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Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 17 November 2019, Belarus held parliamentary elections in which all 110 seats were won by pro-government candidates. According to both independent Belarusian and foreign…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Jan Strzelecki, Piotr Żochowski

On 30 April, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin dismissed Mikhail Babich from the position of ambassador in Minsk and replaced him with Dmitry Mezentsev, a member of the…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Wojciech Konończuk

On 19 April, the Belarusian oil company Belneftekhim reported a significant deterioration in the quality of Russian oil transmitted to Belarus via the Druzhba pipeline. The…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński

2018 brought a continuation of the economic growth in Belarus which started in 2017 and which followed a period of recession that had lasted several years. This does…

Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk

On 25 December the presidents of Russia and Belarus met at the Kremlin to resolve some areas of dispute, in particular the further integration of the two countries and the terms for supply of oil. The talks between…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Marek Menkiszak, Jan Strzelecki

On 13 December, at a meeting of the Belarus-Russia Union State Council of Ministers held in Brest, Russian Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, publicly talked about two scenarios for further integration of the two…

Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk

On 18 August, Alyaksandr Lukashenka carried out a major government overhaul, dismissing the prime minister, four out of five deputy prime ministers and four ministers.

OSW Studies | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Szymon Kardaś, Kamil Kłysiński

When Belarus embarked on the construction of its first nuclear power plant in Astravyets in 2012, the official objective was to significantly reduce the share played by imported Russian gas in the country’s electricity production.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński

The continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine have led the Belarusian authorities to attempt to redefine their country’s foreign policy.

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 25th March in the centre of Minsk a concert was held in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic.