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Belarus has obtained gas and oil concessions from Russia: but what did Russia get in exchange?

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Defence, Economics, Energy, English, Europe, European Union, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia  /  Comments Off on Belarus has obtained gas and oil concessions from Russia: but what did Russia get in exchange?

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Belarus has obtained gas and oil concessions from Russia: but what did Russia get in exchange? Image: NTV After a meeting with Alexander Lukashenka on 3 April in Saint Petersburg, Vladimir Putin announced that all oil and gas issues […]

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Lukashenka and Putin, justifying repression, EEU economy back on track – Belarus state press digest

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, Energy, English, Europe, European Union, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia, Security  /  Comments Off on Lukashenka and Putin, justifying repression, EEU economy back on track – Belarus state press digest

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lukashenka and Putin, justifying repression, EEU economy back on track – Belarus state press digest Photo: sb.by Lukashenka and Putin agreed to resolve all critical problems in bilateral relations, including the oil and gas dispute. Belarus realises its largest […]

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Freedom Day protests, human rights violations, Iranian oil imports – world press digest

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, Energy, English, Europe, European Union, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia  /  Comments Off on Freedom Day protests, human rights violations, Iranian oil imports – world press digest

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Freedom Day protests, human rights violations, Iranian oil imports – world press digest Photo: tvpress.ir Over the past few weeks, the world media largely focused on the protests against the so-called ‘social parasite’ tax when covering Belarus. The government’s […]

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Macroeconomic Stabilization on Shaky Ground – Digest Of The Belarusian Economy

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Conservation, Economics, English, Europe, European Union, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Macroeconomic Stabilization on Shaky Ground – Digest Of The Belarusian Economy

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Macroeconomic Stabilization on Shaky Ground – Digest Of The Belarusian Economy On 3 April 2017, Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky​ announced a negative forecast for first quarter GDP growth in Belarus. This comes despite an increase in industrial output and […]

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Western response to crackdowns, distance education, conference podcasts – Ostrogorski Centre digest

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, Energy, English, Europe, European Union, Germany, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia, Security  /  Comments Off on Western response to crackdowns, distance education, conference podcasts – Ostrogorski Centre digest

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Western response to crackdowns, distance education, conference podcasts – Ostrogorski Centre digest Photo: sputnik.by In March, analysts at the Ostrogorski Centre focused on the unfolding protests against the ‘social parasite’ tax and the Freedom Day celebration, which led to […]

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Killing children on social media

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, English, Europe, European Union, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia  /  Comments Off on Killing children on social media

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Killing children on social media A whale etched with a razor on a teenager’s arm. Source: thesun.co.uk In March, two Belarusian youngsters attempted to commit suicide while playing a ‘game’ on the popular Russian social network VK. Belarusian law […]

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Podcasts of the Second Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies (2017)

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, English, Europe, European Union, Germany, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia  /  Comments Off on Podcasts of the Second Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies (2017)

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Podcasts of the Second Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies (2017) Photo: Yaraslau Kryvoi On Saturday 25 February, Ostrogorski Centre organised the Second Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies in cooperation with University College London and the Belarusian Francis […]

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Has Makei cast a spell on Western diplomats?

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, English, Europe, European Union, France, Germany, MIL OSI, Norway, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Security  /  Comments Off on Has Makei cast a spell on Western diplomats?

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Has Makei cast a spell on Western diplomats? Andrea Rigoni in the Belarusian parliament. Photo: house.gov.by Ever since it released important political prisoners in August 2015, the Belarusian government has rarely resorted to outright violence against dissidents. This paradigm […]

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Prison terms for football hooligans: coping with violence or political repression?

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, Energy, English, Europe, European Union, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia, Security  /  Comments Off on Prison terms for football hooligans: coping with violence or political repression?

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Prison terms for football hooligans: coping with violence or political repression? On 10 March, a court sentenced six football hooligans to lengthy jail sentences for a fight between fans of FC Partyzan Minsk and a rival group of ultras […]

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Editorial: Responding to violence in Belarus

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, English, Europe, European Union, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia, Security  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Responding to violence in Belarus

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Editorial: Responding to violence in Belarus Photo: nn.by Following the violent suppression of peaceful political protests in Belarus, many policy-makers Western capitals are at a loss. Should they re-impose sanctions? Ignore human rights violations for geopolitical concerns? To resolve […]

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The West-2017 Belarus-Russian military exercise: smaller than anticipated

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Defence, Economics, English, Europe, European Union, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia  /  Comments Off on The West-2017 Belarus-Russian military exercise: smaller than anticipated

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: The West-2017 Belarus-Russian military exercise: smaller than anticipated Image: Belarus.by During a meeting with defence minister Andrei Raukou on 20 March, president Alexander Lukashenka demanded ‘absolute transparency’ at the forthcoming West-2017 Belarusian-Russian military exercise. The Belarusian government is working […]

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Belarus authorities uncover a 'putsch' to deter mass protests

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Baltics, Banking and Finance, Belarus, Belarus Digest, Business, Economics, Energy, English, Europe, European Union, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Russia  /  Comments Off on Belarus authorities uncover a 'putsch' to deter mass protests

MIL OSI Eurozone and Baltics – MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement Headline: Belarus authorities uncover a ‘putsch’ to deter mass protests Young members of Patriot Club. Photo: svaboda.org On 22 March, Alexander Lukashenka revealed an extraordinary discovery – the authorities had arrested armed fighters who were planning to overthrow the government […]

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