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Economics Europe

Belarus will not be the “next Ukraine”

The weak status of Belarus’ opposition and the economic interest found in maintaining Russian interests indicate the country will remain stable.

Economics Europe

Easing visa requirements: Belarus eyes foreign business

The potential easing of travel visa requirements in Belarus is likely to boost the local economy while improving its regional and global image.

Europe Politics

Belarus’ latest elections: A potential for further opening

While the election of two opposition MPs does not change Belarus’ power balance, it does show signs of a thaw towards the opposition and the EU.

Economics Europe

Three reasons why Belarus is on investors’ radar

After years of economic crisis and anaemic growth, Belarus is becoming an attractive destination to foreign investors.

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Belarus’ IT sector sparks new growth

The recent development of the IT sector in Belarus has had major positive effects on the local economy and led to the creation of a new social dynamic among young high-skilled workers. It also occurred at a time when the country is trying to improve its ties with regional actors.

Europe Security

Terrorism in Europe has actually decreased

Events in Brussels and Paris have not cost Europe its innocence. Indeed more people died from terrorism in Europe between 1970-1986 than from 2000-2016. After the attacks in Brussels and

Economics Europe

Belarus caught in the middle between EU and Russia

Belarus’ future is torn between the potentially positive implications of the lifting of EU sanctions and the current major losses suffered by the national currency due to Russia’s economic crisis.

Europe Politics

Belarus Walks a Tightrope

Five years after the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarus for violently suppressing political opposition in the 2010 presidential elections, the sanctions have been lifted after

Europe Finance

Why the redenomination of the Belarusian Ruble matters

The announcement of the redenomination of the Belarusian Ruble, coming against the backdrop of high inflation rates, creates further potential integration of Belarusian and Russian markets. President Alexander Lukashenko announced

Europe Finance

October elections key for investment in Belarus

With elections coming up in October 2015, transparency will be key in attracting investors to Belarus, and helping the country lessen its dependence on neighboring Russia On September 17th, European