A presentation of the Belarusian Yearbook 2011 – analytical articles about Belarus – was held in Warsaw.
This is the eighth edition and, according to its authors, the most successful.
Professor Andrew Michta (Director of the German Marshall Fund’s Office in Warsaw), who moderated the discussion, noted “this book is extremely timely. It is very important that it reaches Western policymakers”. Prof. Michta also expressed hope that, in time, the Belarusian Yearbook will also play a significant role in Belarus.
‘’We aimed to include all independent points of view in the Yearbook and we managed to achieve this’ remarked Anatoly Pankouski, an editor of the Yearbook.
“Taking into account that the Yearbook has been published several times, its value lies in the fact that a large proportion of its prognoses from previous years have been confirmed” commented Valeria Kostyugova, an editor of the Yearbook.
Kamil Kłysiński (Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw), and one of the Yearbook authors, noted “today between Poland (and other EU member states) and Belarus there is an unprecedented rise in trade. Without understanding this, one cannot objectively look at EU-Belarus relations. The rise in trade is one of the factors which to a large degree refrains the EU from implementing sanctions preventing export from Belarus to EU countries.
The Belarusian Yearbook 2011 is available in PDF:
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