Russia halts oil exports to Belarus

Russia has halted deliveries of crude to the two Belarusian oil refineries, a representative of the Belarusian State Petrochemical Industry Concern (Belnaftachim) told BelaPAN.

Lukašenka attacks Russia for stepping up controls at shared border

Aliaksandr Lukašenka criticized on Thursday Russia for stepping up controls along the shared border, which he said inconveniences travelers and delays the transportation of goods.

Minsk authorities abolish ban on overnight alcohol sales on Lukashenka's order

A one-year ban on overnight alcohol sales in Minsk was abolished on the order of Alyaksandr Lukashenka on October 2, one day after it was introduced.

Authorities adopt fresh anti-inflation program

The Council of Ministers and the National Bank of Belarus have adopted a fresh program to keep inflation in check.

Belarus’ 2017 inflation lowest in its history

Last year saw the lowest inflation rate in the history of sovereign Belarus at 4.6 percent, according to the National Statistical Committee (Belstat).

Lukashenka notes progress in expansion of Belarusian-Georgian cooperation

Alyaksandr Lukashenka noted progress in the expansion of Belarusian-Georgian cooperation while he was meeting with Georgian Vice Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze in Minsk on September 4.

Lukashenka speaks against “breaking” educational system in Belarus

It is necessary to improve the educational system in Belarus, and not to break it, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday, speaking at a national conference of educators in Minsk.

Putin wants Belarusian petroleum products to be shipped via Russian ports

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested requiring the Belarusian oil refineries to supply petroleum products to customers abroad through Russian seaports.

Belarus settles $726-million gas debt

Belarus has fully settled its gas debt, a spokesman for Russia's gas supply monopolist Gazprom told BelaPAN on Thursday.

Lukashenka says he supports EU

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that he supported the European Union while he was meeting with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Didier Reynders in Minsk on March 15.

Minsk, Moscow continue gas talks, differences remain

Belarus and Russia continue their talks on gas supply as differences remain, Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia's deputy prime minister, told reporters on the sidelines of an investment forum in Sochi on February 27.

Belarus, Russia may sign gas deal next week

Belarus and Russia may sign a new gas deal next week, Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Syamashka told reporters in Minsk on Thursday.

Rosselkhoznadzor delegation delays visit to Belarus fearing provocation

Russia`s food safety watchdog has postponed its delegation’s visit to Belarus over fears of provocation.

Average real pay reported down four percent in 2016

Average real (inflation-adjusted) monthly pay in Belarus decreased by four percent in 2016, reported the National Statistical Committee (Belstat).

Air pollution at more than double the safe limit in Minsk

Air pollution was more than double the safe limit in a windless Minsk on Tuesday, as roaring wood stoves around the Belarusian capital added to higher levels of particulate matter in the air.

Vasil Zharko appointed deputy prime minister

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on December 29 relieved Vasil Zharko of his position as health minister and appointed him to serve as deputy prime minister in charge of the social sector.

Belarus set again to raise transportation fees for Russian oil

Belarus has notified Russia’s oil pipeline monopoly Transneft of its plans to raise the fees for the pipeline transportation of Russian crude oil through the country's territory by 20.5 percent on January 1, 2017, according to media reports.

Lukashenka attacks Russia over oil supply cut

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has denounced Russia's decision to reduce its oil exports to Belarus amid a fresh gas price dispute between the two countries.  

Russian nuclear energy company ready to replace accident-hit reactor pressure vessel

Russia's Nuclear Energy State Corporation (Rosatom) is ready to replace an accident-hit reactor pressure vessel for the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant with a new one if such a request is made, Aleksandr Lokshin, first deputy chairman of Rosatom, said in a statement posted on its website o

Government imposes moratorium on raising consumer prices

The Council of Ministers of Belarus has issued a directive imposing an indefinite moratorium on raising consumer prices in the country.

Experts lambaste 30-percent tax on purchases of foreign currency

Experts have criticized the government's move to introduce a 30-percent tax on purchases of foreign currency by individuals and legal entities.

Russia bans products of nine Belarusian meat-packing companies

This decision was made as a result of extensive efforts to monitor the quality of Belarusian food.

Russia is paying Belarus for ratifying Eurasian Economic Union treaty

Russia’s decision to allow Belarus to keep revenues from export duties on petroleum products is its payment for the ratification of a treaty on the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union....

Belarus may join Russia’s ban on imports of fruits and vegetables from Poland

Rosselkhoznadzor claimed that Polish products were found to have been infested with larvae of pests such as the western flower thrip.

Belarus will lose millions of dollars because of Ukraine’s \"special\" import duties

Ukraine has imposed \"special\" import duties on milk and dairy products, confectionery and beer from Belarus...