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15 - 21.04.2019
The Belarusian president announced a constitutional reform and the 2019 parliamentary elections in the autumn

Key political messages from the president’s annual address to the...

22 - 28.04.2019
President starts campaigning; authorities send conflicting signals to the economy

President Lukashenka started filed trips to Belarusian regions as a...

18 - 24.03.2019
Law enforcers have stepped up pressure on the opposition

The authorities aspire to give a boost to regional development not...

11 - 17.03.2019
The authorities make further preparations for the start of the 2019/2020 election campaign

President Lukashenka started preparing his ideologists for the...

04 - 10.03.2019
Security forces attempt to restrict protest activity with fines

Security forces continued to persecute the opposition, social media...

25 - 03.03.2019
Law enforcers step up pressure on the opposition

The president has announced possible institutional changes in the...

18 - 24.02.2019
The Government shapes market agenda; dates of election campaigns yet have not been set

With an implicit consent of the country's top leadership, market-...

11 - 17.02.2019
Belarusian authorities enhance financial discrimination of the opposition and civil society

The state aims to enhance the opposition and civil society’s...

04 - 10.02.2019
Supporters of market reforms have somewhat strengthened their positions

President Lukashenka has supported the National Bank’s tight monetary...

28 - 03.02.2019
The president optimized public spending on education

The Belarusian leadership further reduced the burden on the state...

21 - 27.01.2019
The president resumes the anti-corruption rhetoric amid economic liberalization talks

The country leadership has resumed attempts to mobilise the public...

07 - 13.01.2019
The election campaign in Belarus begins with the mobilisation

By precipitating a conflict with the Kremlin, Alexander Lukashenka...

01 - 31.12.2018
Review 2018: measured economic reforms closely supervised by security forces

Key political and economic trends from 2018 included constrained...