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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...

10 - 16.12.2018
The president has focused on reaching out to new audiences; law enforcers have stepped up repression

The president is attempting to keep up with the mainstream and alter...

03 - 09.12.2018
Belarusian authorities enforce a decree against social dependents

The Belarusian leadership envisages further cuts in the state support...

26 - 02.12.2018
The state has focused on micromanaging the public sector

The president has stepped up pressure on the government and local...

19 - 25.11.2018
Belarusian authorities tighten the Internet regulation

Amid falling popular ratings of public institutions due to the lack...

12 - 18.11.2018
Law enforcers continue to exert pressure on the political opposition

The Belarusian leadership started preparations in the public sector...

05 - 11.11.2018
Belarusian authorities continue to put pressure on trade unions and media organisations

The Belarusian leadership is attempting to promote market reforms,...

29 - 04.11.2018
The authorities promise Chinese loans to loyal businesses

The president announced intentions to increase the private sector’s...

22 - 28.10.2018
The president curbed government's market aspirations until after the elections

The Belarusian leadership aspires to even out the regional socio-...