Lukashenka meets Serbian president Nikolic
There are no problems in Belarus-Serbia relations, which are not getting resolved. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic on 19 November, BelTA has learned.
Alexander Lukashenko thanked Tomislav Nikolic for support during the previous presidential election and the latest presidential election. Alexander Lukashenko also thanked the Serbian nation for recent advancement in Belarus-Serbia relations.
Despite raised hopes, a full turn toward Europe seems unlikely.
Do recent events indicate that Belarus could fully turn towards Europe and pull away from Russia politically? In the last few months, a number of developments have excited observers in international media and revitalised old debates about the former Soviet country’s future. But despite positive indications, a broader view suggests that this prediction may be overly optimistic.
In the judgment of most media freedom or democracy indexes, the Eastern European country is labelled as one of the worst in Europe and in recent years Belarus has shown no tangible progress towards establishing a free media atmosphere.