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Belarus might ban all types of plastic tableware in public catering in 2023
Belarus might ban all types of disposable plastic tableware in public catering facilities in 2023, Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Aleksandr Korbut said at a press conference on 17 February, BelTA has learned. “An instantaneous full ban on the use of single-use plastic tableware is out of question: it will be a gradual transition, so that sectors and business have time to prepare. As from 1 January 2021, only some types of such tableware...
Belarus names squad for 2020 IBU World Championships
The coaching staff of the Belarusian national biathlon team named the roster for the 2020 IBU World Championships Biathlon in Antholz, Italy, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Biathlon Federation. The 2020 IBU World Championships will take place on 13-23 February. The competitions will feature 12 medal events. Belarus will field Sergei Bocharnikov, Raman Yaliontau, Mikita Labastau, Anton Smolski and Maksim Varabei, and also Iryna Kryuko, Dzinara Alimbekava, Hanna Sola, Elena Kruchinkina...
Eurasian Economic Commission Council in agreement on parts of Eurasian integration strategy
Members of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission met on 6 February to polish the draft strategic guidelines on advancing Eurasian economic integration till 2025. An agreement was reached on several more items the document stipulates, the commission's press service told BelTA. Previously the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council instructed governments of the Eurasian Economic Union member states to get in touch with the Eurasian Economic Commission in order to polish the document and...
Russia's Leningrad Oblast shows interest in Belarus' best farming practices
Russia's Leningrad Oblast is showing interest in the Belarusian farming equipment and also the country's best practices in crop production and cattle breeding. The matter was discussed at a meeting of the eighth joint commission on cooperation between Belarus and Russia's Leningrad Oblast in Mogilev on 30 January, BelTA has learned. Leningrad Oblast Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Malashchenko stated that Belarus and Leningrad Oblast have longstanding friendly relations. The parties have been...
Organic food market to open near Minsk in late 2020
An organic food market will open near Minsk, not far from the Valerianovo village at the end of 2020, the STV channel reports. The market will be housed in a four-story building and will cover more than 4,000 square meters. The market will specialize in eco-friendly products offered by a great variety of producers, from small farms to big agricultural enterprises. Customers will be able to buy meat and dairy products, vegetables and fruit. There will be a parking lot, entertainment...
CIS space council to convene in Minsk on 22-23 January
The first session of the Interstate Council for Outer Space of the Commonwealth of Independent States will take place at premises of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 22-23 January, BelTA has learned. Delegations from CIS member states, top space industry officials from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Armenia, representatives of the CIS Executive Committee and the Eurasian Economic Commission will take part in the event. Participants of the session are expected to elect...
Belarus to partake in 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne
Belarusian athletes will take part in the 3rd Youth Olympic Games that will kick off in the Vaudoise Arena in Lausanne on 9 January. The opening ceremony will commend at 21:30, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus. Team Belarus will perform in five disciplines: biathlon (Darya Kabishava, Yuliya Kavaleuskaya, Viktoryia Shashkova, Kanstantsin Baburau, Andrei Haurosh, Artsiom Krylenka), alpine skiing (Maksim Davydouski), speed skating (Varvara...
Belarusian manufacturers to showcase textiles in Frankfurt
Orsha Linen Mill and OAO Lenta will take part in the Heimtextil 2020 expo, which is scheduled to take place in Frankfurt, Germany, representatives of the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom told BelTA. In particular, Orsha Linen Mill will present the best samples of organic flax fabrics, towels, tablecloths, plaids, and bed linen. OAO Lenta will present a broad range of proprietary products. The company is a major manufacturer of textile small wares such as ribbons,...
Lukashenko arrives in St Petersburg for EAEU, CIS summits
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived in the Russian Federation where he will be on a working visit. The air force one has landed at Pulkovo Airport, BelTA has learned. The Belarusian head of state is expected to take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Saint Petersburg. The leaders will review progress in integration cooperation in 2019, discuss issues and prospects of cooperation, including taking into account Belarus' presidency in the Eurasian...
Belarus' gold, forex reserves approach $9.2bn
According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totaled $9,158.9 million (in equivalent) as of 1 December 2019, BelTA learned from the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. In November 2019, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves contracted by $34.9 million (or 0.4%) following the growth in October by $362.9 million (4.1%). In November, the National Bank and the government of the Republic of Belarus...
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