The EU Council has endorsed the decision to sign a visa facilitation agreement with Belarus, reads the resolution of the Council of the European Union published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The media forum “The Union State 2030 – Trajectory of the Future” will
be held in Moscow on 20-21 November, BelTA learned from the Standing
Committee of the Belarus-Russia Union State which is one of the
organizers of the forum.
Great Stone named world's fastest-growing industrial park
Belarus suggests amending the agreement with Russia on joint efforts in border protection which has been in force since 1995. Such a task was set today by the head of state, State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Stanislav Zas told reporters after the meeting with the president, BelTA has learned.
In January-September 2019, foreign investors funneled $7.1 billion into the real economy sector of Belarus (except for banks), BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.
Belarus intends to launch beet pulp supplies to China under direct contracts by the end of 2019, Igor Shustov, First Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian state food industry concern Belgospishcheprom, told journalists as he took part in the 25th international wholesale exhibition Prodexpo 2019 on 12 November, BelTA has learned.
Belarus and Austria are discussing strategic priorities in cooperation, including in the sphere of information technologies, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich in Vienna on 11 November.
Belarus' National Bank will cut the refinancing rate down to 9% on 20 November. The overnight lending rate will shrink from 10.75% to 10% per annum. The overnight deposit rate will be decreased from 8.25% to 8% per annum, BelTA has learned from the information and public relations department of the National Bank of Belarus.
According to the Belarusian embassy in Sweden, Vladimir Makei is expected to attend a high-level meeting to mark the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership and hold a number of bilateral meetings.
The budget's execution has been evaluated bearing in mind this year's macroeconomic parameters adjusted by the Economy Ministry. Provided the foreign trade situation remains favorable and the average oil price stays at $65 per barrel, revenues of the central state budget will rise by Br0.7 billion.