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No Agreement between EU Countries on Belarus
No Agreement between EU Countries on Belarus
An interesting overview of divergences within the European Union on the Belarusian issue appeared in an article published by Radio Liberty Free Europe.
11 March 2009
IMF: Belarus’ Economic Challenges More Difficult
IMF: Belarus’ Economic Challenges More Difficult

WASHINGTON - The economic situation in Belarus has worsened since the eastern European country signed a $2.46 billion loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund in January, the IMF said...

5 March 2009
The United States Mission to the OSCE on New Political Prisoners in Belarus

Today the United States Mission to the OSCE has realeased the following statement regarding the arrest of political prisoners in Belarus: Madam Chairwoman,

3 March 2009
New York Times on Visa Troubles of Belarusians
New York Times on Visa Troubles of Belarusians

Alena Shkumatava, an old friend of mine from Belarus, shares in today's New York Times how she struggled for her U.S. visa. The story gives you a taste of what...

24 February 2009
International Herald Tribune: An Artful Balancing Act
International Herald Tribune: An Artful Balancing Act

International Herald Tribune published an article on how Belarusian authorities try to balance between Russia and the European Union. The article agrees that the messages Minsk has been sending over the last few months are mixed. On the one...

18 February 2009
U.S. Will Not Lift Sanctions if Situation in Belarus Doesn’t Change

The United States chargé d’affaires in Belarus Jonathan Moore commented on the situation with U.S. sanctions against Lukashenka’s regime.

14 February 2009
Euronews: What Belarus wants from Europe
Euronews: What Belarus wants from Europe

Euronews analyzed the most recent developments in Belarus-EU relations. The video report concluded that the main reason for what Belarusian authorities turned to the West is because Minsk is short of cash. There are signs Belarus is opening up. But...

12 February 2009
Senator Cardin’s Statement on Zeltser’s Imprisonment in Belarus

11 February 2009
The Jamestown Foundation: Will Lukashenka Be Welcomed in Prague?

WASHINGTON – David Marples has written on the most recent developments in EU-Belarus relations in the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor.

7 February 2009
Belarus Round Table at the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Belarus Round Table at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

  The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosts a round table on Belarus on Thursday, February 12 at 3:30 pm. The...

4 February 2009
Belarus moves up in Doing Business Report – 2009
Belarus moves up in Doing Business Report – 2009

 

21 January 2009
Belarus state TV crew at the inauguration in Washington

Radio Liberty Free Europe commented on Belarus sending a state TV crew to broadcast Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington.

13 January 2009
AFP: IMF approves 2.46 bln dlrs loan for Belarus
AFP: IMF approves 2.46 bln dlrs loan for Belarus

 WASHINGTON (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund gave final approval Monday to an emergency loan of 2.46 billion dollars to help...

9 January 2009
Forbes: Currency devaluation a shock for Belarussians
Forbes: Currency devaluation a shock for Belarussians

MINSK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A surprise 20 percent devaluation of the Belarussian currency has sent people rushing to shops before prices go up. The devaluation shocked many in this ex-Soviet...

30 December 2008
The Jamestown Foundation: Belarus Survey Reveals Changes in Public Mood
The Jamestown Foundation: Belarus Survey Reveals Changes in Public Mood

WASHINGTON – David Marples published the following piece on changing attitudes towards the West in Belarus in the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor.