In 2017, Belarus’s GDP went up 2.4%, the first positive result since 2014.
The fifth Eastern Partnership summit will take place in Brussels on 24 November. This programme is perceived differently today by Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.
Over the past three years, a distinct change has become visible in the ideological discourse of the government of Belarus.
The Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises, scheduled for 14–20 September, have for many months been the core of an information war between Russia and NATO.
On 20–21 July, the Belarusian president, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, made an official visit to Kyiv where he met with the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko.
The energy sector is an essential area in Russian-Belarusian relations.
In 2016 the basic macroeconomic indicators of the Belarusian economy clearly proved that the Belarusian government failed to reverse the negative trends.
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka informed that the Belarusian prosecution authorities had detained a group of tens of people preparing for an armed provocation.
On 5th March approximately a thousand people protested in Brest against the presidential decree on ‘preventing social parasitism’.
On 7 February, an order from the head of the Russian Federal Security Service came into force, establishing a border security zone along the border with Belarus.