The state decided to redistribute scarce resources and strip businesses of profits nesting on public resources. As economy worsens, competition for resources may increase just as the KGB’s influence.
28.03.2016 | 09:53
Last time the Polish Foreign Minister – back then it was Radoslaw Sikorski – visited Minsk in November 2010. But Europe's expectations have been deceived due to the Square’s crackdown. A new attempt.
24.03.2016 | 10:15
Although the arrested businessman Yury Chyzh is far from being Belarus' Khodorkovsky, his strong position seems to have challenged the old guard, write Siarhei Bohdan & Ryhor Astapenia.
22.03.2016 | 11:35
Belarus-Sweden relations, harshly damaged by a diplomatic row in 2012, are steadily improving. Sweden patiently works on restoring its diplomatic presence in Minsk. Belarus doesn’t hurry to respond.
18.03.2016 | 11:25
By kidnapping and putting Nadiya Savchenko on trial the Kremlin hoped to demonstrate the vulnerability of Ukrainian soldiers; however, it only demonstrated their power and moral superiority.
11.03.2016 | 08:21
It was easy for Lukashenka to introduce authoritarian regime policies when the economy was growing; but the worse state policy gets, the greater the tensions between him and the establishment will be.
09.03.2016 | 10:42
Belarus and the European Union may sign readmission and visa facilitation agreements in 2016, the head of the Citizenship and Migration Department at the Interior Ministry of Belarus said yesterday.
05.03.2016 | 10:45
In the past Western wing of Belarus foreign policy was just a tool to bargain for new Russian bonuses; this time the motivation is different, but remains purely pragmatic, claims Artyom Shraibman.
02.03.2016 | 08:26
Though the EU emphasised some positive trends in cooperation with the Belarusian authorities, the decision to lift sanctions contained critical remarks regarding Belarus’ non-respect for human rights.
01.03.2016 | 11:17
The EaP CSF Steering Committee calls on the Belarusan authorities to initiate talks with the Belarusan National Platform of the EaP CSF on the establishment of a Belarusan Council of National Dialogue
27.02.2016 | 15:09
What relations with the opposition the authorities want to have? Why has Uladzimir Matskevich agreed to work at ONT? Why he doesn’t become politician himself since he knows and talks so much about it?
25.02.2016 | 08:23
Lift of sanctions will strengthen Minsk’s political position vis-à-vis Moscow and make it easier for Belarus to activate the programme of support from the IMF to stabilize the country’s finances.
22.02.2016 | 11:27