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On 19 May, at a summit of the CIS countries, no agreement was signed on a free trade zone which would guarantee Ukrainian exporters easier access to the Russian market (and the markets of the other CIS member states) and would ban the…
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On 20 May, one of the Minsk courts concluded the process of sentencing of another group of Belarusian opposition activists, who had been arrested after a post-election opposition demonstration last 19 December in the centre of Minsk…
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On 19 May, a group of well-known Moldovan experts published a report negatively evaluating the Moldovan government’s implementation of its promised pro-European reforms. The experts have highlighted the very weak pace of change. The…
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On 24 May, the Central Bank of Belarus devalued the rouble rate by up to 56% against a basket of currencies. This is the biggest devaluation in the history of independent Belarus, and was caused by the dramatic situation on the…
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During a visit to Germany on 17-20 May, Moldova’s Prime Minister Vladimir Filat was able to obtain limited support from Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Transnistrian conflict. However, Merkel avoided supporting the Moldovan government…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
Fearing a weakening of the system, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues his policy of repression, which is leading to international self-isolation of Belarus; however, in the coming months, the growing financial crisis may force…
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On 17 May, the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Patriarch Filaret of Kiev, the former head of the Greek Catholic Church Bishop Lubomyr Huzar and several other influential persons appealed to Yuri Lutsenko, the former Minister…
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The Europol report on the state of organised crime in Europe, published at the beginning of May, has identified Ukraine as one of the most dynamically developing markets for smuggling into the EU. The new report does not so much note…
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For the first time during the 9 May celebrations of the anniversary of the end of World War II in Ukraine, the use of red flags (the so-called ‘standards of victory’ – copies of the flag raised over the Reichstag building) was ordered…