Belarus

Belarus president pledges to prevent 'Maidan' during August election as thousands on streets support opposition

bne IntelIiNews June 2, 2020

Belarusian President Lukashenko reacts strongly to threat of "maidan" protests in August presidential election

New coronavirus cases decline across emerging Europe but the epidemic’s not over yet

bne IntelliNews May 29, 2020

Steady growth in new cases in several countries despite easing of lockdowns, numbers pushed up by outbreaks at industrial plants.

Belarus emerges as Eastern Europe's coronavirus hotspot

bne IntelliNews May 29, 2020

Belarus is one of the five European countries most affected by coronavirus

Belarus president seeks government reshuffle before August election

bne IntelliNews May 26, 2020

Belarusian President Lukashenko is seeking to reshuffle his government on eve of August election

Belarus industrial output declined 3.8% year on year in 4M20

bne IntelliNews May 25, 2020

In January-April 2020 Belarus industrial output declined 3.8% year on year as the double whammy of the oil price collapse and the coronavirus stop-shock hit home.

Belarus industrial output declined 3.8% year-on-year in 4M20

bne IntelliNews May 25, 2020

In January-April 2020 Belarus industrial output declined 3.8% year-on-year as the double whammy of the oil price collapse and the coronavirus stop-shock hit home.

Business rallies to help in fight against coronavirus across Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Ben Aris in Berlin May 20, 2020

Business leaders across the Former Soviet Union are using some of the riches they have amassed in the last three decades to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

UPDATED: Belarus central bank cuts key rate to 8%

bne IntelliNews May 13, 2020

The National Bank of Belarus (NBB) will cut its refinancing rate from the current level of 8.75% per annum to 8% from May 20, the regulator said in statement on May 13.

Belarus under international fire for crackdown on journalists

bne IntelliNews May 13, 2020

OSCE official denounced the detention and imprisonment of journalists, including freelancers, in authoritarian Belarus over the last few days.

Retail sales under lockdown across Central and Eastern Europe are sinking

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2020

A worldwide lockdown has created havoc for retailers as their customers are forced to stay at home. There has been a little respite as sales in March surged due to panic buying but that has given way to a lockdown that keeps stores closed

OPINION: Post-COVID recessions bring risk of turbulent spring

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 11, 2020

Governments that failed to rise to the crisis — through denial, dismissing the dangers or simply incompetence, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic hardship — should fear their day of reckoning.

Belarus authorities lash out at journalists, bloggers amid snowballing coronavirus crisis

bne IntelliNews May 7, 2020

Minsk revoked the media accreditation of a news crew of the Russian Kremlin-controlled television Channel One and deported its correspondent.

New daily coronavirus cases in Russia top 10,000 again, down to single figures in much of CEE

bne IntelliNews May 5, 2020

Russia now has the world’s second-fasted growth of COVID-19 cases after the US, with Moscow at the epicentre of the outbreak.

Lukashenko seeks Belarus presidential election by late August amid disastrous coronavirus rate

bne IntelliNews May 5, 2020

President Lukashenko said he intends to remain at his post "for as long as the people will trust me", but criticism is growing over the Belarusian authorities' refusal to impose a quarantine on the country.

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