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May 2015

Nearly 50 experts and officials from Eastern Partnership countries, EU Member States, academia, civil society and international organizations came together in Minsk on 6-7 May to compare their...

June 2014

Nearly forty experts from the Eastern Neighbourhood and EU MS gathered to discuss the issue smuggling of human beings at the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum meeting that took...

News
23.10.2017

Opportunity of visa free travel to Belarus brought tourists from 68 countries to Minsk. This information was shared by Elena Plis, director of the information and tourist center “Minsk” during the...

16.10.2017

To discuss one of the EU funded projects named “Introduction of an automated intelligent video-control system at the road border crossing point Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi at the Belarus-...

26.09.2017

The reduction affected labor migration flows from all countries, except China. Today, the Chinese top the list of countries by the number of labor migrants working in Belarus.

Last year,...

25.09.2017

As many as 52,000 tourists have taken advantage of the visa-free entry to Belarus, Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Portnoi told a press conference on 25...

11.08.2017

The State Border Service of Azerbaijan and the State Border Committee of Belarus signed a two-year cooperation roadmap for 2018-2019. The document was inked during a meeting between Chairman of...

20.07.2017

Since October 1, 2017, hotels, sanatoriums, agro-enterprises, as well as legal entities and entrepreneurs who rent accommodation to tourists, will have to inform the internal affairs agencies...

20.07.2017

The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Belarus in cooperation with the National Centre for Electronic Services will convert administrative procedures on citizens’ applications in electronic form...

18.07.2017

The General Prosecutor's Offices of Belarus and Tajikistan signed a cooperation agreement in Dushanbe.

The agreement provides for interaction, within the scope of competence of the public...

30.06.2017

On June 28, 2017 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus adopted Resolution No. 490, which amends Resolution No. 461 of April 14, 2009 “Issues of granting refugee status, subsidiary...

21.06.2017

Belarus and its European partners agreed on the transitional period, during which the country will not be accepting the citizens of third countries or stateless persons subject to readmission. The...

01.06.2017

On June 1, 2017, Pinsk hosted the official ceremony on launch of the common contact point “Pinsk-Zhytomyr”, established within the framework of EU-funded project Strengthening...

17.05.2017

The national consultations on the preparations for the negotiation process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration were held in Minsk on 17 May under the auspices of the...

05.05.2017

On February 12, 2017 Belarus introduced visa-free regime of travel to Belarus via National Airport Minsk for citizens of several countries of the world.  More than 15,000 people used their right...

10.04.2017

Preparation of bilateral agreements on migration and readmission was discussed at a meeting between Belarus' Interior Minister Igor Shunevich and China's State Councilor, Minister of Public...

03.04.2017

The delegation of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus conducted a working visit to Ukraine on 28-30 March.

The prime...

17.03.2017

On 15 March, 2017, Lviv has become a platform for the international conference on integrated management of common border «Border Security in Action. Success in Partnership».

Apart from...

06.03.2017

Detention centers for irregular migrants will be created in the cities of Vitebsk, Gomel, and Lida, Belarus' Interior Minister Igor Shunevich said in an interview. The establishment of these...

10.01.2017

On 9 January, President of Belarus signed the decree “On the introduction of visa-free entry and departure for foreign citizens”. The document introduces visa-free entry through the border...

23.12.2016

Belarus is planning to start producing biometric passports and national ID cards by the end of 2018, Alexei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department at the Interior Ministry of...

20.12.2016

An IOM study on trafficking in men from Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova shows that the risk of falling prey to traffickers does not depend on victim’s education and place of residence.

Over...

29.11.2016

Representatives of the OSCE participating States in Central and Eastern Europe as well as international organizations and civil society conducted a three-day workshop in Chisinau on contemporary...

28.11.2016

Belarus and the European Union will hold technical consultations on visa facilitation, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Alena Kupchyna informed, adding that these...

22.11.2016

The meeting on migration strategies scheduled for 7-8 December 2016 will be held in Minsk, Belarus. Participants from the EU and EaP countries will discuss why it is important for a country, or...

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