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Belarus and the United States: Stepping Stones to Nowhere
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On June 10, US President Barack Obama extended sanctions against Belarusian leaders for one more year. Responding to the news, press secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dzmitry Mironchyk observed a “clear improvement” in Belarus-US relations in...
26 July 2014
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MaeSens Collects Record Donations, Cycling Initiatives, Lustration – Belarus Civil Society Digest

Cycling initiatives bloom in Belarus. MaeSens donations exceed $300,000. New Homel campaign launches a hotline for residents on local issues. European Intercultural Festival announces creative competitions. Makei flies Brussels, Head of Lithuanian MFA – to Minsk. Belarus and United...

10 July 2014
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Belarus Prioritises Latin America, Talks to the US, Influences Development Goals – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest

Over the past couple of weeks there was marked and clear pause in the active working-level engagement between Belarus and many EU countries. Belarus has focused on strengthening its existing ties, while developing new ones in other regions,...

3 April 2014
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Lukashenka Looking for a New Prime Minister?

On 23 March, Alexander Lukashenka asked journalists to send him their suggestions for a candidate for a new prime minister of Belarus. For a long time the leader of the Belarusian has been intensifying his rhetoric about his dissatisfaction with the economic results of...

8 October 2013
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Minsk Proposes A New World Order, Dazhynki Festival – Belarus State TV Digest

A visit by Lukashenka to Kazakhstan and economic integration within the Eurasian Union dominated the state television news last week. Belarusians could watch the head of state discussing the modernisation of Belarus and its plans for further optimisitic co-operation with Astana.  Uladzimir Makei, Belarusian Minister...

11 April 2012
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Faces of Belarusian Politics: The Faceless Makey

The oppositional analysts used to hope that the head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus Uladzimir Makey would establish better relations with the West. His background created the impression of a sophisticated politician familiar with the West. He made it to the...