The EEC supported the position of the AEB regarding Resolution of the Committee on Standardization No. 33 15.07.2024

In response to the AEB’s position on the issue of recognizing Gosstandart Resolution No. 33 as a barrier in the internal market of the EAEU, the Association received a letter from the EEC containing gratitude for sending information and indicating a delay in the entry into force of the Resolution until January 1, 2025.

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Participation in the development of Regional Sustainable Development Strategies 15.07.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the event on the development of the Regional Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Minsk Region, organized by the Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy and the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, with the support of UNDP within the framework of the sessions “Innovation and Investment” and “Green Economy”.

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Participation in the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Natural Resources 08.07.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. During the meeting, the participants agreed on the draft Law “On Amendments to the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Subsoil Resources”.

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Participation in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 01.07.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties.

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Participation in the Second National Forum on Sustainable Development 24.06.2024

Deputy Chair of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the Second National Sustainable Development Forum, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus.

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AEB received clarifications from the National Center for Intellectual Property regarding the use of software 17.06.2024

In response to a request from the Association of European Businesses, the National Center for Intellectual Property sent clarifications on the use of computer programs and software within the framework of compliance with the requirements for protecting the interests of the copyright holder.

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Participation in the Global Compact Network event for World Environment Day 10.06.2024

Representatives of member companies and employees of the Association of European Business took part in a jointly organized event of the Global Compact Local Network in Belarus dedicated to World Environment Day. 

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Participation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conference "Strengthening the Republic of Belarus capacity for Sustainable Development Goals achievement: Strategies and Partnerships in the context of Modern Challenges and the Climate Agenda" 10.06.2024

The Deputy Chair Maria Karas and representatives of member companies of the Association of European Business took part in the conference "Strengthening the Republic of Belarus capacity  for Sustainable Development Goals achievement: Strategies and Partnerships in the context of Modern Challenges and the Climate Agenda", organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the UN Office in Belarus.

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AEB sent proposals regarding the draft technical regulations for nicotine-containing products 03.06.2024

The Association of European Business, as part of its activities as member of the working group on the development of the technical regulations of the EAEU “Technical regulations for nicotine-containing products,” sent its comments and suggestions regarding the new edition of the draft.

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In response to a request from the AEB, the commission sent information about the recognition of the Standardization Committee Resolution No. 33 as a barrier in the EAEU market 03.06.2024

As a result of the monitoring, it was revealed that Resolution No. 33 established additional requirements not provided for by the acts of the EAEU, which are seen as signs of a barrier.

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Participation in the UN conference "Towards the Future: Intensifying Climate Action" 27.05.2024

Deputy Chair of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the conference "Towards the Future: Intensifying Climate Action", organized by the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Belarus.

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The AEB submitted proposals for a regulation on labeling 27.05.2024

The Association of European Businesses, within the framework of public discussion, sent its comments and suggestions regarding the draft resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus “On amending the resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated July 29, 2011 No. 1030 and April 23, 2021 No. 250” on issues of labeling and traceability of goods.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection 20.05.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 29.04.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the conference "ESG-day in Grodno" 29.04.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas made a presentation “Sustainable Development Goals. Opportunities and Challenges for Business” as part of the “ESG-day in Grodno” conference, organized by the FEZ “Grodnoinvest” together with the consulting company ASER and the rating agency BIK Ratings.

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The AEB sent a request to the EEC about the response of the commission bodies to the resolution of the State Committee for Standardization No. 33 22.04.2024

The Association of European Business sent to the EEC a request about the measures taken by the EEC to respond to the State Committee for Standardization Resolution No. 33, in particular about the consideration of the issue of recognizing the Gosstandart Resolution as a barrier in the internal market of the EAEU.

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Meeting of the AEB Food Industry Committee 08.04.2024

On April 4, 2024, a meeting of the Association of European Business Food industry committee was held.

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Participation in the webinar "Just Transition: Risk Management Through Due Diligence" 01.04.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the webinar “Just Transition: Risk Management Through Due Diligence”, organized by the UN Global Compact network in the UK.

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Participation in the event "Sustainability & ESG" 25.03.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the event “Sustainable Development & ESG”, organized by the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 18.03.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food 18.03.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB proposals to amend the draft Technical Regulations for nicotine-containing products are supported by the EEC 04.03.2024

The AEB's proposals to amend the draft Technical Regulations for nicotine-containing products are supported by the EEC Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation. The association pointed out the inadmissibility of excluding certain types of nicotine-containing products from the scope of the draft TR.

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AEB sent proposals to amend the resolution of the State Committee for Standardization dated May 4, 2023 No. 33 26.02.2024

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the State Committee for Standardization to amend State Standards Resolution No. 33 dated May 4, 2023 “On the requirements for determining the quantity of packaged goods,” which approved the provision “On establishing requirements for determining the quantity of packaged goods, its rules instructions on packaging, during production (packing) and (or) sale of packaged goods."

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The General Meeting of Members of the Association of European Business was held 20.02.2024

The annual general meeting of AEB members was held on February 15, 2024 in person. At the event, the report on the activities of the AEB for 2023 (including a report on the financial position of the AEB, the results of work with government bodies and international organizations, the results of the work of AEB committees) and the work plan for 2024 were reviewed and approved.

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Participation in a meeting of the working group to increase the socio-economic significance of business associations 12.02.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the working group at the Scientific Research Economic Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, the purpose of which is to develop ways to increase the role and socio-economic importance of business unions and associations in the development of regulatory regulation and activities of the PAC.

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Participation in the webinar "Supporting women in the workplace" 05.02.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the webinar “Supporting women in the workplace”, organized by You social. The webinar examined the benefits of introducing business strategies to achieve gender equality and best support practices.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus 05.02.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in a meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 29.01.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties. During the meeting, the participants reviewed and agreed upon the draft resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties “On amending the resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus dated January 3, 2019 No. 2.”

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Information about the procedure for collecting and processing personal data 15.01.2024

The National Center for the Protection of Personal Data of the Republic of Belarus sent the AEB, as part of informing business entities, clarifications on the procedure for processing and handling personal data.

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AEB sent proposals to the plan of meetings of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy for 2024 03.01.2024

The Association of European Business, as part of its work as part of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy, sent proposals in the council’s work plan for 2024. The Association proposed to consider a number of contradictions between national legislation and the norms of the EAEU, etc.

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The AEB comments were taken into account in the consideration of the draft Methodological Recommendations for the formation of a database of business unions 26.12.2023

The comments of the Association of European Business were taken into account by the Ministry of Economy when considering the draft Methodological Recommendations for creating a database of business associations.

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AEB sent comments and suggestions regarding the draft amendments to TR 035/2014 18.12.2023

The Association of European Business sent comments and suggestions to the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the EEC regarding the Draft Decision of the EEC Council “On Amendments to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union “Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products” (TR 035/2014). It was proposed to eliminate a number of conflicts between the provisions of the draft and the current regulation, expand the possibilities of involving third-party laboratories in the analysis, etc.

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AEB sent proposals to the Ministry of Economy to optimize administrative procedures 11.12.2023

The Association of European Businesses, as part of its work as part of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy, sent proposals to optimize the administrative burden on business.
 

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AEB proposals to improve the procedure for determining the country of origin of goods are supported by the EEC 04.12.2023

The AEB proposals to improve the draft decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission “On amendments to the Rules for determining the origin of goods imported into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union” were supported by the EEC Trade Policy Department.

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Participation of the AEB in the Belarusian Investment Forum 27.11.2023

The Association of European Business co-organized the panel session "Investments in the new reality" within the framework of the Belarusian Investment Forum.

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AEB participation in the conference “Towards a sustainable future: ESG challenge” 27.11.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the conference “Towards a sustainable future: ESG challenge”.

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Participation in the AEB Rus event "Technical regulation and conformity assessment in the Eurasian Economic Union" 20.11.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas presented the experience of AEB Belarus in interaction with the EAEU bodies and participation in improving technical regulation at the AEB Russian Federation event. AEB Belarus presented its experience of working with technical regulations on food products, on the safety of packaging, on the safety of chemical products and the draft technical regulations for nicotine-containing products.

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Participation of the AEB in the meeting of the EEC working group on the development of technical regulations for nicotine-containing products 20.11.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the working group on the development of technical regulations for nicotine-containing products.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 20.11.2023

The Association of European Business took part in a meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties. During the meeting, issues of filling out tax returns During the meeting, issues of filling out income tax returns, supplementing declarations with an annex on the composition of benefits used, and dividing the VAT tax return (calculation) form into two separate tax returns were discussed.

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AEB sent proposals to the Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy to improve the work of the PAC under the government agencies 13.11.2023

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy to improve the work of PAC as part of a survey conducted by the institute on the quality of taking into account business interests when government bodies make regulatory decisions that affect the conditions for carrying out business activities.

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The Ministry of Health supported the AEB proposals for the technical regulations “On food safety” 08.11.2023

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus supported the proposals of the AEB to amend technical regulations 021/2011 “On the safety of food products”, providing for uniformity of: mandatory requirements for food products established in technical regulations and the Unified Sanitary-Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements; requirements for rationing caffeine content.

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AEB sent proposals to the Agency for Servicing and Reengineering to optimize administrative procedures 08.11.2023

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the Agency for Servicing and Reengineering to optimize administrative procedures for registering plant protection products, obtaining a quality certificate for exported bakery products and obtaining a veterinary certificate for the cross-border movement of regulated objects.

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Participation of the AEB in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 30.10.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. As part of the agenda of the council meeting, key changes in tax legislation from January 1, 2024 and innovations in legislation on the procedure for assigning and calculating benefits for temporary disability, pregnancy and childbirth were considered.

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AEB held a meeting on the implementation of actual impact assessment in the EAEU 23.10.2023

In connection with the introduction in the Eurasian Economic Union from 2024 of a procedure for assessing the actual impact of acts of the EAEU bodies on the conditions for carrying out business activities, the Association of European Business organized a meeting of AEB members with the director of the Center for Assessing the Regulatory Impact of the Institute of State and Municipal Administration of the Higher School of Economics, Daniil Tsygankov. 

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AEB proposals to the draft decision of the EAEU Council regarding the rules for determining the origin of goods 16.10.2023

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the EAEU Trade Policy Department to adjust the draft decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission “On amendments to the Rules for determining the origin of goods imported into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (non-preferential rules for determining the origin of goods).” 

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AEB participation in the webinar “The Mysterious “S”...or why business began to focus on the social agenda” 09.10.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the webinar “The Mysterious “S”...or why business began to focus on the social agenda”. 

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AEB participation in the business meeting "Sustainable Development & Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance ESG" 02.10.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas made a report "BUSINESS: QUO VADIS?" within the framework of the business meeting “Sustainable Development & Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance ESG”, organized by the Representative Office of the German Economy in Belarus.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus 25.09.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus. During the meeting, members of the council reviewed the draft Ministry Resolution “On approval of the Instructions on the procedure for investigating construction accidents on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.”

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AEB participation in the discussion of the draft National Strategy for the Development of a Circular Economy 18.09.2023

The Association of European Business, as part of its work as member of the PAC under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, sent its comments and suggestions regarding the draft National Strategy for the Development of the Circular Economy of the Republic of Belarus for the period until 2035.

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Survey of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies on topical aspects of doing business 06.09.2023

The Entrepreneurship Department of the Ministry of Economy and the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies are conducting a survey of small and medium-sized businesses on topical issues of doing business.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus 14.08.2023
The Association of European Business, within the framework of its activities as part of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, supported proposals to exempt persons with a high level of education and significant experience in the legal profession from passing the certification exam for obtaining a certificate for the right to provide legal services, and to establish for other categories of persons of the written electronic form of the certification exam.
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AEB participation in the seminar "Development of corporate strategic documents in the field of sustainable development and ESG" 24.07.2023

Deputy Chair of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the seminar "Development of corporate strategic documents in the field of sustainable development and ESG", organized by the UN Global Compact network in the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB sent a bulletin on amendments to the regulation to the developers of the EAEU technical regulations for nicotine-containing products 17.07.2023

The Association of European Business, within the framework of its activities as part of the working group on the development of the EAEU technical regulation on nicotine-containing products, sent a bulletin to the developer of the technical regulation: the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, expressing support for the continuation of work on the requirements for nicotine-containing products from heated tobacco and oral consumption products within the framework of this technical regulations.

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Participation of the AEB in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 17.07.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties.

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AEB organized a corporate social responsibility event at the Central Botanical Garden 11.07.2023

The Association of European Business, with the support of Japan Tobacco International, organized the implementation of the project to create a Japanese garden on the basis of the State Scientific Institution "Central Botanical Garden of Belarus".

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Participation in the events of the 8th Sustainability Week 04.07.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the events of the 8th sustainable development week, organized with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the UN Global Compact National Network in Russia.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 26.06.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. Within the framework of the meeting, the members of the Council considered the draft Guidelines for the formation of a database on business associations for the formation of public advisory (expert) councils for the development of entrepreneurship and councils for the development of entrepreneurship.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus 26.06.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus. At the meeting of the council, issues arising from the interaction of peasant (farm) enterprises with the open joint-stock company Promagroleasing and the State Property Committee were considered.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 19.06.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. 

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection 12.06.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.

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Participation in the event dedicated to the World Environment Day 06.06.2023

The Association of European Business co-organized the event of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus, dedicated to the World Environment Day. The event was organized on the basis of the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

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Participation of the AEB in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus 05.06.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus. 

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AEB participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 22.05.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB sent proposals to the draft amendments to the law "On Quarantine and Plant Protection" 22.05.2023

The Association of European Businesses has sent proposals to the Standing Commission on Agrarian Policy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to correct the draft law of the Republic of Belarus "On amendments to the law of the Republic of Belarus "On Quarantine and Plant Protection".

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AEB sent proposals to the NIEI on improving the efficiency of the PAC 15.05.2023

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the Research Institute of Economics of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus on improving the work of public advisory councils.

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Participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 02.05.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas and AEB Chief Accountant Marina Krivosheeva took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus. Within the framework of the meeting, issues of optimizing the procedure for accounting for non-operating expenses and the application of an investment deduction and proposals from business unions to optimize legislative requirements for business entities were considered.

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Participation in the conference "Digital Banking - 2023" 02.05.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the Digital Banking 2023 Conference organized by Infopark-project CJSC. The conference was attended by representatives of the largest Belarusian banks and NCFOs, government agencies and organizations. The participants shared their vision of the development of the banking and financial sector in the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the meeting "Digital transformation of public administration" within the framework of TIBO 2023 26.04.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the thematic meeting "Digital Transformation of Public Administration", organized by the Agency for Service and Reengineering as part of the TIBO-2023 exhibition.

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Proposals for improving the work of the PAC and consideration of the draft methodology "Self-assessment of associations (unions) and business associations with the possibility of their subsequent rating" 17.04.2023

The Association of European Business sent comments regarding the draft methodology "Self-assessment of associations (unions) and business associations with the possibility of their subsequent rating" to the Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy. Based on the results of consideration of the draft methodology, the inconsistency of its means of realizing the established goal of revitalizing the activities of business associations within the framework of public advisory councils and increasing their socio-economic significance was determined. In addition, measures are proposed to improve the functioning of the institute of the OKS, which will enhance the role of business unions and associations.

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Participation in the meeting of the working group on the development of technical regulations for nicotine-containing products 10.04.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the working group following the public discussion of the draft technical regulation for nicotine-containing products.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 03.04.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. During the meeting, the members of the council considered the proposal of the Ministry of Economy to introduce a rating system for business unions and associations in order to intensify their activities within the framework of public advisory councils and increase their socio-economic significance.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 27.03.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for entrepreneurship development under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the business breakfast "ESG in Belarus: cases, strategies, ratings" 20.03.2023
Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the business breakfast "ESG in Belarus: cases, strategies, ratings", organized by the BIK Ratings rating agency with the support of the AEB. At the event were discussed the prospects for the development of the ESG market in Belarus, and the speakers shared what has already been done in the ESG arena in our country.
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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 13.03.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Public Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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The AEB sent proposals to Research Institute of Economics of the Ministry of Economy to improve the procedure for implementing procedure 3.9.2. 06.03.2023

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the Scientific Research Institute of Economics of the Ministry of Economy on improving the procedure for implementing the administrative procedure 3.9.2. “Obtaining a conclusion on the compliance of the construction facility being commissioned with permits and design documentation (in terms of environmental safety)” as part of the regulatory impact assessment conducted by the Institute.

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The annual general meeting of AEB members was held 27.02.2023

The Annual General Meeting of the AEB Members was held on February 21, 2022 in person. The event reviewed and approved the AEB activity report for 2022 (including the report on the financial position of the AEB, the results of work with government bodies and international organizations, the results of the work of the AEB committees) and the work plan for 2023.

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Organization of a business breakfast "ESG in Belarus: cases, strategies, ratings" 27.02.2023

On March 16, 2023, the consulting company ASER and the rating agency BIK Ratings, with the support of the Association of European Business, are organizing a business breakfast "ESG in Belarus: cases, strategies, ratings". The event will discuss the present and future of the ESG market in Belarus, the speakers will share what has already been done in the ESG arena in our country.

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Participation of AEB representatives in webinars "Innovations in tax legislation and accounting in the Republic of Belarus in 2023" 20.02.2023

Representatives of the Association of European Business took part in the webinars "Innovations in tax legislation in the Republic of Belarus in 2023" and "Innovations in accounting from 2023", organized by the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus 30.01.2023

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus. 

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Correction of the rules for conducting advertising games 30.01.2023

The Association of European Business collects proposals within the framework of changes in legislation planned by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade on the issue of advertising games.

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Collection of proposals for discussion at meetings of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus 16.01.2023

As part of the work as member of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus, the Association of European Business collects proposals for inclusion in the plan of council meetings in 2023.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus 26.12.2022
Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus. 
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Repeated meeting of the OKS under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 19.12.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the repeated meeting of the Public Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus 12.12.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Public Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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Meeting of the OKS under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 05.12.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for the development of entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB participation in the Responsible Business Forum 28.11.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas made a presentation of the AEB Projects on Entrepreneurship Development among Youth at the People section of the Responsible Business Forum organized by the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus.

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AEB participation in the meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus 28.11.2022
Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus.
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Participation in the Meeting of the Committee of the EAEU Business Council on trade and economic relations with countries - trading partners 21.11.2022
Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Committee of the EAEU Business Council on trade and economic relations with trading partner countries. A draft Concept for the establishment of a Eurasian product quality assurance system was sent to the Council for consideration.
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Meeting of AEB members with UNDP thematic coordinator for plastics and Ecoplatform Company 21.11.2022
In the office of the Association of European Business, a meeting of the AEB members with the UNDP thematic coordinator for plastics and the Ecoplatform Company, which implements a project to collect plastic containers using vending machines, took place.
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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus 21.11.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for entrepreneurship development under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus. 

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On the application of price regulation 14.11.2022

In response to the request of the Association of European Business, the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus confirmed the relevance of the clarifications of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade on the application of the requirements of the legislation on price regulation. 

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The AEB sent its questions, comments and suggestions regarding price regulation 08.11.2022

The Association of European Business sent questions, comments and proposals to the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade regarding the price growth regulation established by Directive No. 10 and Resolution No. 713.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 31.10.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. During the meeting, the members of the council presented the difficulties and problematic aspects that arise for business entities as a result of the application of the price regulation established by Directive No. 10 of 06.10.2022 and Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 10.19.2022 No. 713.

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AEB is included in the working group for the development of the Technical Regulations for nicotine-containing products 24.10.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas is included in the working group on the draft technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union "Technical regulation for nicotine-containing products".

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rPET approved for food packaging 17.10.2022

Thanks to the efforts of the Association of European Business, from March 1, 2023, restrictions on the use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate and a mixture of recycled polyethylene terephthalate with basic primary polyethylene terephthalate in the production of food packaging are lifted in the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the conference "Sustainability and Circular Economy in Textile Sector" 10.10.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the conference "Sustainability and Circular Economy in Textile Sector" organized by the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. 

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PAC meeting under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection 03.10.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for entrepreneurship development under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus 03.10.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for the development of entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

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Issues of pricing and taxation in the consumer markets of tobacco and nicotine-containing products in Belarus and Russia were discussed at a conference in Minsk 26.09.2022

On September 20, 2022, the Association of European Business, with the support of BAT Belarus, held a conference “The consumer market of tobacco and nicotine-containing products in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. Pricing, taxation and some other aspects”.

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Meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 19.09.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Public Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB participation in the meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus 12.09.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas and AEB Chief Accountant Marina Krivosheeva took part in the general meeting of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus.

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AEB participation in the events of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12.09.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the International Forum for Economic Cooperation, organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the meeting of members of the BelCCI in Minsk and the Minsk region.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 05.09.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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Meeting of the PAC at MART on the issue of the draft Law of the Republic of Belarus "On amendments to laws on trade and public catering" 29.08.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas and representatives of AEB member companies took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade on the issue of the draft Law of the Republic of Belarus "On amendments to laws on trade and public catering".

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The Association of European Business held a round table jointly with the Association of Advertising Organizations 26.08.2022

On August 24, 2022, the Association of European Business, together with the Association of Advertising Organizations, held a round table to consider the application of the provisions of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated March 31, 2022 No. 131 “On the development of the media”.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 22.08.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for the development of entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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PAC meeting under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection 15.08.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Public Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 01.08.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for the development of entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. 

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AEB participation in the meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus 18.07.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus.

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Work on the exclusion of the administrative procedure for state registration of advertising games 11.07.2022

As part of the activities to reduce the administrative burden, the AEB sent additional clarifications to the Service and Reengineering Agency on the need to exclude the procedure for state registration of advertising games.

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On electronic invoices for the circulation of marked goods 11.07.2022

As part of the implementation of a comprehensive plan to support the economy, in the Republic of Belarus until 12/31/2022, the moratorium on the application of liability measures of art. 13.12 "Violation of the procedure for the acquisition, storage, use in production, transportation, dispensing and sale of goods" of the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Administrative Offenses for failure to ensure the use of electronic invoices in the circulation of goods marked with unprotected means of identification.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 04.07.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for the development of entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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Meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus 04.07.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus.

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The AEB was included in the working group to reduce the administrative burden on business 20.06.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas is included in the working group to reduce the administrative burden on business under the Service and Reengineering Agency of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation of the Association of European Business in the TIBO Forum 2022 13.06.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the Thematic meeting "New approaches to reengineering and digitalization of administrative procedures", organized by JSC "Agency for Service and Reengineering" as part of the TIBO 2022 forum.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 13.06.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Public Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. 

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Participation of the Association of European Business in the UN Forum "Principles for Responsible Management Education" 06.06.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the UN Forum "Principles for Responsible Management Education". 

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 30.05.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus.

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Justice 23.05.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

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Meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus 23.05.2022

As part of the work as part of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus, the Association of European Business sent comments and proposals regarding the draft resolution of the Ministry of Finance "On the reporting period for recording business transactions in accounting."

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Meeting of the PAC on Entrepreneurship Development under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus 16.05.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. 

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Meeting of the PAC under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 16.05.2022

AEB Deputy Chairman Maria Karas and Chief Accountant Marina Krivosheeva took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus. During the meeting, the issues of determining the dates of business transactions, reflecting revenue from the implementation of design work, administering the ESCF and a number of other aspects were considered.

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DanoneBel has become a new member of the AEB 04.05.2022

DanoneBel has become a new member of the Association of European Business. Today the company sells in Belarus a wide range of products under the brands Aktimel, Activia, Rastishka, Smeshariki, Danissimo, Danone, Tema, Prostokvashino.

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AEB participation in the event dedicated to the Earth Day 25.04.2022

Representatives of the Association of European Business took part in an environmental event dedicated to the Earth Day, organized by the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus on the basis of the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

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Meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food 11.04.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus.

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The second stage of optimization of administrative procedures 04.04.2022

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the Agency for Service and Reengineering to reduce the administrative burden as part of the second stage of optimizing administrative procedures.

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Meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues 04.04.2022

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation in the round table meeting "Prospects for the development of a common market for seeds of agricultural plants within the EAEU" 09.03.2022

Members of the Committee of the Association of European Business on plant protection products took part in the round table "Prospects for the development of a common market for seeds of agricultural plants within the EAEU", organized by the Department of Agro-Industrial Policy of the EAEU.

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The annual general meeting of the members of the Association of European Business was held 21.02.2022

The AEB Annual General Meeting was held on February 17, 2022 online using electronic communication. At the event the annual report of the AEB for 2021 was approved (including the report on the financial position of the AEB, the results of work with government agencies and international organizations, the results of the work of the AEB committees).

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The AEB proposals were taken into account when amending the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated December 6, 2021 No. 700 14.02.2022

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, in Resolution No. 51 dated January 27, 2022, took into account the AEB proposal to lift restrictions on the import of other food products from the EU countries (TN VED 1901 90, 2106 90)

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"Scandinavia Consult" LLC became a new member of the AEB 05.01.2022

The company "Scandinavia Consult" LLC has been accepted as a member of the Association of European Business. The company provides consulting and other services in the field of dairy farming and crop production.

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Participation of the AEB in the final conference "Business in your area" 03.01.2022

Deputy Chairmen of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the final conference of the “Doing Business in Your Area” initiative organized by the Belfranchising Association within the framework of the “Supporting Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program in partnership with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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Participation of the AEB in the meeting of the working group of the Eurasian Economic Commission on assessing the regulatory impact of draft decisions of the EEC 26.12.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the 115th meeting of the working group of the Eurasian Economic Commission on assessing the regulatory impact of draft decisions of the EEC. During this meeting, the AEB presented the position of the business community of the Republic of Belarus on the phytosanitary requirements for tobacco products.

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Participation of the AEB in the 23nd meeting of the Coordinating Council of the EU-UNDP Project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus" 26.12.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the 23nd meeting of the Coordinating Council of the EU-UNDP Project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus".

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Participation of the AEB in the webinar presentation "The concept of standardization of services for SME support infrastructure entities". 20.12.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the webinar presentation "The concept of standardization of services for SME support infrastructure entities". 

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Glovoapp has become a new member of the AEB 15.12.2021

Glovoapp Bel LLC has become a member of the European Business Association. The company specializes in the delivery of dishes from restaurants, groceries from stores and other non-food items and is one of the largest in the industry.

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Participation of the AEB in the 2nd Regional Entrepreneurship Forum "The Contribution of Regional Entrepreneurship to the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals" 13.12.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the 2nd Regional Entrepreneurship Forum "The Contribution of Regional Entrepreneurship to the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals", organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus with the support of the European Union, International Finance Corporation and UNDP.

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Participation of the AEB in the Customs and Logistics Forum of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce 06.12.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the annual Customs and Logistics Forum of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce. The forum participants considered topical issues of foreign economic activity, logistics, customs and technical regulation.

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Participation of the AEB in the online meeting of the Working Group (WG) "Law, Taxes, Finance and Controlling" at the Representative Office of the German Economy (PNE) in the Republic of Belarus 29.11.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in an online meeting of the Working Group "Law, Taxes, Finance and Controlling" at the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus. During the meeting, the participants considered key changes expected to be introduced into the Tax Code from 2022.

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The AEB proposals were taken into account when amending STB 2160-2011 "Bakery products. Acceptance rules, sampling methods, methods for determining organoleptic characteristics and weight" 24.11.2021

The State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus took into account the proposal of the Association of European Business to abolish the division of the term "batch" into categories "at the manufacturer" and "in the retail network" when making changes to STB 2160-2011 "Bakery products. Acceptance rules, sampling methods, methods determination of organoleptic characteristics and weight ".

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AEB proposals were taken into account in the new version of the draft amendments No. 4 to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union "Food products in terms of their labeling" (TR CU 022/2011) 22.11.2021

The proposals of the Association of European Business, sent within the framework of the procedure for assessing the regulatory impact carried out by the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the EEC, were taken into account in the new version of the draft amendments No. 4 to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union "Food products in terms of their labeling" (TR CU 022/2011).

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Participation of the AEB in the online meeting of the working group "Law, Taxes, Finance and Controlling" at the Representation of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus 22.11.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in an online meeting of the working group "Law, Taxes, Finance and Controlling" at the Representation of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus. The participants discussed the procurement of building materials in the context of price regulation, procurement of imported building materials and the consequences of violation of legislation in this industry.

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AEB proposals were taken into account in the new version of the draft amendments No. 4 to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union "On the safety of packaging" (TR CU 005/2011) 15.11.2021

The proposals of the Association of European Business, directed within the framework of the procedure for assessing the regulatory impact carried out by the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the EEC, were taken into account in the new version of draft No. 4 in the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union "On packaging safety" (TR CU 005/2011).

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Participation in the event of the UN Global Compact Business Ambition for Climate Action in the framework of the 26th UN conference on climate change. 15.11.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the UN Global Compact Business Ambition for Climate Action within the framework of the 26th UN conference on climate change. 

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AEB sent its comments and suggestions regarding the draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus "On measures to improve state regulation of the consumer market" 08.11.2021

The Association of European Business sent its comments and suggestions regarding the draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus "On measures to improve state regulation of the consumer market" to MART.

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Meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus 01.11.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus. During the meeting, the participants considered the candidacies of representatives of member companies of the State Duma for inclusion in the council, as well as the possibility of joint implementation of projects in the field of CSR.

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Participation in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus 01.11.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council for the development of entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. During the meeting, the participants considered and preliminary agreed upon the draft Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Belarus" On Environmental Protection "".

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AEB sent its proposals on the recognition of Belarusian certificates of EDS keys in the EAEU states 22.10.2021

The Association of European Business sent its proposals on ensuring the recognition of an EDS in an electronic document and ensuring the legal force of electronic documents in cross-border interaction of economic entities of the EAEU countries to the Department of Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Communications and Informatization.

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Participation in the conference "ESG and sustainable development. Is Belarusian business ready for this?" 18.10.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the conference "ESG and sustainable development. Is Belarusian business ready for this?"

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Meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Natural Resources 11.10.2021

Deputy Chairman of the AEB Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the public advisory council under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. The members of the council agreed on the draft resolution "On approval of the Instruction on accounting for production waste".

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Participation of the AEB in the 22nd meeting of the Coordinating Council of the EU-UNDP Project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus" 04.10.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the 22nd meeting of the Coordinating Council of the EU-UNDP Project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus". 

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The AEB proposals were taken into account when finalizing the rules on setting excise rates on tobacco products in 2022 27.09.2021

The AEB proposals were taken into account by the Ministry of Finance when finalizing the norms of the draft Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Amending Certain Laws of Belarus" in terms of classifiers of excise taxes on tobacco products in 2022.

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Participation of the AEB in the online meeting of the working group "Law, Taxes, Finance and Controlling" at the Representative Office of the German Economy in Belarus. 20.09.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the online meeting of the working group "Law, Taxes, Finance and Controlling" at the Representative Office of the German Economy in Belarus.

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Participation in the meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 13.09.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Karas Maria took part in the meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties. At the meeting, draft resolutions were considered that provided for the expansion of the possibility of using additional methods of making non-cash payments for purchased goods (works, services) and settling other issues.

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The AEB proposal to abolish price regulation for baby food was taken into account in the decree of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade No. 59 07.09.2021

The proposal of the Association of European Business on the abolition of price regulation (limitation of the maximum wholesale / trade mark-up) in relation to baby food was taken into account in the Resolution of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade dated September 1, 2021 No. 59 "On the regulation of prices for socially important goods"

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Participation in the seminar "UN Global Compact Accelerator - SDG Ambition as a Growth Point for Your Business" 06.09.2021

Vice Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the seminar "UN Global Compact Accelerator - SDG Ambition as a Growth Point for Your Business"

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The AEB proposals regarding raw tobacco will be considered at the meeting of the working group in the direction of "Phytosanitary Measures" 30.08.2021

Proposals sent by the AEB in relation to the draft decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission "On amendments to some decisions of the Commission of the Customs Union and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission" on raw tobacco, according to the published summary of proposals received during the public discussion will be considered at a meeting of the working group on direction "Phytosanitary Measures".

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International Conference "Inclusive Employment - World Practice" 23.08.2021

Vice Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in the International Conference "Inclusive Employment - World Practice".

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Meeting of the Advisory council under the Ministry of Economy 05.08.2021

Vice Chairman of the Association of European Businesses Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the Public Advisory Council for the Development of Entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. 

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Belgospischeprom accepted the AEB position on reducing the import customs duty rate for orange pulp for juice products 29.07.2021

The AEB's position on reducing the import customs duty on orange pulp for juice products (TN VED 2008 code 30 900 1) to 5.5% was taken into account by the Belgospischeprom concern when drawing up the country position of the Republic of Belarus as part of the discussion of this issue in the EAEU.

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Notes on phytosanitary measures 20.07.2021

The Association of European Business sent its comments and proposals on the Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission "On Amending Certain Decisions of the Commission of the Customs Union and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission" on phytosanitary measures to the Belarusian State Concern of the Food Industry.

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Meeting of the advisory council at the Ministry of Taxes and Duties 12.07.2021

Vice Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus.

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Comments were sent to the draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus "On measures to improve state regulation of the consumer market" 09.07.2021

The Association of European Business sent its comments and suggestions within the framework of public discussion of the draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus "On measures to improve state regulation of the consumer market". 

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Inclusion in the working group on the development of regulations for nicotine in the EAEU 02.07.2021

The Association of European Business has sent candidates to the EEC for inclusion in the working group on the development of technical regulations for nicotine-containing products. 

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Meeting of the project "Support to economic development at the local level in the Republic of Belarus" 25.06.2021

Vice Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the project "Support to economic development at the local level in the Republic of Belarus".

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Meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus 18.06.2021

Vice Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the meeting of the Coordinating Council of the UN Global Compact network in Belarus. 

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AEB Chairman Andrey Mickiewicz is included in the Entrepreneurship Development Council 11.06.2021

By order of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus dated 05.25.2021 No. 124r, the composition of the Council for the Development of Entrepreneurship was approved. Among the members, including the chairman of the Association of European Business, Andrey Mickiewicz.

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Meeting of the Advisory Coucil under the Ministry of Economy 04.06.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in an absentee meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, where a poll for establishing the Day of an Entrepreneur was discussed.

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Presentation of the report on the impact of COVID-19 on the activities of Belarusian small and medium-sized enterprises 28.05.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in an event dedicated to the presentation of a report prepared by the UNECE on the impact of COVID-19 on the activities of Belarusian small and medium-sized enterprises. 

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Discussion of the prospects for the development of the vocational education and training system in Belarus 21.05.2021

Representatives of the Association of European Business within the framework of the HR Committee took part in a virtual meeting “Prospects for the development of the vocational education and training system in the Republic of Belarus and the role of civil society organizations”, organized by the World Bank Office in the Republic of Belarus. 

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Participation in an online seminar on green banking 13.05.2021

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the online seminar "Green Banking: Features and Prospects for the Republic of Belarus", organized by the BEROC Research Center on May 13, 2021.

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Meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus" 07.05.2021

The Association of European Business took part in the 17th meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus", which took place online on May 7, 2021.

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Notes on goods labeling 02.05.2021

The Association of European Business sent its comments and suggestions to the draft resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus "On the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated June 10, 2011 No. 243" on the labeling of goods. 

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The AEB sent its comments and suggestions to the draft EEC Decision "On the formation and maintenance of the register of chemical substances and mixtures of the EAEU, notification of new chemical substances" 01.04.2021

The Association of European Business proposed to exclude the positions "ethanol" and "nicotine" from Appendix 7 of the Procedure for the formation and maintenance of the register of chemical substances and mixtures of the Eurasian Economic Union, since their description and assignment to the type does not correspond to the Globally Harmonized System of Hazard Classification and Labeling of Chemical Products

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The AEB proposals have been taken into account in the draft Resolution of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade "On the classification of trade facilities by types and kinds" 01.03.2021

The proposals of the Association of European Business were taken into account in the draft of the Resolution of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of the Republic of Belarus "On the classification of trade objects by types and kinds".

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The AEB sent its proposals for amendments to the Labor Code 09.02.2021

The Association of European Business sent proposals to the Department of Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus on amendments to the Labor Code of the Republic of Belarus in the framework of the preparation of the Draft Law "On Amendments to the Labor Code of the Republic of Belarus".

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The Association sent its comments and suggestions as part of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Tax Collection of the Republic of Belarus 20.01.2021

The Association of European Business, as a member of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Tax Collection of the Republic of Belarus, sent its comments and proposals on the draft resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Levies "On amending the Resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus No. 2 dated January 3, 2019".

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Representatives of the Association took part in the VIII International Forum "Anti-counterfeit" 23.12.2020

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Mikhailovna Karas and AEB Legal Adviser Pavel Vasilyevich Yusupov took part in the VIII International Forum "Anti-counterfeit".

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AEB took part in the round table "Regulatory policy: problems and prospects of reforming" 23.10.2020

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in the round table "Regulatory Policy: Problems and Prospects of Reform", organized by the Scientific Research Institute of Economic Research of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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The AEB proposals for improving the EAEU Technical regulations 041/2017 "On the safety of chemical products" were sent to the responsible developer of the regulations 16.10.2020

The proposals of the Association of European Business to improve the EAEU Technical regulations (TR) 041/2017 "On the safety of chemical products" were sent by the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the Eurasian Economic Commission to the responsible developer of the regulation - the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

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AEB is included in the interdepartmental working group on export development 15.09.2020

In accordance with the order of the Prime Minister dated September 8, 2020 No. 177r, an interdepartmental working group was created to consider the development and support of the export of goods and services. First Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Snopkov was appointed as the head of the group. The group includes the chairman of the Association of European Business Andrey Mitskevich.

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The Association applied to MART with proposals on the bill 14.07.2020

The Association of European Business within the framework of public discussion of the Draft Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus "On amendments to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated July 22, 2014 No. 703", conducted by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of the Republic of Belarus, sent a number of comments and suggestions.

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AEB has sent its proposals to amend the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the safety of chemical products" 14.07.2020

The Association of European Businesses, within the framework of the public discussion of the Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Union "On Amendments to the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union" On the Safety of Chemical Products "TR EAEU 041/2017" held by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, sent its comments and suggestions.

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AEB took part in a special online session for members of the Coordinating Councils of the UN Global Compact 13.07.2020

On June 30, 2020, a special online session was held dedicated to meeting the new Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, Mrs. Sanda Ojiambo.

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The Association joined the Coordination Council of the Global Compact Network in Belarus 05.06.2020

Deputy Chairman of the AEB Maria Karas is included in the coordinating council of the Global Compact Network in Belarus - the participants of the UN Global Compact Local Network in Belarus unanimously voted for her candidacy within the framework of the virtual session of the General Assembly.

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Equal conditions have been created for importers of socially significant goods with manufacturers 12.05.2020

The Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade listened to the opinion of the Association of European Businesses and other business unions and made changes to the state regulation of prices for socially important goods.

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AEB asks the Council of Ministers to establish an exhaustive list of types of goods and services, which will be subject to price growth restrictions 06.04.2020

According to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated March 30, 2020 No. 184 "On temporary measures to stabilize the situation in the consumer market", the Government of the Republic of Belarus is introducing measures to limit the monthly increase in selling prices (tariffs) for all goods (services) in April-June 2020 at the level of no more than 0.5% compared to the prices in effect as of April 1, 2020. According to the norms of Resolution No. 184 (paragraphs 1, 2), these restrictions apply to organizations of all forms of ownership.

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AEB invited the government to support the tourism industry of Belarus 23.03.2020

The Association of European Businesses sent an appeal to the Council of Ministers in which it proposed a number of measures aimed at supporting the tourism industry and the economy of Belarus as a whole.

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Foreign Ministry sent AEB proposals on plant protection products for consideration to the Eurasian Economic Commission 19.03.2020

Despite the decision following the results of a joint meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health and the State Customs Committee to refuse to support the position of the AEB on the exclusion of the wording "Plant protection products" from the title of section 2.30 of Appendix 2 to the decision of the EEC Board dated April 21, 2015 No. 30, the Association reiterated sent her reasoned position to the Foreign Ministry, where she indicated a possible solution to the current situation.

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The annual general meeting of the AEB members was held 11.03.2020

The annual general meeting of the AEB members was held on March 11, 2020 at the office of the Association. At the event, the Chairman of the General Meeting for 2020 was elected, the annual report of the AEB for 2019 was approved (including the report on the financial position of the AEB, the results of work with government bodies and international organizations, the results of the work of the AEB committees).

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JTI Receives Top Employers 2020 Certification 14.02.2020

JTI in Belarus received the Top Employer Belarus 2020 and Top Employer Europe 2020 certification from the Top Employers international institute for evaluating the best employers.

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Dow became a new member of the AEB 13.02.2020

Dow became a new member of the Association of European Businesses. The company has a wide range of technology solutions, integrated assets, innovation, and a global presence. All this helps the company to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer-oriented, inclusive and sustainable company in the field of knowledge-intensive materials.

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The first international brands of cigarettes under the JTI license began to be produced in Belarus 15 years ago 06.02.2020

Fifteen years ago, under the JTI license, the production of the first international brands of cigarettes was launched in Belarus at the facilities of Tabak-invest LLC (Minsk). The Association of European Businesses congratulates its member, Japan Tobacco International ASD (JTI), on this date.

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On consideration of the draft resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties "On amending the resolution of the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus of January 3, 2019 No. 2" 28.01.2020

The Association of European Businesses, as member of the Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus, sent to the Ministry their comments and suggestions on the draft resolution of the Ministry of Taxes "On Amending the Decree of the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus of January 3, 2019 No. 2".

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AEB considers unreasonable tightening of construction requirements 24.01.2020

On January 24, 2020, a meeting of the Public Advisory (Expert) Council under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction took place. The agenda included discussion of the draft Decree of the Council of Ministers "On Amending Decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of March 21, 2014 No. 252" and the Decree of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction "On Amending the Decision of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus of May 2, 2014 No. 25".

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The AEB proposal on the inappropriateness of introducing licensing of wholesale trade in plant protection products was supported by members of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Economy 13.01.2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food supported the position of the Association of European Businesses on the incorrect title of section 2.30 “Plant protection products and other persistent organic pollutants to be used in laboratory-scale research, as well as a reference standard” for the list of goods for which the importation procedure has been established to the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, approved by the decision of the Board.

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PAC meeting at the Ministry of Economy 13.01.2020

At a meeting of the public advisory (expert) council for entrepreneurship development under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, where licensing of certain types of activities was discussed, AEB Deputy Chairman Maria Karas spoke.

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A seminar was held on the topic "Methods of working with the procedure for predicting the consequences of the adoption (publication) of regulatory legal acts" 09.12.2019

The Association of European Businesses together with the State Scientific Institution “Research Economic Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus”, with the support of the International Finance Corporation, held a training seminar on December 6, 2019 on the topic “Methods of working with the procedure for predicting the consequences of the adoption (publication) of regulatory legal acts”, designed for representatives of public authorities and administrations of the Republic of Belarus involved in the rule-making and law-making activity.

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At the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Economy meeting, support for innovative entrepreneurship was discussed in conjunction with the methodology for collecting, analyzing and evaluating information to predict the effects of legislative chan 31.10.2019

On October 31, 2019, AEB Deputy Chairman Maria Karas participated in a meeting of the public advisory (expert) council on entrepreneurship development under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB begins implementation of the project “Reducing unemployment - developing entrepreneurship by combining business models and a creative approach in creating coordinated, new and promising companies” 02.09.2019

The Association of European Businesses together with the Lithuanian Business Confederation and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is launching the CREAzone project in Belarus as part of the Lithuania-Latvia-Belarus cross-border cooperation program.

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Association of European Businesses held Job Shadow Days-2019 10.06.2019

The Association of European Businesses held the eighth Job Shadow Days-2019 initiative in Minsk. RABOTA.TUT.BY was a partner of JSD - a job search and recruitment service in Belarus.

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Round table on PET containers and glass packaging 03.04.2019

Maria Karas, AEB Deputy Chairman, spoke at a round table on April 3, “The Impact of PET Containers and Glass Packaging on the Investment and Export Potential of the Bottled Water and Soft Drinks Industry”.

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Meeting with OECD representatives 02.04.2019

On April 2, 2019, a meeting with representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was held at the AEB office. The organization is a forum where governments can exchange their experiences in resolving political problems, get answers to common questions, learn about the positive experiences of other countries and coordinate their national and foreign policies.

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The annual general meeting of AEB members approved the Association's work plan for 2019 14.03.2019

On March 13, 2019, the annual general meeting of AEB members was held at the office of the Association of European Businesses.

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AEB included in the Coordination Council of the EU-UNDP Project 04.03.2019

AEB Deputy Chairman Maria Karas took part in the first meeting of the Coordination Council of the EU-UNDP Project “Supporting local economic development in the Republic of Belarus”, which was held on March 1, 2019.

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AEB Plant Protection Commitee meeting held 03.03.2019

On March 19, 2019, the companies included in the Plant Protection Committee discussed current issues of the committee's activities and adopted a work plan for 2019.

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About AEB's cooperation with Bridgeast.eu 01.03.2019

On March 1, 2019, a meeting was held at the AEB office with representatives of bridgeast.eu, a company that helps Italian companies advance into the East European market.

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Bankruptcies in Belarus: things to think about 03.02.2019

The Association of European Businesses is the key information partner of the Second Belarusian Forum on Crisis Management and Bankruptcy, which will be held in Minsk on February 28, 2019. In anticipation of the forum, Ekaterina Kubrak, a lawyer, co-organizer of the Second Forum on Crisis Management and Bankruptcy, spoke about the situation with the topic of bankruptcy in Belarus.

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AEB office held a meeting with representatives of the World Bank 01.02.2019

AEB Deputy Chairman Maria Karas met with representatives of the World Bank - Chania Kronfall, a specialist in private sector issues, and Alina Monika Antochi, a senior specialist in private sector issues.

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First National Forum of Sustainable Development 25.01.2019

AEB Deputy Chairman Maria Karas took part in the first National Forum on Sustainable Development, which was held at the President Hotel on January 24, 2019.

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Ethno-Picnic Was Held On September 20, 2018 21.09.2018

The Association of European Business together with the Investment Consulting Agency AEB held an ethno-picnic on September 20, 2018 – the annual cultural event of the Association.

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The company JTI honored a title «Maecenas of Culture of Belarus 2017" 25.04.2018

A member of the Assosoation of European Business, the company JTI was awarded the title "Maecenas of the culture of Belarus 2017". The ceremony of honoring the participants of the republican action "MAecenas of culture of Belarus" was held in the Palace of the Republic. Honorary diplomas were presented to heads and representatives of organizations of different forms of ownership, which during the last year sponsored cultural organizations of the country.

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Association for Intellectual Property Protection “BelBrand” Joined the AEB 03.04.2018

The Association for Intellectual Property Protection “BelBrand” became a new member of the AEB.

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The General Meeting of the AEB Members Approved the Work Plan for 2018 28.03.2018

The annual general meeting of the AEB members was held at the office of the Association of European Business on March 28, 2018.

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The Association of European Business is included in the PAC under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food 26.03.2018

In accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus No. 78 of March 13, 2018, the Association of European Business is included in the Public Advisory Council on entrepreneurship development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus.

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AEB is elected to the Coordinating Council of the Global Compact Network in Belarus 14.03.2018

At the annual general meeting of the Global Compact Network in Belarus, which was held on March 14, 2018, the Coordinating Council was formed. From the non-profit sector, the Association of European Business was unanimously elected to the Coordinating Council.

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AlfaMilk Became a New Member of the AEB 05.03.2018

AlfaMilk joined the Association of European Business.

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The Application Process for the Emerging Europe Awards has Started 26.02.2018

The Association of European Business informs that Emerging Europe has opened the application process for the Emerging Europe Awards, which recognizes excellence and good practice in 23 countries, across a dozen categories divided into three groups: image building, social and economic growth.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 29.12.2017

We wish you great victories in the business front lines in 2018 :)

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AEB Signed the "Agreement on the Interaction of Socially Responsible Companies in Belarus in the Implementation of CSR Projects" 29.11.2017

On November 28, 2017 the Association of European Business, together with other Belarusian companies, signed in a solemn atmosphere the "Agreement on the interaction of socially responsible companies in Belarus in the implementation of corporate social responsibility projects."

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Participants of the Plant Protection Products Committee Discussed the Barriers in the Market 15.11.2017

The meeting of the Plant Protection Products Committee of the Association of European Business took place at the AEB office on November 15, 2017.

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The Workshop Was Held on the Topic of BSOs and Local Authorities Dialogue 10.11.2017

The joint workshop of the Association of European Business and the Lithuanian Business Confederation was held on November 9, 2017 in the conference hall of the Renaissance Minsk Hotel. The theme of the workshop was «Maximizing capacity of BSOs and local authorities dialogue: towards inclusive decision-making».

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AEB Shared Its Experience in Promoting the Interests of Foreign Companies 11.08.2017

The AEB Deputy Chairman Maryna Barouka made a presentation to embassies’ representatives at the information meeting at the British Embassy in Minsk.

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AEB Proposals for Belarusian Investors Discussed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 09.08.2017

Maryna Barouka, the Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business, took part in the meeting of the working group on the investment image of the Republic of Belarus abroad under the FIAC, which was held on August 9, 2017. In her speech, she suggested Belarusian producers and investors to study the experience of European companies, which they use to improve their investment image outside Europe and the EU.

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BASF Joined the Association of European Business 02.08.2017 BASF became a new member of the Association of European Business. More
Summer Ethno-Picnic Was Held On July 27, 2017 31.07.2017

The Association of European Business together with the Investment Consulting Agency AEB held the summer ethno-picnic on July 27, 2017 – the annual cultural event of the Association.

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General AEB Members Meeting 08.06.2017

The general meeting of the Association’s members was held on 7 June 2017 in the office of the Association of European Business.

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Results of the AEB Initiative Job Shadow Days-2017 in Minsk and Vitebsk! 07.06.2017 The Association of European Business is pleased to announce the completion of the sixth initiative Job Shadow Days-2017, which took place from May 11 to 24. More
JTI Became an Honorary Member of the AEB 06.06.2017

The company JTI, which representative is included in the Supervisory Board of the Association, became an honorary member of the Association of European Business.

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Milkavita Became the AEB Member 10.03.2017

The company "Milkavita" joined the Association of European Business.

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Artdepartment Joined the Association of European Business 02.03.2017

Artdepartment became a new member of the Association of European Business.

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Annual General AEB members Meeting 01.03.2017

The annual general meeting of the Association’s members was held on 28 February 2017 in the office of the Association of European Business.

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VLANPAK Became an Honorary Member of the AEB 17.02.2017

A Belarusian-Lithuanian company «VLANPAK», which representative is included in the Supervisory Board of the Association, became an honorary member of the Association of European Business.

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AEB Proposals Included In The Work Plan Of The FIAC 19.01.2017

The proposals of the Association of European Business are included in the work plan for 2017 on discussion of issues at meetings of the working group on improving the business environment in Belarus under the Advisory Council on Foreign Investments under the Council of Ministers.

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Assortment Lists For Catering Are «Cut», But Not Abolished 21.11.2016

Foreign investors in Belarus have to deal with a variety of unexplained from their point of view government initiatives. On the one hand, they are aimed at protecting domestic producers, but on the other – they form the overall negative picture of doing business in Belarus. A striking example of the indirect (non-transparent) measures to support domestic producers is using assortment lists of products manufactured in Belarus, mandatory for the procurement by restaurants and cafes.

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Belarusian and Lithuanian Business Associations Shared their Experiences of the Dialogue with State Authorities 07.10.2016

The workshop «Maximizing capacity of BSOs and local authorities dialogue: towards inclusive decision-making» was held October 4, 2016 in the Renaissance Minsk Hotel. The event was organized by the Association of European Business thanks to the cooperation with the Lithuanian Business Confederation (Lietuvos Verslo Konfederacija).

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What Should Be the System of Environmental Assessment? 29.09.2016

Maria Karas, Legal Adviser of the Association of European Business, took part in the series of training workshops on developing legislative framework for the environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment in line with the UNECE Espoo Convention and its Protocol on SEA in Belarus.

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AEB will participate in the meeting of the working group on improving the business environment in Belarus 11.09.2016

Meeting of the working group on improving the business environment in the Republic of Belarus under the Advisory Council on Foreign Investment under the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus will be held on 15 September 2016.

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AEB accumulates business proposals on the draft Decree on the regulatory impact assessment 13.08.2016

The draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus «On the regulatory impact assessment of draft normative legal acts (their separate positions) affecting the business environment» was prepared and a public consultation was launched.

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AEB is accepting applications for PPP projects 13.08.2016

The Association of European Business received a proposal from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus to participate in the development of project proposals for promoting public-private partnership (PPP).

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The market of tobacco products in Belarus needs reforms 26.07.2016 An international corporation JTI, a member of the Association of European Business, shared the information on current market trends of tobacco products in the world and Belarus with governmental authorities. The seminar took place on 22 July 2016 in the conference hall of the hotel Crowne Plaza Minsk. More
Annual General AEB members Meeting 09.06.2016 The annual general meeting of the AEB members was held on 7 June 2016. More
Philips joined the Association of European Business 26.04.2016

Philips became a new member of the Association of European Business. Maryna Barouka, the Deputy Chairman of the AEB, during the ceremonial presentation of the certificate noticed that she was glad to see such a technology company among the participants of the Association.

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Proposals for improving the availability of qualified personnel at the meeting of the AEB HR-committee 07.04.2016

The Association of European Business held the meeting of the HR-committee on 29 March 2016 at which business representatives discussed the problems of personnel availability in Belarus and developed proposals to solve them.

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Feedbacks of the Belarusian National Technical University student Vadim Zaranko about participation in the Job Shadow Days of the ABB 05.04.2016 We publish a feedback of the Belarusian National Technical University student Vadim Zaranko about participation in the AEB initiative Job Shadow Days. If you want to make people talking about your company the same way – then become a mentor in our spring Corporate Social Responsibility initiative the Job Shadow Days! More
About Planned Limitation of Trading Bonuses 15.03.2016 The draft of the President Decree of the Republic of Belarus "On some issues of trade premium (bonus) size limitation and payments for the provision of services to promote products" is prepared by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Belarus. More
Business Has no Plans to Reduce the Cost on the Corporate Social Responsibility because of the Crisis 04.03.2016

 On the eve of the 3rd awarding ceremony on Corporate Social Responsibility the representatives of business and the third sector exchanged their views on the theme "Why is it impossible to cut the budgets for the Corporate Social Responsibility in crisis?" during a discussion organized on the initiative of the International Foundation "Idea" and the Association of European Businesses. 

 

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Seminar on Transfer Pricing and Controlled Debt for the AEB Members Was Conducted by Baker Tilly Bel Company 29.02.2016 February 26, 2016 the audit company Baker Tilly Bel held a seminar for representatives of the AEB member companies on topical in 2016 theme – transfer pricing and controlled debt. More
The AEB Proposals to Improve the Work of the Public Advisory Councils Were Discussed by Business and Government Representatives 30.01.2016 Representatives of business unions, associations, state agencies, foreign companies and mass media attended the AEB roundtable «Legal Regulation Improvement of Dialogue between Business and the State » in the framework of the Legal Committee of 29 January 2016. The meeting was organized under the financial support of the international nongovernmental organization Pact within the project "Legislative Regulation of the Public Advisory Council for the Development of a Constructive Dialogue between Business and the Government". More
Tourism company "Around the World" joined the Association of European Business 28.01.2016 The biggest tourism company "Around the World" became a member of the Association of European Business. The Belarusian company is one of the leading business travel agencies and the largest tour operator providing services for foreign tourists in Belarus. More
AsstrA Company entered into the AEB 05.01.2016 FLLC AsstrA-Weissrussland, a part of AsstrA international holding company, which operates in the market of transport and logistic services, became a member of the Association of European Business. More
Renaissance Minsk Hotel joined the AEB 03.12.2015 Renaissance Minsk Hotel, the first hotel of the well-known in Belarus Marriott international hotel chain, became a new member of the Association of European Business. More
Job Shadow Days in Minsk: feedback from participants 27.11.2015

24 students from the BSU, BSEU, BNTU, MSLU, BSUIR and The Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President and 20 mentors from 8 companies and 2 business-associations took part in the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative the “Job Shadow Days”, which was held by the Association of European Business in November 2015.

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The AEB brought together experts and businesses to discuss the state initiative on the introduction of excise taxes on non-alcoholic tonics at the round table 31.08.2015

Round table "Introduction of excise taxes on non-alcoholic tonics: planned change in the law" was held by the Association of European Business in the conference hall of the hotel "Minsk" August 27, 2015. During the event the experts in business and healthcare discussed the feasibility of non-alcoholic beverage market regulation.

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The AEB Ethno-Picnic Took Place in the Open-Air Museum in Strochitsy 16.07.2015

The ethno-picnic of the Association of European Business took place on July 15, 2015 in the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle in Strochitsy: representatives of the AEB member companies and partner organizations visited the museum tour, learned to dance Belarusian dances, listened to folk songs performed by Vurai and tried the most delicious Belarusian dishes.

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The agribusiness company Syngenta joined the Association of European Business 02.07.2015

The Representative office of Syngenta Agro Services AG (Swiss Confederation) in the Republic of Belarus became a member of the Association of European Business.

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ABB has joined the Association of European Business 25.06.2015

ABB became a member of the Association of European Business. ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs about 140,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries. The firm’s shares are traded on the stock exchanges of Zurich, Stockholm and New York.

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Why Do Small and Medium Businesses Need CSR? 30.04.2015

On April 29, a sectoral discussion "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Small and Medium Businesses". Experts from Belarus and Ukraine, as well as representatives of the private sector, international and Belarusian state institutions, discussed application of CSR principles in small and medium enterprises to develop commercial companies and ensure their economic growth. The discussion in Minsk was organized by the ODB (Brussels) in partnership with the Association of European Business (Minsk).

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The Association Participates in the XVI Business Assembly 10.03.2015

The Association of European Business took part in the XVI Business Assembly in Minsk on March 4, 2015.

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The AEB Co-Organizes the IV International Forum on CSR 03.03.2015

AEB member companies and employees of the AEB attended the IV International Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility organized by the Fund Idea on February 26. The Association of European Businesses co-organized the Forum and brought Mr. Christian Katholnigg, the managing director of the Austrian CSR Company International, to speak at the event.

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Workshop on Corporate Governance Together with the Ministry of Economy 23.02.2015

The Association of European Businesses in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy organized a workshop Corporate Governance: Prospects for Development in the Republic of Belarus for the representatives of state authorities and state enterprises on February 19, 2015.

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The AEB Joined the UN Global Compact Local Network in Belarus 05.02.2015

The Association of European Businesses joined the Global Compact Local Network, the most important CSR initiative that unites 12,000 companies and organizations in 140 countries.

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The Association of European Businesses Works in the Public Advisory Board under the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Sport and Tourism 02.02.2015

Maryna Barouka, the Deputy Chairman of the AEB, became a member of the public advisory board under the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Sports and Tourism of Belarus.

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What Prevents Businesses from Using Belarusian? 02.02.2015

The Association of European Business held the roundtable How Belarusian Can Help in Business on January 15, 2015. Business representatives and experts from different fields discussed the use of Belarusian in business, office management, and advertising.

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Andrei Paddubski: “I want to see support of the Belarusian language not as sponsorship but as cooperation” 15.01.2015

From September to January 2014, the Association of European Businesses held classes of business Belarusian for its members and other Belarusian and foreign companies. Andrei Paddubski, the head of the international transportation and logistics group of companies “Fabeas”, was a guest speaker in one of the classes and shared his experience of using the Belarusian languagein business and supporting Belarusian public initiatives.

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Legal Documents Templates Translated into Belarusian 13.01.2015

The Association of European Businessesestablished a working group to translate standard legal documents required for business into Belarusian. In particular, the experts translated ten most used documents: certificate of completion, power of attorney, commission agreement, sales contract, contract for services, job appointment order, minutes of a meeting, employment contract, invoice and statute.

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Private Equity Firm Zubr Capital Joins the AEB 05.01.2015

In January 2015, Zubr Capital became a member of the Association of European Business. Zubr Capital is the first professional private firm that manages private equity funds in the Republic of Belarus.

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TRIMM medical Joins the AEB 05.01.2015

The AEB welcomes TRIMM medical (Minsk), a member of the group of companies Trimm-Medicine focused primarily on the Belarusian market. Trimm medical represents the interests of companies Maico (Germany), Stephan (Germany), Tredex (Ukraine), and Weinmann (Germany).

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The AEB Prepares a Public Report on its Activities 03.01.2015

The Association of European Businessesstarted preparing a public report on its activities in 2014. Following the example of the leading European associations and companies, we want to widely announce our mission and attract attention of the companies who share our goals. Public report is one of the tools to demonstrate transparency and openness of our non-profit organization.

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The Audit Company Baker Tilly Bel joined the Association of European Businesses 16.12.2014

More and more companies join the Association of European Businesses! In December 2014, the audit company Baker Tilly Bel became our member. The company has been operating in Belarus since 2004. It is an independent member of the international audit and consulting network Baker Tilly International.

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Advertising Committee: Why Advertising under Umbrella Brands Falls under the Ban? 16.12.2014

The Association of European Business invited experts from the Ministry of Commerce to speak at the Advertising Committee on December 12, 2014. This meeting of the committee focused on planned changes inlegislation on advertising, practical aspects of advertising, the Concept of Outdoor Advertisingin Minsk in 2008 - 2015, and bidding for the right to place outdoor advertising.

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The АЕB Provides Comments on Innovative Entrepreneurship to the Ministry of Economy 03.12.2014

The Association of European Businesses commented the draft decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus On Public Contract on Business Incubation of Small Businesses in Science, Technology and Innovation and the draft resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on public contract on business incubation.

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The AEB and InterNations Gather Friends for The Second Business Cocktail 28.11.2014

On Thursday, November 27, the Association of European Businesses in cooperation with the expats community InterNations held a second joint business cocktail in the wine bar of the Europe hotel. Business cocktails gather heads of foreign representative offices, foreign companies and companies with foreign capital in Belarus, members and partners of the AEB, as well as embassies of the EU countries to establish business contacts, further business partnerships and just for informal communication.

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The AEB Hosts Panel Discussion on Managing Organizational Changes 28.11.2014

The Association of European Businesses together with an expert Denis Sanko held a panel discussion on best practices in management of organizational changes on November 27, 2014.

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Meeting of the Public Environmental Coordination Council under the Ministry of Natural Resources 28.11.2014

On November 27, 2014, a meeting of the Public Environmental Coordination Council under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus took place. The Deputy Chairman of the AEB Maryna Barouka spoke on behalf of the Association.

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Job Shadow Days Participants Shared Their Impressions About the Initiative 27.11.2014

The Association of European Businesses organized the round table at the end of Job Shadow Days on November 26, 2014. Mentors and "shadows" shared their experience gained during the initiative.

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Control (Identification) Marks: Market Protection or Hidden Tax? 26.11.2014

On November 25, 2014,the Association of European Businesses held a roundtable Protection Mechanisms of the Internal Market: Problems and Prospects in President Hotel, Minsk. Beer and soft drinks producers, Ministry of Taxation, State Marks Department of the Ministry of Finance, the Eurasian Economic Commission, Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, law offices Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners and leading economic media attended the event.

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Customs Authorities Meet Business and Welcome Questions 21.11.2014

The Association of European Businesses and the State Institute for Advanced Training and Retraining of Customs Bodies of the Republic of Belarus held the workshop on customs regulations on November 20, 2014.

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AEB Holds a Panel Discussion on How to Develop PPP in Belarus 19.11.2014

As a part ofthe Global Entrepreneurship Weekin Belarus the Association of European Businesses held a panel discussion Public-Private Partnership as a Factor in the Investment Climate in Belarus.

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Start of Job Shadow Days: Presenting the Initiative to Mass Media 18.11.2014

Press conference at the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus 2014 (GEW 2014) was held on November 17, 2014. Organizers and partners of GEW 2014 told the media about the main events of the week.

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Gender Rights and Opportunities: Is There a Problem in Belarus? 17.11.2014

The Association of European Business, the Swedish Institute and the Belarusian State University held a training workshop Gender Rights and Opportunities on November 13. The workshop participants discussed the challenges that today's men and women in Belarus face and the implementation of the National Action Plan of the Government on Gender Equality for 2011-2015.

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The AEB Co-Organizes Kastrycnicki Economic Forum and Celebrated its Fifth Anniversary 11.11.2014

Annual Kastrycnicki Economic Forum took place in Minskon November 4th-5th at Europe Hotel. The Association of European Businesses, one of the partners of the Forum, organized a round table Belarus: Long-term Challenges and Possible Solutions and a reception to celebrate opening of the Forum and the fifth anniversary of the AEB.

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The AEB Works at the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues 03.11.2014

Another meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the Ministry of Taxes and Dues of Belarus took place on October 31, 2014. Yauhen Mardasevich, the Head of GR with the AEB, and Maryna Dymovich, the Head of Legal with the AEB, took part in the discussion.

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Job Shadow Days 28.10.2014

We hereby have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the Job Shadow Days which will take place during the week of November 17th, 2014. This CSR initiative will be implemented in cooperation with the Swedish Institute.

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The Head of GR Told Students About Pros and Cons of Working for the State 27.10.2014

Yauhen Mardasevich, the Head of GR with the Association of European Business, spoke at the first meeting of the student scientific laboratory at the Belarusian State Economic University under the project Expert Opinion on October 24.

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The Association of European Business is Ready to Assist European Companies in PPP Projects 21.10.2014

Now the Association of European Business can assist European companies in public-private partnership projects in Belarus. Maryna Barouka, the Deputy Chairman of the Association, completed the training on the theory and practice of implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

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AEB Joins the Advisory Board under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction 17.10.2014

The Association of European Business joined the Advisory Board under the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of Belarus. Maryna Barouka, the Deputy Chairman of the AEB, was officially listed as a member of the Board.

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What Innovations in CSR Have Been Implemented in Belarus? 15.10.2014

On October 8, 2014, representatives of business, civil society organizations and educational institutions discussed innovative approaches to corporate social responsibility in Belarus in the office of the Association of European Businesses. The event was organized under the auspices of the Swedish Institute.

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The AEB Explained to Finnish Business How it Can Advance Interests of Foreign Investors 14.10.2014

At the meeting with participation of the Ambassador of Finland to Lithuania and Belarus Harri Mäki-Reinikka of October 3, 2014, Finnish companies and investors discussed the business climate in Belarus and current projects on bilateral cooperation between our countries.

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AEB Participated in the Meeting of the Sectorial Council of Management Qualifications 30.09.2014

Another meeting of the Sectorial Council of Management Qualifications took place on September 30, 2014. Yauhen Mardasevich, Head of GR with the Association of European Businesses, is a member of the Council and took part in the meeting.

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Working Visit to Latvia 29.09.2014

The Association of European Business took part in the seminar Business Opportunities of the Republic of Belarus, which was held in the conference room of Swedbanka AS in Riga on September 17, 2014. The seminar was organized by the The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA).

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The Association of European Business Took Part in the Advisory Board at the Ministry of Justice 24.09.2014

On September 23, 2014, the draft law on collection and private bailiffs was discussed at the regular meeting of the Public Advisory (Expert) Board at the Ministry of Justice chaired by Igor Tushinsky, the Deputy Minister of Justice. Yauhen Mardasevich, the Head of GR with the Association of European Business, took part in the work of the Board.

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AEB Business Visit to Vilnius 19.09.2014

AEB experts held a series of meetings with the heads of Lithuanian private companies, business associations and chambers of commerce on September 15-16, 2014.

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Do "Green" Offices Have Future in Belarus? 08.09.2014

On September 4, 2014, we held a workshop Green Offices as a part of four SI alumni events in Minsk under the support ofthe Swedish Institute in partnership with the Belarusian State University and the Association of European Businesses (AEB) during the European Intercultural Festival.The workshop Green Offices, which was organized by Maryna Barouka, Ph.D.,associate professor of BSU, Deputy Chairman of the AEB, and Liudmila Fakeyeva, Ph.D., associate professor of BSU, brought together business, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to discuss how to make offices more environmentally friendly and economical. British American Tobacco, a member of the AEB, Phillips-Belarus, Office for Democratic Belarus and the International Public Association “Ecoproject “Partnership” were partners and experts to the workshop.

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Foreign Trade Activity Committee News 02.09.2014

On August 28th, the Association of European Business held its Foreign Economic Activity Committee. This time, the Committee focused its attention on current issues of advance payments in foreign trade contracts and related problems.

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Business and Government Agencies Discuss Excise Taxation of Tobacco Products at the Seminar 28.08.2014

On August 26, the Hotel Crowne Plaza Minsk hosted a seminar for government officials on excise taxation of tobacco products in different countries, including the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEC). The seminar was organized by the Association of European Business under support of JTI (Japan Tobacco International), the member of the Association.

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Mediation Workshop at the Association of European Business 18.08.2014

On August 15, the Association of European Businesses hosted a mediation workshop. JTI, Pedersen & Partners, IPM Business School, Representative Office of "E-Engineering", OPTIMED, Ciklum Minsk, ALBION, School of aesthetic education, Exchange of organizational development, Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, as well as eminent mediation experts Lilia Vlasova, the Head of Center of Mediation and Negotiation, and Marina Boyko, the Head of Mediation Services were among the workshop participants.

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AEB and InterNations Hosted the First Joint Business Networking Event 18.08.2014

On Friday 15th August, the Association of European Business and the InterNations Community for expats in Belarus hosted the first joint business networking event in the wine bar of the hotel ‘’Europe’’.

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The Association of European Businesses Discusses the Draft Law on Charity 08.08.2014

The Association of European Businesses joined the discussion of the draft law on charity. On August 7, Maryna Dymovich, the head of legal with the Association, took part in a working meeting to discuss the draft Concept of the Law On Public Benefiting Activities, which is being prepared by International Educational Public Association Act.

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Summer Ethno-Picnic of AEB 17.07.2014

Travelling back in time in Belarus is possible! This learned the guests of the ethno-picnic Journey to the Past organized by the Association of European Business for its members and friends on July 17 in the unique Skansen-type museum Strochitsy.

The professional guides, whose stories allowed imagining the life of the Belarusians in the 18th – 19th centuries in every detail, accompanied the guests through the amazing atmosphere of the Belarusian village created in the open-air museum.

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The Association of European Business Took Part in the Meeting of the Latvian Business Club 12.06.2014

The Association of European Business (AEB) took part in the meeting of the Latvian business club held on June 12th at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Belarus.

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2nd Business Meeting of HR-Committee 27.05.2014

НR – committee, new initiatives, new development

On May 27th, the Association of European Business united HR-representatives of the leading international and Belarusian companies for the second meeting of its HR-Committee.

Committees are regular meetings of professionals who gather once a month in the offices of the Association to discuss problems common for a given area of business, to work on finding solutions, as well as to support interests of the committee’s participants. The HR-Committee works on improving business environment in the HR sector under the auspices of the Association. Lola Trapsch, Country Manager at Pedersen&Partners, is the moderator of the HR-Committee.

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The Association of European Business Takes Part in the First Public-Private Partnership Congress in Belarus 23.05.2014

The Association of European Business will take part in the first congress on public-private partnership Public-Private Partnership Days in Belarus, which is to be held in Minsk, Belarus on
May 27 – 30, 2014. The congress will discuss relevant practices and recent governmental legal and policy initiatives in the area of public-private partnership by various international finance institutions.

The congress was organized under the joint project of the EU, the UNDP and the Ministry of Economy of Belarus Capacity Development to Support Implementation of Public-Private Partnership in Belarus.

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France-Belarus Business Club Opens in Minsk 05.02.2014

The business club France-Belarus will facilitate trade and economic cooperation between the two states, head of the club Patrick Burdonne said at the opening ceremony of this public organization on 5 February.

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IEC to Help Belarus Improve its Investment Attractiveness 29.01.2014

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will assist Belarus in improving its investment attractiveness for investors so that by the time of the 79th IEC General Assembly in October 2015 Belarus could demonstrate concrete investment projects, Yuri Pashnik, Secretary of the Belarusian National Committee at the IEC, Director of OAO BELLIS Testing and Certification of Home Appliances and Industrial Products, told reporters on 29 January.

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Peculiarities of Innovation Business Were Discussed in Minsk 08.11.2013

From November 18th to 24th 2013 the Global Entrepreneurship Week took place in Minsk, organized by BEL.BIZ. Association of European Business in Belarus was a partner and the sponsor of the Corporation day on November 19th, and also initiated a round table “Innovations as the national economy strategy”.  The participants exchanged their views on current situation and prospects of introduction of innovations in the national economy, as well as on specificity of innovative entrepreneurship in Belarus.

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Kastryčnicky Ekanamičny Forum 2013 Was Held on Nov, 5 06.11.2013

On the 5th of November the IPM Research Center holds a conference "New Opportunities or Old Challenges? Scenarios for Belarus Economy". It is a first event organized within Kastryčnicky Ekanamičny Forum (KEF), designed as a new open platform for professional dialogue on Belarus’ sustainable development.

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Owners and Top-Managers are Invited 11.03.2013

Any successful business is based on timely, complete and unbiased information on the market, its potential and risks, competitive environment, etc. It is precisely such information – specific and practice-focused – which foreign companies and businessmen are so often short of while taking decision of developing their business in Belarus.

 

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Association of European Business Has Started its Activity in Belarus 18.10.2011

Associations of European Business exist in over 20 countries of the world. They have no single structure and are not united by any coordinator. The idea of creating an AEB in Belarus belongs to the Head of IPM Pavel Daneyko.

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Participation in a meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus 18.07.2024

Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Business Maria Karas took part in a meeting of the advisory council under the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus. 

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