Authorities set to change university admission rules

The government is drawing up a presidential edict that will introduce changes to the rules of admission to schools of higher learning and vocational schools.

Retirement age should be raised for everyone, Lukashenka says

The retirement age should be raised for everyone, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said during a government conference on the development of Belarus’ pension system.

Lukashenka: There is no need to change the government’s economic policy

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.»

Official suggests moving some government offices outside Minsk

  The head of the State Control Committee on Friday suggested moving the offices of the Minsk Regional and Minsk District Executive Committees from the Belarusian capital to other cities.

Lukashenka blasts cabinet for \"passivity, lack of initiative\"

If the government\'s performance in 2013 is the same as last year, it will be immediately dismissed...

Lukashenka attacks Deputy Prime Minister Syamashka over government infighting

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday criticized Uladzimir Syamashka, first deputy prime minister, for what he described as his disputes with subordinate government officials.

Lukashenka orders government to make more effort to get idle public properties into productive use

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka suggested Friday at a government meeting that more effort should be made to get idle public properties and facilities into productive use.

Lukashenka suggests encouraging people to buy new housing

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday emphasized the importance of encouraging individuals to buy apartments in newly built houses.

Lukashenka orders government to keep inflation in check

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka directed on Friday that the government take "energetic measures" to keep inflation in check.

Lukashenka directs that state security agencies look into where fired government officials are employed

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka directed Friday that a monitoring survey should be conducted to find out where dismissed government officials are employed.

Lukashenka orders government to secure higher output of innovative products

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka ordered the government on Friday to take measures to secure the industrial sector's development and an increase in the output of innovative products.

Lukashenka criticizes government for failing investment targets

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka said during a Council of Ministers meeting on Friday that he was dissatisfied with the government's efforts to increase foreign investment and carry out investment projects.

Lukashenka directs that compact and efficiently functioning government apparatus be created within six months

Afterwards we may forget about this issue because the number of government staff in our country is very small compared with other countries and their pay is trifling...

Government expected to stop tying rent rates to Base Rate

  The government is expected to stop tying rent rates to the Base Rate, which will rise from 35,000 to 100,000 rubels ($12) on April 1 pursuant to a Council of Ministers directive.

Lukashenka \"increasingly worried\" by his government`s economic policy

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday that he was “increasingly worried” by the economic policy pursued by his government...

Government releases anti-crisis plan

The Council of Ministers on Friday evening unveiled an anti-crisis action plan, which was adopted as far back as May 25.

Government set to encourage private enterprise, Lukashenka says

The Belarusian government will concentrate efforts on encouraging private enterprise and using the world’s best practices to improve the economic performance, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday at a convention of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, as quoted by

Pro-government trade union federation holding convention in Minsk

The Sixth Convention of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) opened in Minsk on September 15, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian government preparing to adopt long-term environmental protection strategy

The strategy’s key priorities include reducing a negative impact on the environment, scaling down the production of waste and increasing its recycling...

Government set to make intensive efforts to boost service industry in rural areas, official says

The Belarusian government is set to make intensive efforts in 2011 through 2015 to give a boost to the service industry in rural areas, Uladzimir Kruk, deputy director general of the Belarusian State Association of Service Organizations, said at a news conference held in M

Lukashenka discusses establishment of state financial agency with government officials, bankers

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday directed that the government should finalize papers regarding the establishment of a state financial agency "in the near future."