Belarus not to change social policy

The social policy of the Belarusian government will not change despite the growth of prices for energy resources, said Andrej Tur, the deputy Minister of Economy. The wages, pensions and stipends for students will remain protected, he said. The average wages across the country are expected to grow at 15-18 percent, reaching Br700,000 ($350) in the course of the year, reports Interfax.