MIL OSI – Source: President of the Republic of Belarus – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on preparations for 2nd European Games 2019
1 February 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree
to regulate certain top-priority issues regarding the preparations for the
Second European Games 2019 in Belarus.
The document establishes the sources and order of
financing the Games Directorate’s activities, the costs associated with the
opening and closing ceremonies, and the services of the organization
responsible for providing TV broadcasting of the Games.The decree regulates the return of the interest-free loan allocated to
the Games Directorate in 2017 and a mechanism for providing a loan from the Development
Bank of the Republic of Belarus to the Belarusian TV and Radio Company for the
purchase of mobile HD TV stations.
With a view to ensuring a more rational use of funds,
the goods purchased for the organization of the Games with the help of state
and local budgets will be exempted from the value added tax.
The same as during the 2014 IIHF World Championship,
the participants of the 2019 European Games will be exempted from the
requirement to have health insurance, which will reduce the spending on the
insurance coverage of the Second European Games. Belarus will provide the
participants of the Games with free emergency healthcare services.