People choose more comfortable countries than Belarus / Reuters
In Poland alone, the number of Belarusians has more than doubled in two years.
The government will have to figure out both how to change the system and not hurt the retirees / Euroradio
Belarus can't afford to delay a pension reform as the Social Security Fund does not have enough money.
Protesters near the KGB building / Euroradio
About 200 retirees marched from Independence Square to Yakub Kolas Square in central Minsk.
Authorities in Belarus promised an average pension to make at least 40% of the average wage but then changed their mind.
The government insignificantly increases the living wage, pension payments in response to the grown prices for basic foodstuffs.
There were 2 million 605.5 thousand registered pensioners in October.
It is indicated in the President’s decree ‘On pensions’.
Women should be able to retire earlier than men because they have to work at home too, the official thinks.
He announced it at the meeting dedicated to the development of the pension system.
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