The Eastern Partnership initiative, presented by the European Union, got founded in Prague on May 7, 2009. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have been accepted as full members to the program.
The Belarusian government has introduced a temporary ban on import of animal produce from Mexico, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, France and Israel. The list of countries may be broadened, the Ministry of Agriculture Spokeswoman Darya Kazlouskaya said.
Belarus has introduced higher import duties on a large list of imported consumer goods for a term of nine months.
Belarusian authorities increased the minimum level for the medical insurance police for foreigners coming to Belarus from USD 5000 to EUR 5000.
The Belarusian leader said that the government will go through some personnel changes in a week or two.
Belarusian members of parliament are likely to adopt a draft law on amnesty at the parliamentary session on April 15.
The President of Belarus Alaksandar Lukashenka stated during his visit to Homiel region on April 7, 2009 that he hadn’t regarded the possibility of resigning the government, the BelaPAN News Agency reports.