The Council of Ministers of Belarus is discussing the draft budget-2017. Parliamentarians and members of the Government are considering the most controversial issues of socio-economic development for the next year, which has become a reference point for the formation of the state treasury. The refinancing rate is forecast at 15-17 percent per annum. Now it is 18 percent. The budget takes into account the current gas price for Belarus and export duties on potash - 55 Euros per ton. It is planned to reduce financing of agriculture and housing in 2017. Financing of education, science and health care will be increased.