12 May 2017

President Lukashenko sanctioned the creation of the II European Games 2019 Directorate of the NOC Belarus, Minsk City Mayor and Ministry of Sports and Tourism representatives.

The Directorate will work in close cooperation with the Government and the Republican Organizing Committee on arrangements and holding of the EuroGames.

Upon the Presidential Decree, the Directorate is awarded tax, customs, and other preferences in order to cut budgetary expenditures. There is a possibility of allowing the sponsors to provide gratuity aid for the Directorate’s needs without specifying goods and services in contracts being freed from rendering state statistical report on the pro bono aid provided.

The Decree regulates the manner the Directorate works, defines tasks, functions, and powers of the body and its responsible officials, and manages property-building issues.