A systematic review of the Belarus' economic and political relations with developing countries in 2016. Further stagnation in the diplomatic contacts with developing countries is defined as one of the most important trends.
The article analyses various aspects of mobility including Belarus' unilateral initiatives to ease entry for foreigners since 2014. While Belarus gradually opens up for foreigners on its own terms, two important tools of mobility are either still being negotiated or put on hold.
In 2014 Poland–Belarus relations received a new impetus after three years of having a cold relationship The EAST researcher Andrei Yeliseyeu's report reviews developments in bilateral relations between Poland and Belarus since then.
The Poland-Belarus LBT agreement was ready to be launched back in early 2011. However, Belarus delays the start of the long-awaited agreement until now. This paper examines the bilateral agreement and explains the reasons for Belarus’ reluctance to launch it.
Belarus lags behind the other EaP countries, both in its links with the EU and in its approximation to EU standards. However, despite a lack of formal contractual relations with the EU and illiberal domestic policies, Belarus still exposes some potential for Europeanization.
Around half of all Schengen visas issued globally are issued in just three Eastern European states, i.e. Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. This paper reviews the European Commission's proposal of April 2014 to ease the Schengen Area visa rules.