Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Belarus as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Belarus: Nominal gross average earnings in August 2019

Over the year to August 2019, average gross monthly earnings in the Republic of Belarus increased by 13 …

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Belarus: The Parliament of Belarus (House of Representatives) adopted the bill “On Personal Data”, first in Belarus, in the first reading

The Belarus House of Representatives has passed (at first reading) the country’s first comprehensive law on the protection of personal data …

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Belarus: Visa-free travel agreement with China ratified

An intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel with China has been recently ratified …

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Belarus: Monthly minimum wage raised

On January the 1st 2018 the monthly minimum wage was raised to 305 Belarusian rubles (123 euros), whilst highly- qualified staff now also enjoy a 15% increase on their salary – currently set at 4575 rubles (1848 euros) a month …

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Belarus: Gross average earnings in June 2017

In June 2017, gross average earnings in the Republic of Belarus were BYN 819 …

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Belarus: Average gross monthly wages in April 2017

According to the official statistical agency Belstat, average gross monthly wages in April 2017 stood at BYN 776 …

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Belarus: Employment law protests

Protests are taking place across the country against a ‘social dependency’ law requiring individuals to pay a special tax equal to US$250 (half a month’s pay) if they work for less 183 days a year and then do not register with state labour exchanges …

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Belarus: IT workers get lowest rise

In November 2016 average gross monthly wages and salaries in the Republic of Belarus stood at BYN 743 …

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Belarus: Pinpointing the future

The pattern of “real pay” outcomes is in practice nearly impossible to forecast with any accuracy because it means both the dynamics of aggregate wage rises and price movements must be totally understood and regulated …

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