integration 2019

Independence, NPP and elections: Belarus on EP’s radar
On January 23, the Belarusian issue was discussed in the European Parliament, Ales Silich, a Belsat correspondent in Brussels, reports.
Russian Ambassador to Belarus says solution to oil and gas issues to be found in near future
Russian Ambassador to Minsk Dmitriy Mezentsev has said that Russia and Belarus could find optimal solutions to oil and gas issues in the near future, TASS reports.
Russian State Duma comments on introduction of single currency
First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Viktor Vodolatskiy told RIA Novosti that the introduction of single currency of the Union State of Belarus and Russia should not be expected before 2030.
Blogger sentenced to 15 days of arrest for third time in row
Vorsha based video blogger Dzmitry Kazlou, better known as Grey Cat, has been once again punished with 15 days of arrest, a friend of the blogger Palina Stsepanenka reports.
People sentenced in bulk for pro-independence protests in Belarus
About 80 trials were held in Belarus after Christmas. For three days, courts in different regions of the country fined and arrested the activists, who decided to fight for independence and sovereignty of Belarus.
Main task of Lukashenka in relations with West in 2020 (ENG video)
Can the Western vector become an alternative to losing sovereignty?
Lukashenka speaks about independence and oil prices
On December 9, at the ceremony of awarding the prize “For Spiritual Revival,” Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that now is “a very difficult period of our state’s existence,” and commented on the negotiations with Russia on the oil issue.
Poland may help Belarus move closer to West, but there’s catch
Poland is ready to support Belarus in its getting closer to the West, Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabloński said on the airwaves of Polish Radio.
Lukashenka supports independence while its protectors are tried in bulk
ecently, while visiting the Orthodox Christmas Church, Alyaksandr Lukashenka gave a political speech. He said that “it will be a very difficult year. And we have a lot to do in order to live it with the same dignity, preserving our country, our independence”. The Belarusian president did not explain who is going to attack the country, but there’s nothing to explain.