Across the former Soviet Union a new type of authoritarianism became the default — with commerce, parliaments, military, media and civil society used to consolidate elite economic and political power.
12.06.2016 | 09:25
Aliaksandr Lukashenka speaks about the need to lift all restrictions in Belarus-Russia mutual trade. He stated that on June 8 at the meeting with the Russian president Vladimir Putin.
10.06.2016 | 10:47
Lukashenka seeks to preserve the existing socio-economic and political model, where the new development programme is likely to be an ideological guide rather than a real action plan.
08.06.2016 | 09:56
Joint statements by Belarus’, Russia’s officials about NATO’s eastward strategy and deployment of European missile defence system in the region don’t yet imply there will be joint steps in response.
02.06.2016 | 10:48
Minsk shows readiness for a dialog with the EU in the parliamentary dimension. As the travel ban on Lukashenka was lifted, he is no longer regarding parliamentary cooperation as a threat to his rule.
29.05.2016 | 12:29
The state hasn’t provided clear guidelines to the law enforcement to change their practices. De facto, the law enforcers are free to choose their mechanisms, which is likely to preserve for a while.
23.05.2016 | 11:12
The Congress will take place in Minsk on 22-23 June, bringing together 2,500 participants around Belarus representing the branches of government, industry, business, science, health, and culture.
22.05.2016 | 11:07
Belarusian economic policy based on imported technologies seems ineffective especially in recent years, most probably due to decreasing skills and ability to imitate and innovate using foreign inputs.
22.05.2016 | 08:39