelaPAN reports.

Prime ministers of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia to meet in October to discuss unsettled Customs Union issues

The prime ministers of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia are expected to meet in October to discuss issues relating to the establishment of a common economic zone within the three countries’ Customs Union that remain unsettled, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalo

Belarus may make it among top 30 business friendly countries next year

According to Deputy Economy Minister Aleh Melnikaw, a series of measures concerning taxation regulations and the liquidation of companies has been drawn up...

Belarus hopeful of improvement of its Doing Business rating

\"There\'s a great risk that our government will start chasing positions in the World Bank\'s survey instead of creating a normal business and investment environment...

Cabinet acknowledges high tax burden

The meeting of the government focused on efforts designed to ensure that Belarus ranks among the top 30 countries in terms of favorable business conditions.

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.

No progress in talks with Russia on oil export duty, deputy prime minister says

Minsk and Moscow have failed so far to make any progress in their talks on Russia's export duty on crude oil and petroleum products supplied to Belarus, Andrey Kabyakow, Belarus' deputy prime minister, told reporters on the sidelines of an international economic forum in S

Minsk\'s stance on Customs Union establishment remains unchanged, foreign ministry\'s spokesman says

Minsk's stance on the establishment of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia remains unchanged, Andrey Savinykh, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters on June 17, as quoted by BelaPAN

Medvedev, Lukashenka reach agreement on Russian oil supply to Belarus

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that his talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Moscow on Thursday had yielded an agreement on Russian crude oil supplies to Belarus.

High-ranking European Commission official meets Deputy Prime Minister Kabyakow

Hugues Mingarelli, the visiting deputy director general of the European Commission's Directorate-General for External Relations, on November 5 met with Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow.

Czech deputy foreign minister meets with foreign ministry officials, Deputy Prime Minister Kabyakow

A Czech government delegation led by First Deputy Foreign Minister Tomas Pojar held talks at the Belarusian foreign ministry and was received by Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow during its working visit to Minsk on October 24, said the press office of the Belarusian f

Lawmaker urges action against officials over removal of state benefits

The Council of Ministers convinced lawmakers that the draft law would adjust social equality and reduce the financial burden on the budget, whereas saved...

Fifteen percent of Belarusian enterprises are unprofitable, vice premier says

The share of unprofitable enterprises in Belarus is 15 percent, Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow said at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic in Minsk on April 25, BelaPAN