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The “Moscow Consensus”: Constructing autocracy in post-Soviet Eurasia
The “Moscow Consensus”: Constructing autocracy in post-Soviet Eurasia
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
Are Belarus-EU relations reaching the limit?
Are Belarus-EU relations reaching the limit?
Recently Belarus was considered a relative success story of the EaP – no territorial disputes, no broken promises, only gradual positive dynamic in relations with the EU, Artyom Shraibman writes.  11.06.2016 | 10:22
Belarusian state is unlikely to allow any initiative that could destroy the state’s monopoly on power
Belarusian state is unlikely to allow any initiative that could destroy the state’s monopoly on power
Under the pressure of normalising relations with the EU, the Belarusian authorities are ready to widen opportunities for a dialogue with its opponents.  11.06.2016 | 08:05
Point of view: Minsk will try to step up lobbying of interests of Belarusian producers in Moscow
Point of view: Minsk will try to step up lobbying of interests of Belarusian producers in Moscow
At the EEU Summit in Astana, Lukashenka sharply criticised the EEU for putting barriers in mutual trade and the lack of innovations.  10.06.2016 | 23:43
Lukashenka urges Putin to lift restrictions in Belarus-Russia trade
Lukashenka urges Putin to lift restrictions in Belarus-Russia trade
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
Belarus authorities to cast out radical supporters of the Russian World from parliamentary elections
Belarus authorities to cast out radical supporters of the Russian World from parliamentary elections
The Belarusian authorities anticipate holding the Parliamentary Elections in accordance with the established practice and their full control over the voting results.  10.06.2016 | 09:15
Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia urged to introduce Union State visa
Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia urged to introduce Union State visa
Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko made that statement at the plenary meeting of the 3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions in Minsk on 8 June.  09.06.2016 | 08:03
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov “knows nothing” about Russian tanks at the Belarusian border
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov “knows nothing” about Russian tanks at the Belarusian border
The Kremlin calls absurd the very wording of statements alleging that Russia is reinforcing its contingent on the border with Belarus.  05.06.2016 | 08:31
Belarus Foreign Ministry called study on modern slavery “a ridiculous document with funny numbers”
Belarus Foreign Ministry called study on modern slavery “a ridiculous document with funny numbers”
Recently the Australian human rights company Walk Free Foundation published a Global Index Slavery report, which estimates that more than 44,000 people in Belarus are living in modern slavery.  04.06.2016 | 10:11
Andrei Kazakevich: Of all post-Soviet countries, Belarus is the most dependent on Russia
Andrei Kazakevich: Of all post-Soviet countries, Belarus is the most dependent on Russia
To minimize negative effects and prevent Belarus’ involvement in Russian conflicts Belarus should keep distance from Russia's foreign policy.  03.06.2016 | 08:46
Opinion: Concerns about deployment of Russian Iskander ballistic missile in Belarus are futile
Opinion: Concerns about deployment of Russian Iskander ballistic missile in Belarus are futile
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
Even though Lukashenka tries to keep both Russia and EU satisfied, his maneuvering power is limited
Even though Lukashenka tries to keep both Russia and EU satisfied, his maneuvering power is limited
After the 2015 October presidential elections Belarus gears up for a parliamentary one on September 11 with little expectations of democratic improvement, write Balázs Jarábik and Alena Kudzko.  01.06.2016 | 11:11
Belarus in focus: Belarusian authorities forced to accept superficial changes to election rules
Belarus in focus: Belarusian authorities forced to accept superficial changes to election rules
The Central Election Commission has kept the most criticized by human rights activists and the opposition voting procedures, which enable to guarantee the needed voting results.  31.05.2016 | 11:13
Council of Belarusian National Congress held its first meeting to define its membership and agenda
Council of Belarusian National Congress held its first meeting to define its membership and agenda
The first session of the Council of the Belarusian National Congress took place in Minsk on May 28.  31.05.2016 | 08:04
Degradation of the national army could have fatal consequences for Belarusian statehood
Degradation of the national army could have fatal consequences for Belarusian statehood
For Moscow, the US missile-defence system could partly nullify Russia's nuclear arms and disrupt the system of mutually assured destruction, writes Siarhei Bohdan.  30.05.2016 | 11:00
Point of view: Minsk hopes for limited recognition of new parliament by EU
Point of view: Minsk hopes for limited recognition of new parliament by EU
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
Belarusian Foreign Ministry: We hope Savchenko
Belarusian Foreign Ministry: We hope Savchenko's release will positively influence Minsk agreements
Minsk hopes that the transfer of Nadzeya Savchenko to Kiev will have a positive impact on the negotiation process, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dzmitry Mironchyk said.  27.05.2016 | 11:22
OSCE inspects the 116 Guards Ground Attack Airbase, Air Force and Air Defence of Belarus
OSCE inspects the 116 Guards Ground Attack Airbase, Air Force and Air Defence of Belarus
The inspectors will be informed about the function and actual activity of the military units, as well as familiarize themselves with the main examples of weapons and military equipment.  25.05.2016 | 08:01
Makei suggested to Brussels to start consultations on the basic agreement between Belarus and the EU
Makei suggested to Brussels to start consultations on the basic agreement between Belarus and the EU
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Uladzimir Makei made the relevant statement in Brussels.  24.05.2016 | 11:31
Valery Karbalevich: Lukashenka really wants to go on a tour to European capitals
Valery Karbalevich: Lukashenka really wants to go on a tour to European capitals
Since Europe is not eager to deal with Lukashenka, the EU may have to get to the EU through the "back door" – through the Vatican.  24.05.2016 | 08:01
Lukashenka brought his son Nikolai to the meeting with Pope Francis
Lukashenka brought his son Nikolai to the meeting with Pope Francis
The younger son of the Belarus President has been participating in the meeting with the pontiff for the second time.  23.05.2016 | 11:28
Opinion: Belarus authorities won’t change their practices regardless of softened political rhetorics
Opinion: Belarus authorities won’t change their practices regardless of softened political rhetorics
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 5th Belarusian People
The 5th Belarusian People's Congress as the illusion of democracy
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
Lukashenka deems Georgia
Lukashenka deems Georgia's, Ukraine's return to CIS possible
Aliaksandr Lukashenka finds it possible that Georgia and Ukraine will return to the Commonwealth of Independent States.  21.05.2016 | 08:35
US won’t abolish sanctions until the parliamentary election
US won’t abolish sanctions until the parliamentary election
Washington calls on the Belarusan authorities to take steps for improving the situation in the sphere of human rights and democracy.  20.05.2016 | 08:02
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