Belarus’ Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Foreign-Backed Disinformation Warfare

A systematic study of Belarusian media landscape, vulnerable groups of population, legal regulations, institutional framework and other aspects of information security in Belarus.
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Belarusian shrimps anyone? How EU food products make their way to Russia through Belarus

This Andrei Yeliseyeu's research assesses volumes of trade in embargoed products, specifies their fake countries of origin and presents the impact of this phenomenon on Belarus-Russia relations.
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Belarus’ re-export of banned Western food to Russia: Effects for the Eurasian Economic Union

Russia attmpted to use the Eurasian Economic Union mechanisms repeatedly in order to impose a more efficient system of control over re-exported food on the EAEU countries, but largely without success.
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Relations between Belarus and developing countries in 2016: Logical stagnation

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.
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Better mobility between the EU and Belarus: Slow but incremental progress

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.
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The Poland–Belarus Relationship: Geopolitics Gave New Impetus,  but no Breakthrough

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.
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Belarus’ measured repressions

Lukashenka seeks for an optimal level of repressions, high enough to discourage Belarusians from protesting and low enough for the EU to continue a gradual rapprochement with Minsk.
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Social protests in Belarus: Standing up for “Parasites”

Something has clearly been brewing in Belarus. Thousands of people protested across the country in what has come to be known as the “Marches of Disgruntled Belarusians.”
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Anti-Belarus disinformation campaign in Russian media: Trends, features, countermeasures

This paper sums up an enduring monitoring and analysis of the Russian media Belarus-related content by the EAST Center in August – November 2016.
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Local border traffic between Belarus and Poland: benefits, challenges and prospects

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.
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Belarus: Europeanisation through the “Back-Door”?

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.
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EU Visa Code reform: Necessary but not easy

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.
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