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More Money from the IMF: Prudent Credit Policy with the World’s Worst Tax System
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The International Monetary Fund completed its review of Belarus’s economic policies and approved another financial aid package to Belarus. This time it amounts to US$688 Million. The IMF noticed some improvements in the legal and institutional frameworks for privatization...
16 December 2009
Guardian: Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan disavow arms flight from North Korea

7 December 2009
FT Brussels Blog: Berlusconi, a planetary man of politics, visits Belarus
FT Brussels Blog: Berlusconi, a planetary man of politics, visits Belarus

Business interests and personal sympathy to Alexander Lukashenka have been called by Belarusian analysts the reason for Berlusconi's friendliness and itself the fact of his short visit to Belarus. Anyway, it was truly a...

4 December 2009
BBC on The Ethics of Big Western Business in Belarus
BBC on The Ethics of Big Western Business in Belarus

BBC World service interviewed Lesley Curwen, manager of one of the world's leading steel trading companies which recently invested in Belarus. Referring to Belarus as "Byelorussia", which is painful to hear for most Belarusians, he says that he...

2 December 2009
Naša Niva: To Study, Study and Again Study Capitalism

1 December 2009
German Marshall Fund of the United States Blogs on Belarus
German Marshall Fund of the United States Blogs on Belarus

Appeasement in our time -- Berlusconi goes to Belarus by Joerg Forbrig BERLIN -- This year has been full of celebrations of the peaceful revolutions of 1989, arguably the most important advance of freedom, democracy, and human rights in history. But...

27 November 2009
Financial Times: Soviet model may face trouble despite weathering the crisis
Financial Times: Soviet model may face trouble despite weathering the crisis

The Financial Times have this week published several stories on Belarus by its Eastern European corespondent Jan Cienski. Both of them seem rather to be stating the obvious but are very useful to get a snapshot impression of the...

19 November 2009
ЗША падоўжылі змякчэнне санкцый супраць двух прадпрыемстваў «Белнафтахіма»

Мінфін ЗША у чарговы раз падоўжыў рашэнне пра змякчэнне санкцый супраць двух беларускіх прадпрыемстваў канцэрна «Белнафтахім» – ААТ «Лакафарба» і «Полацк-Шкловалакно». Як паведамляе афіцыйны...

17 November 2009
Financial Times: Behemoths in Belarus Belie Stalling Economy
Financial Times: Behemoths in Belarus Belie Stalling Economy

London's Financial Times published another piece on Belarus economy. About a year ago the leading European business newspaper released a special supplement devoted to promotion...

9 November 2009
15 Years and Counting: Inside Lukashenka’s Belarus
15 Years and Counting: Inside Lukashenka’s Belarus

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe invite you to a briefing with top Belarusian pro-democracy leaders 15 Years and Counting: Inside Lukashenka's Belarus November 12,...

5 November 2009
Russian-Belarusian exersices made Poland ask for help from US

Poland’s foreign minister called upon the US to deploy its troops on the territory of the country to defend it from military aggression.

5 November 2009
Філіп ГОРДАН: «Мінску трэба прайсці вельмі доўгі шлях»

Мінску трэба прайсці яшчэ “вельмі доўгі шлях” для паляпшэння двухбаковых адносін са Злучанымі Штатамі Амерыкі, лічыць памочнік дзяржсакратара ЗША па справах Еўропы і Еўразіі Філіп Гордан....

8 October 2009
Belarus May Win from the Change of US Missile Defense Plans

On Sept. 17, to Russia’s satisfaction and to Poland’s chagrin, President Obama announced canceling US plans to build a missile base in Poland and a radar system in...

14 September 2009
Washington Post: Belarusans Basking in — Not Hiding From — the Spotlight’s Glare
Washington Post: Belarusans Basking in — Not Hiding From — the Spotlight’s Glare

17 August 2009
What Washington and Minsk Have to Talk About
What Washington and Minsk Have to Talk About

On Friday, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Phillip Gordon listened more than he talked. Perhaps because he was not graced with the presence of the chief Belarusian...