MP defends Belarus\' parliamentary system

  Although the Belarusian parliamentary system is not ideal, it performs its functions properly, Nina Mazay, a member of the Council of the Republic, said on Friday while meeting with Military Academy cadets in Minsk.

Thirty-five items on draft agenda of House of Representatives\' fall session

The House will debate nine first-reading bills, six second-reading bills and 17 ratification bills for interstate agreements...

Presidential elections should be open and democratic, lower chamber chairman says

Belarus' coming presidential elections should be open and democratic, Uladzimir Andreychanka, chairman of the House of Representatives, said at the lower chamber's session on September 14, BelaPAN reports.

Lawmaker defends decision to call presidential elections for December

The decision to call Belarus' presidential elections for December 19 will make it possible to get down the following month to performing tasks related to the country's social and economic development, Vasil Baykow, head of the Committee on State System Building, Local Self

Presidential elections set for December 19

September 24 is the deadline for potential presidential candidates to apply for the registration of their nomination groups...

Denmark is interested in developing not only economic but also trade and political cooperation with Belarus

Denmark is interested in developing not only economic but also trade and political cooperation with Belarus, Danish lawmaker Eva Kjer Hansen said in Minsk on September 8 while meeting with Viktar Huminski, deputy chairperson of the House of Representatives, as quoted by

House gives first reading to 2011 budget bill

The legislation is to receive the second, final reading on September 14.

Danish parliamentary delegation to visit Belarus next week

A Danish parliamentary delegation is expected to stay in Belarus between September 7 and 10, BelaPAN reports.

House of Representatives to hold extraordinary session on September 7

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his July 19 presidential edict, directed that the House of Representatives should hold an extraordinary session on September 7, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian parliamentary speakers attending international conference

Uladzimir Andreychanka, chairman of the House of Representatives, and Anatol Rubinaw, chairman of the Council of the Republic, are attending the Third Conference of Speakers of Parliament that opened in Geneva on July 19.

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.

Lower chamber delays ratification of Customs Union\'s Code

The House of Representatives was not expected to consider the ratification bill for the Code of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia at its June 14 meeting, the lower chamber's press office told BelaPAN

Ratification bill for Customs Union’s Code added to agenda of Belarusian legislature

Unconfirmed reports had it that the lower chamber would discuss the bill on June 10.

Canada\'s Parliament to hold special hearing on Belarus

Canada's Parliament was expected to hold a special hearing on the situation in Belarus on June 8, said the United Civic Party (UCP)'s press office, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Viktar Huminski elected deputy chairman of House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Friday elected Viktar Huminski as its deputy chairman, BelaPAN reports.

Azerbaijani legislature set to back Belarus in its dialogue with EU

The Azerbaijani legislature intends to support Belarus in its dialogue with the European Union, Samed Seidov, the Caucasian country's senior MP, said at a meeting with Uladzimir Andreychanka, chairman of the House of Representatives, in Minsk on June 2, as quoted by

Europe has no unbiased information about Belarus, lawmaker says

Europe has no unbiased information about Belarus, including the human rights situation in the country, Anatol Hlaz, deputy head of the standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations and Media in the House of Representatives, told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday, as q

Belarusian legislature cooperates intensively with foreign parliaments at level of friendship groups, lawmaker says

The Belarusian National Assembly cooperates intensively with foreign parliaments at the level of the parliamentary friendship groups, Nina Mazay, head of the committee on international affairs and national security in the Council of Republic (upper parliamentary house), sa

MP calls for broader contacts between Belarus, Council of Europe

Belarusian lawmaker Alyaksandr Yushkevich has called for broader contacts between the country and the Council of Europe, dismissing proposals for restricting them as "knowingly no-win."

Upper parliamentary house approves ratification bill for border treaty with Ukraine

The Council of the Republic (upper house of Belarus’ National Assembly) on April 26 approved the ratification bill for a treaty with Ukraine on the state border between the two countries, BelaPAN reports.

Legislature begins spring session

The House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic on Friday began their spring sessions after a more than three-month winter recess, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian parliamentary delegation meets with Oman\'s minister of commerce and industry

A Belarusian parliamentary delegation led by Barys Batura, chairman of the Council of the Republic, met with Maqbool bin Ali bin Sultan, Oman's minister of commerce and industry, on March 3, the final day of its four-day visit to that Arab country.

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...