EEU doomed, predicts Bzhezinsky

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will be dead and buried within in ten years or as…

Chinese consortium to build Bangladeshi coal-fired power plant

Bangladeshi coal-fired power plant: Bangladesh yesterday signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with a consortium of…

EU lifts Belarus sanctions

Belarus sanctions: At a meeting of its foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, the EU voted to unfreeze…

Gazprom to invest $2.5bn in Belarus gas transport system

Gazprom is planning to invest up to $2.5bn in the Belarus gas transport system by the end…

EU relaxes sanctions against Belarus

The European Union has suspended the bulk of its sanctions against Belarus, including an asset freeze…

Lukashenko victory set to help rapprochement with EU

Lukashenko victory: Belarus’s hard-line leader Alexander Lukashenko – “Europe’s last dictator” – yesterday won a fifth presidential term with a…

Russia lends Belarus $760m as economy shrinks by 2%

Russia lends Belarus: Moscow this week extended a 10-year $760m loan to Minsk as Belarus  tries to meet $4bn in debt repayments…

Ukraine and Belarus switch from dollar to hryvnia for bilateral trade

Ukraine and Belarus  have agreed to use the hryvnia instead of the dollar for bilateral trade transactions,…

Belarus pushes for WTO membership

With Kazakhstan on the verge of full WTO membership,  Belarus is confident that it could also accede within…

Minsk brings forward date of Belarus presidential elections

The parliament in Minsk yesterday set the date for the next Belarus presidential election at October 11, about…

Russian economic crisis has cost Belarus $3bn, Lukashenko claims

Belarus has lost nearly $3bn due to the Russian economic crisis that followed Moscow’s annexation of Crimea last year,…

Russia considers reducing Belarus oil supply as Minsk redirects petroleum exports

Belarus oil supply: In yet another indication that all is not necessarily plain sailing within the newly formed…

Belarus ready to invest in Kyrgyz agriculture, Kobyakov tells Sariyev

Belarus is ready to invest in  Kyrgyz agriculture rather than just import its raw materials, Prime…

Russia unwilling to restructure Ukrainian debt

Ukrainian debt: Moscow is not prepared to restructure  the terms of its $3bn loan to Ukraine which is due…

Belarus trade with Russia down $900m as Minsk turns to new export markets

Belarus trade with Russia dropped by $900m  in the first two  months of  2015 as the…

Belarusneft to develop oil fields in Ecuador

Belarus’s state-run oil company Belarusneft has signed an agreement that will see it investing over $500m in…

Russia accuses Belarus of helping West beat Russian food import ban

Russia accuses Belarus: Russia’s food watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is claiming that Belarussian companies  are helping EU and…

EEU single currency union schedule should be accelerated, says Myasnikovich

EEU single currency union schedule: Former Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich  yesterday called on EEU member…

Belarus and Russia ready to remove remaining trade barriers

Belarus and Russia have prepared a list of joint measures to remove the remaining barriers to…

Belarus EU detente on cards as reward for Lukashenko’s role in Ukraine peace talks

Belarus – EU detente: The role played by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko  – the man once dubbed…

Belarus strategic plan aims high tech and green

Belarus strategic plan: The government in Minsk has set itself the twin goals of raising life…

Belarus plans robot technology JV with Japan and South Korea

Belarus plans robot technology JV: Belarus is planning to begin working with scientists from Japan and…

Kaliningrad manufacturers by-pass Belarus – the “European Somalia”

Kaliningrad manufacturers by-pass Belarus  Relations between manufacturers based in the Kaliningrad exclave and Belarusian border officials…

Belarus could leave EEU if agreements broken, Lukashenko warns

Belarus could leave EEU: Belarus’s continuing participation in the Eurasian Economic Union should not be taken…