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Eurasian Economic Community: Belarus May Be Getting a Raw Deal
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Recently, an association of SMEs in Belarus declared a one-day symbolic strike. They responded to what they view as the stifling business climate established as a result of Beluras' integration project with the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Community.Other factors also indicate...
5 July 2013
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Mens Club, Strikes, Illegal Polls – Belarus Civil Society Digest

Strikes of entrepreneurs in Belarus dominated the public opinion over the last days. How the authorities reacted to the protests?Budzma`s ADNAK attracted a large crowd with its innovative award ceremony.  The Council of Europe together with Belarusian authorities organised a round table on death penalty. Treci Sektar, a Belarusian NGO,...

4 July 2013
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People with Disabilities in Belarus: Struggling with Barriers

In May, Belarusian disability rights activists held a "Week of Accessibility." According to the organisers, without the creation of an accessible infrastructure for disabled people it is not possible to talk about true equality in Belarusian society. Belarus remains the...

3 July 2013
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Belarus Independence Day: Reviving the Soviet Myths

Today Belarus celebrates its Independence Day. Yesterday, the Square of the National flag opened next to the new building of Residency of President with great pomp. Veterans of the WWII, famous Belarusian sportsmen, officials and youth swore allegiance to the...

3 July 2013
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The European Humanities University Responds

The European Humanities University (EHU) certainly welcomes the attention of the Belarus Digest team (including the Centre for Transition Studies) and any and all constructive discussions about EHU's ongoing mission.Regrettably, the recent Belarus Digest article EHU:...

3 July 2013
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Belarusian Economy: New Threats to Macroeconomic Stability

In the first half of 2013, a deteriorating external environment became the core reason for a downturn in GDP growth. Despite the government implemented expansionary policy to spur growth in the GDP, the domestic demand could not fully compensate...

1 July 2013
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Belarus Reality Check 2013

Alexander Lukashenka’s regime is approaching 20 years in power next year and there are no signs of major political change in the immediate future. The EU seems still to be struggling to define its own interest towards Belarus.Therefore most...

1 July 2013
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Why Belarus Keeps Capital Punishment

On 27 June 2013, ​at the session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Belarusian authorities stated that Belarus would not abolish the death penalty and will continue to shoot convicts. Western demands to impose a moratorium seem to...