Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

By |november 13th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Belarus, Crimea annexation, death penalty, human rights, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, United States|

Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday (12 November), as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

Belarus leader visits Austria, seeking closer EU ties

By |november 12th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Austria, Belarus, News|

Belarus's isolated leader Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday (12 November) visits Austria, marking his first trip to an EU member in more than three years as he seeks closer ties amid tensions with Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belarus leader visits Austria, seeking closer EU ties

Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base

By |september 27th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Russia said on Thursday (26 September) that Belarus’s refusal to host a military air base backed by President Vladimir Putin had been an “unpleasant episode”, a rare public display of disagreement between the close allies.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base

Serbia ramps up military capabilities, but affirms it sticks to neutrality

By |februar 28th, 2019|aircraft, Aleksandar Vulin, Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, military service, News, Serbia|

Continuing recent efforts to improve its armed forces, Serbia took over four more MiG-29 aircraft from Belarus. The country wants to join the European Union but not NATO, and is seeking good ties with both Moscow and Washington. EURACTIV.rs reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbia ramps up military capabilities, but affirms it sticks to neutrality

Belarus extends visa-free travel for tourists to 30 days

By |julij 25th, 2018|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, News, tourism, visa-free travel|

Belarus on Tuesday (24 July) announced that it is extending visa-free travel for tourists from five days to 30 days in a move that could attract more visitors to the ex-Soviet state on the European Union's doorstep.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belarus extends visa-free travel for tourists to 30 days

Belarus ends ‘teddy bear spat’ with Sweden, names envoy

By |maj 23rd, 2018|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, EU-Belarus, News, Sweden|

Belarus on Tuesday (22 May) appointed its first ambassador to Sweden for almost six years, resolving a bitter diplomatic spat over a pro-democracy stunt involving teddy bears.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belarus ends ‘teddy bear spat’ with Sweden, names envoy

Belarus: Atomic power on the EU’s doorstep

By |november 7th, 2017|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Estonia, Fukushima, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, News, nuclear phase-out, nuclear power, Paks II|

A nuclear power plant on the EU’s border with Belarus continues to court controversy due to a number of incidents during its construction and serious concerns raised by neighbouring countries. EURACTIV.com visited the ex-Soviet nation in October to learn more.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belarus: Atomic power on the EU’s doorstep

Russia and Belarus heal ties in shadow of metro bombing

By |april 4th, 2017|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, News, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

The presidents of Russia and Belarus said yesterday (3 April) they had resolved all disputes over energy, signaling a rapprochement at a time when both leaders are grappling with street protests and the threat of new Western sanctions hangs over Minsk.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia and Belarus heal ties in shadow of metro bombing

‘Dozens’ jailed in Belarus following weekend protest

By |marec 28th, 2017|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, News|

More than 100 people in Belarus appeared in court on Monday ( 27 March) over protests at the weekend against hardline President Alexander Lukashenko, with dozens of them jailed, including journalists.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Dozens’ jailed in Belarus following weekend protest

Now is not the time to isolate Belarus

By |marec 28th, 2017|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Erasmus, News, visa-free travel|

The EU can encourage change in Belarus by offering support and closer ties. Punitive moves to sever ties with Minsk will undo much of the progress that has already been made, writes Igor Merheim-Eyre.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Now is not the time to isolate Belarus