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Aleksei Venediktov. An archive photo
Venediktov: Presidents of Belarus, Russia will certainly come to terms
24 December, 09:22
I know that our president is ready for another conversation with your president and this might happen before the New Year. I believe that the two leaders will come to an agreement, Aleksei Venediktov said.
Dmitry Mezentsev. Archive photo
Belarus-Russia Union State hailed as example for Eurasian Economic Union
23 December, 13:43
The Union State of Belarus and Russia is an example for the relations in the Eurasian Economic Union, Russian Ambassador to Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev told the media in St. Petersburg.
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Belarus calls for continuous EU-EAEU dialogue
23 December, 11:51
Belarus is in favor of establishing a permanent format of dialogue between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said.
Vladimir Makei. Archive photo
Belarus has its vision of improvements to Eastern Partnership
23 December, 11:23
The minister noted that work is in progress to develop a set of goals and objectives for the Eastern Partnership post 2020. “We have developed our own vision of the improvements that need to be made to the Eastern Partnership and which, in our opinion, would be in the interests of all EU partners,” the minister said.
The summit in progress
Resolution on Belarus' presidency in Eurasian Economic Union bodies in 2020 signed
20 December, 16:28
Thus, in 2020 Belarus will preside over the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The document will come into force on 1 January 2020.
Mikhail Myasnikovich. An archive photo
Belarus' representative approved as chairman of Eurasian Economic Commission Board
20 December, 15:53
“I understand perfectly well there will be a lot of necessary, but routine work in matters concerning the reconciliation and development of mutually acceptable decisions. I think my knowledge and experience will help make it happen,” Mikhail Myasnikovich added.
Maksim Oreshkin
Three groups of issues left for Belarus, Russia to address
20 December, 15:18
The official said: “After today's talks there are three groups of issues left standing in the way of final agreements. Those are issues concerning oil, natural gas, and taxation. These three groups of issues need to be addressed in order to finalize all the roadmaps.”
MFA: Belarus ready to sign package of agreements with EU any day
20 December, 15:01
On 19 December 2019, the EU Council approved the agreement on readmission with Belarus. The European Union officially suggested signing the visa facilitation and readmission agreements with Belarus in January 2020.
Aleksei Neverov. An archive photo
Calls of Belarusian opposition for unsanctioned protests slammed as provocation
20 December, 12:10
“In the run-up to the New Year it is not good to get people hyped up, to call to take to the streets or to the places hosting children's events thus endangering children... Those who organize such events should bear full responsibility for such calls,” Senator Aleksei Neverov believes.
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EU suggests signing visa agreements with Belarus in January 2020
20 December, 09:00
The Schengen visa fee will increase to €80 starting from 2 February 2020. However, after the visa facilitation agreement comes into force, the visa fee for Belarusian nationals will drop to €35. The visa rules will be relaxed in a number of other ways, too.
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