Poland brings back controversial commission to probe Russian and Belarusian influence

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 22, 2024

Poland has recently detained nine individuals for allegedly carrying out sabotage operations directed by Russian intelligence.

Iran sends military to Belarus for first time since USSR’s collapse

bne Tehran bureau May 19, 2024

For the first time in over three decades, Iran has officially appointed a new military attaché to Belarus, marking a significant step in the two countries' diplomatic and military relations.

Former Nexta editor Protasevich says he owes Belarus authorities $7.6mn in damages

Ben Aris in Berlin May 16, 2024

The former editor in chief of social media channel Nexta Roman Protasevich says he owes the Belarusian authorities $7.6mn in damages.

A private company is building Belarus President Lukashenko a luxurious bolthole in Russia's Sochi – investigation

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2024

A private company linked to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is reportedly constructing a luxurious bolthole with hotel, restaurant and chalets in Russia’s mountainous village of Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, a joint investigation found.

Polish judge shows up in Minsk asking for political asylum

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 7, 2024

Judge Tomasz Szmydt says he is protesting against the actions of the Polish authorities that could potentially lead to military conflict with Belarus and Russia.

CEE recovering but no full rebound in sight, says wiiw

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 25, 2024

Germany’s slow recovery is dampening growth prospects for Central and Southeast European economies.

Belarus the latest European country to suspend the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2024

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the suspension of Belarus’ participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) on April 5, as Belarus continues to militarise and keep its ties with Russia tight.

Russia asks Kazakhstan for emergency fuel supply

Newsbase April 9, 2024

Russia has requested that Kazakhstan be ready to provide it with 100,000 tonnes of gasoline in the event of shortages.

INTERVIEW: Nobel Peace Prize nominee Olga Karatch on the squandered chance to change Belarus

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius April 1, 2024

After failing to oust Alexander Lukashenko in the 2020 presidential election, Belarus’ exiled opposition politicians are divided and increasingly unwelcome in neighbouring Lithuania.

Lukashenko contradicts Putin on Crocus City terrorists, threatens to invade Baltics

bne IntelliNews March 27, 2024

In Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s latest bombastic rant, he contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying the four terrorists fleeing the killing spree in the Crocus City Hall mall were headed towards Belarus not Ukraine.

UBN: Russia could take the Baltic states in 48 hours

Andrew Pryma of UBN in Kyiv March 21, 2024

Russian forces must only make an offensive push for 250km to cut the Baltic states from Europe.

Closing gender gap in workforce could double global growth rate says World Bank

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2024

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia have a lower gender gap than the global average but only Latvian women have equal legal standing with men.

Poland to push EU to ban food imports from Russia and Belarus

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw March 5, 2024

Prime Minister Donald Tusk is going to ask the Polish parliament this week for a resolution calling on the ban of farm product imports from Russia and Belarus.

Lukashenko to stand for re-election as president in 2025

bne IntelliNews February 29, 2024

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994, announced he will stand for re-election again in 2025, state media reported on February 25.

Belarus holds parliamentary elections, Tikhanovskaya hacks Minsk TV Billboards with protest message

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2024

Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya embarrassed Belarusian President Lukashenko after hacking 2,000 giant TV billboards in Minsk and broadcasting an anti-war message on the day of sham Belarus parliamentary elections.