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20 February 2019
Plans have been made to improve the system designed to monitor financial flows in Belarus. The plans are stipulated by amendments to the law on measures to prevent the legalization of revenues acquired through criminal means, prevent the financing of terrorist activities and the propagation of weapons of mass destructions, BelTA learned from Sergei Zanko, member of the Budget and Finance Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus. The MP noted that if...
15 February 2019
A session of the working group in charge of putting forward proposals on simplifying the national taxation system has taken place, BelTA learned from the website of Belarus' Council of Ministers. The session was chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Alexander Turchin. Representatives of interested government agencies and business unions discussed and approved the most pressing tax policy issues, focusing on which in 2019 is most advisable. The topics to be looked into include...
5 February 2019
Belarus' border policy is aimed at strengthening the belt of good neighborliness rather than confrontation with the neighboring states, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he approved the decision about the protection of the state border by the border service in 2019, BelTA has learned. "We should proceed from it. We are not locking our border to create problems for our citizens and those who want to come to us. We want to create a favorable environment but at the same time we...
22 January 2019
Belarus should promote its tourist potential more actively, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Sangeeta Bahadur told a press conference, BelTA has learned. According to the diplomat, Indian tourists travel a lot around the world, and only a few of them know about Belarus. "It is high time for travel agencies to advertise Belarus more in India. If my compatriots learn more about your country, they will come to visit," Ambassador Sangeeta Bahadur said. The...
17 January 2019
The contest for the best translation from Russian into Belarusian of the never-before-seen poem Distiches by Maxim Bogdanovich will kick off on 18 January, BelTA has learned. The contest is arranged by the Union State Standing Committee, BelTA News Agency, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature (its branch Maxim Bogdanovich Literary Museum), and the Union of Writers of Belarus. To apply,...
2 January 2019
The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament brings nations together despite political crises and differences of opinion. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the ceremony held on 3 January to open the International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament and the national junior ice hockey competition Golden Puck, BelTA has learned. The head of state congratulated athletes and fans on the beginning of the new sport year. He remarked that since Belarus is going...